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    • neighborhoods

      Santa Barbara 2 hours ago

      Considering a property near W Anapamu St & Bath for 3 month rental. Looks like it's a walkable neighborhood
      but is it a safe one?! Thanks for any input.

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    • Travel between devore heights and santa monica

      Devore Heights Apr 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      Is there a commuter train between devore heights and santa monica?

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      July 14, someone?

      Santa Monica Apr 3, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      then i´ll staying in santa monica in July, someone will be there??

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    • Brazil and the WORLD CUP

      California Mar 28, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      Anyone from the bay area planning to go to the world cup in Brazil this year? or is planning to be in Brazil in June?
      I'm looking for a group of people to go with!

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    • Itinerary - Muir Woods

      Muir Woods National Monument Mar 25, 2014 at 6:32 AM

      I have looked at the NPS and various other guides but none of them seem to have conclusive information as to where the giant Redwoods are located - from what I understand they are located in and around Fern Woods/Mill Valley. Any suggestions please

      Many thanks

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    • Where to park/leave my bicycle?

      San Francisco Mar 22, 2014 at 5:08 PM

      I'm renting a bike in SF and if I were to go inside a store or restaurant where would I leave it?
      I'm planning to eat lunch in chinatown so what do I do with my bike?

      Thanks

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    • Car needed in Anaheim?

      Anaheim Mar 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      We are heading to the NCAA tourney in Anaheim this week, staying at the Doubletree in Anaheim /Orange Co. Is a car a necessity? I see there is a super shuttle from the airport. Would we be stranded without a car, or would that just be a hassle? Just wondering if we are in walking distance to restaurants, etc.

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    • Carmel by the sea dos and don'ts?

      Carmel-by-the-Sea 13 hours ago

      We will be in Carmel next week , is it true that ladies should not wear high heels?
      Anything else we need to bear in mind apart from ......if you see Clint ,do not even look at him just mind one's own business!

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    • Photography

      Channel Islands Apr 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      This will be our first visit to the islands. What is the best full day cruise for seeing as many of the islands as possible with photography in mind?

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    • Hotel advice

      San Francisco Apr 9, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      Hello, could you tell me is the Best Western Americana( on 7 th street) in San Francisco an alright hotel for convenience ( easy to get around) price, safety and so on?

       

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    • Tours of Los Angeles

      Los Angeles Apr 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

      Hi can anyone please recommend a good tour of LA that cover the usual touristy things please?

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    • LA to San Fran via Death Valley.

      Death Valley National Park Mar 30, 2014 at 2:11 AM

      My friend and I are planning to drive from LA to San Fran via DV over 2 days.
      Is it possible to see some of the landmarks in this time frame? Which ones do you suggest?
      And where would you recommend staying for the night as a halfway mark?
      Thanks in advance.

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    • Yosemite and Sequoia in April 3rd week

      Yosemite National Park Apr 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      We are a few friends meeting up in Fresno for our trip to Yosemite and Sequoia. We reach Fresno on the night of 16th April, and we have until the afternoon of 20th April to get back to Fresno. I understand that many roads would be closed during this time of the year. Please help us plan our itinerary, how much time to spend where etc.. We are interested in easy-moderate hikes.

       

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      Hostels to stay in near Union Station LA

      Los Angeles Apr 5, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      Hello all!

      I am flying into LAX next Sunday at 9pm and I am looking for a place to stay until I get my AMTRAX train from Union Station up to San Francisco on Tuesday morning.

      I am planning to go straight from the airport to a hostel / hotel near Union station where I can sleep and recover from Jet lag. I want to stay by Union Station the following Monday day and night so I can be near by to collect my train on the tuesday morning.

      Does anybody recommend the best / cheapest way to get from LAX to Union Station on a Sunday night?

      Does anybody have any recommendations for places to stay near Union Station?

      I am thinking a cheap and friendly youth hostel?

      Also, what type of area is Union Station in?
      Are there any interesting places in walking distance?
      Coffee shops or parks where I can just chill for the afternoon?

      I really look forward to hearing from you!
      Many thanks,

      Milly, London

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    • Information on transportation from airport to fishermans wharf

      San Francisco Apr 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

      So we are flying into San Francisco and driving down to Big Sur for a wedding. After the wedding our plan is to go back to San Francisco drop off our rental car and stay and tour for abit. My question is what would be our best bet for getting for the airport to our hotel down on fishermans wharf? There will be six of us.

