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August 20, 2011

Best Hollywood tour bus?

A dear friend from overseas is visiting me on her first trip to L.A... but unfortunately I'm going through a bit of a rough patch health-wise, and so can't help her sightsee as much as I'd like. She's expressed interest in hopping on one of the Hollywood bus tours while I get some rest over the weekend, but I have no idea which ones are best and which ones to avoid. Any former tourists to my fair city have any suggestions?
posted by scody around Los Angeles, LA at 1:03 AM - 6 answers

July 8, 2011

Help make my LA trip unforgettable

LA-filter: Venice, Abbott Kinney. Places to stay, eat, drink in walking or biking distance? And: what or who replaced Stroh's? [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY around Los Angeles, LA at 12:37 PM - 12 answers

July 5, 2011

What to do for my birthday, during Carmageddon?

My birthday is on the 18th and I plan on taking Monday off to make it a long weekend. But that happens to be the weekend of Carmageddon. Which, if you don’t live near Los Angeles, is when all hell will break loose because 10 miles of freeway will be closed for a Saturday and a Sunday. Truly the end of the world. [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie around Los Angeles, LA at 12:48 PM - 9 answers

June 26, 2011

Road Trip!

Help us plan an awesome trip. We will be in LA for August and want to take a 4-6 day roadtrip in the Southwest. Some caveats inside. [more inside]
posted by aimeedee around Los Angeles, LA at 6:25 PM - 8 answers

June 9, 2011

No quiero Taco Bell. Quiero algo mejor.

Late Night Tacos, East Hollywood / Los Angeles. Where? [more inside]
posted by rokusan around Los Angeles, LA at 12:31 PM - 12 answers has best

June 3, 2011

Tell me what to do and where to eat for fun while visiting LA on business.

I'll be in LA from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon for a business trip. What fun things can I do without a car in my free time, and where can I eat yummy vegetarian food that is close to my hotel in West Hollywood? [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking around Los Angeles, LA at 5:54 PM - 11 answers

May 13, 2011

A romantic weekend from LA?

What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican around Los Angeles, LA at 8:30 PM - 10 answers

April 21, 2011

Commute from Glendale to Long Beach

LA Traffic Filter: How long will it take me to drive from Glendale to Long Beach tomorrow morning? And when should I leave to arrive by 8:00am? And what's the best route?
posted by JPowers around Los Angeles, LA at 8:09 PM - 5 answers

March 30, 2011

LA on transit alone?

I'm planning a trip to Los Angeles and I can't drive. Is this a bad idea waiting to happen? [more inside]
posted by bill the tinman around Los Angeles, LA at 11:18 AM - 22 answers

February 6, 2011

V-Day in LA

I'd like to do something cool with my wife for Valentine's Day. Difficulty: we'll be away from our home base in Riverside, CA (near Los Angeles). [more inside]
posted by gerryblog around Los Angeles, LA at 4:40 PM - 4 answers has best

January 21, 2011

Four Days In Los Angeles

Visiting Los Angeles four four days at the end of February. Help me plan my vacation! [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 around Los Angeles, LA at 1:07 AM - 17 answers

January 19, 2011

Help me buy a Toyota Truck and get it on the road in LA

I want to buy a Toyota Hilux and get it licensed to drive in LA, CA. I have two questions: What mechanical problems should I look for when buying this specific truck (2WD, 22R engine, early 90's model)? What should I look out for when trying to license it in California? I'm shopping on Craigslist. [more inside]
posted by fake around Los Angeles, LA at 8:08 AM - 20 answers has best

January 4, 2011

Car lover visiting Los Angeles; is there an automotive mecca I should see while I'm here?

I love cars, particularly European classics, but modern and US cars too (though not the Japanese tuning scene). I'm in Los Angeles until January 22nd; is there an event or place that is a 'must see' while I'm here?
posted by wildatheart around Los Angeles, LA at 7:28 AM - 9 answers

December 16, 2010

What to do near Koreatown in LA

LA Filter: I'm in Los Angeles on a short trip. I'm staying in Koreatown on Wilshire with NO car. I have an event this evening but have the morning, afternoon, and Friday morning free to explore. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by lychee around Los Angeles, LA at 2:16 AM - 8 answers has best

November 28, 2010

Los Angeles & area in January

Visiting Los Angeles in January. What should we seek? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry around Los Angeles, LA at 5:05 PM - 17 answers

October 25, 2010

To Work and Play in LA

Comfortable coffee shop/bar/cafe with wi-fi for business work near shopping/site-seeing spots somewhere between Long Beach and Downtown LA? [more inside]
posted by ejazen around Los Angeles, LA at 9:08 AM - 6 answers

September 25, 2010

Going from LA to LA of Anaheim.

I'm seeking travel options to go from LAX to Anaheim next week. I'll be bringing one backpack, and am also wondering if the Angel Stadium Amtrak/Metrolink station has 24-hour lockers, and how strict the stadium is about allowing bags... [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing around Los Angeles, LA at 8:31 PM - 5 answers

July 19, 2010

Half a day in LA or Santa Barbara?

Is it worth it to go into LA for a few hours and then head on to SB? Or should I just head into SB and see the sights there? [more inside]
posted by signal around Los Angeles, LA at 7:36 PM - 10 answers

April 7, 2010

A mayfly in LA

I have an extra day on a business trip to LA -- never been there, how do I make most of it? [more inside]
posted by gijsvs around Los Angeles, LA at 7:15 AM - 15 answers

March 17, 2010

Poor noob going to LA. Suggestions... ?

I'm thinking of going to LA for the first week in May. I've never been there before, don't have a full driver's license, and am low on funds. A director has expressed mild interest in my writing (read one of my screenplays, doesn't want to buy it, wants to discuss my writing in general)--he's in Venice Beach. Where should I stay? Also, what kind of license would I need to rent a Vespa type scooter? [more inside]
posted by dobbs around Los Angeles, LA at 8:32 PM - 14 answers