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Old 06-12-2011, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Bakersfield, CA
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Hello all.
I discovered these forums today and it's safe to say I am going to be hooked!
Learning about cities is a fascinating subject for me.

I am planning a trip to Los Angeles next month and will only be using the public transit system.

Now I have been to LA many times before, and have used the Metro and several local bus lines but I have never gone to the beach using public transit.

Which beach would you recommend going to that is easily accessible by metro/bus?
I would like to transfer as few times as possible.
I know there are many rapid lines, do any of those go near the coast?
Thank you for your help!
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Where will you be staying? I've caught the bus to Santa Monica Beach/Pier many times. Its pretty simple especially if you're staying anywhere along Wilshire or Santa Monica Blvds or dt Los Angeles.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus is a great option. Google it and view their schedule and stops.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Acton
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I agree, Santa Monica has a great public transit system, and it is a good beach destination as well. There's the Santa Monica pier, and the 3rd Street Promenade and mall are within easy walking distance of the ocean.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: West LA
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The beaches of Santa Monica and Venice and most easily accessed by public transit. Metro has rapid lines running down Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvd.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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it really depends on where you will be staying. if you stay near a metro rail stop, you could probably get down to long beach the easiest. otherwise as mentioned, santa monica and venice have multiple lines that go to the beach from the city.
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