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    • trolleyhow to use it and how to get advance tickets

      San Diego Mar 30, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      can i take the trolly from the stadiume to the convention center and how late does it run,since i work till 12.30am

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    • Water falls

      Yosemite National Park Mar 23, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      what will the water falls be like in late August we will be on a one day visit from san francisco is a bus best or hire car 7 drive our selves

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    • Historic National Parks/Factory Outlet

      California Mar 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      Reading the guide books there are so many historic parks - probably all with a slightly different twist, so please which are the ones to see and which are the ones to avoid.

      Our plan, Tioga Pass being open in mid June is as follows:

      Depart Cedar Lodge Yosemite - drive via Lee Vining and visit Bodie State Historic Park - is this worth visitng?
      Continue to West Walker Motel Coleville -over night stop

      Stop at Chester Lake 1 night

      Stop at Lake Tahoe 2 nights and then on to outskirts of Sacramento 2 nights - the following parks seem within possible striking distance of these destinations:

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    • tour buses

      San Francisco Apr 8, 2014 at 7:12 AM

      is any one tour bus company better than another ? specifically thinking about Muir Woods/Sausalito for one trip and Yosemite for another.

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    • Yosemite National Park and Sonoma and Napa Valley

      Yosemite National Park Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      We are going to SFO the first week of May. What are the major points to visit in Yosemite Park? Can you see enough in a day? Next, we want to travel to Sonoma and Napa Valley? Do you recommend both, or one over the other. We have 4 days to do these things and then we will be in SFO for a week for a conference. Can you recommend places to stat in Yosemite and Sonoma/Napa Valley?

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    • transportation to coronado island

      Coronado Mar 24, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      We need ground transportation from the San Diego train station to Marietta Bay Inn on Coronado Island for 6 people what is available?

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    • where to stay?

      Los Angeles 21 hours ago

      hi am looking forward to going to los angeles this summer for about 7 nights and cant find where to stay. one plan i was thinking was stay in downtown LA (or somewhere around there idk ive never been) maybe hollywood or west hollywood for a couple nights but also want some good views cus i love to take pictures,and then stay in santa monica for a couple nights? probably not tho since that might be a little to expensive..plan on renting a car too because everything is far apart(so ive read)im a big tourist lol but i want to do all the stuff in hollywood,griffith park,go to staples center,santa monica the beach,the pier venice beach/boardwalk maybe see a movie at the beach,laguna beach bunch of stuff lol universal studios and anything else u guys might recommend? anybody know any hotels that offers the most value or bang for your buck.thanks

       

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    • General travellng

      California Mar 20, 2014 at 7:21 PM

      I'm planning on travelling along the west coast for a month in May. I was wondering does anyone have any tips on the best methods of transport to use without access to a car. Many thanks in advance.

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    • RV TRIP 1 Month

      California Apr 6, 2014 at 6:05 AM

      Hi all, I wonder if you can help ! Myself and my Family with 3 kids 13, 12 and 11 are coming to Califonia in August we have rented a RV and plan on doing a bit of sight seeing. this is our current planned trip, can I have your advice on if you think anything should change ??

      5 Night in LA
      Newport Beach area for 1 night 2 days.
      San Diego 2 nights
      Stay on route to Grand Canyon
      Over night stay Grand Canyon
      Leave GC for Las Vegas stopping off at Hoover Dam
      3 whole days and night in Las Vegas
      Death Valley Area 51 etc over night stay
      Leave DV for Yosemite 1 and half days there
      Move to Monterey bat stopping off at Sequoia National Park
      1 day and 3 nights in San Fran

      Also do you think we should book RV parks in advance your advice would be fantastic thanks Mike

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      City near LA

      Santa Monica Mar 20, 2014 at 7:25 AM

      whitch city near LA it is good to visit?

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    • transportation from Airport to Hyatt the Pike at LB

      by angela456 Online Now Mar 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      can anyone recommend the best form of transportation, car service, taxi what do local recommend. Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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      WILL I BE IN DANGER IF I TAKE THE GREYHOUND FROM TUCSON TO LONG BEACH?

      by DesireeR2 Online Now Nov 14, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      I'm a very tough girl and knows how stay away from bad people but do you think it will be a bad idea for me to take it by myself?

      8 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM
    • CSULB area

      by wasabi129 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      Is the area around Long Beach State safe?

