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Old 03-12-2012, 12:15 PM
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I have a visit to Los Angeles coming up and can't seem to decide on the best area to stay in.

In previous visits I've stayed in hotels around Pasadena and Burbank which are lovely but I have this inkling (think I just made that word up) feeling that I want somewhere different... ideally I'd love to stay by the beach (from Manhattan Beach down and as far as Redondo) but I wonder how easy it is to get back and forth from the beach towns without a car.

If anyone on here is familiar with the beach towns, could you advise on the best ones to stay in with regards to being able to visit other areas such as Glendale, Hollywood, Downtown, Burbank.

If the beach areas are difficult to get around especially at night then I would consider possibly staying somewhere different more inland so any tips on nice areas (not necessarily expensive).

Look forward to seeing some ideas
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Without a car, I would think Santa Monica is one of the easier coastal areas to stay.

Redondo Beach and Manahattan Beach are pretty walkable if you stay near the beach areas. But once you get inland 1 or 2 miles they are pretty much car-oriented like the rest of So. Calif.

The Green Line (light rail) does have one stop in/near Redondo Beach.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:21 AM
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Santa Monica is a great place to stay, but it might be hard without a car. It is by far the most accessible (as mentioned above) but the only form of public transportation is buses, and they aren't all that fast. You could always take a taxi, but it's not like New York where you can just hop into a taxi on the street. You have to call ahead of time and make a meeting plan. My best suggestion would be to stay in Santa Monica and rent a car (if possibly, idk that your budget is).
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:49 AM
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Thank You I decided to go with Burbank again this time, I figured it was easier to travel from there to the beach areas than the other way round
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