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    • Coronado Ferry to mainland for touring?

      San Diego Dec 23, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      Two young seniors spending 4 days in San Diego in February and staying on Coronado. Will have a car. Is it advisable to take the ferry back and forth to see (walk/ taxi) some of the mainland sites? Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, perhaps, Balboa Park (Zoo), etc.? How about if we want dinner on the mainland? Or should we drive to most places? Itinerary not set yet.

    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

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      Good hotels near to Alcatraz just a good location ?

      San Francisco Dec 31, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      Hey guys I'm travelling to San Fran for four days on my own In July
      First time ever so bit nervous but excited
      Have no idea what hotel to stay in that's near to Alcatraz and other areas to see
      I'm 27 from London
      Can any one help !!??? X

    • Where to Stay?

      Los Angeles Jan 2, 2017 at 5:45 AM

      We'll be coming to Los Angeles in the summer with our kids and will have 4 days to do touristy things (Hollywood walk of fame and Hollywood Blvd area, Universal Studios, Warner Brother's Tour, Santa Monica Pier, La Brae Tar Pits, etc).

      I'm having trouble deciding on a hotel. We are on a budget since we'll need to keep money for LA plus 4 days at Disney. Anyone stayed at Days Inn near Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Celebrity, Comfort Inn...or hotels in Thai Town such as Dixie Hotel, Hollywood City Inn? We will most likely be renting a car for our LA days.

    • Day trip from LA to Joshua Tree?

      Los Angeles Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 PM

      Young senior couple staying in Santa Monica with a car for 10 days in late February and thinking of a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Is that feasible? And if so, can I add a stop in Palm Springs to the day trip?


    • Sunset blvd

      by Cuiky Online Now Aug 1, 2016 at 5:36 PM

      Staying in a hotel for a few nights in the Thai town/little Armenia area called Americas best value inn.
      Looking for a bit of info on the area really. I know it's not far from the metro station (10 min walk if I'm correct) which is ideal for getting to touristy destinations I plan to go. I'm not hiring a car so will be dependant on public transport and uber. Is there anything around the area I am that's worth checking out and in general is it a relatively safe place to be based for my trip?
      Any and all info is greatly appreciated

      12 Answers Aug 4, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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      by christhewriter Online Now Apr 8, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      Im going there next month to universal studios but we're staying for 3 more days so I would like to visit other -not very expensive- places. Any recommendation or tip is more than welcome :)


      10 Answers Apr 13, 2016 at 12:57 PM
    • hollywood sign

      by almato Online Now May 11, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      How do i get to the hollywood sign?

      8 Answers May 12, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    • Questions about a custom tour in Hollwood and LA

      by iampino Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Hello all,

      My wife and I are staying in Hollwood, CA for two nights and have one full day planned for sightseeing (it will be a Saturday) and doing the touristy things. We will be driving our rental car and having it at our hotel. Our questions are as follows:

      How much time is stuck in traffic driving from place to place? We are planning out a schedule (not necessarily tight, but we have timelines of where we want to go, etc.) and trying to add time for driving.

      Is it better to do a personalized tour so that we don't need to drive and park our car?

      If you've done a custom tour, who do you recommend?

      Is there one part of the city busier at certain times on a Saturday morning/afternoon/evening then others? If we know West Hollywood is slammed in the morning, then we would start on the other side of town.

      Thanks for your valuable knowledge and incite!

      3 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 10:25 PM
    • Troubadour areas

      by MarianneUKFR Online Now Feb 19, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      I would like your advice . I will stay for a week in West Hollywood - Near Santa Monica Boulevard, 5 mins walk to Troubadour... Is it an unsafe area to stay on my own over there?
      Is it easy to take bus from there to get around?

      I'm not planning to get a car as I'm not comfortable with it.

      Then, I have to find another accommodation for the last 4 days - preference to be: nearer to Union street Hilton Hotel to get the San Fran bus...
      Have you got any place to recommend without being too far from the Kodak Theater (as I would like to see the academy awards event)?

      Many thanks for your help.


      6 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM
    • best extended stay motel

      by lauramed Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      son is relocating, are there extended stay motels that are not too expensive

      4 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 8:19 AM
    • walking

      by cerickson Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 6:08 AM

      Forgot to mention one senior in our group. What do you suggest w/all the walking, etc.?

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM
    • hotel

      by cerickson Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      First time to Hollywood. Want to do all the typical tourist things & Universal, as well. Where should we stay that won't break the bank. Oh, and we will have a car.

