I'd like to be knowledgeable to start this thread off with some good, conversation provoking information, but I have never been to L.A. and know little about it. Outside of LAX, which I've passed few a few times, I am clueless. The other thread seems to have focused in on getting tickets and making hotel/flight reservations, so I thought I'd start another more focused on what to do once we get out there!
Perhaps those of you who have experience in Los Angeles could offer some advice as to what to see, do, and eat in and around L.A.? Some conversation starters after the jump...
If you've been to L.A., what was the favorite thing you did while there?
Where would you recommend eating?
If you are going this time, what are your plans?
Is there anything you have done that you would avoid or advise against?
I've heard mixed reviews of Pasadena itself... some say it is a hellhole to be avoided at all costs, and others have said to budget a good part of a day to check it out... who should I listen to?