Blog entries collection for the tag malibu

What is the ONE thing you would recommend that a first time visitor to Los Angeles see/do? Last month I emailed this question to some friends who are familiar with Los Angeles. I also posted this question on my Facebook page and on Gogobot, a popular travel website.

The responses were many. So were the recommendations.  Of sixty-one different recommendations, the most popular, but with only nine votes, was the Getty Center. Seven people suggested Venice. In third place, with five recommendations, was the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Gardens. Four people favored the Getty Villa. 

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Last month I suggested an outing along Mulholland Drive – the 24-mile partition that separates the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles. Its 30-mile extension – Mulholland Highway, offers a non-suburban contrast.

More a country road than a highway, Mulholland Highway passes through the undeveloped and under-appreciated countryside that is the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It traverses an area that contains more than 1,000 plant species and 500 or so species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

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