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Laffy Kat

(16,404 posts)
Tue May 30, 2023, 12:47 AM May 2023

Suggestions for visiting Los Angeles.

I'll be staying in Burbank. I'm not an amusement park person. The La Brea Tar Pits and museum interest me, but other than that I don't really have any plans. I'll be there the second week of June for three days.

Thanks for any ideas!

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Suggestions for visiting Los Angeles. (Original Post) Laffy Kat May 2023 OP
Griffith Park and Observatory are always nice. kysrsoze May 2023 #1
Thanks for the suggestions. Laffy Kat May 2023 #2
It is a bit of a drive from Burbank but the Getty Museum in west LA is to die for. LonePirate May 2023 #3
I've heard about it. Laffy Kat May 2023 #4
The Getty has free admission viva la May 2023 #5
If you are into movies a studio tour is worth doing Major Nikon May 2023 #6
another suggestion if you really like movies - the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum Beaverhausen Jun 2023 #7
Thank you. Laffy Kat Jun 2023 #8
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2023 #9
Thanks for this! I will print it and keep it for later. Laffy Kat Jun 2023 #10
The Autry Center of the American West Proud to be Woke Jul 2023 #11
Thanks for the suggestion, Proud to be Woke. Laffy Kat Jul 2023 #12
Aw, I am so sorry Proud to be Woke Jul 2023 #13

kysrsoze

(6,028 posts)
1. Griffith Park and Observatory are always nice.
Tue May 30, 2023, 12:56 AM
May 2023

Great views there. If you want to go for a drive, Mulholland Dr has beautiful scenery. If you head up into Bel Air from Sunset, you can take a great drive through a secluded area up to Mulholland. Silver Lake and Echo Park are cool places to walk around and get something to eat. The LA Zoo isn’t too far either.

LonePirate

(13,469 posts)
3. It is a bit of a drive from Burbank but the Getty Museum in west LA is to die for.
Tue May 30, 2023, 01:20 AM
May 2023

Beautiful art, sculptures, horticulture, architecture and views of the surrounding area. You can easily spend all day there.

https://www.getty.edu/museum/

viva la

(3,394 posts)
5. The Getty has free admission
Tue May 30, 2023, 05:04 AM
May 2023

But you have to pay for parking.
There's also a Getty villa north towards Malibu which has more sculptures.

Go to Venice too... the boardwalk is a kick. It's being gentrified, but there are still buskers and fortune tellers. Santa Monica pier (just north of Venice) is also fun.

If you can afford it and can spend a whole day, the Huntington Library and Gardens is amazing.

Major Nikon

(36,831 posts)
6. If you are into movies a studio tour is worth doing
Tue May 30, 2023, 08:23 AM
May 2023

My wife drug me into the Warner Brothers tour as I didn’t really want to go, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Beaverhausen

(24,480 posts)
7. another suggestion if you really like movies - the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:23 PM
Jun 2023
https://www.academymuseum.org/en/

I went for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. It is right next to the LA County Art Museum.


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Laffy Kat

(16,404 posts)
10. Thanks for this! I will print it and keep it for later.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 07:24 PM
Jun 2023

I ended up breaking my arm right after I got to Burbank, so I didn't get to do anything except the Kaiser hospital in downtown LA. I'm going back, though, soon!

Proud to be Woke

(52 posts)
11. The Autry Center of the American West
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 06:11 PM
Jul 2023

If you like the history of the West, especially the Southwest, art galleries of old and new Western art, and if you are interested in motion picture history of Westerns this is a great museum. It is near Griffith Park and you can see it from Cahuenga Pass that takes you from Los Feliz area of Los Angeles to Burbank.

Laffy Kat

(16,404 posts)
12. Thanks for the suggestion, Proud to be Woke.
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 09:29 PM
Jul 2023

I will try to see this when I go back. My trip was actually something of a bust. I flew in to the Burbank airport on June 12th and then fell and broke my arm the next day. I spent the next two days in my hotel room icing my arm and taking Motrin, then left on the 15th. I'm OK now, out of the sling, but besides Burbank and the Kaiser hospital ER in downtown LA, I didn't really get to see anything. I am returning, though. I'm determined to spend more time in Southern CA.

Proud to be Woke

(52 posts)
13. Aw, I am so sorry
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 03:24 PM
Jul 2023

That is terrible. Hoping for a quick recovery. There is so much to see in LA. It always brings a smile to my face to be there.

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