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travel: los angeles

tomorrow the husband and i are off to los angeles for the weekend to see our friends get married.
we’re pretty excited about the wedding, obviously, but also for the chance to explore LA a bit.  neither of us have every really been there.  while we’ve both visited the city briefly as children and the surrounding area of anaheim, we have not spent a lot of time in la/hollywood proper and are looking forward to getting to experience the city.

we’re staying on sunset in hollywood at a hotel suggested by the happy couple…

which has an adorable pool that i plan on floating my hangovers away in…

because you probably know by now that i’m a water girl and love my pools/lakes/oceans.  it’s necessary for wherever i stay.

the only real thing we have planned is that on saturday we’re going to hit universal studios hollywood.  i REALLY want to ride some rides and i haven’t been to universal hollywood since i was about 16 years old, so it has changed a lot.
and while i’m super bummed that the back to the future ride no longer exists, i’m pretty stoked to take a whirl on the simpsons ride.

are we absolutely insane for visiting a theme park on the last saturday on a long weekend of the summer?  probably.
but the wedding is sunday and monday is for hangovers and a bel air pool party apparently… and tuesday we go home, so this is the only chance.

either way, we figure we’ll go first thing when they open, ride some rides, see some cool stuff and head home when we get tired of crowds, likely around 3pm or so… and then probably spend the afternoon poolside, go for dinner and head to bed early, since this wedding may be the biggest liver challenge i’ve faced to date.

so if anyone has any la suggestions, please tweet them to me or comment here… we’ve done zero planning for this trip and are kind of flying by the seat of our pants, so guidance is always welcome.

have a great long weekend friends!  see you in september!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. travelscapism
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 14:17:34

    Welcome – LA is my home town. YOu should check out Santa Monica peir and 3rd street, See the Disney Hall and MOMA Museum, catch the sunset from the Getty Center (open till 9pm on Friday and Saturday) shop on Rodeo Drive… so much. Also check out my blog I have a section on ideas for LA I call “Get Local”. HAVE FUN!

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    • eat-drink-fly.com
      Aug 29, 2013 @ 14:19:25

      thanks! I’ll check it out for sure!
      we only have Friday & Saturday evening free, so I have to see what we can squeeze in.
      I really want to go see Danzig on Friday… so hopefully that happens…

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