10 Year Anniversary Trip to L.A. Help!

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03-30-2010 04:32 PM

My lovely wife and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year and to mark the occasion we’re heading to California for 10 days. We’re meeting some friends in San Francisco and then heading up to Napa for a few days to kick off the trip. After that, we’re going to head south in a convertible and see the sights along 1, finishing up in LA. LOML is a serious planner, so she’s taking care of most of the details, but I need to come up with a few “cool” things to do while we’re in the City of Angels. We’ll be there from June 22nd to June 25th. We’re both baseball fans, so we’re going to see the Dodgers play the Yankees on the 25th, but so far that’s all we’ve got planned.

Do you guys have any “must see” or “must do” recommendations for me? We enjoy music, sports, outdoor activities, and just about anything “fun”.

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 03-30-2010 04:50 PM

I don’t have any recommendations except have a wonderful time Cory. Sounds like that won’t be hard to do. Surfing sure sounds like a must thing for anyone who visits Cal. Have a great time and Happy Anniversary, my 38th is coming up April 8th, or is it the 18th, oh crap! I can’t ever remember. LOL

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 05:13 PM

It’s not LA, but I strongly recommend to everyone going to SF, going out to Alcatraz. It’s a national park, so technically admission is free, but they have an exclusive contract with an outfit called (last I knew) the Red and White Fleet for the boat ride out. You’ll have to contact them and make reservations in advance. The boats go on the half hour; reserve a specific time for your trip out, and you can come back any time. It’s not expensive, but it’s always full, so you will need the reservation.

There’s a big cruise ship (Queen Mary, I think) moored at Long Beach harbor, if big boats interest you. There’s the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, if vintage aircraft is your thing. If you’re a Trekkie, you can go out to the Vasquez Rocks State Park, which is where those rocks jut up out of the ground at an angle, where a lot of outdoor sci-fi stuff is filmed.

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 05:17 PM

Greetings Cory:.... Geeeezz… 10 years… I can’t even remember 10 years. My wife and I’ve been married 32 years, and the pain…oh the pain….. lol. No… just joking. We’ve had a good life together, so far. The best thing I could recommend to you is stay out of California….. too hot and too many people…. lol.. But ..if you have to go, get lots of sun on the beach, and don’t go in the water… you know who lives there, and she’s hungry….... lol. Enjoy the ball game (I’m a huge St Louis Cardinal fan). It should be a good one. You didn’t say when your anniversary is, but happy anniversary anyway….... remember…. stay away from the water…....

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 05:18 PM

10 year anniversary = 10 days of fun in the Sun.
Sounds wonderful.
Walk the beach, relax and enjoy.

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 02:30 PM

Congrats on 10 years. My wife’s and I will be #11 on june 12th..

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 02:34 PM

I appreciate the comments, guys.

JJohnston: We’ve already planned on Alcatraz in SF. My buddy who lives out there has a whole mess of stuff for us to get in to. Thanks for the recommendations.

Rick: You always crack me up. Thanks for the advice!

Anyone a big music fan? Where can we catch some cool concerts or gigs in/around LA?

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 02:41 PM

happy anniversary ,

have a great time !

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#8 posted 03-31-2010 03:20 PM

Take your time on the drive down to L.A. I assume you plan on taking the Pacific Coast Highway? It’s the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen in my life! Be sure to stop in Carmel. While in the L.A. area, you might want to take a day trip to Lake Arrowhead up in the mountains. More gorgeous scenery.

Here are a few photos I took on my ast trip out there, just to get you warmed up:

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#9 posted 03-31-2010 03:43 PM

Wow, Charlie! Those pictures are amazing!!!! We are taking the PCH all the way down and plan on taking a couple of days to do it.

socalwood: I would love to stop by and visit, but I’m not sure that will fit into our itinerary. Where are you, exactly?

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