I am in the middle of planning our RV trip in September of this year. We are arriving into Malibu Beach RV Park on Tuesday 9th Sept, and are staying there for two nights.
We want to travel into LA on Wednesday 10th and see the Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive etc etc. I have seen loads of tours on the internet but everything is departing from hotels in LA. I read somewhere that Hollywood Bowl allow people to park their RV there, but is this only if we are attending a show there?
I have also read some things about park 'n ride, but cant seem to get a link on the internet to find out more about this. Are there any park 'n ride facilities that we could drive from Malibu to, park up our RV, and then take the bus into LA for our sightseeing day?
I know that walking around LA at night is not recommended so I would like to plan this part of our trip as best as possible instead of arriving at the RV park and just taking it from there!
All comments welcomed!
LA is the land of cars - the public transport is inadequate (since the city so spread out) and rather seedy by world standards. Since you're only interested in sights from Santa Monica to Hollywood you could also rent a scooter or bike.
You'd better double check to see that the RV site is still there - Malibu is constantly burning!
I live in LA... if you are planning on staying at the Malibu RV park, try to grab a ride into Santa Monica with someone else at the park. Once in SM, you can catch buses that go all over the city... though plan on making a full day out of it, because the bus system is slow (because of all the stops!). If you want to drive the RV into the Venice Beach area, you can find free parking on residential streets around park areas and then catch the bus. Renting a car would be the easiest, but least adventurous... a scooter could be fun for a day trip into Hollywood (and it's a lot easier to park!).
Make sure you hit up the Getty Center-- it's free and has the best views in town, plus some culture.
If you plan to go to the Getty Center (and you should), make sure to make reservations ahead of time, because they book up and do not take last second "droppers-by".
The Getty Center was featured a few years back in one of the "Mr. Bean" movies--I don't remember the name, but it's the one where the Whistler's Mothers picture is loaned to Mr. Bean to review and he destroys the original.