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Old 06-27-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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hi all,

I am in Beverly Hills and I need to drive to Long Beach Airport tonight to pick someone up. Thing is, I don't drive on the freeways (don't ask). What's the best way to drive there on surface streets without going through any shady neighborhoods?

thanks!
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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i would take la cienega down to the lax area then jump over to sepulveda, it will turn into PCH in Redondo Beach. however, once you get south of jefferson on la cienega, it turns into a 2 or 3 freeway like street with an increased speed limit and very few stop lights. You can take PCH all the way to Lakewood Blvd in Long Beach (traffic circle) and go north and it will take you right to the airport.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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i think you should offer to pay your guest's cab fare to LAX ($50, flat rate), and pick him up there.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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thanks for the response! i know which part of la cienega you're talking about and it's not my favorite.

i was thinking about just going to west la and taking sepulveda the whole way. what is sepulveda like south of LAX, and the PCH to long beach? freeway-like or not?

thank you!
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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the only parts of PCH that are freewayesque around here are in Malibu and south of Long Beach, otherwise its just a normal street. I second the idea of getting a cab though, that will save you a lot of time and stress. I hope you realize that you're turning a 30 minute trip by freeway into possibly a 1.5-2 hour trip using coastal side streets, each way with minimal traffic.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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I do realize that it's a long trip - unfortunately my guest is already in the air and expecting me, so i have to go. I really don't mind the time, I just get really scared driving on the LA freeways and a little uneasy driving places where I haven't been (like Long Beach).

That traffic circle looks a little dicey. Can I just stay in the outer lane the whole time ond turn off onto Lakewood?
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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yup
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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thanks for the help
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Whittier, California
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Smile Mapquest

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hi all,

I am in Beverly Hills and I need to drive to Long Beach Airport tonight to pick someone up. Thing is, I don't drive on the freeways (don't ask). What's the best way to drive there on surface streets without going through any shady neighborhoods?

Thanks!
Go to www.mapquest.com, and click on the "Avoid Highways" link. It will give you directions to your destination using surface streets. Good Luck.
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