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Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

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Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

Hi again, looking for more advise and suggestions - we are here for four days in june - 2 couples - what are your suggestions for must do's and must not do's while we are in SM - can be as wild or sensable as you like so long as they are legal. (Not Universal Studios - will be doing that from Beverly Hills)

Also - What should we bring and what should we leave at home???

thanks

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1. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

Bring bathing suits, sweaters (it's cold in the morning), flip flops, trainers, jeans, sunscreen.

Must do: eat at one of the many amazing restaurants in SM/Venice, have cocktails outside before sunset, wander Abbot Kinney, Main Street, Montana Avenue, walk on the beach, cocktails outside before/during sunset (worth repeating - and there are many spots in SM/Venice to do this), eat outdoors (many spots for this, too), Farmers Market on Sat AM in SM (2nd St, next to the Promenade), on Sun AM in Venice (Main Street at Ocean Park), surf, and have cocktails outdoors.

Can't think of any don'ts

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2. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

thanks yogachick, anyone else fot any other suggestions???

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3. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

The question is a bit too general ...

suggestion: browse the SM forums for activity advise and come back with more specific questions?

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4. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

Last year we stayed in Santa Monica over 4th of July...

here's some of the thing we did during that trip...

Had dinner at The Lobster - nice view of the Pier.

http://www.thelobster.com/

Walked to the Pier after dinner

http://www.santamonicapier.org/

Walked to the beach area and watched the bodybuilders,

enjoyed the ocean

santamonica.com/index.php/…muscle_beach.html

Drove from Santa Monica to Malibu area...enjoying the ocean along hte way.

Had Sunday brunch at Geoffreys in Malibu

http://www.geoffreysmalibu.com/

Went shopping

Third Street Promenade

http://www.downtownsm.com/

and Santa Monica Place

http://www.santamonicaplace.com/

Enjoyed watching some of the street artists..

Hung out at the pool and the bar by the pool - enjoyed watching the ocean and sunset.

Drove into LA and went on the Warner Brothers Studio tour

http://www2.warnerbros.com/vipstudiotour/

Went to a concert at Hollywood Bowl one night (since it was the 4th saw fireworks).

http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

Watched the fireworks by the ocean (again since we were there on the 4th)

Had drinks and dinner at Moon Shadows - watched the dolphins swimming in the surf

http://www.moonshadowsmalibu.com/

We had a great time on our trip there...and enjoyed staying at the Lowes (although we thought we got great service and not so great service....housekeeping in particular off poor that week-end)...

Bring along clothes and bathing suit/shorts, your smile, fun attitude, suntan lotion, sunglasses, etc. and since you're from the UK Passport...

Leave behind....your winter jacket..

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5. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

WOW mini,

thanks for all that wonderful advice - was it far to the Warner Bros?.

Watching the dolphins sounds amazing!!!

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6. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

Warner Brothers was about a 1/2 hour drive across town for us. We left the hotel a little after 8:00 and got there in plenty of time for their 9:00 tour. It sounds like you are visiting other spots of LA such as Beverly Hills, etc. WB is closer to Hollywood/Burbank Area but with a car its also possible to go there from Santa Monica. We had a great time during our vacation there.

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7. Re: Ideas and suggestions - what to do in 4 days

Thanks Mini, you have been very helpful. Yes we are doing a mini tour of the states - beverly hills, Santa Monica and then Las Vegas - cant wait - our first visit to the States - very excited.

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