I kind of put the cart before the horse on deciding to visit Los Angeles and surrounding environs Nov 22nd to 26th without having a coherent idea of what I would actually do when I got there. I've got some promising leads thanks to tourism websites and thesequestions, but I'm looking for some of that personalized Ask Metafilter magic and seeing if there's any changes since those questions were asked.
Some information that may help. I'm a mid-30s man from the midwest. I can handle mild to moderate physical activity. This will be a solo trip and I will probably be constantly self-conscious about that, but this trip was partly to get out of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn't normally do. I'm willing to drive out of LA up to a few hours if there's something interesting to go to. Good food is a plus. I like movies and tv so I think it would be cool to see some famous film locations or Hollywood history. On the other hand, a celebrity focused, see-where-the-stars-live tour wouldn't interest me.