August – LA Trip

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Afterthought – We arranged Airbnb and used Uber, it was an excellent idea. Airbnb location helped for our tours and was quite comfortable. Uber saved time and money.

August – LA Trip 

YouTube Video by Los Angeles Times – Published on Oct 19, 2012
Space shuttle Endeavour’s final journey was a 12-mile ride (2 miles/hour) from LAX, through Inglewood, to the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Here it is in timelapse

August – LA Trip Photo gallery

LA Trip Tentative Schedule


Take I-5 South

Casa de Fruta    10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister54 min (48.3 miles)  via US-101 S and CA-152/E Pacheco Pass Rd

Harris Ranch Steakhouse 24553 W Dorris Ave, Coalinga   1 h 25 min (97.0 miles)   via CA-152 E and I-5 S

Vista Del Lago Visitor Center   38500 Vista Del Lago Rd, Gorman, 2 h 3 min (144 miles)   via I-5 S

➤➤ Airbnb – Auckland Ave   47 min (44.5 miles) I-5


Universal Studios 100 Universal City Plaza10 min (2.8 miles) via Cahuenga Blvd Uber $6

Jurassic-World Ride, Harry Potter ride, Studio Tour Tram ride


➽ 7:45 am Dr. Phil Show.  Paramount Studio 860 N Gower
Uber $8

Griffith Park – 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, cost $10/hour to park in the main lot, and along West and East Observatory roads,


TLC Chinese Theatre / Walk-of-Fame 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood $10 Valet parking.

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Exposition Park Dr

California Science Center, Rose Garden
Admission: Free    Parking $12 flat rate

Japanese American National Museum
Little Tokyo Public Parking, $10

➽ Union Station 5 min (1.0 mile) E 1st St and Center St.


Return:    Depart at 10 AM
Take US-101 and CA-1 to stop several places.

Santa Barbara > Solvang > Pismo Beach > Madonna Inn > Elephant Seal Vista Point > Big Sur  > Carmel

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