      5 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    • bus to inglewood forum

      by menager5 Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      is there a bus from long beach to the forum in inglewood?

      3 Answers Sep 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    • How safe is 6 and pine and Ocean blvd to work?

      by allkuppaisatnet Online Now Aug 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Hi Got a Job near Ocean Blvd or 6 and pine. Is it safe to go to work there?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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      Camping south of Long Beach

      by jagheter Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Can anyone recommend a nice camping spot between Long Beach and San Diego? It doesn't have to be on the beach?

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM
    • Driving into Long Beach

      by teresaandterry Online Now Feb 23, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      Hi We are doing the drive from San Fran to Vegasin Late July. My question is I realy want to stay on the Queen Mary but on close inspection of the map dont like what I see with the roads in LA. We are coming in from Santa Barbara hoping to call in on Santa Monica and Malibu (might even stay one night if people recomend) BUT what is the driving like for a Brit not used to the traffic, is it easy (ish) to get to the Mary at Long Beach. Dont want to have a panic attack!! It looks like an easyish 405 but when blow up the map theres a lot of spaghetti like roads. Advice please, Thank you

      5 Answers Feb 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM
    • Queen Mary

      by teresaandterry Online Now Feb 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      Hi everyone
      We are staying for two or three days on the Queen Mary as a speciel treat. We will have a rental car but would like to know can you get into Hollywood area and Warner Brothers studio from there by public transport...easily that is not lots of changes. Dont realy want to take the car into LA itself. Would also like to visit Disney World but think that may be a car day.
      Is it a nice area to stay anyway, we will have just driven along the highway from sanfram.
      Thankyou

      7 Answers Feb 13, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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      Safe or Dangerous to ones well being?

      by Goofyone Online Now Dec 8, 2012 at 4:35 PM

      We are staying at Comfort Inns and Suites ,200 East Willow St. in Long Beach. Should I look for a different Hotel or is it safe in this area ? Will be there for 2 days .

      5 Answers Dec 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM
    • Have I Made a Mistake?

      by mgwidow Online Now Apr 18, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      I have booked to come to the USA for the first time, visiting San Fransisco, Las Vegas and Long Beach. We are staying in the Westin towards the end of September.

      I booked Long Beach, because I am not really interested in Hollywood and I wanted a chilled out end to our trip. (Nicebeach, restaurants and maybe a couple of excursions)

      Reading a little more about Long Beach now, I worry I have boooked to come to somewhere that is quite unsafe and I will have to constantly worry about our safety.

      Although it may be expensive to do so, should I change and book Redondo instead?

      Thanks
      Mgwidow

      16 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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      Need Hotel Stay Near Catalina Ferry Port

      by atufft Online Now Mar 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      I've been studying the possibility of staying at the Queen Mary, but since we have our dog with us, the extra75- fee seems a bit much for place that seems like a run-down tourist trap. But, then the pet friendly Motel 6 seems to offer nothing in terms of experience, even for one night stay.

      All we want is a decent one night experience in the hours before getting on the ferry to Catalina Island. So, it seems that we could do better to stay somewhere else within the LA basin, within reasonable distance of the Catalina Port. We will drive from Northern California, so getting to the last ferry departing on Sunday--5:45PM--also seems difficult.

      So, does anyone have a unique, and not overly expensive LA hotel recommendation, a place where we can get out on the street to walk the dog without getting run over, and get non-corporate style food to eat? I know, this seems like I'm asking too much from LA, or am I?

      2 Answers Mar 30, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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      Extra hour in downtown Long Beach

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Feb 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      Help!!

      We are celebrating Valentine's day today, and I mis-scheduled things by an hour. We will get out of the theater a bit after 4:00, and dinner is not until 5:30 at Sir Winston's on the Queen Mary. Any advice on what to do for that extra hour?
      (She has seen the Miller Gardens, and casinos do not interest her )

      Please post by 4:00PM today, and I can read it on my cell phone. Thanks.

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM
    • moving to long beach

      by grahamshelia77 Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 12:53 AM

      How hard is it for a young couple to make it in Long Beach after relocating from the san Fernardo Valley?

    • Island Freeman

      by PeteBikerMan1 Online Now Oct 24, 2009 at 5:38 PM

      What is the name of the landscape architect that designed and built the landscaping?

