Is $1000 enough for 2 weeks in LA?

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Jimmy Veto

Harrow, UK

#1 Jul 6, 2013
So I'm a single young guy used to budget travel and conservative spending. Don't eat much either when it's hot outside.

So I'm planning to go to LA for two weeks in September and I was wondering if a grand will cover me? I'm not gonna clubbing and stuff like that but for a few pub crawls, transport, some touristy stuff.

Hotel bill not included, of course. We can say $100 a day. Enough or will I be in trouble?
Beast

Savannah, TN

#2 Jul 14, 2013
Yea I made it in Florida with 200 ate out every day too
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#3 Jul 14, 2013
Los Angeles is about the same price as Rome, Italy. On the issue of a pub crawl, it depends on where you go, and if you buy drinks for other people there, for instance, if you go to the Viper Room and drink all night, and if you buy drinks for other people, then you can easily spend three hundred dollars on drinks alone, the same if you drink at the Whisky, Roxy, Troubadour, etc. Universal Studios is about eighty dollars, and Disneyland is about one hundred dollars. The Griffith Park Observatory, and stuff like that, including most everything on Hollywood Blvd, is cheap. You can find hostels for twenty dollars per night if you look around, and if you do not mind sharing a room and sleeping in a bunk bed. Oh, and also, if you want a great American burger for a good price, then you must try Carl's Jr, you can get a great burger for about five dollars. Oh, and also, try Oki-Dog, they rock, I love the one off of Willoughby, try the original Oki-Dog, you can find them with Google. If you like high class Gentlemen's Clubs, such as Bare Ellegance, then you can expext to pay three hundred dollars for an evening, they are expensive. Also, I recommend that you try a sausage sandwich at Jodi Maroni's in Venice Beach. The Getti museum off of the 405 is free, and so is the Huntington museum in Pasadena (although they expect a small donation), and the La Brea Tar Pits museum asks for a small donation of about seven dollars. There is a monkey zoo in Santa Ana for about eight dollars. I do not know what the L.A. Zoo costs. I think wine tasting at the San Antonio winery in L.A. is free. Oh, and you must eat food at Olvera Street as they have amazing Mexican food. Anyhow, there is a little information for you, I hope that you have a great visit in Los Angeles.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#4 Jul 14, 2013
Oh, and also, if you want to see some great live theatre for a low cost I recommend going to see some Company plays at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, located at the old Charley Chaplin studio, you can Google it for information and directions.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#5 Jul 14, 2013
Oops, that should read, "... the old Charlie Chaplin studio..." Sorry for the error on that. But really, they have great Company plays at the AADA in Hollywood.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#6 Jul 14, 2013
Link for the AADA...

http://www.aada.org/home/home.html
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#7 Jul 14, 2013
You should make videos like a travel show with your cell phone and post the videos on You Tube for everyone to watch. :)
Jimmy Veto

Chesham, UK

#8 Jul 16, 2013
Oh, thanks so much, Tony. That's a ton of useful information!

Monkey zoo for $8 sound like a bargain. Burger-wise, I was always told to go to In-N-Out. I love burgers, though, I'm sure I'll have time to visit both.

So I should be good on $100 a day. Yeah, Viper Room and those types of places in general aren't my thing.

Cheers!
HEAD fbi SATELLITE

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jul 16, 2013
so after you see the satelite footage now what do you think
Tony

Mira Loma, CA

#10 Jul 26, 2013
Jimmy Veto wrote:
Oh, thanks so much, Tony. That's a ton of useful information!
Monkey zoo for $8 sound like a bargain. Burger-wise, I was always told to go to In-N-Out. I love burgers, though, I'm sure I'll have time to visit both.
So I should be good on $100 a day. Yeah, Viper Room and those types of places in general aren't my thing.
Cheers!
You are welcome.

Cheers!

I hope that you have a great visit in Los Angeles.

Oh, and on the Oki Dog, they are the bomb, you must try an Oki Dog.

:)

Link...

http://www.oki-dog.com/

Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

Mira Loma, CA

#11 Jul 26, 2013
Here is a link for Jody Maroni's, they are located at Venice Beach, and also at the Universal City Walk, their sausage sandwiches are amazing...

http://www.jodymaroni.com/about-us/

Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

Mira Loma, CA

#12 Jul 26, 2013
Carl's Jr is the best for burgers, in my opinion, and they have the hottest women in their commercials...

Link...

http://youtu.be/2AdViveJYD0

But, In-N-Out is good too, you are right, have both while you are here.:)

Salute,

Tony V.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#13 Jul 27, 2013
Jimmy Veto wrote:
So I'm a single young guy used to budget travel and conservative spending. Don't eat much either when it's hot outside.
So I'm planning to go to LA for two weeks in September and I was wondering if a grand will cover me? I'm not gonna clubbing and stuff like that but for a few pub crawls, transport, some touristy stuff.
Hotel bill not included, of course. We can say $100 a day. Enough or will I be in trouble?
Jimmy Veto.

Before tourists decide the amount of money needed to spend time in California, they should add the cost of taxes into their calculation. The State's political ruling class have imposed some of the highest taxes in the nation. Tourists are not exempted from paying those taxes.

Everything from "room taxes" to the heavy taxes that are charged for dining in restaurants or even "fast food" eateries, every purchase is heavily taxed by the State. On top of those taxes, county and local taxes are often added on top of that. Prices of consumer goods such as tobacco - the price of which is comprised mostly of taxes - have "Sales tax" added onto the price.

Don't fall victim to being in need of Traveler's Aid" assistance to be provided bus fare home. Before visiting California, always add the cost of confiscatory California taxes into your cost estimates.

Ronald
JVe

London, UK

#14 Aug 23, 2013
Gotcha!

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