My girlfriend and I have lived, pool-less, in LA for about 3 years now. We decided that we'd take a little mini-vacation this weekend and check out some part of the city we'd never seen. Unfortunately, its labor day and our attempts to low-ball Priceline aren't bearing fruit.
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First week of October, on a Sunday. 12-hour layover at LAX, but here's the thing: I've done LA. What can I do that won't feel repetitive? [more inside]posted by signondiego around Los Angeles, CA at 5:56 PM - 8 answers
Currently in LA. Negotiated with a driver the hotel recommended to drive us around this morning for a couple of hours for 250 dollars. Do we tip on top of that? If so, 20 percent or less? [more inside]posted by lollusc around Los Angeles, CA at 11:01 AM - 10 answers
Seven hours to kill in Los Angeles - how to occupy our time? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]posted by liquorice around Los Angeles, CA at 6:04 PM - 18 answers
I’m hosting a day-long meeting for nine people near LAX in September. Can you recommend a hotel in the neighborhood that’s moderately upscale? By which I mean, suitable for successful, middle-aged professionals who, luckily, understand that we’re not made of money. [more inside]posted by Short Attention Sp around Los Angeles, CA at 4:44 PM - 8 answers
Family -- including my preteen cousin -- is coming to visit me in Los Angeles and I'm not sure where to bring them. Special personality snowflakes inside. [more inside]posted by Sara C. around Los Angeles, CA at 3:06 PM - 33 answers
I will be in Los Angeles for a couple days next week and have a bit of free time in between some appointments. I won't have a car, I plan on taking the shuttle to my hotel. I'm staying at the Crown Plaza in Beverly Hills. I will be getting in around 11am on Tuesday, but then don't have "anything" to do until 7pm. The following day I will have the afternoon free after 2p. My flight home is Thursday at 5pm, so I in theory have the morning. [more inside]posted by [insert clever name here] around Los Angeles, CA at 3:11 PM - 10 answers
I am trying to figure out how to get to Los Angeles on a small budget, to visit a doctor for a chronic condition. The condition itself causes difficulty getting around. I need some suggestions on how to make this "work". [more inside]posted by [insert clever name here] around Los Angeles, CA at 7:53 AM - 23 answers
Coffee? Drinks? Food? What's good in Silverlake/K-Town LA? [more inside]posted by Joseph Gurl around Los Angeles, CA at 12:27 AM - 11 answers
My wife is working on a grant application for a research trip to Los Angeles centered around getting a feel for old Hollywood and the western part of L.A. (this is working towards a novel taking place from the 50s to roughly the early 90s, FWIW). We're trying to put together a budget for the proposal, and were hoping to get some guidance. [more inside]posted by COBRA! around Los Angeles, CA at 7:12 AM - 12 answers
I recently moved to Downtown Los Angeles, and am getting a kick out of exploring the neighborhood--it's changed a lot since I last visited in the early 2000s, has amazing architecture, and a fascinating mix of people and different communities. But I'm new to Los Angeles and unfamiliar with the neighborhood... what are the gems of downtown that are worth checking out? posted by huskerdont around Los Angeles, CA at 10:13 AM - 12 answers
I've been to LA probably a dozen times or so, but mostly for events or a quick trip to Disney.
My friends and I are taking a cruise that disembarks next Sunday morning, around 10am. Our flight from LAX doesn't depart until 7:50 PM, so we have a day to kill in LA proper. [more inside]posted by disillusioned around Los Angeles, CA at 1:21 PM - 24 answers
I just signed up for Uber and I want to do right by the driver. A service charge is included, and the web site says "no need to tip." Is tipping really
not expected? [more inside]posted by Room 641-A around Los Angeles, CA at 5:13 PM - 22 answers
We'll be in L.A. for 2-3 weekdays in mid-March, and while one of our evenings is scheduled, we have no idea what to do with the rest of our time. We'll be staying in or near Hollywood, and won't have a car, but don't mind taking transit. We're especially looking for suggestions for one really very nice, splurge-y place for dinner, as well as great inexpensive places to eat. Also interested in: coffee-snob coffee; fancy cocktails; craft beer; fun/interesting/unique places to shop; anything else that seems interesting. We also really like live shows (comedy/improv/podcast/music), but most of the L.A. shows we know about are on the weekend. And I'm planning to go to Jenette Bras for a fitting, but I'd love suggestions for any other bra shops that carry sizes in the G+ range. posted by rhiannonstone around Los Angeles, CA at 12:48 AM - 17 answers
So I've just moved to LA (awesome) and am thinking of getting a motorcycle as my primary mode of transport. Thing is, when I mention this to my friends (most of which aren't licensed to ride a motorcycle), I get incredulous looks and/or stern warnings as to how silly and dangerous a proposition this is. [more inside]posted by oxidizer around Los Angeles, CA at 5:28 PM - 34 answers
How can I save time on not having to wait longer to get proof on a water bill or another utility bill?
Trying to get residency here for the purpose of college tuition costs.
Moved from New York and staying with my aunt for a short while (a couple months or so). I tried calling the water bill company (I think water... not sure... I forgot) and they can't add me to the bill as they said over the phone that they will only add a spouse to the bill.
What can I do so that way I can get the ball rolling sooner? posted by antgly around Los Angeles, CA at 5:51 PM - 9 answers
my 11-month old son and i are tagging along on my husband's business trip to LA. staying in seal beach and looking for things to do! [more inside]posted by sabh around Los Angeles, CA at 6:06 PM - 7 answers
I'm going to be in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 11. I'll be hiring a car to get around L.A. - though we'll mostly be sticking to Central LA and Santa Monica over that weekend (7/8 June). I've been to L.A. before and done most of the touristy things - relying on both local buses and hop on/hop off tourist buses. Because I'll have a car this time, I was wondering what recommendations people have for things to see and places to go that are tricky to get to without a car. Anything within a couple of hours drive of Los Angeles. Thanks. posted by crossoverman around Los Angeles, CA at 7:40 PM - 11 answers
I'm from the UK, and I've got a work trip coming up to Seattle and LA. Most of that time is going to be spent doing work stuff (naturally), but I've got a free Saturday night and Sunday in Seattle and a free Saturday and Sunday morning in LA (staying in Pasadena).
What should I do with my Seattle and LA/Pasadena weekends? More details under the cut. [more inside]posted by terretu around Los Angeles, CA at 8:40 AM - 29 answers
I'lll be living in Los Angeles for two months on a professional development opportunity for my job. Will be living in Lincoln Heights and will be sans car. I've been to LA probably about 15 times over the last 4 years or so, but I'll never have lived there. Looking forward to getting a little bit better sense of what daily life is like there. [more inside]posted by waylaid around Los Angeles, CA at 6:11 AM - 12 answers