      1 Answer Oct 24, 2009 at 8:18 PM
    • East Long Beach

      by finaldraft25 Online Now May 5, 2009 at 9:55 PM

      I was curious as to what neighborhoods are considered the most dangerous on the east side of Long Beach? Can you be specific, with street names, and why these areas are so dangerous?

      1 Answer May 6, 2009 at 1:21 AM
    • What is there to do in Long Beach

      by 1753 Online Now Apr 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM

      My boyfriend will be traveling to Long Beach for work related purposes and I will be tagging along. We are from Canada and don't know to much about it. We are both in our early 30's. While he is at work what is there to do....besides sitting on the beach :)

      Any good hotel deals, shopping etc. I am your typical girl so anything you can tell us about Long Beach would be SOOOO appreciated. We are traveling there mid May 2009.

      Thanks so much

      9 Answers Apr 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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      nightlife

      by sazkia Online Now Mar 14, 2008 at 2:42 PM

      Hello!

      Is pine ave the right area to go out at in the evening? Not sure at all would really appreciate some advice.

      Thanks xx

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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      Long beach or Redondo beach??

      by sazkia Online Now Mar 14, 2008 at 2:35 PM

      Hi there!!

      I'm travelling around CA this summer and I've got a spare night inbetween hermosa and huntington beach. Where do u advise to stay Redondo or Long beach?? or anywhere else thats near?

      sarah x

      5 Answers Mar 15, 2008 at 5:40 AM
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      area/ hotel help!

      by sazkia Online Now Mar 6, 2008 at 11:16 AM

      Hello there!

      I'm from the Uk and i'm travelling around california this summer and can't wait!
      I've decided to stop off at long beach for 1 day/night but i'm not sure what area to stay. I'm 24 and looking for a good night out, with a cheap but clean hotel. Any information would be a great help.

      Thank you Sarah xx

      10 Answers Aug 15, 2008 at 6:01 PM
    • LGB Airport to Downtown Long Beach

      by Simonyi123 Online Now Nov 16, 2007 at 8:40 AM

      What do you recommend as the best way to
      get from Airport to Downtown long beach
      via public transportation???

      1 Answer Nov 16, 2007 at 9:43 AM
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      Best Westerns in Long Beach

      by happytravellers Online Now Jul 18, 2007 at 9:16 AM

      Hi there. We plan to use some points for a one-night stay at one of the Best Westerns in Long Beach this October. Can anyone recommend which Best Western is the best (property, location etc.) -
      - Best Western at the Convention Centre
      - Best Western of Long Beach
      - Best Western Golden Sails

      Also, some friends want to book a room (up to110 roughly) in a good location at the same time (October) - not necessarily at a Best Western if they can find something better. Any advice on a great hotel in that price range would be great.

      Thanks,
      Karin

      3 Answers Jul 27, 2007 at 8:43 AM
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      Come to a VT meet and Party with me!!! July 27th 2007

      by jennwerner Online Now Jul 10, 2007 at 6:15 AM

      Hi my name is Jenn. I am from Columbus Ohio and I have never seen the Pacific Ocean. Do you believe that? Well, I will be visiting your fine State in a couple weeks. And guess what while I am in town there is gonna be one heck of a Party. Oops I mean VT meet.
      So here are the facts (aka reasons to come out to the VT Meet.
      1.) You get to hang out with members near the beach.
      2.) You can drink and have food and fun while doing so.
      3.) Its summer time and a great time to go to the beach to meet cool fun people.
      4.) It’s at a really cool place.
      Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach
      3801 Highland Ave.
      Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
      310.545.6563


      5.) It’s on a Friday so you don’t have to work the next day.
      6.) It’s California. (That’s more for me) LOL. You are used to being there.
      7.) Reserved seating at the bar and drink Specials.
      8.) I hear the Southern California VT members know how to Party.
      9.) I will be there (What more do you need) ha ha.

      So please come sign up for the Meet on July 27th 2007 The organizer is Kzapanta and Jenn_d who have been awesome at helping me plan my trip.
      Here is a link to the meet I hope you will come and sign up….
      meetings.virtualtourist.com/...

      Hope to see you there.....

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2007 at 11:55 AM
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      Any comments on the Holiday Inn in the Downtown Area?

      by reveria Online Now May 31, 2007 at 9:21 AM

      Hello there

      Was hoping for some local advice as to the immediate area around the Holiday Inn Hotel in the downtown area, is it dangerous in the daytime? We plan to visit Long Beach in Jan and there is such a fight in the family as a whole group of us are making the trip. Any local information or comments would be very helpful. Thanks for your time!

