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9 hour lay over in LA, any suggestions ?

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1. Posted by Gmoney (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hey, I have a 9 hour lay over in LA airport in mid may, I was wondering if its even worth my time to leave the air port for a bit or if that is just wishful thinking. It'd be great to go out and see a bit of the city, but I'm not quite sure if that is a possibility. My current knowledge of LA is next to non-existsent (I know that its hot and that the Shaq-less Lakers missed the play-offs) so any suggestions would be quite helpful.



2. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

Hit up Santa Monica. Lots of things to do in that area. Nice beach, great shopping, excellent food, and UCLA campus. U can even take in a baseball game.


3. Posted by larondey (Full Member 105 posts) 11y

I've also got a long layover (23.5 hrs) at LAX. I already have Jay Leno tickets for 5/10, but I need to know how to get from LAX to Burbank! I don't want to take a taxi for $50 each way because I am a college student, and frankly I will gladly give up my tickets instead of paying that much for a ride! Is the subway systen efficient/quick? Anyone in LA, please help!


4. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

The train system is pretty safe way to go. Do you drive?? U can rent a geo metro for like 30uds!


5. Posted by larondey (Full Member 105 posts) 11y

a rental car would be great - if i weren't 18! most companies wouldn't dream of renting a car to me... and if they would consider it, they'd refuse me again when they saw i was carrying a massachusetts license!

do you know about how long the subway would take from LAX to Hollywood?


6. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y


Don't you have to be at least 25 years old to rent a car in the US ? You do in Canada.



7. Posted by tmc7427 (Inactive 42 posts) 11y

If during the day, rent a car and go to Venice beach

8. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 11y

The subway is only about 9 miles long and only runs between downtown and North Hollywood. (which is close to Burbank--but still too far to walk).

I think you mean the "Blue Line". It's a metro kind of thing that runs from the Airport up to downtown, where you can then catch the subway.

I think you would have to take a regular LA bus from North Hollywood (from the subway stop to Burbank and back).

Generally, the Leno show tapes around 5 PM or so in order to air in the Eastern time zone at 11 PM (8 PM Pacific time). You have to be there an hour or two early to get in, though)