Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Great Los Angeles Walk, Named One of "The Best Things to Do in LA"

Best Things to Do in LA

Here's something that doesn't happen every day: I was browsing the Los Angeles/California books at Barnes & Noble (as I do), when I came across the book The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas by Joy Yoon. According to Amazon, the book came out in 2003, but I finally saw it in December.

So yeah, I admit, I immediately went to the index, just to see if The Great Los Angeles Walk was mentioned. Because, hey, if she's listing 1001 things to do, why not include the Walk? I fully expected being disappointed... but then, there it was! No. 956!

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So hey, it's now immediately my favorite book about Los Angeles. Here's the blurb from Amazon:

The definitive guide for tourists and locals alike, this comprehensive guidebook draws on a lifetime of local experience for 1001 great things to do in Los Angeles.

Probably more than any other major cultural metropolis, Los Angeles is a city for those in the know. A guide like no other, this is the first book to go beyond locations and events to tap into the variety of things only a local could know. The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles explores every aspect of Los Angeles life. Find the best spots to view the Hollywood sign or exactly where to catch postgame fireworks at Dodger Stadium. Track down the most authentic eateries in ethnic enclaves, and engage in L.A.’s legendary food wars, from hamburgers to French dips. Follow the most beautiful routes up and down the Pacific coast, take your own unique architectural tour of the Hollywood Hills, or find out where the city’s best bookstores are and read up on it all instead.

Organized by theme – from destinations to views and sights, food and drink, and of course the Hollywood trail of superstar haunts and famous locations – and with contributions from celebrated Angelenos including, Gary Baseman, Flea, Ludo Lefebvre, Sasha Spielberg, and more, this is simply the most helpful and fun guidebook there is to the City of Angels.

Here's the full entry:
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