You are here

Who is going to California in August?

Stop pussyfooting around.  I want to know who all is going besides the 10 people who have said they are.
Katie and I are planning on going, but we may also use this time as vacation time, i.e. we may be spending about a week or so there.  We want to know what all there is to see in lovely San Francisco and we probably want to hang out with you, too. ;)

I already know about Millennium...anything else we would need to check out?

Hmmmm L.A. stuff...

general touristy things to do:
beaches (malibu, santa monica, venice, etc)
theme parks (six flags, knotts, disneyland... ugh)
observatory (better than disneyland)
awesome ethnic neighborhoods (generally everywhere, but there's Koreatown, Thaitown, Little Tokyo, Little Ethiopia, Japantown , Chinatown, the de facto Chinatown in Rowland Heights, Oaxacan/Mexican stuff everywhere, Olvera Street, Filipinotown , the part of Hollywood that is pretty much Guatemalan/El Salvadorean but not named so, etc).
Shopping places (third street promenade, the grove, melrose, generally west hollywood (also happens to be the "gay area"), probably some other places I never go to
Vegan restaurants (everywhere - use happycow, pick what you like... I've been to a number of the Thai places, Chinese places, and most of the places on the west side ... oh, and Real Food Daily has a bakery. Nuff said.)

It's too bad there's no more tofu fest, because that would be the precise time it would be held. Last time I went/it existed (2007) there were THOUSANDS of people there just at that time. Everything was made of tofu! And it supported Little Tokyo. Oh well...

to me, experiencing L.A. means experiencing the culture - going to the various neighborhoods, cursing at traffic, riding in a slightly rickety and speeding Metro bus (while happening to sit next to the weirdest person on there), catching the only cloudy day in summer, hearing people who live in L.A. complain about L.A. as though they're actually going to move away anytime soon, ... but you know, some people like to go shopping and buy crap at chain stores that are in malls everywhere. Well, whatever. /end rant

0 likes

go to Taco Por Favor in Santa Monica!  it was great and had lots of veggie burrito options.. not just the same old thing... tons of choices!

0 likes

Sweet, some suggestions of things to do have finally come about! ;)b

I know that we will probably be going to Millennium.  I saw a recipe that someone posted for Indian bread pizza from some place called Zante's...is that place any good and do they cater to vegans?  That pizza recipe that was posted looks freaking awesome.

0 likes
0 likes

I saw a recipe that someone posted for Indian bread pizza from some place called Zante's...is that place any good and do they cater to vegans?  That pizza recipe that was posted looks freaking awesome.

They have one vegan pizza on their menu that you could add on to any way you wanted, probably.  I think they have free city-wide delivery and the reviews make the place sound awesome. 

0 likes

Thanks for all the suggestions for places to go!  Hopefully I'll have time to see a few of them!

0 likes

so, I'm not going to California in August...

because i'm IN California, fools!  ^-^

0 likes

I don't think I'll be going to this anymore :(. I'm likely going to be flying to Oregon to visit my family and (pending) for a summer program at an art school there.

0 likes

I don't think I'll be going to this anymore :(. I'm likely going to be flying to Oregon to visit my family and (pending) for a summer program at an art school there.

:'(

0 likes

I don't think I'll be going to this anymore :(. I'm likely going to be flying to Oregon to visit my family and (pending) for a summer program at an art school there.

that is really sad.

0 likes

Hmmmm L.A. stuff...

general touristy things to do:
beaches (malibu, santa monica, venice, etc)
theme parks (six flags, knotts, disneyland... ugh)
observatory (better than disneyland)
awesome ethnic neighborhoods (generally everywhere, but there's Koreatown, Thaitown, Little Tokyo, Little Ethiopia, Japantown , Chinatown, the de facto Chinatown in Rowland Heights, Oaxacan/Mexican stuff everywhere, Olvera Street, Filipinotown , the part of Hollywood that is pretty much Guatemalan/El Salvadorean but not named so, etc).
Shopping places (third street promenade, the grove, melrose, generally west hollywood (also happens to be the "gay area"), probably some other places I never go to
Vegan restaurants (everywhere - use happycow, pick what you like... I've been to a number of the Thai places, Chinese places, and most of the places on the west side ... oh, and Real Food Daily has a bakery. Nuff said.)

It's too bad there's no more tofu fest, because that would be the precise time it would be held. Last time I went/it existed (2007) there were THOUSANDS of people there just at that time. Everything was made of tofu! And it supported Little Tokyo. Oh well...

to me, experiencing L.A. means experiencing the culture - going to the various neighborhoods, cursing at traffic, riding in a slightly rickety and speeding Metro bus (while happening to sit next to the weirdest person on there), catching the only cloudy day in summer, hearing people who live in L.A. complain about L.A. as though they're actually going to move away anytime soon, ... but you know, some people like to go shopping and buy crap at chain stores that are in malls everywhere. Well, whatever. /end rant

I think you said it all...and I agree with you on the observatory, its awesome.

where in LA are you fb?

0 likes

West L.A./Sawtelle/Japantown/405-10 interchange area, if that makes any sense  :)>>>

you?

0 likes

I've got theatre-related commitments until the 7th, and I have to be in England by the 14th (Bloodstock Open Air, WOOT!), but it's possible that I'll be free. If I grab a ticket, and stuff comes up and I don't make it, will you guys all put creepy black magic hexes on me?

0 likes

I've got theatre-related commitments until the 7th, and I have to be in England by the 14th (Bloodstock Open Air, WOOT!), but it's possible that I'll be free. If I grab a ticket, and stuff comes up and I don't make it, will you guys all put creepy black magic hexes on me?

Yes.

No, do it!

0 likes

BUMP.

Where is this shindig going to be at?  I need to know so I can figure out hotel accommodations and all of that jazz.

0 likes

BUMP.

Where is this shindig going to be at?  I need to know so I can figure out hotel accommodations and all of that jazz.

Dude. Did you register on the site? I recently sent out an email with some information....not that I've heard back from anyone... I'll message it to you.

0 likes

Sorry! Going to be there in June for Angel so I will miss the August trip.

0 likes

Sorry! Going to be there in June for Angel so I will miss the August trip.

:'(

0 likes

BUMP.

Where is this shindig going to be at?  I need to know so I can figure out hotel accommodations and all of that jazz.

Dude. Did you register on the site? I recently sent out an email with some information....not that I've heard back from anyone... I'll message it to you.

I wish there could be a reply all option for that email so we could all communicate with each other... like on here! haha. Anyway, I think I've decided on my favorite SF hostel. :)

0 likes

BUMP.

Where is this shindig going to be at?  I need to know so I can figure out hotel accommodations and all of that jazz.

Dude. Did you register on the site? I recently sent out an email with some information....not that I've heard back from anyone... I'll message it to you.

I wish there could be a reply all option for that email so we could all communicate with each other... like on here! haha. Anyway, I think I've decided on my favorite SF hostel. :)

Yeah, I'll look into that! I'll send out another one with your suggestion.  ;)b

0 likes

Pages

Log in or register to post comments