What should I do the night before the Rose Bowl in LA area?

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  1. Manuel

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    I just found out that I will get tickets for the big game (Go Huskers!). Anyway, I am going to road trip with a buddy from western Ne and will get there the day before. Any suggestions on what we should do?(besides a theme park) I have gone to Holliwood but my buddy has not. What about any movie theaters or other special attractions that I would not normally see in this area of the country? (please do not suggest porn related events or places of that sort) What about the day of the game? How is the parade? Where is the best place to see it? Any other Rose Bowl related events going on besides the game? Thanks
     
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    Avoid the tourist traps, and especially that new one: Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Center. And don't be too let down by Hollywood itself: home to the homeless, and most of the longhaired men walking the streets look as if they just got out of County Jail.

    In fact, avoid Hollywood altogether.

    I could recommend numerous nightspots, especially if you're into watching bands live. Maybe even spend some time in Griffith Park.

    Too bad the Rose Bowl isn't closer to San Francisco, which is a town you could walk for days and never grow weary of.
     
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    I grew up in L.A. and one of my favorite things to do around New Years is to go see all the parade floats on display after the parade. They put them at a park in Pasadena for a few days. The crowds can be a little big but since it will be a weekday, it might not be too bad. You get a great close-up look and you realize how much more amazing these things are as compared to just watching them on TV.

    The Huntington Library is in South Pasadena and is very nice if you're into art museums. There's also the Norton Simon Museum which is on the parade route.
     
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    Griffith Observatory is nice. So is LACMA. Check out some vintage theaters like Mann's Chinese and Mann Village. Unfortunately I think the Cinerama Dome is under renovation.
    Oh, and stay as far away from any Oregon and Colorado fans as you can... [​IMG]
     
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    Well, one thing LA's got plenty of, that Nebraska don't have too much of (last time I checked), is ocean views. While the beaches may not be as happenin' as if you were here in summertime (or springtime, or autumn, or just about any other time than right about now), it's still quite nice, and the skatepunks and various sundry regulars of Venice Beach don't seem to be deterred too much by LA winter weather. The Getty Museum (perched up on a hill overlooking the 405 Freeway adjacent to Brentwood/Bel-Air) is quite an impressive edifice, worth going to just to see the grounds (if not so much the artwork, which IMHO ain't all that hot).
    You can also get better Chinese or Mexican (or Thai, or soul, or Japanese, or Korean, etc. etc.) food in various LA neighborhoods than you could ever hope to see in the heartland. If your stomach cares at all what goes into it, I heartily suggest you do some proper LA dining (no Mickey-D's, please -- at least, go to In 'N' Out Burger....). This time of year, the food may be LA's greatest souvenir to the average out-of-stater (in summertime, it's watching the bikini-clad women playing beach volleyball at Manhattan Beach....[​IMG] ).
     

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