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JCC [Vacation]So I'm gonna be in Cali for three weeks starting March 16th

Discussion in 'Community' started by Evil Incarnate, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm going to be in the Irvine area just below LA, any recommendations from our local JCers?

    Evil.
     
  2. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Irvine isn't "just below LA", it's a good hour+ south of LA. ;)

    And for 3 weeks? I hope you have a car, since there's not much to do in Irvine.


     
  3. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    No, but Newport is right next door, and there's plenty to do there. It's also not very far from Laguna, which has plenty of art galleries and such.

    But yes, all of that still requires a car.
     
  4. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Drive-thru art galleries, eh?
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    It doesn't "require" a car. A (OCTA) bus would take longer, especially if you have to switch routes on the way, but it's doable.
     
  6. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Bus-thru art galleries, eh?
     
  7. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Personally I prefer the hovercraft-through art galleries.
     
  8. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Jive-thru art galleries are good, too.
     
  9. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No problem, I will have a car for the duration of my stay. I'm actually looking forward to being able to drive for more than 40 miles. I haven't done that in about a year now.

    The Art Gallery sounds like a great time.

    Evil.
     
  10. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Driving 40 miles is not a lot of fun in L.A.
     
  11. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

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    Visit the Norton-Simon museum in Pasadena if you like art. Santa Monica Pier is cool (it's the "end" of the old Route 66). Catch a performance by the band "Looner." The dude is my old roommate. Drive to Oxnard and get a tattoo from Carson Hill. Go to Disneyland. Eat In-N-Out burgers everyday.

     
  12. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It can't be any worse than trying to drive twenty miles to honolulu on H-1 at 6am every morning. :p

    Well, I guess it could. But I don't want to think about it.

    Evil.
     
  13. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Disneyland (3 full days should be enough to do both parks), Lego Land (San Diego), Universal Studios, Knots Berry Farm, Six Flags, and every other theme park you can get to.
     
  14. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    Honestly? Avoid the theme parks. There's so much more to do in the LA area. Agree with Mort on the Norton Simon. There's also the Getty, LACMA, and MOCA if you want to check out art while your here. And in March your just about into the ideal time to go hiking in the LA Basin, especially up in the Angeles crest.
     
  15. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'd rather be stuck in traffic in Hawaii than driving ANYWHERE in Wisconsin.

     
  16. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Don't listen completely to DLB. :p Many of the theme parks are nice & exciting to visit.


    [hl=purple]Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed. [/hl]
     
  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    12 hours is more than enough, if you're an adult with no kids tagging along. Park hopper passes are also over $100. I'd personally much rather go to the museums-- not only are they a lot cheaper, they're more interesting (unless you're the type of person who like riding kiddie trains) and don't reek of consumerism and money-grubbing.
     
  18. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Fatburger as well. Gotta have a Fatburger.


    [hl=purple]Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed. [/hl]
     
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    We live healthy here in SoCal.
     
  20. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Disney not three days, imo, unless you're big on Disney. The pier is overrated, although I endorse the Hollywood theaters. They're good to check stuff out at.
     
  21. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm a huge hiking enthusiast, please tell me more! :D

    Evil.
     
  22. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    in n out. yes.
     
  23. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Well, just in the direct LA area, you can head up into the hills above Hollywood. Bunch of trails that you can explore on foot down below the Hollywood sign. Not full day stuff, but pretty popular.
     
  24. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    ^That's what she said^
     
  25. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    San Diego is beautiful.