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Old 06-27-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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Hello. We will be spending a week in L.A. at the end of July. It'll be us and another family; 4 adults, 4 kids (5 to 9 years old).
I need help with the following;
We have tickets to Universal Studios. This is our first time there. This appears to be doable in 1 day. Anything in particular we should do first, skip? Basically we'd like some help planning our day here.

Also, we're thinking of bringing our beach cruisers to ride near the beach. Which beach would you recommend that's kid friendly for riding bikes? We'd like to spend the day at the beach with places we can bike to for lunch if needed.

Any other ideas are welcome!
Thank you in advance for any and all help offered.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Being from Long Beach, I am a little biased towards Long Beach. There is a great bike path that starts near Naples on the beach and goes to downtown Long Beach, which has plenty of places to eat. There is also Venice Beach, but somebody else can talk about that. Where will you be staying?
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:10 AM
 
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Near Disney, we're doing the Disney thing too.
Sounds like the bike path goes near major streets?
We want to stay by the beach, and not ride near any streets, for the kids safety. We'll bring lunch or drive out.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:21 AM
 
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A little bit of a drive from Disney, but you can bike along PCH. I've only parked at Santa Monica near the pier and walked the trail a bit but I believe the concrete trail goes from Malibu down to the Torrance area. Someone else more familiar with that area can probably fill you in on the details.
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I would go to Huntington Beach... this is south of Disneyland and it's really nice and family friendly with bike trails, etc. Check out Things to Do - Activities.

Huntington Beach - California Beach - Surf City USA

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA USA | Huntington Beach Vacation Travel Guide
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:22 AM
 
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Thank you!
We will check these out and decide.

Anyone with info on Universal Studios?
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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By the way here is the link to the Shoreline Bike Path:
City of Long Beach, CA - Bike Paths

It is closer to Disney than Santa Monica, if you are going straight from you're hotel.

Universal Studios is really fun, although I haven't been there in a few years I remember having a great time and I'd recommend the tram tour.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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newport and huntington beaches have the best bike paths in orange country. you can grab lunch near either of the piers. i wouldn't do long beach since there are no waves and i'm sure the kids would like to see the surfers and play around in the surf a bit. parking is easiest in huntington beach as well, so that is probably your best bet.
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