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 answered:
    We went to the source and asked L.A. writer Lena Katz for her recommendations. Here's what she had to say: "Two choices really: West Hollywood/Beverly Hills or Santa Monica. If it's West Hollywood, stay at the Sofitel, SLS, the Andaz, Sunset Tower, Standard, Chamberlain, or the classic Sunset Marquis. Clubs/bars in the neighborhood range from Crown Bar to Guys & Dolls to Skybar at the Mondrian to Villa to Isla to the Viper Room. You could also stay at the Roosevelt or the W in Hollywood, in which case all the Hollywood bars and clubs will be within a couple blocks. Big names include Area, Vice, Avalon, Hwood, MyHouse. Santa Monica's a bit better for older travelers (30-45) but the hotels are awesome (Shutters, Viceroy, Fairmont)." Pick up a copy of Lena's Travel Temptations guides for the full inside scene! http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Temptations-SIP-California-Destinations/dp/0762750766 http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Temptations-SUN-California-Destinations/dp/0762750774
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    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 answered:
    Couple of places that might work are the trendy but affordable Farmer's Daughter in Mid-City West across from L.A.'s famous Farmer's Market or the very budget Stay, which calls itself a "boutique" hostel. Stay is located close to L.A.'s infamous Skid Row district, so definitely be ready for a grittier urban setting here, albeit one that's getting some press as an up-and-coming nightspot. You'll definitely have plenty of choices beyond cheapo greasy burger when it comes to L.A. nightfood. If you've got an iPhone, check out the Los Angeles Street Food app from Sutro Media for some good local picks by Los Angeleno foodie Patrick Green: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/los-angeles-street-food/id355192239?mt=8

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