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Old 04-08-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: California
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My family and I are coming to LA to see colleges for my brother. We will have to get a lot done in a weekend.

We are going to visit Cal Tech/Pomona/Harvey Mudd/USC/UCLA. We are flying to LAX, since tickets were cheaper than Ontario.

My parents will be doing their thing and my brother and I will be doing the college visits.

On Saturday, the plan is to see Cal Tech/Pomona/Harvey Mudd, since they are further away. Depending on how we feel once we are done, we might do a hike.

Meanwhile, my parents will be checking LA out. Knowing them, they would love to stay in an area thatís relatively walkable. However, we also donít want to drop a ton of $$$ so Santa Monica and Hollywood are probably out. What are some other walkable areas?

On Sunday, we will go see UCLA/USC and then hang out in LA and leave Sunday night.

So where should we stay? We want to be close to LA, but not the most expensive area. We also donít want to be two hour drives from Harvey Mudd/Cal tech/Pomona.

Is Echo Park cool and safe? What about Silverlake? Any other recommendations? Thanks a lot
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:05 PM
 
Location: California
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oh and we are thinking of doing an AirBnB
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: SGV
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L.A. has walkable parts?



I don't know. Try Culver City.

Also, watch yourself in Pomona.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:19 AM
 
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The first three schools on your list are all very far from UCLA. Maybe you should stay in Pasadena which is somewhat central to the other schools and most likely has some walkable parts -- maybe someone who knows more about Pasadena than I do will be able to give you some advice, or else just google it.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:45 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I was going to suggest Pasadena especially if you stay near the Old Town, Civic Center to Playhouse district area. Pretty Much on Colorado from Fair Oaks to Lake Ave. It is walkable and pretty safe for LA standards. The Gold Line is not too far to get into Downtown if there is only one car. With the car you can easily take freeway 210 to Claremont city for Pomona College and Harvey Mudd. Cal Tech just take local streets. UCLA take 134/101 to 405 south. USC take 110 south. Without traffic you should get there in 30 minutes.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:25 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Also, watch yourself in Pomona.
Harvey Mudd and Pomona College are both in Claremont.
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