We have booked to go to LA for 9 day at the end of March. I have spoken to quite a few people who were very disappointed by LA and have said that we don't need longer than 4 days max. Can anyone help me on a different itinerary . We love sightseeing and don't mind walking but we are not one for lazing around but do enjoy scuba diving. I am waiting for my travel book to arrive but I find it more useful to see what others have done.
Look forward to some replies( hopefully)
I'd say even 4 days is too much for LA. Really not a fan of that city; it's grey and dirty and clogged with traffic.
Luckily the rest of California has wonderful sights by the bucketload, and 9 days is not nearly enough for them. Yosemite is usually an obvious recommendation, but might not be the best idea in March. Instead, I'd say: See if you like the looks of driving the Pacific Coast Highway for about three days, stopping at every little cove and turnoff, visiting the aquarium at Monterey, exploring Santa Cruz (one of my favorite towns in that part of the world), and then ending in San Francisco, where you can easily spend a week without getting bored.
Thanks that does sound better although We've been to San fra and loved it. How about going south to San Diego?
There's plenty to see and do in LA. You just have to know where to go. I lived there for several years and enjoyed it. What interests you? Want the beaches? There are lots of them around. Like surfing, there's that, too. Want to hike? There are mountains close by. There's even hiking trails near the polo grounds at Will Rogers State Park, just above Santa Monica. Take a stroll on the Venice Beach boardwalk on weekends; and survey the scene. There's Beverly Hills; and the trendy shops on Melrose Avenue. Walk some of the neighborhoods. LA is a collection of neighborhoods. Go to some local markets. Visit ethnic areas, such as Koreatown. Sample the many types of food and restaurants. There are art galleries galore (LA has lots of rich people). Wander in fabulous museums and libraries. Want theme parks? There's Disneyland and Universal Studios. There's nightlife to suit every interest. Expand your horizons; it's all on display in LA; and waiting for you to discover!
[ Edit: Edited on 13-Feb-2016, at 04:15 by berner256 ]