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A Big Bang Theme Vacation To The West Coast


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Howdy,

 

We're planning a trip to the West coast later this year and thought it would be fun to make it a theme vacation that includes real attractions, venues or places visited or mentioned by the cast during the show.

 

So far we have the La Brea tarpits, Disneyland, looking into the Napa Valley wine train (I realize Napa is way north) and a few other places.

 

We've already done the WB Studio tour.

 

Not really interested in Las Vegas.

 

What other places can you remember mentioned in the show to add to our week of BBT themed fun!

 

Looking forward to all your suggestions...

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 There is KNOTTS BERRY FARM

 Griffith Park and its Observatory Mt. Wilson Cir and Video Rd,

 It is NEAR Batmans Cave (from the 60's TV show) It's at 2960 Canyon Drive. It's called Bronson Caves,

Huntington Library/Gardens.

Descanso Gardens,

Chinatown,

LA Zoo,

Olvera Street with Union Station across the street,

 

Just to name a few.

Hope this helped,

If you need further info on the above, let me know, I've been to all of them.

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Thanks for the recommendations!

 

Thinking about prioritizing specifically mentioned attractions / locations from the show.  I guess this makes it a trivia question as well.

 

Anyway, what we've heard mentioned so far are:

 

 

Carnies in studio city
Travel town
Hollywood carnies
Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel
Long beach murder mystery (on the QM2 I think)
NAIA valley wine train
Hometown buffet
 
Let me know what you think.
 
Thanks again and hope to get out there this year.

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 Travel town is the part of Griffith Park that has the(parked) trains. At the other end of the park is a mini train ride(for everyone) and pony rides for the kids..

Santa Monica Pier  (Ferris Wheel and other rides) is cool

 Hollywood Blvd. On weekend nights to see the crazies.

 Hometown Buffet's are all over (but come hungry).

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 I heard on a rerun them mention The Arboretum (Of La County).

It has birds, plants, buildings you've seen in MANY movies.

 I spent some of my childhood there.

 It's Not as exciting as The Cheesecake Factory but it's a cool place to kick back and enjoy quiet surroundings for an afternoon. 

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 Don't forget the Chevron Gas Station on E. Colorado Blvd. and S. Hill St.*

Which is SUPPOSED to be on the corner of the Guys Apartment.

As seen in the episode when Leonard (in his bathrobe) is caught by Sheldon coming back into the apartment after a night with Penny. 

 

* I believe its the ONLY Chevron Station on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.

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 It's several hours away.

If you are coming SOON to So. Cal., try the ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE (PLEASURE) FAIRE.

It's only about 20+- min. East of Pasadena.

It ends May 19th. 

And it's only on weekends.

GOGGLE it to be sure.

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