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Old 03-16-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Santa Monica.. Ocean drive
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:52 AM
 
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Hollywood would be my choice to stay if I were a tourist. If you want, you can split 3 nights in Hollywood and 3 nights in Santa Monica.

When you mean "lively" do you mean bars/clubs and stuff?

Hey so we've decided to split our 6 days up- staying 4 nights in beverly hills, only a couple blocks from Rodeo drive....and 2 nights in Santa Monica in which we still have to book accommodation for.

When I say lively I just mean that we just want to go to really nice/vibrant restaurants and go to really trendy nightclubs. Not interested in Disneyland really. Going to go see a basketball game in the staples centre as we really loved going to see the Knicks when we wernt to NYC...fun things like that!??

I think Beverly Hills will be good because its close enough to Sunset Strip, La Cienega Blvd and West Hollywood which are quite nice places to go?? We are renting a car for a couple days also but we'd be happy enough to stroll in the sunshine to the nearby things to do

The advice is really helpful thank you
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:05 AM
 
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What kind of activity are you looking for? Is there something specific you want to see there, or is it just a place you've wanted to see? I personally prefer Westwood, where UCLA is located, as it's a bit closer to the ocean and has a few movie and live theatres and lots of restaurants, but I don't know your particular interests.
Hey so just wanna go to nice/vibrant restaurants and trendy nightclubs. Going to go see a basketball game in the Staples centre, either the Lakers or Clippers as we had loads of fun watching the Knicks when we went NYC, fun things like that?? Not really interested in Disneyland. WIll be spending 2 nights in Santa Monica to chill by the coast and enjoy the scenary there. Any other suggetsions? Or suggestions for fun/vibrant places to walk around in LA? As I said in another reply, we are renting a car but we're also happy to stroll around in the sunshine to local places in beverly hills/westhollywood as our hotel is only 2 blocks from rodeo drive (4 nights stay there)
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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Personally, for a tourist who just wants to get a taste of L.A., I'd say Downtown Santa Monica. Tons of stuff to do, great location, walkable, and next to be the beach. Check out over there.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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Downtown LA is great, if you dont get a hotel in Downtown i highly recomend you to visit. you can probable get there in the morning walk around Downtown. you will find plenty of things to do. i also recomend you toeat in Downtown there are great restraunts that are also cheap. Downtown is very walkable and is very dynamic, very nice, and fun place.

things to see or do :
Staples Center
LA Live
walk around Figueroa, Wilshire, Grand Ave, Olive, Flower, Hope, 6th, 5th, Broadway, Spring st.
Civic Park and Center
Caltrans building
Bradbury building
Pershing Square
Los Angeles cathedral
City Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall
LA Music Center
MOCA
US Bank tower
Biltmore Hotel
Central Library
Rooftop restraunts and bars
Grammy museum
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
B.O.A. Park
litle tokyo, chinatown
olvera street
union station
Gallery row

and much more
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: On the road.
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My wife and I went to LA last summer to see all the typical tourist stuff and debased Beverly Hills vs. Santa Monica for a week. Well we were glad we stayed in B.H. overall. It seemed closer to more of the things we did except when we went to Santa Monica pier, Vienice beach, Malibu. We were very close to booking a boutique type hotel right by the pier but didn't. IMHO after you see the 3 sites I mentioned S.M. seemed out of the way. We stayed at the a hotel I for get the name but it was at Beverly st. & Pico and was a nice place, not too expensive. I'll ask my wife the name of the place and get back to you. Any more questions just ask or PM me I could give you a good tourist perspective if you want!
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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I am planing a trip this summer to LA with my family wife and two kids , our first time out there. Any suggestions on which is the best location to stay so we can you the rail to get around. Going to be there for 7 days and will not rent a car. Want to see different areas. Safety and quick access to train is a must. Thanks for your help in advance
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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I am planing a trip this summer to LA with my family , our first time out there. Any suggestions on which is the best location to stay so we can you the rail to get around. Going to be there for 7 days and will not rent a car. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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all those areas are overrated, save yourself a bundle and enjoy an authentic los angeles experience at the snooty fox.

you won't have to worry about a bunch of hispters or y gen wimps ruining your trip.

it's just south of mlk and western.
Gen Y "wimps", that's so cute. Ever thought about comedy?
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Hollywood. It's a good halfway point between downtown and the Westside.
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