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Old 03-28-2009, 06:17 PM
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Originally Posted by Dd714 View Post
On word answer - NO.

The Eagles didn't sing about "freeways, cars, and trucks" for no reason. Get a rental car.
Do you even live here or are you going off steroetypes? News flash, there wasn't public transportation forty years ago when the Eagles were singing and this is 2009 and L.A. has rail lines and an extensive rapid bus network now that is fine for visitors. Having a car is easier if you are a resident, but most travelers do fine without a car. What is the point of having a car to get to Hollywood or Universal? The answer is there is no point because you can easily get there by subway for the hotels she picked. You can sit in notorious L.A. traffic and take 40 minutes to go 4 miles on the 101 or join others on the subway that takes 20 minutes. She saves the roughly $70 she would spend on car rental rate, parking in Hollywood, parking at Universal and save time.

For Disneyland a tourist can easily use Starline Tours and save money because they won't be paying for the rental car, gas, and D-Land parking. The car will be sitting most of the day anyhow while she enjoys the park.

Getting to the Westside/Beach on Metro Rapid 720 is about equal in speed to a car. Metro Rapid Buses have limited stops and have a sensor that changes lights green. It might be 40 more minutes total in the entire day than driving a personal car, but saves the hassle of spending thirty minutes trying to park at the beach at a few dollars per hour.

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Old 03-29-2009, 11:42 AM
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missionhome, thank you so much ))
u actually planned my holiday and helped me a lot
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by missionhome View Post
Do you even live here or are you going off steroetypes?
No I am not going off of stereotypes. I base that off of spending at least 20% of my life there, off and on, since the mid 90's. Thus - I always have a visitors perspective. I stand by my recommendation - you need a car if you are visiting L.A.

...but, I respect any traveler that attempt to take local mass transit. Local buses? Yeah it's all doable, not always easy for a traveler to figure out, but doable.

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Old 04-04-2009, 01:00 AM
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Public transit to the places the OP wants to go is pretty easy and certainly doable.
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