      5 Answers Jun 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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      Beverly Garlands Holiday Inn

      by Friskyfinn Online Now May 5, 2012 at 5:59 AM

      Is anyone familiar with the above hotel please? We're in town for 2 nts only to see/visit 'the Strip'', Universal and WB Studios. All the hotels on the beaches seem to be very expensive. Is this an ok location?

      3 Answers May 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM
    • Safe to stay in Hollywood/West Hollywood area?

      by vivdraward Online Now Nov 15, 2011 at 11:23 AM

      We are four women in our 40s and early 50s who plan a trip to Los Angeles in the spring. We are hoping to secure Ellen Degeneres tickets to one of her tapings which is in Burbank. We would also like to see the usual....Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Universal Studio, etc. We are actually looking at renting either a condo or house in that area, rather than hotel rooms. It's a less expensive alternative but we have not yet booked it. What I need to know is - is this area, Hollywood/West Hollywood safe? I've heard that very little is walkable and that you either need a car or perhaps a car service to get you from point A to B. Is this correct? Is so, does anyone know of a reliable and affordable car service?

      In doing my research and reading about Hollywood, it sounds like it may not be the best place to stay but I'm not sure where alternatively would be best for us considering some of the activities we'd like to do.

      BTW - we will only be there from Sunday, leaving first thing Thursday.

      Any help or suggestions are most welcome.


      5 Answers Nov 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM
    • LAX to Holiday Inn Walk Of Fame

      by shopgaI Online Now Apr 22, 2011 at 5:22 PM


      We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Walk of Fame in Los Angeles for 3 days. Just wondering if anyone can tell us how to get there from LAX using public transportation and how easy it is?


      7 Answers Apr 24, 2011 at 8:52 AM
    • Best photo opportunity for Hollywood sign

      by bjones277 Online Now Jan 29, 2011 at 6:10 AM

      I have been researching the best places to get a photo of the Hollywood sign, not just a zoom job from a distance but a location where I can take a pic of myself and wife in front of the sign so the sign stands out pretty clear in the picture.

      I have been told about the Griffith Observatory, 3000 and 3116 Canyon Lake Drive, Hollywood and Highland Center, 3384 Deronda Dr. Los Angeles.

      Because I won't be driving in Hollywood, would asking a taxi driver to take us to any of these places be the best thing to do? or would the taxi drivers know the perfect spots? I don't really know.


      4 Answers Jan 29, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      by Travelholic123 Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM

      A while ago, I found a post where someone found the perfect close up spot to see the Hollywood Sign.

      Unfortunately, I cannot find the post I am looking for.

      I have been to Hollywood before and see the sign from Muholland Drive, but this time want to get closer.

      What are your secret places for up close views of the sign? Thank you!

      4 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 12:55 AM
    • Personal Safety

      by Ireland2k Online Now Jul 22, 2010 at 8:25 PM

      Hi everyone

      We want to stay in Hollywood Orchard Suite for a few nights and wondering what it is like around that area.

      Some people say it is dangerous around that area, but I believe if we use common sense, we will be fine. I think there is a risk where ever you go, but I want hear it from someone who live there or who travel there frequently. Is there anything we need to be concern about?



      4 Answers Jul 24, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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      Public Transportation from The Grafton on Sunset Boulvard to Century City

      by pamfraizer Online Now Jun 2, 2010 at 3:54 AM

      I recently booked a room at the Grafton and am attending a conference at the Hyatt in Century City. Is there an easy public transportation route to get me to and from the conference every day?

      3 Answers Jun 4, 2010 at 10:23 PM
    • Which Hollywood station? Vine or Highland stop?

      by asalvador Online Now Mar 26, 2010 at 1:44 AM

      Hi! I will take the flyaway bus from LAX to my hotel - Holiday Inn Walk of Fame at 1921 N. Highland Ave. I just want to make sure that this location is nearest at Hollywood/ Highland stop and not at Hollywood/ Vine stop.

      Thank you for your assistance!!

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2010 at 10:42 AM
    • bowl shuttle

      by oldschoolaz Online Now Jun 3, 2009 at 10:56 AM

      Can you get a shuttle from the Hollywood Bowl back to orange court /highland BEFORE the concert event ends. May need to leave before end of venue. If no are there taxis available there? thanks

    • Sunset and Vine

      by loving_father Online Now Jan 30, 2009 at 11:16 PM

      How safe is the area around sunset and vine. What part of los angeles is the safest?

