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Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

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Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

Hi, I only have time for l . which place would you choose, I have not

been to either attraction before.

I am not into shopping nor do I swim that much, but I do enjoy

looking at ocean. Expostion Park looks like have a lot of

museums , but I am afraid Saturday might have a long line

everywhere. for the museum.

My kid is going to Santa Monica for an intership interview. Trying

to decide if I should go to Santa Monica with her or have

someone drive her there while I kill some time in Exposition Park.

thanks

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1. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

I forgot to ask if I did choose Santa Monica, what would you recommend

for a family style restaurant for lunch. Just some quiick bites, not

fast food, but sandwich ok, or decent seafood at a reasonable price

( less than $20 pp for lunch)

thanks

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2. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

Lunch by the beach is a nice idea. Try Cha Cha Chicken

http://chachachicken.com/

You are correct that the museums will be busy on a Saturday, but I highly recommend them. This time of year, a stroll through the formal rose garden adjacent to them is a nice time too.

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3. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

I love Santa Monica, and would probably choose that for lunch, since I've done both many times. But you live in SF and have seen the Pacific Ocean, so I guess I'd go to Exposition Park. I think both areas will be busy on a Saturday.

If your daughter gets the internship, you'll be back at some time and can do the other.

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4. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

http://chachachicken.com/

This place serves ROPA VIEJA..Im in..,

Is this easy to find , sorry not trying to jack your thread, but We are also coming to LA, and Im trying to find out All the good spots to Eat,, this Place Looks Awesome..

Thanks, ddffpp

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5. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

tripper: very easy to find. Drive down Pico Blvd, a main east/west blvd. or Ocean Ave., a main north/south ave. It is right by a large beach parking lot. You could also walk there from the beach Have a good time.

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6. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

They're so different--how do you compare? Do you want a museum/ culture park experience or do you want a town strolling experience? Santa Monica is one of LA's best walking experiences. Exposition Park might remind you of the museum concourse in Golden Gate Park, Santa Monica is a bit like the Marina District of SF, except a lot more interesting.

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7. Re: Santa Monica versus Exposition Park

Santa Monica is one of the nicest areas of LA. I would go there with your daughter, and sightsee while she is having her interview.

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