      Rachel

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      attending grand prix weekend in long beach, need restaurant recommedations

      by shastashark Online Now Apr 9, 2007 at 11:35 AM

      hello!

      I'll be attending the grand prix in long beach from thurday, april 12th til sunday, april 15th. I'm staying at the residence inn in long beach, but will mostly be around the race track area. are there any good, fun places that you can recommend for dinner, drinks, or just hanging out.

      thanks!

    • Studying at Long Beach

      by Forssell Online Now Mar 21, 2007 at 9:34 AM

      Hi all :D

      I open this topic because I'd need of some info... I hope someone will reply :D


      Well.. I'm from Italy and I study at university. I won a student's grant (I dunno if the word is right.. I mean to say I won money from my uni to apply a project/research in a foreign country) and I'd like to apply it at Long Beach.

      Now.. I should go there in August or September and I'm looking for accomodations.
      I'd like to know if there are places for students where they can eat/sleep ecc.. I'm not looking for renting houses but only for places where students live all together.

      I hope you can understand, coz I'm not able to find the right words in English to describe that :D



      Well.. can someone help me? You're all free to send me an email to the following address: darren_duncan@virgilio.it







      See you all ;)



      Alex

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2007 at 10:05 PM
    • Visiting Long Beach, CA Mar 24-30...what to wear/what to do/beach

      by Ratbert Online Now Feb 19, 2007 at 10:07 AM

      I'll be in Long Beach Mar 24-30, staying at the Hyatt Regency near the beach. I plan to spend time at the beach during the day and go out and have fun in the evenings. What's considered appropriate swimwear on the beach for a young male in good shape? Where is good to go in the evenings? What is the temp likely to be?
      Thanks!

      1 Answer Feb 19, 2007 at 12:56 PM
    • Whats the weather like

      by eclipsed Online Now Jan 16, 2007 at 2:51 AM

      My family of 6 are planning a trip to California,we are looking at the Orange Co. area. What is the weather usually like the first 2 weeks in November.Also is Belmont Shore,Long Beach a good base, we plan on visiting Valencia,San Diego and Anaheim.

      5 Answers Jan 18, 2007 at 5:24 PM
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      the safety of public transit

      by deblaya Online Now Jan 4, 2007 at 8:16 AM

      Hello,

      I'll be visiting Long Beach next week for 3 days and will be staying at a hotel near the waterfront. My plan is to spend 2 days in the hollywood/santa monica area and 1 day at a beach. According to the MTA website theres the 'blue line' that goes to LA and I can transfer to the 'green line' to go to Rotondo and transfer to the 'red line' to go to hollywood. My questions are: Is it safe to travel through southern LA from Long Beach, ie. through Compton and other areas. And if its not safe can anyone recommend a better (yet cheap) way to go to the places I mentioned. I'm a young female travelling alone and I don't want to put myself in any dangerous situations.

      Thanks!

      8 Answers Jan 5, 2007 at 8:28 AM
    • planning to travel with dogs - need advice

      by loralu Online Now Nov 14, 2006 at 12:06 PM

      Hey - I've enjoyed reading some of the Q&A regarding the area. Looking for a bit of sunshine, beach time, relax, maybe mild hiking, place for my dogs to hang, meet some *interesting* people, quiet time but also nice music (jazz or Dj house or break beat music) at night, perhaps. I'll be driving from Denver with 2 huskies sometime here late November or December. So don't want to go somewhere that's in 90's - hopefully no hotter than mid 80's. Hoping for a place that is dog-friendly and looking for a potential hostel or low-key hotel that we can stay at that's clean. I figure this is the closest, nicest area to Denver that has beach but am open for other suggestions. I also like Ultimate frisbee :)

      I read about Long Beach so that doesn't sound as interesting as the other places like Venice, Santa Monica, Redondo, Hermosa, etc. Never been to this area so have no idea what to expect. Any advice is welcome!

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2007 at 12:58 PM
    • Accomodation in Long Beach

      by corneliuslionel Online Now Nov 6, 2006 at 7:45 AM

      Hi, I am planning to spend one night at Long Beach California. Does anyone have good recommendations on cheap accomodations along ocean boulevard? Anyone can suggest what I can do in half a day in Long Beach? Thanks in advance for the help

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2006 at 7:36 PM