First Timer's Guide To Los Angeles

First Timer's Guide To Los Angeles

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You're in Los Angeles for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Site of the richest discovery of Ice Age fossils in the world, 100 tons of bones representing 200+ species of mammals, birds & reptiles have been unearthed from asphalt dating back to prehistoric time -- Los Angeles via Foursquare
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    Just because it's free admission doesn't mean you can let your kids run around like savages, banging all the buttons, and ruining everyone else's experience. Take the opportunity to teach & learn! -- Christi Sotomayor via Foursquare
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    In the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center has a collection of European art and views of the Los Angeles basin. -- USA TODAY via Foursquare
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    With cutting-edge exhibitions, hands-on education programs and popular evening events, this is a must-see for contemporary art enthusiasts. Free admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- Los Angeles via Foursquare
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    Los Angeles: Head to this museum now under the direction of former New York art dealer and impresario Jeffrey Deitch. Click "More info" to see a video tour of his home and art collection. -- NOWNESS via Foursquare
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    You'll likely drive down the world's most famous boulevard before walking it. The Blvd has been home to many car chases, including the famous sequence in Lethal Weapon in which a bus does a 180. -- Audi via Foursquare
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    The original “Muscle Beach”–it earned its nickname when “high-tech” sports facilities were installed as part of a 1930s health initiative. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Started as a clutch of artworks housed beside oil magnate J.P. Getty’s home but has morphed into one of the finest collections of ancient pieces. Each adult may bring up to 3 children on their ticket -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The permanent collection spans the globe and the millennia, ranging from French Impressionism to Greek and Egyptian antiquities. Admission is pay-as-you-wish after 5 p.m. every day. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    Few people know that after an ill-advised experiment involving a jetpack, I had to replace the "y" in "Hollywood." You will likely be unable to verify this information. Like I said, few people know. -- The Most Interesting Man in the World via Foursquare
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    Take the good with the bad! Lovely local artists, chotchkies galore, miles of beautiful beach :] -- Papereater Elisabet via Foursquare
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    Free admission, $1 for parking, great exhibits. I challenge you to find a better deal than this. Make sure to check out an iPod and headphones for shows with QR codes to unlock extra content. -- Yisha Zhang via Foursquare
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