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

Discussion in 'Community' started by Evil_King_Wiggins, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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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 Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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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 Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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

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    Jive-thru art galleries are good, too.
  9. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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

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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_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

  16. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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


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  17. Darth Guy Chosen One

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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. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Fatburger as well. Gotta have a Fatburger.


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  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    We live healthy here in SoCal.
  20. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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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_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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

    Evil.
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  23. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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  25. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    San Diego is beautiful.