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“Sunblock California is sunny most of the time. be safe and don't forget your sunblock :)”
“Bring warm, cozy socks! Layers are key to staying comfy in los angeles weather.”
“Uber, lyft or rental car are the fastest ways to get around the city. Noho is... - 60 mins from lax - 10 mins from burbank airport - 40 mins from downtown la/garment district - 25 mins from beverly hills - 35 mins from venice beach & santa monica piers - 30 mins from dodger stadium - 30 mins from ucla - 40 mins from usc local bus lines: 158, 163/162, 164, 165, 167 & 237 metro local line. la county metro rail: red line & orange line”
“Drive, walk, bird! You're in la. drive, uber, walk as you see fit :) also - there is now an app called 'bird' (or lyme, or bolt, or jump)! that allows you to rent electric scooters on the fly for 15c a minute. you can pick up and ditch them anywhere, download the app to scoot your heart out.”
“Driving best times If you are driving in la- the best times to miss traffic are between 10-2pm then about 8:30pm onwards street are much clearer. the traffic flows mostly west in the mornings and east at night. so for example if you want to go to the beach (west) do not come back in the afternoon! the traffic will be at least an 1-2 hours. the best would be to stay there for dinner and return after of which you are looking at only a 20-30 mins trip. or go in the morning around 10 to miss traffic and head back no later than 2pm.”
“Parking/traffic at theme parks can be very bad If you're doing a day trip to disney, you can use uber/lyft to avoid traffic and wait times.”
“Fourth friday's on retro row! Fourth street's retro row, a vintage-focused shopping and dining district between temple and hermosa avenues, offers a free community event series. activating the business district on the fourth friday of every month, from 6 to 9 p.m., attendees can expect to enjoy extended store hours, food and drink specials, discounted merchandise, pop up shops, art shows, live music and more along the thoroughfare.”
“Restaurants are very busy weekend nights and brunch so try and make a reservation if you can. If you dont have a reservation, you can usually get a table at norah's on santa monica which is a joy as well as connie and ted's. i also like the hudson for brunch. the griddle always has a line so would try and go mid-week instead.”
“Universal city is a must for all! - universal citywalk: cinema, ifly indoor skydiving, restaurants, casual dining, quick-service eateries, snacks & refreshments, clothing shops, novelties & souvenir shops, universal studio store - universal studios hollywood: thrilling theme park, the world-famous studio tour, rides & attractions, dreamworks theatre”
“Eat before and after theme parks Theme park prices tend to be exponentially higher than nearby restaurants”
“Los angeles = la North hollywood = noho west hollywood = weho downtown los angeles = dtla a native/local = angelino”