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    • Raz Schwartz commented on this trip

      Thanks guys!

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      Travis Katz commented on this trip

      Palo Alto is probably the best bet and also the closest to Stanford - there is at least a bit of action going on (although more of the wine bar or sports bar type, hipsters don't often come this far south). Would recommend trying to stay near university ave if you can.

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    • Liza Prado commented on this trip

      I definitely agree with Andrew on the hipster neighborhood thing. If you're looking for a nice place to stay in the area, Palo Alto or Menlo Park are your best bet though they are definitely pricier than other neighboring towns. (I think of Mountain View as a series of random strip malls. Redwood City too.)

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    • Raz Schwartz commented on this trip

      Thanks Andrew! :) so what are the nice areas to stay around there? palo alto? mountain view?

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    • Andrew Chen commented on this trip

      No, not really. There are no real hipster neighborhoods in Palo Alto. If you're dead set on that experience, then you can go to san francisco, but its quite a hike to come down to Stanford/Palo Alto for just a few days.

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    • Grammy Museum800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1326
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      Susan Lee recommended Grammy Museum
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      The Grammy Museum is a new addition to downtown LA as part of LA Live. At $13 a ticket, I found this museum quite interesting and entertaining. There is some history behind the Grammys as well as a ... read more
      bunch of memorabilia from big names in the music industry. There are special exhibits that change from time to time. When I went, there was a huge section dedicated to John Lennon and an entire floor on Bob Marley. One of the best features of this museum is the interactive booths where you can learn about the technical aspect of recording music. These booths allow you to make choices on a touch screen to see what sounds best to you. At the end it puts everything together so you can hear your composition.
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      Susan Lee recommended Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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      Although admission is $15 per adult, parking is free (very rare in LA). The admission fee is definitely worth it to spend a sunny weekend afternoon here. It's a great place to have some peace and ... read more
      quiet while strolling through some beautiful art galleries and gardens.
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    • The Getty Center1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1666
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      Susan Lee recommended The Getty Center
      5
      This is a great place to spend half a day without spending too much. There is no admission fee, but just a parking fee of $8-10 per car. The museum is impressive both inside and out. The inside has an ... read more
      extensive art collection which covers all time periods. The water fountain and gardens in the outside of the museum are a great place to enjoy some sun.
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    • Third Street PromenadeSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
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      Susan Lee recommended Third Street Promenade
      5
      I love walking down Third St. on a sunny day. Not only can you get some shopping done, but you also get to watch some street performers (some are better than others). Stop by Angelato for some Exotica ... read more
      gelato or sit outside on the patio at any of the numerous restaurants.
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    • Griffith Observatory2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
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      Susan Lee recommended Griffith Observatory
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      This is a great place to go hiking, check out the city of LA from up top, or check out the observatory exhibits. On nice days, grab a small picnic basket to enjoy on the lawn right outside the ... read more
      observatory.
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    • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park47225 California 1, Big Sur, California
      Nicholas D recommended Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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      One of the California coast's most iconic images is the beach waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. The park itself offers wonderful hiking and walking, but most visitors make just the brief ... read more
      walk to view the waterfall.
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      Nicholas D

      Hey Raz. The drive you are about to undertake is chock full of places to visit, many of which you could spend a week exploring. Be sure to take Route 1 (along the coast) rather than the internal 101. You may not even feel the need to stop, as the drive is that beautiful. I suggest stopping at Big Sur (locations include Point Lobos and JPB) and the elephant seal viewing areas, as the seals are around this time of year.

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