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  • AgapeWaters
    San Marcos, CA4 contributions
    This place is amazing. Wonderful location. Wonderful collections. Beautiful architecture. Definitely one of L.A's finer Museums. A must-see destination for everyone visiting L.A.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Keren R
    12 contributions
    I come here every Sunday, this is one my favorite places, you have a great view from the mountain, Usually I go up walking and I enjoy the views
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Osa
    51 contributions
    Top notch art in a top notch contemporary environment. The building is as interesting as the art it holds. Inspiring and well worth a visit.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • 1Harry Donnelly!
    14 contributions
    A beautiful place, marred only by the pony rides. This is the wrong way to teach children about animals. There are plenty of animal refuges in the area that a child’s growing brain can absorb of the true purpose of animals, as compared to being spoon fed cruelty with the rides. Thank you very much.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA2,162 contributions
    We walked around the shopping area. Upscale shops and stores. Farmers market nearby. It is worth a stop. There is a lot to see and do.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • vacationaholic
    Central Oregon, OR345 contributions
    An absolute must for visiting LA and to see the sights and the Hollywood sign. We went on a week day, intending to end towards dusk. At the top of the canyon, can see out to the harbor and inland. It was beautiful. Lot's of people, but didn't feel crowded. Will go again.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • BronteBucket
    Harrogate, UK568 contributions
    Loved this quiet corner of Venice. We were there very early at 8am and so the walkways very quiet, only a few joggers and dog walkers around, the houses were truly gorgeous with cute gardens and decorations. Great for the ‘which one would you buy?’ game. The developer has wanted to recreate the feel of Venice, Italy, which is a bit of a stretch but I get what he was trying to do. I definitely left with house envy! We probably spent about 45 minutes wandering until we had seen enough.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • buckfedex
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    . Its a little out of the way but well worth the drive. You must make reservations to go into the other building to see where the cool cars are. The music room at the top was great
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • AurMad
    Dallas, TX8 contributions
    I love Union Station in LA. It's centrally located and actually serves as a transportation hub as well as being close to everything downtown.
    I appreciate being able to reach Union Station from LAX on the Flyaway bus.
    The Amtrak lounge works well, too, despite the Covid issues which we're all having to accommodate.
    Written 13 September 2021
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  • Sharee Linton
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    If you're not interested in a guided hike/tour, google "Innsdale Trail" for directions on how to get to the back of the Hollywood sign. There isn't public transportation that will get you to the beginning of the trail so you will need to Uber/Taxi/walk etc.

    *Note that you cannot get up close to the sign from the front. You'll figure out which front on shots are the best and closest on your way back down :)

    This hike is for people of medium level fitness and not ideal for small children under 8.

    Enjoy!
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA2,162 contributions
    If you like Blade Runner, you must see the Bradbury building. It was still closed when we were there. I looked through the window on the door and took a few photos. I will have to return when it is open. There are some posters in front of the building about Blade Runner and the history of the building. They need to be refurbished as they are in disrepair. Across the street is the Grand Central Market.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Anantha
    Hamden, CT138 contributions
    Best place to see and take pictures of the HOLLYWOOD sign. This place gets real busy and may need to wait to get space for car parking along the road.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • James
    Los Angeles, CA22 contributions
    A busy promenade full of stores, and you pay for the experience of being so close to Universal Studios.

    It’s a fun place to explore in the evening time especially, if you’re okay with crowds. The stores are your classic mix of touristy and LA centric souvenirs, as well as playing off the Hollywood aspect.

    It was a nice time walking around, going to the arcade, and hearing some talented street performers.
    Written 16 October 2021
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  • Petter Pablo S
    Copenhagen, Denmark94 contributions
    The hipster street in Venice beach has many good restaurants and shops. It seems a lot of Scandinavian influence. Many really good places to eat healthily.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • AlaraAygen
    Los Angeles, CA330 contributions
    UCLA has the most beautiful campus ever (although I am a little biased since I'm a student here). You can relax near the Janns steps, grab a coffee at Kerckhoff Hall, or take a stroll in the Statue Garden. One downside is that parking is expensive (e.g. $8 for 2 hours).
    Written 23 February 2022
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