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20-Minute Santa Monica Air Tour
"Enjoy an air tour experience over the Santa Monica Pier and Brentwood area. Your experience starts with departure from Van Nuys Airport southbound along the 405 towards the Sepulveda Pass while enjoying stunning up-close views of Stone Canyon Reservoir Bel Air The Getty Center Westwood and UCLA as we fly through the Pass. From there we’ll make a left turn over Brentwood to fly towards the Santa Monica Pier. On the way you’ll experience some views of Downtown LA Hollywood Hills
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Santa Monica Street Art Bike Tour
"Spend an unforgettable 3-4 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charming Main Street and stops at Venice Beach near Muscle Beach the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour- Rip Cronk Emily Winters Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances. Afterwards you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles with a Vegan Touch
"On this tour you’ll be taken to the highlights of Los Angeles as well as dine on scrumptious vegan cuisine from your choice of LA’s top vegan restaurants including Au Lac Veggie Grill Café Gratitude Plant Food & Wine and Real Food Daily. After we pick you up in a brand-new luxurious SUV and get a fresh cold-pressed energizing juice in your hand
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Amoeba Music Tips (4)

Amoeba Music: For music lovers

Amoeba Music is the largest indie music store in America with an enormous selection. Music lovers can spend a whole day in it browsing. Also has performances by local bands and other music related events.

A bit far from the touristy section of Hollywood Blvd, but within walking distance.

Two other stores in northern California, one in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco and one Berkeley

What to buy Music!

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raraavis
Apr 04, 2011

Amoeba Music: "World's Greatest Record Store"

Apparently, Rolling Stone Magazine called this music outlet "The world's greatest record store". A big pronouncement. Justified, by the way.

I've traveled a decent amount and I have never found a better music store. Amoeba, based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, opened this Hollywood branch a few years ago. Within walking distance of my home, it has had a gigantic effect on the neighborhood. I should hate it for the traffic and congestion it has created, but I LOVE this store. Incredible selection, cheap prices and a bazaar-like atmosphere. It's a blast.

Furthermore, it really reflects what Hollywood is all about. For foreign travelers, Hollywood is often a disappointment, not retaining the glamour of the thirties and forties that they've been fed by film and glossy magazines. But, for me, as an East Coast American, my image of Hollywood was always based around the punk scene and counter culture movements of the tumultous early eighties. The Germs, The Go Go's, Darby, Alice and the Bags - Punk rock and strip clubs. That's my image. And, that counter-culture, music centered lineage is clearly reflected and celebrated in Amoeba. It's just right for this hood.

What to buy The used CD collection is massive and the most hotly browsed. Upstairs, in the film/DVD section, don't miss the under bins that are not yet properly racked. And, there is a "new arrivals" section at the beginning of each genre, not yet catalogued. Here, you can find demos and promotional items that insiders have sold for cash - and which are not yet available to the public.

What to pay Used discs run, for the most part, from $8-$13. VHS tapes are for nothing. .99 cents to $3.

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gilescorey
Apr 04, 2011

Amoeba Music: Cool music store...

In this day and age of illegal music downloads (guilty as charged), its still cool to see people willingly going to a record store and buying CDs and vinyl. This is also an independant music store... a dying breed these days.

The selection here is pretty damn amazing. There's music from all over the world and from obscure musicians and bands. There's also a lot of used CDs for sale.

Those into vinyl will be pleased due to the large selection of vinyl available.

There's also a stage where occasionally they have bands playing live music.

What to pay Generally most of the used CDs are pretty cheap.

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joits
Apr 04, 2011

Amoeba Music: Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd.

Amoeba Music is an enormous music store located in the revamped Sunset and Vine area, next to the Cineramadome and Arclight Theatre. This may be the largest music store you'll ever see. It looks like an airport hanger (a two story airport hanger!)... and every inch is filled with CDs, tapes, records, DVDs, videos, posters, collectibles and all sorts of other great stuff.

Amoeba sells both new and used music and DVDs. Come in with an idea of what you'd like to buy, because starting blind is competely overwhelming. There is SO MUCH music here. You'll find everything from rock, hip hop and electronica to jazz and classical.

If you're interested in seeing some live music while you're in L.A., you'll find tons of fliers from local bands plastered on the walls near the entry. You can sell your used CDs and DVDs here, as well.

The store is open Mon-Sat 10:30-11 and Sunday 11-9.

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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