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Los Angelenos, Take A Staycation

Thursday, January 28, 2010 17:07 GMT

LOS ANGELENOS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s so much to do in Los Angeles, residents might as well save their money and take a staycation.

That’s the travel tip from Kim Cooper who runs Esotouric Bus Tours that focus on the weird, wacky, and wickedly dark side of the City of Angels.

According to Cooper, L.A. has more to offer than the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign. Even longtime locals don’t realize all the hidden gems around town.

Visitors can get to know Los Angeles as Charles Bukowski saw it by taking the Haunts of a Dirty Old Man tour, which visits the writer’s favorite seedy bars.

They can also see where the Black Dahlia murder went down, visit haunted hotels, and eat dumplings while listening to stories of grizzly murders that were committed around town.

Cooper says, “These Esotouric bus adventures are fresh ways of seeing the Southland. They’re for anyone who enjoys turning rocks.”