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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      Hollywood Sign

      by tracyskf Online Now Jan 28, 2009 at 12:09 AM

      I read somewhere that we can have a good view of Hollywood sign on Hollywood & Highland centre? Is this true?

      Please let me know where to best catch this and have a picture that is clear (without background of crowd).


      3 Answers Nov 6, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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      Accomodation in Hollywood

      by tracyskf Online Now Jan 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM


      I am planning my trip to LA in March. Will need 3 day accomodation in Hollywood area. Does anyone have any suggestions?
      - clean and decent budget accomodation less than USD 100 incl of tax
      - free parking or minimal rate
      - near to Metro as we plan to leave the car in the hotel while we explore Hollywood

      We plan to rent a car (drive to San Diego and Disneyland later part of the trip), but in Hollywood, plan to take the Metro around instead. Please let me know if this is a good idea.


      4 Answers Aug 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM
    • Touring Hollywood

      by mmahavier Online Now Jan 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM

      Which is the best tour of Hollywood for star homes and famous locations?

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      Paramount Studio's open on sunday?

      by niyagi Online Now Jan 5, 2009 at 5:47 AM

      Hi Virtual tourist

      Does anybody know if the Paramount Studios are open on sundays?? i cant seem to find it on their site...


      5 Answers Jan 7, 2009 at 11:42 AM
    • hollywood

      by rebeccabrittain Online Now Dec 26, 2008 at 11:22 AM

      where is the best place to get a close-up picture of the hollywood sign? as a family and free

      3 Answers Dec 26, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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      hotels in hollywood?

      by suzaangroenewald Online Now Sep 13, 2008 at 7:47 PM

      hi there,
      me and 3 friends are going on holiday to las vegas next week and am thinking of renting a car and driving to hollywood for a day or two. any suggestions for cheapish, well located hotels or bed and breakfasts will be great!! we will have the rental car, but dont want to spend a fortune on parking, if we can walk or use public transport to the major sites.

      3 Answers Nov 12, 2008 at 11:09 PM
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      LAX to Hollywood

      by Indyjack Online Now Aug 3, 2008 at 12:41 PM

      I have a 6 hour layover in L.A. and would like to visit Hollywood while I'm waiting for my next flight. Can I take the metro from LAX to Hollywood & Vine? Is that the best stop to see the most tourist attractions in a short amount of time?


      5 Answers Aug 4, 2008 at 7:34 PM
    • West Hollywood to Malibu

      by evak31 Online Now Aug 2, 2008 at 9:19 AM

      Hi everybody

      I will be staying in West Hollywood for about a week in the middle of August. I've heard that it is difficult to go around in LA without a car.Still I would really like to visit some of the beaches. Is there a way to go from West Hollywood to Malibu beach without a car?

      1 Answer Aug 2, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    • Hollywood to Disneyland!

      by lexie_2388 Online Now Feb 16, 2008 at 10:04 PM

      Does anyone happen to know the distance or approximate cab fare from hollywood to didneyland?

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2008 at 2:17 PM
    • Finances

      by Skonie Online Now Dec 26, 2007 at 11:01 PM

      My girlfriend and I have been talking baout planning a trip out west. She has always wanted to go to Hollywood and do all the touristy things. How much would you say would be an adequate amount of money to take to spend in California. Keep in mind we want to eat out in resturaunts, stay in a nice hotel (not to ritzy tho), take tours, go shopping, etc. Thanks!


      3 Answers Dec 27, 2007 at 12:25 PM
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      just visited la times webpage and veiwed the 400 photos and...

      by calidreamin Online Now Oct 16, 2007 at 6:47 AM

      It lookes very dirty, lots of homeless people, and wondering about my upcoming stay in hollywood???? How safe will 2 girls be?

      11 Answers Oct 16, 2007 at 10:55 AM
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      can a 17 yr old visit any of the clubs in hollywood

      by calidreamin Online Now Oct 11, 2007 at 5:58 AM

      my daughter is 17 and we will be in hollywood one week just before she turns 18, this is her 18 birthday present, a trip to hollywood and my first time in california. arriving nov 20. I'm looking for any motley crue memorbilla. (cant spell) thanks... all i know is that there is a gutair in the hard rock from mick mars

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2007 at 2:27 PM