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The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Firefighters

Jill Hare, Kevin Powers | Monster Worldwide

May 13, 2011

#21: Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, CA

Never been to LA? Then you’ll want to consider splitting your time between Hollywood and the beach. Get a feel for the locals by taking a stroll down Venice Beach Boardwalk. If you’d rather see the beach from a higher perspective, start at Santa Monica Pier and ride the Ferris wheel. The weather is just about perfect at the beach in the summer, so bring a good book, a chair, and enjoy the view. Don’t be surprised if you see a few celebrities biking or rollerblading by! After some time at the beach, head to Hollywood Boulevard and the Forecourt of the Stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to measure your hands and feet against the hand prints and footprints of Hollywood’s legendary actors. Walk along the Hollywood walk of Fame and stop to take a picture with the Hollywood Sign behind you in the hills. If you know when you’ll be heading out West, try to attend a TV show taping of your favorite game show, talk show or sitcom- tickets are always free.

If you’re looking for a learning activities for the family, go to The California Science Center or Getty Museum. Admission is free for both but parking will cost you a few bucks. The view from the Getty hilltop fortress is worth the drive.

The LA Metro bus stops at most of these locations, and a day pass is just $5.

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