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Hi vacationer,

I see that as well as Susanne. Maybe you could use a few more tips for Los Angeles. I think it's time for my list of favorite Los Angeles destinations again:

1. Mann's Chinese Theater - the most famous building in Hollywood, there the famous handprints of the stars, the Dolby Center, Madame Tussauds and the Walk of Fame

2. Santa Monica Pier - huge pier with hustle and bustle and of course the beach, end of Route 66

3. California Science Center - Space Shuttle Endeavor, science museum, cool for children too

4. Battleship USS Iowa - battleship as a museum, very interesting. http://pacificbattleship.com/

5. Disneyland

5.a) Disney California Adventure - another Disney park, also nice, but smaller

6. Universal Studios - a must for a long day

7. Whale Watching - A recommended provider is Harbor Breeze Cruise next to the Aquarium in Long Beach, just google it. You can see blue whales all year round. I saw two blue whale cows with their calves and a single blue whale, plus lots of dolphins and some sea lions.

8. Venice Beach - (a crazy location!)

9. Queen Mary - the original ocean liner, now a worthwhile museum and hotel along with a Russian "Scorpion" submarine

10. Six Flags Magic Mountains - amusement park with lots of roller coasters

11. Ontario Mills Shopping

12. La Brea Tar Pits - here, crude oil bubbles up in tea holes in the middle of town. Small but interesting. http://www.tarpits.org/

13. Rodeo Drive - shopping for the wealthy

14. Chinatown - at 900 N Broadway

15. Olvera Street - LA was founded here in 1781 and is now a shopping district

16. Ventura Boulevard - shopping street

17. Knotts Berry Farm - rather small park, nice for children, but also a couple of roller coasters

As I said, these are just my favorite attractions. There's a lot more to do in Los Angeles, of course.