Five Good Reasons to Not Visit Los Angeles as City Boosters Brag of a Record 41 Million Tourists
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|A nice EXPENSIVE dinner|
5. Overpriced Everything: If you plan on a great night out with your family, you'd better choose the location for dinner as wisely as you chose a bed bug-free hotel. Los Angeles is going to hit you where it hurts -- your wallet. (If you still have it.) According to Numbeo.com, a decent, not amazing, hotel averages $206 a night; a reasonably priced dinner for two is $50 (frankly we can think of very little that's priced that low on the entire Westside); L.A. amusement parks average $100 per ticket; a night out drinking is about $75 a person; a cab home after a night out averages $15-$20 (assuming you are staying a quick crawl away from the bars. And make sure you map your route on your phone, as cabbies will find a way to meander through the Baldwin Hills if they catch the scent of a tourist).
These are just a few things you Chinese, British, Oregonian and other tourists should think about as you book your flights to L.A.. As much as "Hollywood" glamour may lure you, it's important to respect the city's dark underbelly.