yk's Trip Report: 40 Hours in Los Angeles

Old Apr 16th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Great trip report. I can't believe how much you did. I lost track. Where you there one week or two?
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Old Apr 17th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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I forgot to ask, yk or rkkwan, have you had a chance to catch one of the Korean Barbecue Taco Trucks that are getting so much buzz right now? I know one of them parks near UCLA on weekends. http://kogibbq.com/ Something for yk to shoot for on her next trip.
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Old Apr 17th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Great report! I'm going to take those tours next time I'm in L.A. Your pictures are gorgeous!
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Old Apr 18th, 2009, 05:41 AM
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Great report! My hubby and I are going to LA in June to visit his family and some of these architectural tours are right up our alley! Thanks for taking the time to write and post links to your photos.
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Old Apr 18th, 2009, 05:53 AM
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Hi Kailani & bneimand - I'm glad you enjoyed the trip report! Here are a few other links that might interest you:

Gamble House in Pasadena (very worthwhile, IMO)
http://www.gamblehouse.org/

Walt Disney Concert Hour free guided tour schedule
http://musiccenter.org/visit/toursched.html

LA public library free guided tour
http://www.lapl.org/central/tours.html

And of course, the docent-guided walking tours offered by LA Conservancy. If you want to take one, make sure you check their website because most of the tours you do need to make an advance reservation except for 3 that you can just walk in.
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Old Apr 18th, 2009, 10:33 PM
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lvk - I have read about other taco/hot-food vans that have loyal followings, but not this Korean BBQ one. I'll try to catch it.
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Old Apr 18th, 2009, 10:48 PM
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yk, wow! You did a lot! I live here, always have, and you've seen things I haven't, though I did take SO to Hollyhock house for his birthday in September. And my almost MIL is a docent!!!

Kristina, any time you want to go, let me know!
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Old Jun 9th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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DH and I just returned from a weekend in LA. It was more a visit to spend time with DH's family, and not really a vacation worthy of writing my own trip report about. However, I remembered enjoying this report by YK so I thought I'd add a couple of notes.

I had hoped we'd find time to do either the Art Deco walk or the Hollyhock House tour. Those ideas did not really appeal to the rest of the family (architecture is not as interesting to them as it is to me) but we did manage to generate interest in the following:

Griffith Observatory:
http://www.griffithobservatory.org/
On the first Friday of each month they host a program at 7:30pm called All Space Considered. The Griffith website describes it as "an inside look at the most talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. Observatory curatorial staff and special guests bring visitors up to date on what is going on in space." We thought my FIL would enjoy it since he was an engineer working on the Apollo program in the 60s. It was definitely interesting and the 3 speakers were so excited about their subject matter that their enthusiasm was infectious. Our biggest takeaway was that there are tons of fascinating projects happening at NASA that you never hear/read about in the mainstream media.

Peterson Automotive Museum:
http://www.petersen.org/
No one in DH's family, all having lived in LA their entire lives, had heard of this place. But wow, what a find! DH and I only knew about it because we saw it on a recent episode of The Bachelorette (Jillian took Sasha there on a 1-on-1 date and he got dumped.)

If you are a car buff you'll go nuts at this place, and even if you're only marginally interested in cars (like me) you'll be impressed. The exhibits are so well done and in addition to showing cars they tell the story of how the car has impacted American life, especially life in LA.

Thanks again YK for starting this thread!
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Old Jun 9th, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Wow, great review. I remember your previous review from your longer trip, as well. It really is amazing how much you can pack into 40 hours in L.A. and I love that you spent so much time downtown and seeing artistic/architectural points of interest. I've lived in L.A. for 13 years now and as I was reading your review I was thinking to myself, "How come I've never done that? Or that?" Good stuff!
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Old Jun 9th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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bniemand - don't get my brother started on the Peterson Museum!!! I think that's the very first museum he visited after his move to LA. And he's got an entire online photo gallery to prove that.
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Old Jun 9th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Wow, it is great to have a report from someone with energy and interest to do more in 40 hours than many do in 40 days. Thanks
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