[QUOTE=hanwill;1130213]ok, couple more questions… What did you really do in LA/Hollywood? Anyone been to the Reagan Library? Was it worth the drive?
I know, it sounds like a whirlwind trip of CA. I already have a title for my TR… it might be " Driving over California" lol
or, The Griswolds trip to Wally World.[/QUOTE]
Haven’t been to The Reagan Library yet, but it is quite a trek… I don’t think it would be worth it on such a short trip. LA/Hollywood can be so much fun!! There’s the Walk of Fame which isn’t much, but Hollywood & Highland is a nice mall, and Graumman’s is a nice photo op. Of course Disney’s El Capitan theater and Soda Fountain is right there too! Madame Taussaud’s seems pretty popular, and In n Out is down the street.
You can hike at the Griffith Observatory, or tour inside of it. There is Universal’s Citywalk which is a great walk with plenty to do (and Universal Studios if you feel like it). You can even ride the Metro there from Hollywood and Highland.
Touring the studios and museums might be fun. Warner Bros and Disney are just over the hill in Burbank, and the Farmer’s Market/ Grove (an outdoor shopping area) is close to Museum Row on Wilshire. They have LACMA there, but the kids might enjoy the La Brea Tar Pits or Peterson Automotive museum more.
If you don’t mind heading a short ways further though, the kids may really like the Science Center or Natural History Museum in Exposition Park! They have the Spaceship Endeavor there!.. And we haven’t even started on the beaches. There are some in Orange County closer to Anaheim, but the more iconic ones are Santa Monica, Malibu, and Venice.
As for food, people already mentioned In n Out, but may I also suggest Pink’s and Tommy’s for fast food. A personal favorite near Hollywood is Bossa Nova, a Brazilian/Italian fusion near Hollywood Blvd, and Zankou Chicken for Armenian/ Middle Eastern. I know it’s a lot of info, but I got more suggestions if you need em’ :laugh: