Here's a thread about adventures beyond the LACC and Celebration 4!
I know I had plenty, and most of you did too -- especially if you had a car. The sights, the city, the arts/culture, the beaches, the people, the high points and low points of La-La-Land -- what'd you think!?
Beyond spending hours and hours at C4, here's what I did in 4 short days:
1. La Brea Tar Pits / Page Museum -- nice way to see LA history dating back many thousands of years! Perfect "first stop" for any visitor.
2. LACMA (art museum)
3. Hollywood Hills/Sunset Blvd walkabout (OK maybe car-about, mostly).
4. Silver Lake / Echo Park / Los Feliz -- hungout with friends who live there in LA, we got hammered + went to Spaceland (a club like something you'd see in NYC's Greenwich Village or SF's Mission/SoMa districts) Saturday night to catch some indie rock bands and absorb LA's alternative scene. What a blast. What a hangover!
5. Explored and skateboarded every inch of Little Tokyo (where my hotel was), + skateboarded through all of downtown and the (very creepy) toy district several times.
6. Surfed the famous point at Malibu with a nice 4-foot south swell coming in. No crowd! Beautiful place by the sea. On the way there I drove down Sunset Blvd in Brentwood -- that town seems uber-opulent and eerily preserved in amber since the 1950s or something...and no one is visible outside in public there, at all.
7. Getty Center! Amazing views and art/architecture/gardens.
8. MOCA + MOCA @ Geffen Contemporary (art museums) and several smaller galleries.
9. Photographed parts of Griffith Park (charred beyond recognition by a huge fire) + Los Feliz Hills, where I photo'd Ennis House (another Frank Lloyd Wright structure).
10. Sometimes I would go get lost, just walk around a couple miles in a random pattern and see what turned up. Some of those unplanned moments were the best.
I was up from 9am to 3am every day of the trip and packed in the activities/sights beyond what I thought would be possible.
I'll be back, for sure.