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#1 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3710 posts) -

I just got off a plane at LAX and I'll be in the Los Angeles area until new years. How should I spend this time, giant bomb community?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Play Rad Racer.

#3 Posted by MildMolasses (3228 posts) -

Santa Monica pier. They got an arcade

#4 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5077 posts) -

Just watch an episode of Californication and you'll get your answer.

#5 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

walk around and judge people who are different than you?

#6 Posted by Rafaelfc (1417 posts) -

Same thing as everywhere else. Get drunk.

#7 Posted by joey (986 posts) -

Get a burrito.

#8 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3972 posts) -

@joey said:

Get a burrito.

Mexican food for sure.

#9 Posted by GiantLizardKing (530 posts) -

Enjoy the weather. Go to a dive bar on 20th and Wilshire called JPs.

#10 Posted by colorbrandon (168 posts) -

How about:

  • Venice Beach
  • Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles
  • Little Tokyo/Koreatown
  • Third Street Promenade (Mentioned above as Santa Monica Pier)
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood/Touristy stuff
  • Amoeba
  • Food trucks!
  • 500 Days of Summer Bench/Park (Angel's Knoll Park)
  • Old-town Pasedena
  • Six-flags: magic mountain

Or if you can go into greater LA area (OC/Inland empire): Disneyland!

#11 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Do Californian Girls. Duh!

#12 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -

Stay inside playing video games? That's all I got.

#13 Edited by Basm321 (309 posts) -

@jeffgoldblum: Go to sequoia national park, it is stunning this time of year (and all times of the year). Go to big trees state park on the coast, there is equisetum (horsetail) 6 feet and taller, it is like being in a prehistoric time. Go to big basin state park. Basically I'm saying you should see some spectacular conifer forests.

#14 Edited by mrfrox250 (61 posts) -

Don't Play Video Games :D

#15 Edited by spookytapes (264 posts) -

In-N-Out
Amoeba
Portillos

#16 Edited by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

I have no idea.

#17 Posted by Basm321 (309 posts) -

Bruxies! They make waffle sandwiches, hamburgers ect. I was skeptical but believe me, it is INCREDIBLE!

#18 Posted by Nasar7 (2767 posts) -

Pay your respects to Paul Walker.

#20 Edited by DeadpanCakes (1042 posts) -
@clonedzero said:

walk around and judge people who are different than you?

As somebody who lives in California, I can confirm this is all anyone ever does here, even in the less well-known areas.

Also, yeah Mexican food, I guess. Though, if your idea of good Mexican food is up north in LA, then I'd hate to imagine what Mexican food is like everywhere else.

#21 Edited by Raven10 (1888 posts) -

I'm going to second In-N-Out Burger as a must. And Disneyland is great if you don't have to stay downtown. Honestly, if you have never been to a Disney amusement park I would find some way to get there. It's an awesome experience. Try to go this week, though, as once kids get out of school the place is going to be mobbed until New Years. Not that it isn't mobbed every day, but you might get on a full three or four rides this week, while you'll spend 3 or 4 hours waiting for a single ride starting next week. Other than that I don't have any suggestions beyond those mentioned. I would also say to eat some traditional Mexican food if you are the type of person who believes a taco involves putting hamburger, cheese, and lettuce inside a giant tortilla chip.

#22 Edited by Marcsman (3262 posts) -

Dry hump Lyndsay Lohan

#23 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3707 posts) -

@marcsman said:

Dry hump Lyndsay Lohan

That cost money though.

In california do what the californians do and act smug.

#24 Edited by MC_Hify (347 posts) -

@rafaelfc said:

Same thing as everywhere else. Get drunk.

In downtown LA go to Cole's French Dip and get an Old Fashioned.

#25 Edited by TheHBK (5554 posts) -

@basm321 said:

Bruxies! They make waffle sandwiches, hamburgers ect. I was skeptical but believe me, it is INCREDIBLE!

This! I live a couple blocks away from the one in Orange. Always a damn line and I never knew what I was missing. Fuck Roscoes, this place is the real deal. Roscoes uses plastic plates, what the fuck is that about?

Go to LA live and visit downtown. Staples Center. But I would tell people, get some Mexican Food and carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger. Also, Santa Monica pier as others have said is good.

#26 Posted by Wuddel (2099 posts) -

Montery Bay Aquarium

#27 Posted by ProfessorEss (7472 posts) -

I hear California knows how to party.

#28 Posted by SOLO323 (34 posts) -

smoke some cali kush

#29 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2972 posts) -

Climb the sea-wall down in San Diego...I watched a million people do that when I was if CA.

#30 Posted by Hunter5024 (5909 posts) -

Roscoes motherfucker!

Just watch an episode of Californication and you'll get your answer.

He should do Camilla Luddington? I approve of this plan.

#31 Posted by Dot (163 posts) -

Weed. Lots of it.

#32 Edited by TheVeteran13 (1218 posts) -

Something you should definitely not do is die in a wildfire.

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#33 Posted by personandstuff (96 posts) -

Besides general touristy shit. There is some decent food. Try Hollywood Pies or Monte Carlo's Deli & Pinocchio's Restaurant or just yelp around. And just in general try not to waste too much time on "seeing the sights." Go see a movie, do some shopping at a grocery store. Will give you a truer sense of the place.

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#34 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1859 posts) -

Get the fuck out of California ASAP, probably.

#35 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1628 posts) -

Stand outside of the Giant Bomb offices?

#36 Posted by TyCobb (1976 posts) -
  1. Sit at hotel bar.
  2. Drink.
  3. Wait for escort to show up and hit on you.
  4. Pay tab.
  • Turn to page 56 if you wish to proceed with the escort.
  • Turn to page 80 if you wish to send the escort on her way.
#37 Posted by Brendan (8027 posts) -

Look for GB staff while breathing heavily. Try to stop and swing your arms while you wall.

#38 Posted by PimblyCharles (1618 posts) -

Fake an illness and get your green card

#39 Posted by GnomeonFire (777 posts) -

Try to find the worst ghetto you can.

#40 Edited by personandstuff (96 posts) -

I know this may come as a shock to many people -- most of all the majority of residents of Los Angeles and the bay area but California is not a 50 mile wide block with Los Angeles on the bottom and San Francisco on the top, separated by a small field.

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#41 Posted by Vuud (2035 posts) -

Go to Jeff's house and hang out it'll be real cool you can drink old four lokos and play windjammers.

#42 Posted by MC_Hify (347 posts) -

It's a 7 hour drive from LA to SF.

#43 Posted by myketuna (1737 posts) -
#44 Posted by Opus (148 posts) -

Visit the Hotel.

It's such a lovely place.

I have never been to California, so that's my dumb advice, I have heard good things about "Portillo's", a restaurant and bar, depending on where you are in California it may be a good option.

#45 Posted by yodasears (21 posts) -

To quote Kevin Smith, put a dick in your mouth.

:D

#46 Posted by AthleticShark (1198 posts) -

@colorbrandon: "Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles"

Why? That is terrible advice.

#47 Edited by RonGalaxy (3263 posts) -

Wear sandals with socks on, a Hawaiian button up shirt, khaki cargo shorts, a fanny pack, and thick/noticeable sun tan screen on your face. Then walk around and take a lot of photos.

#48 Edited by Hunter5024 (5909 posts) -

@mc_hify said:

It's a 7 hour drive from LA to SF.

If you are an old lady perhaps.

#49 Edited by MC_Hify (347 posts) -
#50 Posted by Hunter5024 (5909 posts) -