Subject: Re: ( subway?)Attractions in Los Angeles
I have to agree that Universal City walk is way over priced, and totally touristy. (even for a tourist!)

I have to disagree about Long Beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific is great. Small, and very personal, and specialized to the Pacific ocean's animals, fish, etc. I also like the Shoreline Village restaurants, to have lunch or a drink. There's also a free shuttle that goes all around Long Beach which is very convenient.

As far as a few hours or so in LA, I think Venice is a good bet if it's during the day. Especially if it is nice, you get the California sunshine and you can't find a more LA scene than Venice! And it is close to LAX. (Close being relative of course, in LA.)

As for dinner, there are so many good restaurants... http://www.calendarlive.com/LA_Times/Arts_and_Entertainment/Restaurants_Cafes/

has good information on different restaurants, and also things that are going on in LA. There's even an article about the new metro, and food stops along the way : )

Natalie Los Angeles