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#1 TheJMan24

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 03:34 AM

Hey guys.

In the process of trying to plan a trip to LA early next year to see my beloved Lakers for the first time & just thought I'd throw this out there to u guys to try and get some expert advice!!

Flights from England look good & are easy enough but I have no idea where to stay so would welcome any advice from you guys. I know the Staples Center is in downtown LA so would u recommend staying there or somewhere else??

Planning on maybe 5 or 6 nights & just want to see as much as I can really. Will have to do the Hollywood thing & fancy checking out a few nice beaches so will probably have to hire a car I think as i do want to go to Long Beach as I am a Speedway fan & it's quite an iconic place for me.

Just looking at the schedule so I can come & see more than 1 home game & there's a good run in mid Jan, end of Jan & end of Feb 15. Presume the weather would be better in February although not sure what kind of temperature it would be at that time of year??

Any recommendations from u guys would be much appreciated as u know your own area & where is best & where I should maybe avoid??

Thanks for reading & Go Lakers πŸ€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Edited by TheJMan24, August 17, 2014 - 03:35 AM.

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#2 TKainZero

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:34 AM

Get an In 'N' Out burger

Check out veince beach.
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Posted August 17, 2014 - 09:02 AM

Man, the women are gonna be all over you here for your English accent

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 11:12 AM

 

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#5 PuigNotLate

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 04:25 PM

The weather will be fine. Southern California has the best weather in the United States outside of Hawaii.

 

Check out Santa Monica and Venice beach. Get an In-n-out burger. Little ethiopa and koreatown are awesome places. 



#6 CLIPPERS_RUN_LA

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Posted October 21, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Where to stay depends on your budget.  There are some very nice hotels in Santa Monica which is very close to Venice, the beaches.  I live in that area - the easiest way to get to Staples is to take the Metro (public transportation).  It's a 30 minute ride from the Culver City station which is located just East of Robertson Blvd. on Venice Blvd.  

 

If you can afford it, Loews hotel in Santa Monica is top notch.  I'll try to think of other hotels.  I don't think you want to stay in Downtown LA, better to be on the "Westside" by the beach and commute to Staples.  That's what I do and I'm pretty happy.  cheers


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#7 CLIPPERS_RUN_LA

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Posted October 21, 2014 - 07:06 PM

Get an In 'N' Out burger

Check out veince beach.

 

Agree!  Also nice to stay in Marina Del Rey.  There's a Ritz Carlton on Admiralty not far from In&Out on Washington...again, I'm not sure what his budget is.  


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Posted October 21, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Car is a must.
Venice is kinda gross. Malibu is gorgeous, as is Laguna Beach.
So Cal is a big sprawling metropolis. Some of it's pretty, some is dirty. Hard to decide what to see.
In n Out is a must. It's just fast food, but fresh tasty fast food. Take the time to research food options, there's some great food to be had.
Some great art museums as well.
Downtown LB is nice. If racing matters, why not come around mid April and see the race? There isn't that much to see racing wise outside of race time.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Check out the valley. 

 

Various up and coming film creators here are doing unheard of stuff; real interesting stuff.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Are you tryna party too?

If you want the most out of a stateside trip, I suggest doing the whole LA tourist thing for a 3 or so days, then the last 3 or whichever days the weekend lands on, that you check out Las Vegas. Its only a 3 hour drive from LA.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Also, the Fontana racetrack is on the way heading to Vegas

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