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A January 2007 trip to Los Angeles by willtraveler

Annual Tournament of Roses Parade Photo, Pasadena, California More Photos
Quote: Five Days in LA!

Los Angeles

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Overview

Our Good Nature Photo, Los Angeles, California
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It is really difficult to summarize my L.A. trip in 400 words or less, but I suppose I can provide a few highlights. When I think back to the trip, I realize that my favorite moments of the trip didn't cost much at all. My favorite thing of all was just driving around enjoying the lights and scenery and trying to spot a celebrity or two. Although I was afraid I might not spot any, on my last night there I ran into Ryan Cabrera at a Boston Market.Of course the shopping is superb. It's fun to go to Fred Segal and all the Rodeo Drive shops. However, for more affordable prices I highly recommend the Grove shopping center. They have excellent stores and dining and I hear Paris Hilton hangs out ther...Read More

Annual Tournament of Roses Parade

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Attraction | "Rose Parade"

Annual Tournament of Roses Parade Photo, Pasadena, California
Quote:
In past years, I've watched the Rose Parade on TV every New Year's Day. This year, I had the pleasure of viewing the Parade in person. I found that the floats, made entirely of flowers and organic materials, are even more beautiful in person. I had a front row view of the entire parade and it was certainly one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. If you're not familiar, the Rose Parade is a huge event that takes place every New Years Day in Pasadena. People flock from all around to view the parade and often camp out on the street hours before. The Parade is free to the public if you watch from the street, but you must pay if you want to view it from the bleachers along the parade ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 4, 2007

Annual Tournament of Roses Parade
391 South Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena 91184
(626) 449-4100

Disneyland Park

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Attraction | "Disneyland"

Disneyland Park Photo, Anaheim, California
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Disneyland is certainly a happy place to be, but I'm not sure that it is the happiest place on Earth. Prior to this trip, I had visited Disney World four times. I must say that Disneyland pales in comparison. It is charming, cute, and classic, but it just does not have nearly as many attractions, hotels, and restaurants to offer. Nevertheless, it amounts to a good time, especially if you have kids.Disneyland can easily be done in a single day. The best piece of advice I can give is to arrive at park opening. The park is small, so it gets very crowded by the afternoon and the waits for many attractions become unbearable. Hit Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 4, 2007

Disneyland Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4000

Groundlings

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Attraction | "The Groundlings "

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The Groundlings is a great place to go to view improv comedy at its best. In fact, I think this was my favorite part of my entire Los Angeles trip. The Groundlings is unlike any other comedy club you would visit. It's not regular stand up comedy, but rather it's more of a mixture of "Whose Line is it Anyway" and "Saturday Night Live."The shows and prices vary depending on when you go. When I went, I saw "The Crazy Uncle Joe Show." It takes place on Wednesday nights and the admission was $10. This show is one hour-long of form improv. Basically five or six actors act out a few brief skits based on suggestions and comments from the audience. They spend the rest of the hour adding on to and combi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 9, 2007

Groundlings
7307 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, California 90046
(323) 934-9700

Hollywood Walk of Fame Photo, Los Angeles, California
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When you think of Hollywood you often think of the Hollywood letters in the hills, the cement hand and footprints of celebrities in front of Grauman's Theater, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame featuring dozens of stars commemorating famous entertainers. Luckily, all of these exciting landmarks are in the same place! Park your car in one of the parking garages in the Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. The cement footprints are directly in front of Grauman's Theater. Also, right in front of the theater is where you can sign up to take one of those bus tours around Hollywood. Not far away is a shopping center which has a few shops and eateries. It also has a great elevated balcony which, when standin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2007

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Blvd & Vine St.
Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 469-8311