Expert Travel Advice to Los Angeles

Top Answers To Los Angeles Travel Questions

  • Alistair answered:
    Assuming you're heading out from Las Vegas, I'd probably you drive over to Los Angeles and then make your way north along California Highway One. Not sure how long you have, but Santa Barbara is a really lovely place at which to stop. Maybe also spend a night or two up in the Big Sur area, before scheduling a stop in either Monterey or Carmel (Big Sur Nepenthe restaurant is a prime spot for a lunch stop with a view!). Carmel is very quaint and has some nice inns and guesthouses. You could also go a bit more upscale at somewhere like the Inn at Pebble Beach or Bernardus Lodge (http://away.com/resorts/bernardus-lodge-bl-hotelid53531.html) in this area. After Monterey, it's a fairly straight shot up to San Francisco, where you could obviously spend some more time sightseeing before flying out. Best advice, though, is not to overdo the driving and enjoy the scenery along this wonderful stretch of coastline (it can also get a little slow during peak travel seasonss).
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    In short, lots. Depending on your particular teenager's interests, here are a few ideas to get the gray matter going: seeing the sights in Hollywood; cruising around Beverly Hills; shopping (OK, maybe window shopping) on Rodeo Drive; theme-park fun at places like Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain; hitting the sand at Venice Beach or Santa Monica; movie-themed action at places including Universal Studios or studio tours of the NBC or Sony Pictures lots; sporting events including LA Lakers (basketball), LA Dodgers (baseball), or LA Galaxy (soccer) games; and, finally, lots of outdoor action, including a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park (great rock-climbing) or a hike in the sprawling, and surprisingly accessible, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    The closest airport to Universal Studios is Burbank Airport (BUR) also known as Bob Hope Airport. The closest airport to Knott's Berry Farm is John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA which is in Orange County. I would fly into Burbank, stay in a Hollywood Hotel near Universal Studios for the duration of my visit to Los Angeles and take one day to visit Knott's Berry Farm which would only be a 45 drive from your Hollywood Hotel then drive back in the evening.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Head to Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino National Forest, less than two hours east of downtown L.A. For bass fishing, try Castaic Lake, a smallish, 2,200-acre lake loaded with big largemouth bass that's just north of the city. For more fishing ideas, check out this California fishing page on Away.com's sister site, GORP.com: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/activity/fishing/fis_ca.htm

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