At 1:30pm Jan 3 2008, I will have checked into a hotel in Anaheim, California for a 5 night vacation, before flying to Mexico for a 10 day tour. Rather joytastic if I must say so. On Jan 6 I am going to Knotts Berry Farm with a friend and I leave LA on the 9th. That gives me the 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th to explore LA and the surrounding areas. I won't be driving, so its feet, buses and trains. And so gentle readers I ask of you, what are some recommendations from LA and Socal natives and visitors. What are good places to go, to hang out at, to shop, to visit... TO EXPERIENCE! I'm defiantely thinking a day on Venice is a must. Probably downtown LA as well. But I'm open to any and all suggestions (and possibly offers to hang out, PM me).