What to do with one free day in LA?
November 21, 2010 12:11 PM Subscribe
I'm visiting extended family in LA for american thanksgiving (i'm from toronto). I'll have one day (either friday or saturday) to go off on my own and do stuff. What should i do? (Level of difficulty: No drivers license
posted by Kololo to travel & transportation around Los Angeles, CA (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am pretty independent and good with public transport. The cousin i'm staying with lives in North Hills, not far from a bus stop. There's also a bike i can borrow (i'm an experienced urban cyclist).
I'm not really looking for the ultimate tourist experience. (ie: i don't need to see the hollywood sign, or to see where Lindsay Lohan last ate lunch). Really, i'd love to go for some good shopping, walk around a cool/pretty/interesting neighbourhoods, have a nice lunch, grab a good coffee etc. I'm totally happy to do things that are super cliche'd, since i've never been there before, and sometimes the popular places are popular for a reason. No 'designated tourist attractions' though, please, unless they're AWESOME.
Oh, yeah: i'm a early-30s female, since those demographics seem to be helpful.
So: what area(s) should i head to? And what should i do while there?