If you were spending 24 hours only in Los Angeles what would you do?
I'll most likely be staying near LAX as I have a flight to catch the next morning and would probably be relying on public transport, so I'm looking for suggestions that would involve the least amount of travelling. Don't really want to be hopping all over the place - looking at everything but seeing nothing type of thing!!
I have a story of a day crossing LA and back from Anaheim (Disney) which Hollywood could make into a movie. Umpteen buses, trains, a stop off in South Central. All wearing shorts, t-shirt and a goatee beard, while carrying a fedex package.
Stay in and read a book!
I would stay close to LAX and head to Manhattan Beach or Santa Monica Beach. Plus a taxi ride to either would not take too long.
Manhatten would be less touristy
More for Tourists and a fun place to hang out.
You will get a good CA vibe from both places.
Cool. Manhattan Beach sounds pretty good. My timing is terrible though ... I'll miss the Surf Festival, the Sand Castle Contest and (worst of all) the Beach Volleyball tournament
Any opinions on Venice Beach?
Venice Beach is a People Watching Meca!! It is a little farther to go from LAX but not too bad. Check it out online and see what you think. It is famous and certainly worth seeing at least once in your life. Quite a bit different from the Seashores of Ireland.
I love Venice Beach. Public Transportion in L.A. can be tricky though so good luck with that. But I think I was being ambitious in my attempt to get from L.A. to Long Beach via bus... silly me.
I would drive to Newport Beach and spend most of the day on the beach, rent a bike and ride up and down the coast for a couple of hours, then spend the rest either in the shops/restaurants nearby, or take the 5 minute ferry ride across Newport Bay to Balboa Island and tour it. At night before leaving, I'd go up the coast to Bolsa Chica Beach and have a campfire cookout (roast the marshmellows, hamburgers, or hot dogs) while watching the gorgeous sunset.
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 7, 2007, at 6:33 PM by Calcruzer ]