Hi I'm new to the site so please excuse me if I've left out pertinent info or have not followed the guidelines.
In addition to being new to this site this will also be the first time I will be traveling alone, I have been very lucky in years past as I have always traveled with family & friends who've planned my itineraries. I'm looking to take a road trip down to California - LA, maybe even down to the San Diego area. I would like to leave this Friday Dec.21st, 2012 needing to make it back by Saturday Dec.29th, 2012 to Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Some basic things I'd like to see/do are: Go to a Lakers or Clippers BB game, catch a talk show (Leno, Kimmel, Ellen if they're still filming), Universal Studios, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills.
I'm not opposed to stopping in WA or OR for up to a day. Also scenic drive ideas would be fantastic! Any suggestions & timelines would be very much appreciated. Looking to site see a bit & would definitely not be opposed to traveling to hot spots where one may spot celebrities but would not want to go out of my way to do so. Not sure if this is specific enough, I hope so? I'm simply looking to spend my vacation time actually doing something while my family/friends are suffering at work. =)
Thanks in advance for your time!