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.
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.
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!
The train system is pretty safe way to go. Do you drive?? U can rent a geo metro for like 30uds!
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?
Don't you have to be at least 25 years old to rent a car in the US ? You do in Canada.
If during the day, rent a car and go to Venice beach
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)