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LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

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New hampsire
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LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

HI. Will be visiting for 6 days in LA Manhattan Beach area late July. College student daughter will be joining us. Best sites to see...beaches..could you reccommend the best guided tours; Universal or Warner Brothers; place to see a show; fun restuarants; museums? Thank you so much.

Manhattan Beach...
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for Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach
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1. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

Tell us a little bit more about your trip. Where are you staying? At a specific hotel in MB or a beach rental?What kinds of museums are you all interested in. What kid of food do you like? A bit more info, and the experts will be able to fill you up with ideas.

Manhattan Beach...
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for Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach
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2. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

If you book a day or two of your 6 by today, the price of a room at this new resort in Palos Verdes is half off. It's the new Terranea on the old Marine property. Fabulous location to spend your 50th and have dinner.

terranea.com/california-luxury-resorts.php

New hampsire
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3. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

hi. thanks. we have a place to stay. for food like most food; my wife and daughter love steak; I like seafood. For museums like Greek history. My daughter wanted to go see wax museum if there is one nearby. Advice on Guided Tours would be great. Any dinner theaters worth visitng? Thanks.

West Hollywood...
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4. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

Will you have a car?

Why are you staying in Manhattan Beach?

Fremont, California
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for San Francisco
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5. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

If you are there on a Sunday, drive to see Jay Leno Live at the Comedy and Magic Club

http://www.comedyandmagicclub.com/

I'd opt for Warner Brothers....first....

good tour.

ps Happy Birthday to your wife.

Lomita, CA
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6. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

The Getty Villa in Malibu would be the place to see Greek & Roman antiquities. The Getty Center also has some great items, and a broader art collection period. Both are beautiful. Need reservations at the Villa, though.

Only wax museum is the Hollywood Wax Museum. Not great reports from there lately, though.

The beach doesn't get any better than Manhattan.

Manhattan Beach...
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for Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach
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7. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

I assume you'll have a car. And if not, rent one.

Consider the GETTY VILLA for Greek. http://www.getty.edu/visit/ It's a beautiful place to visit coupled Malibu (Have lunch outside at TOny's Taverna to complete the experience).

Also, I know it's not Greek, but the Pompeii exhibit at LACMA gets raves reviews: http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibPompeii.aspx

I prefer the Warner's tour to Universal. Warner's is less "touristy" and less commercial.

For local steak & seafood, there are lots of great places that offer both and most have websites. Paul Martin's, Flemmings, Rock n' Fish, Talia's. Too many to count.

Based on WHERE you are staying in MB, there are a lot suggestions contributors will make. Can you be more specific about your accommodation plan? CA Native's idea about a night or two at TERRANEA is brilliant, taking advantage of their Grand Opening deals.

Also, I second the idea of seeing Jay Leno at Hermosa's Comedy & Magic Club. He;'s there every Sunday and locals take it for granted. http://www.comedyandmagicclub.com/

To get an idea of upcoming events/shows, etc, Check out LA Weekly online: http://www.laweekly.com/theater/

Leave plenty of time for the beach though. July is typically a great month at the shore.

Spring, Texas
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8. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

Ok, well, I'm not the original poster but I took your idea of booking Terranea and we will be there July 26-30!

Lomita, CA
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9. Re: LA Area Vist in July - Wife's 50th Help Me Plan!

Definitely hit the Comedy and Magic Club. Try for the second show of the night because suprise guests often stop by then.

Also, consider a day trip over to Catalina Island.

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