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Old 06-26-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I will be in Los Angeles for about 2.5 days mid-week next month. I was wondering if you guys could help me figure out the best way to see the sites that I want while avoiding freeway and rush hour traffic. I will be arriving mid-day and staying in Redondo Beach (affordable, non-touristy and near the water) and will also have a rental car.

Tentative Schedule
Day 1: Arrive mid-day. Rent car in Redondo Beach (much cheaper than LAX). Drive up to Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

Day 2: Leave hotel around 10 am. Visit Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Angelino Heights Victorian homes, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grammy Museum in that order. Drive on Sunset Blvd all the way to the ocean.

Day 3: Leave 8 am to catch 10 am Catalina Island Ferry. Also visit Queen Mary. Explore downtown Long Beach.

Does this schedule sound possible? Any other suggestions? I thought about taking a tour, but most include places I am not interested in such as movie star homes and Rodeo Drive. I am open to any and all route suggestions, including public transit. Thank you!
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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LA, is pretty much constant traffic. You can avoid some of it by only driving between 11am-1pm or 9pm-5am. Other than that, just suck it up and leave plenty of time for travel.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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LA, is pretty much constant traffic. You can avoid some of it by only driving between 11am-1pm or 9pm-5am. Other than that, just suck it up and leave plenty of time for travel.
Thanks for your reply. I know it isn't possible to completely avoid traffic, but some times and routes have to be better than others. I am also open to public transit.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Realize the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed over a weekend next month - but that shouldn't affect you - but who knows....

A rental car is the best way to go.

Wouldn't you want to switch the order of Grammy Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame so as to take Sunset from Hollywood and not have to backtrack? More like this:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park to Hollywood Gatehouse - Google Maps
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Realize the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed over a weekend next month - but that shouldn't affect you - but who knows....

A rental car is the best way to go.

Wouldn't you want to switch the order of Grammy Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame so as to take Sunset from Hollywood and not have to backtrack? More like this:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park to Hollywood Gatehouse - Google Maps
Thanks Charles. I will actually be leaving before the 405 closure, thank goodness.

Thanks for your suggestion, about switching the Walk of Fame with the Grammy Museum. I didn't realize how far apart they were- I thought it was the same area. This is why I need you guys, lol.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hello everyone, I will be in Los Angeles for about 2.5 days mid-week next month. I was wondering if you guys could help me figure out the best way to see the sites that I want while avoiding freeway and rush hour traffic. I will be arriving mid-day and staying in Redondo Beach (affordable, non-touristy and near the water) and will also have a rental car.

Tentative Schedule
Day 1: Arrive mid-day. Rent car in Redondo Beach (much cheaper than LAX). Drive up to Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

Day 2: Leave hotel around 10 am. Visit Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Angelino Heights Victorian homes, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grammy Museum in that order. Drive on Sunset Blvd all the way to the ocean.

Day 3: Leave 8 am to catch 10 am Catalina Island Ferry. Also visit Queen Mary. Explore downtown Long Beach.

Does this schedule sound possible? Any other suggestions? I thought about taking a tour, but most include places I am not interested in such as movie star homes and Rodeo Drive. I am open to any and all route suggestions, including public transit. Thank you!
you should do fine avoiding traffic most of the trip (or avoiding some) I do think your second day is a bit over enthruistic.

Nita
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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drive from santa monica to downtown LA using wilshire Blvd its a really nice drive
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Default LAX to Redondo Beach?

You said that you are renting a car in Redondo Beach because it is cheaper than LAX. How are you getting there? You know that they are not close right?

You could try this: Shuttle to LAX | Shuttle From LAX | $20 Airport Shuttle | Shuttle2LAX. I think they are about the best deal around. Much cheaper than a taxi.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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you should do fine avoiding traffic most of the trip (or avoiding some) I do think your second day is a bit over enthruistic.

Nita
Yeah, I was thinking I might be trying to do too much on the second day, lol. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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drive from santa monica to downtown LA using wilshire Blvd its a really nice drive
Thanks for the suggestion.
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