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Old 03-22-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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Stuffs to do in the US

Hey everyone,

Will be heading to the US for about three weeks across December-January, and will be in the following locations: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, New York and the general lower west coast area.

So, anyone have any suggestions on what'd be good to do as a touristy type person? Will be looking to do a couple of Broadway shows, but the rest of it is completely open, and I guess I'm just scouting for ideas at the moment. The locations aren't even set in stone just yet.

Your thoughts are much appreciated!
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you're not 21 are you...

Vegas is still really cool even if you aren't.

I was there in June/July last year.

The San Diego city bus tour is pretty cool and interesting.

Santa Monica is pretty cool.

Compton.
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Go see Hoover Dam when you're in Las Vegas. Take the long way from LA to Vegas and go through Death Valley.
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Friggin' US.

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Visit the Getty Center in LA, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Palos Verdes peninsula, roam around the beach in Santa Monica/Venice/Marina Del Rey. If you have enough time you can also go to Disneyland in Anaheim.

Whatver you do on New York, don't miss the opportunity to eat at Vapiano, a casual italian restaurant located within Union Square. The way you look at the world will change after you eat there.
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I never said you could come here. We haven't finished cleaning up yet from Friggin' Cobbler's visit.

LA is unremarkable. The surrounding areas, like Newport Beach, Irvine, Anaheim, etc., are more interesting. All I've seen of Vegas was in The Hangover.

I love San Diego. Haven't been there in fourteen years, but I loved how laid-back it was, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, so was the landscape. And the San Diego Zoo was so much fun, so was Sea World. We had dinner at this restaurant on Shelter Island that looked out over the marina and I saw the most gorgeous sunset over the Pacific. The only downside are the sea lions in the harbor are noisy bastards.
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Strip clubs.
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Hey everyone,

Will be heading to the US for about three weeks across December-January, [...]

So, anyone have any suggestions on what'd be good to do as a touristy type person?
Make sure to have your civil rights violated by a TSA agent serving parole at the airport while you're here; it's part of the whole experience.

You can also marvel at California's incredible lack of high speed rail
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I never said you could come here. We haven't finished cleaning up yet from Friggin' Cobbler's visit.

LA is unremarkable. The surrounding areas, like Newport Beach, Irvine, Anaheim, etc., are more interesting. All I've seen of Vegas was in The Hangover.

I love San Diego. Haven't been there in fourteen years, but I loved how laid-back it was, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, so was the landscape. And the San Diego Zoo was so much fun, so was Sea World. We had dinner at this restaurant on Shelter Island that looked out over the marina and I saw the most gorgeous sunset over the Pacific. The only downside are the sea lions in the harbor are noisy bastards.
Uh, I'd rather hang in LA than Orange county any day.

As far as touristy stuff, Hollywood is fun and convenient to an In-n-Out burger. You can try to get tickets to see a taping of Conan or Jimmy Kimmel. Griffith Park is also in that area, so you could check out the observatory, or if you are a hiker, the Hollywood sign. Further west, if you like museums, there's LACMA and west of that The Getty (which is free). As for beaches, Venice is great for people watching, but Malibu is better for actual beaches. If you like sporting events, the NBA and NHL are in season that time, so you could catch a game at Staples.

I'm guessing you'll have a car? If so, I highly recommend a trip up the coast to San Francisco, take the 101 up until you hit Pismo then the 1. It's some of the most spectacular coast line you'll ever see.

Other great parts of California include Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park and of course Yosemite National Park. There will be snow up there that time of year, so check weather reports.

Re: Vegas. If you aren't 21, your options can be limited, especially since the weather that time of year isn't conducive to hanging by the pool. The shows are fun as is the stroll down the strip.
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scenic tour of LA, especially Compton, my homies will hook you up.
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scenic tour of LA, especially Compton, my homies will jack you up.
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I'm guessing you'll have a car? If so, I highly recommend a trip up the coast to San Francisco, take the 101 up until you hit Pismo then the 1. It's some of the most spectacular coast line you'll ever see.

The shows are fun as is the stroll down the strip.
i can vouch for these two. i was absolutely blown away by the drive from LA to San Fran, and i got hypnotised at one of the shows in Vegas, hella fun.
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So at one point and time I was dating a California girl from the L.A. area. She wanted to show me around, but got the directions wrong. After a while I turned to her and said: "Uh, did that street sign just say Compton?".

*horrified stares*

We didn't stay too long after that.
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