Monday, September 12, 2011

5 Cool Things To Do In LA

If you have visitors- or you are visiting Los Angeles- why don’t you:

Go to the Ennis-Brown house in the Hollywood Hills.
You probably know this Frank Lloyd Wright house, located at
2607 Glendower Ave.
from the movies (most notably Blade Runner). Built in 1924, it resembles a Mayan temple. It used to be open for tours, but has been closed since the 1994 earthquake. Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the house in July 2011.

Go to Philippe’s for a cup of coffee.
Philippe’s, a downtown institution since 1908, last raised the price of a cup of coffee in 1977. It used to be 5¢; now it’s 9¢. (Sorry, no refills.) Take that, Starbucks!

Swing on out to Tarzana.
Tarzana is named after the ranch purchased in 1915 by Edgar Rice Burroughs- who wrote Tarzan.

See the Watts Towers.
Everyone who is an Angeleno should see this work of art. And even if you’re just visiting, you should see it too. Built over a period of 30 years, with found materials, it is like nothing else you’ll see in LA.

Avoid Disneyland and enjoy Pacific Park in Santa Monica instead.
Cost of one adult ticket at Disneyland: $80.00. Cost of one child’s ticket at Disneyland: $74.00. No view of the Pacific Ocean.
Cost of admission to Pacific Park (on the Santa Monica Pier): $0. Individual rides: $3.00 -$5.00. The Pacific Ocean surrounds you.
No contest!

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