L.A. Mefites, I have a only couple of hours in your city. What should I do?
April 2, 2012 7:11 AM Subscribe
L.A. Mefites, I have only a couple of hours in your city. What should I do?
posted by justgary to travel & transportation around Los Angeles, CA (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My brother and I (and significant others) are taking a trip to the Santa Barbara region of California in early April. This will be our third similar trip in recent years. We always fly into Los Angeles, and then immediately drive up the coast to Santa Barbara.
This year we'd like to at least feel as if we've done more than see LAX. We arrive at LAX on April the 10th, a Tuesday, at 11 AM. We'd like to do something that screams LA (think NYC = Statue of Liberty). I normally shy away from overly touristy stuff, but this time that's exactly what I want.
So we land at 11 AM, and we'd like to start heading up the coast by 3 PM. I know that's not much time. We were thinking of taking a trip to the Griffith Observatory and take in the views. Just looking at google maps it looks doable. We'll have GPS, so we're okay with finding our way.
However, I know distances can be misleading, and I know nothing of LA traffic and how it might affect our little side trip.
So is our plan workable? If not, is their another suggestion? A famous area we can walk? The Hollywood sign? Famous beach? Or is this simply not a good idea?
Any suggestions/ideas/warnings would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!