November 29, 2012 7:23 AM Subscribe
I'm visiting LA for the first time. It's raining today and for the rest of the week. I have no car. What should I do and where should I go?
I'm traveling on a tight budget so I can't spend too much money. I love quirky shops and bookstores, would love to explore a neighborhood (but don't know anything about neighborhoods), I usually don't like touristy areas unless there's something really unique/strange to see (I disliked Long Beach). I'm also not a huge fan of museums, so although I know of LACMA and the Museum of Jurassic Technology I would like to hold off of those for now. I want to save The Getty for next week. I've been to Grand Central Market and the grove's farmer's market as well as Little Tokyo.
I could even go for recommendations for favorite cafes to sit in and do some work in for at least a day or two.
Currently based in Cerritos, CA. It takes me about 1.5 hours by bus to get into downtown LA.