Im coming to La (santa monica) in Jan Before heading out to fiji.
have got 10days in La. was thinking about maybe staying in vegas for most of it as dont hear the best reports about LA. whats santa monica like?
I was then thinking of having 6 night in LA and maybe taking in the dam and canyon few days, does all this sounds feasable? any other things i should do.
thanks in advance dudes,
Sanata Monica is great fun. It's very cool, there's lots to do (if you have some money) and there is definitely lots to see.
The pier and beach are gorgeous, personally I'd be happy spending most of my time there, but there are great bars, shops , tours of hollywood, and fantastic street acts at night that range from the very good to the very very very bad.
I would definitely recommend staying in or near santa monica for a while, there is a decent bus route that gets you there from the aiport if your strapped.
Of course I'm biased, but Vegas sure has SM beat for things to do and probably room prices as well. I am in LV now, so PM me if you need specifics. I've spent 2 months in Fiji years ago.
10 days is plenty to accomplish all the sights you want to see in Los Angeles and Las Vegas area.
Since you like to travel and party, you will have a good time in both cities. I personally think Los Angeles edges out Las Vegas.
I would not recommend Universal Studios as a sight to see, but Mulholland Drive is cool to take a drive on.
p.s. rent a car if you can.