Los Angeles Journals

In and around L.A.

A travel journal to Los Angeles by dglawless

Graumans Chinese Theatre Photo, Los Angeles, California More Photos
Quote: I visited L.A twice last year and while it wasn't my favorite city there were some great things to do and see.

In and around L.A.

Overview

Getty Center Photo, Los Angeles, California
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The highlights were Mann's Chinese Theatre, the Greene and Greene house built for the Gamble family and the Getty Museum. There were so many wonderful things to see it was hard to narrow it down.

Quick Tips:

I would suggest renting a car to travel around L.A. Cabs were hard to get and expensive and there is not good public transit.

Best Way To Get Around:

Have a plan and get good directions!

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Attraction | "Westwood Memorial Park"

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery Photo, Los Angeles, California
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This is a small cemetary in a very urban area. It was a bit hard to find the entrance but was well worth the effort. This is the burial site of many many stars. Marilyn Monroe, Fanny Brice, Truman Capote, Eva Gabor, Walter Matthau, Natalie Wood and Frank Zappa are just of few of the stars buried here. If you have any interest in cemetaries this is a great one to visit. The staff of the cemetary are very helpful and will provide a rough map of the cemetary.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2001

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
1218 Glendon Avenue
Westwood Village, Los Angeles
(310) 474-1579

Venice City Beach

Attraction | "Venice Beach and Boardwalk"

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You will see a bit of everything here. Known as Muscle Beach you will see street performers, body builders, tattoos, body piercing, vendors selling about everything you can imagine. This is the home of the odd and unusual and is worth going to see. Venice CA was named for the miles of canals that originally were interconnected. Today there are only 6 canals left. The town of Venice is very intersting and worth a visit. The visitors center is at 8 Horizon Ave, phone 310.581.1690

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 7, 2001

Venice City Beach
1531 Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, California 90291
(310) 399-2775

Gamble House

Attraction

Gamble House Photo, Pasadena, California
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This is a remarkable arts and crafts home built and designed by the Greene brothers that popularized the arts and crafts style California bungalow. The house is in remarkable condition and has been well preserved with most of the original furniture still in the home. The house was built in 1908. The house is open to the public and tours are given every 20 mins. There is a great little gift shop on the grounds. The charge is $5 for the tour

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2001

Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, California 91103
(626) 793-3334

The Getty Center/J. Paul Getty Museum

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Attraction | "The Getty Center"

The Getty Center/J. Paul Getty Museum Photo, Los Angeles, California
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WOW!! This was a magnificent experience. The Museum is at the top of a hill placed on 110 acres owned by the Getty Foundation. The museum houses a collection of pre-20th Century European art and as well as an occasional traveling exhibition. The art collection was magnificent but the highlight of the Getty Center was the incredible building and garden. It was an architectural monument. As you can see from the pictures the garden itself would have been a delight to see.

You need reservations for parking which is $5 per car. A tram will then take you up the hill to the museum and garden. phone 310.440.7300 for parking reservations.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2001

The Getty Center/J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Brentwood, Los Angeles 90049
(310) 440-7300

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Attraction | "Mann's Chinese Theatre"

Grauman's Chinese Theatre Photo, Los Angeles, California
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While this is a typical tourist thing to do I really enjoyed it a lot. It is located near many hollywood attractions on the famous Hollywood Blvd. I enjoyed seeing the many foot/hand prints of stars from long ago and recently. The theatre was built in 1927 and the tradition of foot prints in the cement started when Norma Talmadge accidentally stepped in the fresh cement. Since that time there have been over 200 stars who have placed there mark in the cement.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 6, 2001

Grauman's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
(323) 464-8111