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06-23-2014, 05:13 PM
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+2 for Long Beach.
Third'd (or fourth'd, as the case may be). The entire Shoreline area, in particular, just has so much to offer: tons of restaurants (on Pine avenue, some very good ones, too!), harbor cruises, a pond you can paddleboat in, and the aforementioned Aquarium of the Pacific (pretty much a must-see, at least once). As a bonus, there's a bus system ("The Passport") that can take you just about anywhere in Long Beach you'd want to go, and a good portion of the routes are free...

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Another cool thing that I discovered this past year is you can go on the Queen Mary without buying a ticket. You buy a "food voucher" which you then take to any of the bars or restaurants to redeem and then you're on the boat. I don't know if you are allowed walk around after but who is going to stop you? I took some friends from out of town and we had a few drinks at the Observation Deck then wandered around the boat a bit before leaving. That was much much better than $30 or whatever they charge for admission.

There are a ton of good places in Downtown LB. Congregation Ale House has amazing beers and surprisingly good food. I still haven't been to Harvelle's but I've heard that is worth checking out. Then there is Beachwood BBQ. And Wokano has an awesome happy hour.

During the summer months, they run the Aqua Link boat that will take you from Rainbow Harbor to Belmont Pier and/or Alamitos Bay.

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06-23-2014, 06:39 PM
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I've been to the Congregation Ale House in Pasadena many times.

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Michael's pizzeria is worth checking out. There is one on 2nd Street and another in downtown LB.

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Michael's pizzeria is worth checking out. There is one on 2nd Street and another in downtown LB.
I just got back from there for the first time and I really dug it. Julius ceasar Milan, you need to go there if you haven't. The pizza is excellent and I got these artichoke hearts with fresh mozzarella that was amazing.

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I've been to the Congregation Ale House in Pasadena many times.
They have pretty good food there too.. Huh?

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They have pretty good food there too.. Huh?
I enjoyed it. The atmosphere is great too.

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I just got back from there for the first time and I really dug it. Julius ceasar Milan, you need to go there if you haven't. The pizza is excellent and I got these artichoke hearts with fresh mozzarella that was amazing.
I love the spicy oil that you can drizzle on your pizza. Awesome stuff.

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Just visited the Reagan Library.

Not great. Was a bit disappointed (except for Air Force One, that was fantastic).

Found the exhibits to be less than candid. For example, they skipped over the whole Iranian arms deal as though to erase it from history. Plenty of space devoted to Nancy, no problem with that, but virtually no mention of their kids, until the end, when they were delivering eulogies at his death. Very strange...

Anyway, I was disappointed at the attempt to whitewash history, in contrast to the Nixon Library, which was very frank and candid, pulling no punches and even devoting a whole wing to the Watergate affair.

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Just visited the Reagan Library.

Not great. Was a bit disappointed (except for Air Force One, that was fantastic).

Found the exhibits to be less than candid. For example, they skipped over the whole Iranian arms deal as though to erase it from history. Plenty of space devoted to Nancy, no problem with that, but virtually no mention of their kids, until the end, when they were delivering eulogies at his death. Very strange...

Anyway, I was disappointed at the attempt to whitewash history, in contrast to the Nixon Library, which was very frank and candid, pulling no punches and even devoting a whole wing to the Watergate affair.
https://twitter.com/Reagan_Library

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LOL thanks! Will troll at will when I get home later today.

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I just got back from there for the first time and I really dug it. Julius ceasar Milan, you need to go there if you haven't. The pizza is excellent and I got these artichoke hearts with fresh mozzarella that was amazing.
I'll check it out.

I am always down for a good pie

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A friend and I will be in SoCal for the long holiday weekend. Any idea if there are Stanley Cup appearances over the next week?

Great thread! I'll definitely have to read through and gather some ideas.

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Flying into LAX then driving up to Santa Barbara... favorite sandwich or mexican place between the two?

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A friend and I will be in SoCal for the long holiday weekend. Any idea if there are Stanley Cup appearances over the next week?

Great thread! I'll definitely have to read through and gather some ideas.
Griffith Observatory is an absolute must.

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Flying into LAX then driving up to Santa Barbara... favorite sandwich or mexican place between the two?
El Cholo is great run of the mill Mexican

http://elcholo.com.

Do you want a specific dish?

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A friend and I will be in SoCal for the long holiday weekend. Any idea if there are Stanley Cup appearances over the next week?

Great thread! I'll definitely have to read through and gather some ideas.
Also, visit Hollywood. Do so especially at night. It's a tourist death trap, but if you survive, you feel like a badass and are a better person for it.

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El Cholo is great run of the mill Mexican

http://elcholo.com.

Do you want a specific dish?
Thanks, checking it out. Nothing very specific - even a great taco truck would be fine for a lunch stop off.

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Thanks, checking it out. Nothing very specific - even a great taco truck would be fine for a lunch stop off.
Their Chili colorado is the bomb


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Flying into LAX then driving up to Santa Barbara... favorite sandwich or mexican place between the two?
You should stop at the Grand Central Market and go to Tacos Tumbras a Tomas. Awesome tacos and one of them will fill you up for $2.50.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-tumbra...as-los-angeles

http://www.yelp.com/biz/grand-centra...et-los-angeles

There is something for everyone there. On a completely different tip, Mendocino Farms in DTLA has incredible sandwiches.

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Griffith Observatory is an absolute must.
It's on our list! We also have a WB Studio Tour scheduled and we're deciding which beach to go to. We're also debating a trip to Disneyland.

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It's on our list! We also have a WB Studio Tour scheduled and we're deciding which beach to go to. We're also debating a trip to Disneyland.
if you're going to be in Orange County their beaches are better than the LA beaches I would recommend Huntington Beach

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It's on our list! We also have a WB Studio Tour scheduled and we're deciding which beach to go to. We're also debating a trip to Disneyland.
Please report back to let us know what you did and what you liked. I'm always curious.

If you have the time (and money) Catalina Island is great. I just visited for the first time and had a blast. You'll need to take a ferry from San PEdro, Long Beach, Newport or Dana Point.

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