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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations on any must dos/sees in california? So far we are planning to go to disneyland, san diego sea world, and universal studios. Anyone know of places to shop or good restaurants to try?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hollywood!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

SoCal only?

Is the Bay Area also part of your plan?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

SoCal only?

Is the Bay Area also part of your plan?


Just SoCal

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

I usually go to Horton Plaza in San Diego for shopping. An open air mall is a nice change from here in Vancouver. Since it is so close to Mexico and with a large Hispanic community, the Mexican food is as good as in Mexico itself but probably more safely prepared too.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

Magic Mountain is a must! Rent a car, everything is so far away. Santa Monica is super nice, really good outdoor mall. Have fun! I love Cali :)
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

I mean obviously beaches like Santa Monica (the one thing I've found that can't be ignored is around this region the beach water becomes somewhat manageable temperature wise, if you can tolerate how dirty the Pacific is in general), ports in San Diego, the usual Disneyland/Magic Mountain/Hollywood crap everyone who goes to Cali sees, the Sequoia forests down south. Honestly though, I prefer Northern California, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Golden Gate (well, the little observation area north of it which is almost always rather chilly/foggy), the Sequoia forests north of the Bay Area (all the way up to the Cali/Oregon border), Lake/Mount Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Park, Tech Museum in San Jose, along with all the tech companies lining the peninsula region, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.. there's quite a bit someone who ignores the Northern part is going to miss, to me, more worthwhile things to see than what you see on TV constantly.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

I mean obviously beaches like Santa Monica (the one thing I've found that can't be ignored is around this region the beach water becomes somewhat manageable temperature wise, if you can tolerate how dirty the Pacific is in general), ports in San Diego, the usual Disneyland/Magic Mountain/Hollywood crap everyone who goes to Cali sees, the Sequoia forests down south. Honestly though, I prefer Northern California, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Golden Gate (well, the little observation area north of it which is almost always rather chilly/foggy), the Sequoia forests north of the Bay Area (all the way up to the Cali/Oregon border), Lake/Mount Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Park, Tech Museum in San Jose, along with all the tech companies lining the peninsula region, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.. there's quite a bit someone who ignores the Northern part is going to miss, to me, more worthwhile things to see than what you see on TV constantly.


Sounds to me like SoCal is better for the kiddies, whereas NorCal is better for the more mature folks.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

If you were going to the bay area a golden state warrior game would be great.

The san Diego zoo is great,and then there's a the hockey games in Ana and la same as basketball
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:01 PM

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

Inglewood!!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Indulge in the local natural medical products...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

If you're a thrill-seeker, I second the Six Flags Magic Mountain adventure. It blows any other amusement parks in the area away. You get to pull some pretty wicked G's on a couple of the coasters. The bastards had the Superman ride closed when we were there, so you might want to double check for any closures so you're not tragically disappointed like we were. One piece of advice, get there early to avoid big lines if you're going on the weekend - its a zoo.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

Definitely hit up a Six Flags if you're into intense amusement parks. They have some crazy ride there. (There's a 6 flags right outside of LA...I think)

I was in Cali this past summer and one of my favourite places to visit was the Santa Monica pier, it's a gorgeous beach.

The one MUST see place in Cali is definitely San Francisco. Probably one of my most favourite cities in the world aside from Vancouver. It's absolutely GORGEOUS and there's so much to see/ do. I love the city and if I make enough one day to buy a home there, I definitely would seriously consider it. The Bay Area is stunning!

Get ready for traffic! Lol I feel like I spent half my time there in traffic.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

A Lakers/Clippers game. Clippers game would be better to go to because it seems that it would be more electrifying with Griffin, Paul, and with Lob City.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:59 PM

Does anyone know if it matters if you have a class 5 or 7 in the states to rent a car?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:10 AM

Does anyone know if it matters if you have a class 5 or 7 in the states to rent a car?


Haven't driven in Cali for a while but you could drive just about anything with a class 5 or 7 the last time I did, they're pretty lax.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

in and out burger

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

go shopping... i ended up spending so much money last time i went... or just go to the beaches to surf or suntan
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

Wander around Venice Beach and check out the freaks.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

Wander around Venice Beach and check out the freaks.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

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Omg looove these! But dudes with guns ran thru the parking lot last time i was in their drivethru-nothing like a typical east hollywood night! Joshua tree park or any desert is a beautiful change of pace btw

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

Google it!

For food, go on the Food Network at find some of their recommended restaurants for real food (unless you plan on heading downtown for upscale dining, not likely with a young family however).

- Disneyland
- Universal
- Hollywood tour
- Sunset Blvd.
- Rodeo Dr.
- Santa Monica Pier
- Huntington Beach
- Knott's Berry Farm (rides, w/e experience)
- California Theme Park (across from Disney)
- Six Flags L.A.
- L.A. Downtown & LIVE
- Sports events

Done all of the above

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