Los Angeles Journals

Playing Tourist in LA

A travel journal to Los Angeles by EmJay

Quote: I've lived here for over six years, and there's still so much to do and see!

Playing Tourist in LA

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Overview

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LA may have its share of bikini-clad lifeguards and spoiled rich kids, but most people who live in The Big Orange are nothing like the characters on "Baywatch" and "Beverly Hills, 90210." Instead of surfing and shopping at overpriced boutiques, I prefer to explore the huge variety of restaurants, museums, and bookstores. Local amusement parks are a blast, and viewing the cityscape from the Getty Museum is an incredible experience. You may even run into a celebrity or two. Quick Tips: Rule #1 - Wear sunscreen and reapply often. Better yet, get a hat. Some Angelenos actually carry umbrellas to protect themselves from the brutal ultraviolet radiation.Rule #2 - Carry a bottle...Read More

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Attraction | "La Brea Tar Pits & George C. Page Museum"

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Picture a family of fiberglass mammoths at the edge of a small lake. The one with the longest tusks stands hip-deep in the dark water, while a mother and baby wait anxiously on the shore. The smell of asphalt hangs heavy in the air. You notice the oil slick on the surface of the lake, along with a few stray bubbles. You look a little closer, and the lake seems to be percolating. It suddenly dawns on you that this is no lake. It's a simmering cauldron of tar.Okay, I admit it. I knew it was tar. But wasn't that a dramatic intro?Seriously, this place is definitely worth a visit. I enjoyed learning about all the animals (and at least one human) who got trapped in the tar pits so many thous...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 5, 2000

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 934-7243

Los Angeles Zoo

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Attraction

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I could come to the LA Zoo every weekend and never be bored. I love having the opportunity to observe animals that I'll probably never see in their natural habitats, and I have a simple secret for getting a good view in spite of the crowds: wait. Just stand there until someone moves. People will get out of your way eventually, and when they do, hold your ground. Hey, patience is a virtue, right?

Oh, and be sure to check out the Web site before you go: http://www.lazoo.org. Lots of good information there.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2000

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 644-4200

About the Writer

EmJay

EmJay
Los Angeles, California