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LA attractions - early October.. How busy?

Old Aug 15, 07, 2:32 pm
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LA attractions - early October.. How busy?

Well, the thread title says it all.... although in a way the question applies to the USA generally! We ARE "getting around!"

I'm escorting a family member on a holiday in October.. they want to see Universal Studios....() and I want to revisit the Gene Autrey museum and a few other favourites...

How busy should we expect such places to be midweek in early October??

I presume kids are in school.... and that it is not a peak holiday period of any kind..... is that a fair assumption? Or should we psyche ourselves up for crowds regardless??

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Old Aug 16, 07, 9:20 am
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I think midweek October it's a fair assumption.

I'd encourage you to put the Getty museum on the list. It's on a hill & views from Catalina Island to downtown LA. Beautiful buildings, artwork, fountains, and gardens.

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Old Aug 16, 07, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by trooper View Post
How busy should we expect such places to be midweek in early October??

I presume kids are in school.... and that it is not a peak holiday period of any kind..... is that a fair assumption?
Well, there is one slight exception: Columbus Day is celebrated on October 8th. Although many of us don't have that day off (such as myself), the schoolkids will. And, banks and post offices and other such businesses will be closed. Otherwise, it should be a relatively quiescent time to come to California for a visit.

But, why are y'all leaving Australia in the springtime and not during winter?
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Old Aug 16, 07, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by trooper View Post
I'm escorting a family member on a holiday in October.. they want to see Universal Studios....() and I want to revisit the Gene Autrey museum and a few other favourites...

How busy should we expect such places to be midweek in early October?? I presume kids are in school.... and that it is not a peak holiday period of any kind..... is that a fair assumption?
Universal Studios midweek should be fairly quiet... (and on its shorter winter 10am-6pm schedule (7pm weekends); rather than the summer 9am-8pm, 9pm weekdays) ...call & check the attractions you want to see are open, as off season they tend to do maintenence...

The Autrey should be fine, unless they have some huge school group in. (More likely in Spring than Fall in my experience...) If you want to avoid most of the school traffic, try hitting the museum in the afternoon, and maybe spend the morning exploring other parts of Griffith Park like Travel Town, the LA Zoo, or head to the equestrian center for a little western riding.
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Old Aug 16, 07, 7:39 pm
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Thanks Folks! Great news and advice!


We'll be at Yellowstone by the 8th... I think our booking there is for the last two nights of the "season".. So "no worries" there....

Timing is a little strange I know.... but I'm attending a competition in Texas middle of the month and the trip sort of grew around that - along with the important bit.. "Hey Mom, wanna come along?"

Getty Museum...... CHECK! (Thanks)

And (back) to The Nethercutt Collection too...... ^^ Love that place.

Too bad the Aussie dollar just SLUMPED!!!!!
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Old Aug 17, 07, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by trooper View Post

Too bad the Aussie dollar just SLUMPED!!!!!
You mean the US dollar is strong against something?!?!

You might also want to check out the Huntington Gardens and Library. www.huntington.org Well worth the visit.
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Old Aug 17, 07, 5:56 pm
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Again... THANKS! ^
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