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Los Angeles / California Trip 2012

4/2/12 – 4/9/12

Monday April 2rd  – LA

Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA

Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA

Arrive in LOS ANGELES INTL (LAX) at 3:05 PM

3:30 Rental Car – 1030 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301 Advantage

Phone Number: 310-216-9204

4:30 – Leave for Mount Hollywood Sign / LA  for Sunset

34°08′02.56″N 118°19′18.00″W or 34.134103, -118.321694

9:00 at hotel

Checkin Hawthorne Plaza Inn Near LAX

12043 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne (California), CA 90250

Downtown Night photo ideas – 4th Street Downtown LA /

1010 Wilshire Right / Rock Beach Road – for any night

LA Photo Ideas –

Tuesday April 3rd  – LA

Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

sunrise 6:37am sunset 7:16pm

Arrive 6:45 for sunrise – 4100 South La Cienega Boulevard -kenneth hahn park

Hollywood Hotel – 1160 N Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029

11am for Premiere Radio Networks HQ (1 ½ hours)

15260 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

3:30  Pick up friend

Hermosa beach, manhattan pier, santa monica pier


11666 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

2:30 Car Rental and add additional Driver

Dinner @ Vito’s Pizza  – 814 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029-3517

Wednesday April 4th – LA to Yosemite

Sunrise 6:35 and sunset 7:39pm

Leave 7:30am for Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Bridalveil Fall, In Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Fall, In Yosemite National Park

Latitude/Longitude: 34º40.661 N, 117º49.645 W  (free)


Arrive 2:15pm at The Historic Ansel Adams Gallery – Visitor Center and Post Office

9AM to 5PM

Yosemite Cedar Lodge 9966 SR-140, El Portal, CA 95318

Standard Two Queen Room – $176.49

Thursday April 5th – San Francisco

Sunrise 6:35 and sunset 7:17

9:30am Fisherman Wharf Pier 33 (leaves 10) – San Francisco’s waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Marin Headlands, around Alcatraz and back to Fisherman’s Wharf.

11:30-1:30 free time


Alcatraz, San Francisco

Alcatraz, San Francisco


San Francisco

Postcard Row in Alamo Square

Twin Peaks best 360 view of San Fran,_California%29

Mythbusters drive by 1268 Missouri St., San Francisco, CA

Leave 8:00pm for Google HQ

1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy Mountain View, CA 94043

Facebook HQ
1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, 94025 aka 1 Network Drive Menlo Park, 94025

Apple HQ  – 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014  Apple HQ

9:30pm Leave for Hotel 1160 N Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029

3:30am Arrive at hotel

Friday April 6th – LA

Sunrise 6:42 and sunset 7:41

Painted Ladies, San Francisco, CA

Painted Ladies, San Francisco, CA

Leave Hotel 8:30am

Arrive  8:30 Venice Beach Boardwalk and Pier, take photos at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Pier.

noon –  Annenberg Space for Photography (1 hour – free – no photography allowed)

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

Arrive 1:30 The Getty Center –
1200 Getty Center Drive

Arrive 4:30-5:00 in Malibu
Beach Photography for sunset
Matador State Beach
32215 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Leo Carrillo State Beach
35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset

Parking: The Parking lot is open from 8 a.m.- Sunset. It costs $2.00 pay in meter box for an all day pass. There is also limited free parking on P.C.H.

Black Rock Cove

Carbon Beach for dinner (just north up the coast)

Saturday April 7th

Sunrise 6:35 and sunset 7:39pm

El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA

El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA

Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Angels (1 hr)

555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707

Walt Disney Concert Hall (1 hr for possible tour)

111 S Grand Ave  Los Angeles, CA 90012

Arrive 11:30am Aquarium of the Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 (4hr $33 ea))

Depending on time LA Fashion District

(If weather is cloudy switch Griffith Observatory with mall)

Arrive 5pm Griffith Observatory (free) stay for sunset photos of downtown

2800 E Observatory Ave

Los Angeles, California

Eat at Cheesecake Factory, or Maggiano’s Little Italy, or The Whisper Café


Sunday April 8th

Sunrise 6:44 and sunset 7:40

Venice Beach, CA

Venice Beach, CA

11:00am  Mosaic Church – Hollywood(Possible for Erwin McManus to speak) 

Arrive 2:00pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (open 10-5)

5333 Zoo Drive  Los Angeles, CA 90027

Mall (The Grove) 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA  (open 10-8pm sunday)

Monday –Los Angeles – to Nashville

8:50am for 9:20am  Warner Bros. Studios – VIP Tours  (49)

3400 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA. 91522

Parking is available at Lot N located at Warner Blvd. and Lima St. at a fee of $7 per vehicle.

1:30pm – Arrive at LAX

Arrive Home 11pm

Microsoft Streets & Trips Screen Shot

Microsoft Streets & Trips Screen Shot