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Looking for offbeat things to do in LA (Original Post) bif Apr 6 OP
Go to Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica and fierywoman Apr 6 #1
Where will you be in LA, generally speaking? LauraInLA Apr 6 #2
We're staying in Highland Park bif Apr 7 #5
If you are into architecture Turbineguy Apr 6 #3
Have a dog and take a selfie k55f5r Apr 7 #4
One of my favorite things -- though it's on the West Side near Venice -- LauraInLA Apr 8 #6
Did that yesterday bif Apr 22 #7
So glad you enjoyed it! LauraInLA Apr 22 #8
I've been trying to see it for years bif Apr 23 #9

fierywoman

(7,716 posts)
1. Go to Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica and
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 09:14 PM
Apr 6

have Matt Damon's favorite sandwich (The Godmother). If you sew, go downtown to Michael Levine (two stores across the street from each other.) -- The remnants in the back of the regular fabric store (the other is the home furnishings fabric store) used to be quite the bargain. And in that neighborhood there are other amazing fabric stores.

Santa Monica farmer's market (Wed & Sat, I think) were quite amazing, too.

LauraInLA

(438 posts)
2. Where will you be in LA, generally speaking?
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 09:26 PM
Apr 6

I’ve got different recommendations for different parts of town

It’s a beautiful time of year to visit.

Turbineguy

(37,488 posts)
3. If you are into architecture
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 09:38 PM
Apr 6

There's a guy named Rudy Schindler who designed a number of houses in the area.

k55f5r

(215 posts)
4. Have a dog and take a selfie
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 01:09 AM
Apr 7

At Tail of the Pup. Iconic spot.
Ride the metro.
Visit the Peterson Automotive Museum.
Tour the Disney Opera House. (Disclaimer: I helped fabricate the structural steel for it.)
Fashion district is pretty cool, too.

LauraInLA

(438 posts)
6. One of my favorite things -- though it's on the West Side near Venice --
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 02:43 AM
Apr 8

is the Museum of Jurassic Technology http://www.mjt.org/. It truly has to be seen to be believed.

bif

(22,902 posts)
9. I've been trying to see it for years
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 01:50 AM
Apr 23

But something always came up every time I visited LA. What a weirdly great experience. We visited the Norton Simon today and tomorrow we're doing Travel Town. Then downtown because my wife wants to check out the fabric shops.

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