as a native angeleno just wanted to drop a few other nuggets
-if you want a Really good steak dinner in an under the radar spot Taylors in K-town is so much bang for your buck
-also adjacent downtown for those looking to shop in a non-rodeo dr. budget: theres the american apparell factory about 3 miles from staples (on alameda) they have a flea market that everything is about 80% off retail prices. not to mention the nearby fashion district and jewely district where you can find similar discounts
- if your staying in hollywood or mid-city/fairfax area the farmers market/grove is a great spot for food/celeb spotting/shopping
-if your going to venice traffic is about 100 times worse on sundays and parking rates will reflect that
TRAFFIC PATTERNS: heres a big secret, everything flows from east to west in the mornings and opposite in afternoons, if you can plan your travel around that you will spend significantly less time in traffic. the 405 always sucks.
Also for the younger crowd looking to party there are a few underground warehouse parties this weekend, get at me on twitter if your looking for that life..