I'm flying down to SoCal on Saturday morning and flying back back Sunday evening after spending Saturday evening visiting with some friends in HB. I'll be flying into LAX, picking up a rental, then head south to Huntington Beach. On Sunday, I'll head north to catch the plane flight back. How can I make this easy to do, where can I stay, and what beaches might I visit along the way with the short time I have planned? [more inside]posted by diode around Los Angeles, CA at 1:44 PM - 5 answers
I'll be working in West Covina, CA in the Los Angeles area for two months early next year. (I currently live in DC). I'm trying to figure out where to live. [more inside]posted by waylaid around Los Angeles, CA at 5:24 AM - 22 answers
What part of LA should we stay in for a long weekend trip of exploring and eating, preferably without a car? [more inside]posted by brilliantine around Los Angeles, CA at 12:13 PM - 36 answers
I recently moved to the Los Angeles metropolitan area. I am looking for recommendations of your favorite low-key restaurants and food options as well as great "relaxation" spots. [more inside]posted by jayder around Los Angeles, CA at 7:49 AM - 15 answers
I'm planning a project to put strips of LED lights on my jacket to increase my day-time visibility in heavy LA traffic, which I commute through every day.
So far, I have a general plan, but I'm a little unsure of California laws regarding lights, and I have never actually worked with LEDs before so I'm looking for tips/tricks/suggestions to make it work. [more inside]posted by brenton around Los Angeles, CA at 1:18 PM - 7 answers
There is a hotel being built in downtown LA, across the street from the JW Mariott. At the corner of Fransico Str. and W Olympic Blvd. What is the name of the hotel? [more inside]posted by zabuni around Los Angeles, CA at 1:21 PM - 5 answers
We are flying from Toronto to LAX (on Air Canada) and then LAX to Tokyo (on United), with a layover in LAX of 95 minutes. Based on my research, I assume we will be passing from Terminal 2 to 7. We're both Canadian citizens, if that matters. I haven't seen anything definitive on this particular transfer, but based on other AskMefi LAX answers it seems a little unlikely this will work... Is that enough time? posted by ordinary_magnet around Los Angeles, CA at 7:40 PM - 15 answers
Angelenos, help me out: a family needs to get from the Valley to Long Beach Airport and back. This is like an extremely difficult word problem from a graduate-level course in Advanced Los Angeles Traffic. Help! [more inside]posted by BlahLaLa around Los Angeles, CA at 4:58 PM - 8 answers
We're going to do a couple days in Los Angeles for a mini honeymoon next Thur/Fri nights. Want to see the Getty Museum, Olvera Street and maybe some Hollywood. Looking for someplace cool and unusual to stay - we like retro, art deco, mid century, kitschy, cheesy stuff. Clean, basic, bedbug free, a fridge in the room would be nice. Suggestions? Thank you! posted by Josephine Macaulay around Los Angeles, CA at 1:30 PM - 14 answers
I've been offered my dream job! But between it and me is my worst nightmare--a terrible 1hr+ commute in LA traffic. A commute like this is a deal breaker for me, but at the same time, this position is a career-maker and I really want to figure out how to make it work. Does anyone have suggestions, tricks, or creative ideas to make my commute better? Specifics and details below. [more inside]posted by brenton around Los Angeles, CA at 12:50 PM - 75 answers
So, I'm running a bit late in making my hotel reservation for E3 and the nicer down-town Los Angeles hotels are booked.
Any recommendations on where to look if I expand my search radius? I will need to be on-site at the convention center, so I suppose that car-free would be best... but open to suggestions. (I'd prefer not to be by the airport).
Cost isn't a major factor, but probably wouldn't go as high as the Four Seasons for example.
thoughts? I'll have a day or so available for touristy stuff, so those suggestions are welcome as well.
thank you! posted by jimmereeno around Los Angeles, CA at 4:16 PM - 15 answers
Looking for a non-sketchy, reputable urgent care walk-in clinic near downtown LA. Need a cortisone shot and painkiller. Thanks! posted by moammargaret around Los Angeles, CA at 2:37 PM - 4 answers
I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked.
So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really
, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]posted by Room 641-A around Los Angeles, CA at 7:14 PM - 60 answers
LAX is the closest airport to where I am staying (near USC). Planning on flying in on a Saturday (Mother's Day weekend) and leaving Tuesday. What time should I time my flight to arrive so as to not be in traffic for hours? [more inside]posted by jenfullmoon around Los Angeles, CA at 10:08 AM - 12 answers
I'm visiting L.A. for a week this month. What should I bring in my carry-on bag? [more inside]posted by mtphoto around Los Angeles, CA at 10:17 AM - 33 answers
So I find myself alone in Los Angeles this weekend, and didn't have time for much planning prior to the trip. Anyr of things to do & see this Easter weekend? [more inside]posted by .kobayashi. around Los Angeles, CA at 7:12 AM - 32 answers
How do I get from LAX to the Coachella valley (more specifically, the Shadow Hills RV Resort) without a rental car and without shelling out hundreds? [more inside]posted by Askiba around Los Angeles, CA at 1:41 PM - 16 answers
Looking for a pretty, small, old, and inexpensive hotel within a short drive (up to 4 hours) of Seattle. [more inside]posted by kittensofthenight around Los Angeles, CA at 7:21 PM - 8 answers
I've had a particularly awful experience on Friday that made me pull over and cry for a few minutes. LA freeways are a nightmare, and I really need ideas on how to internally deal with assholes on the road, and repeated incidents of dangerous aggression. I don't know how everyone else does it! [more inside]posted by Tequila Mockingbird around Los Angeles, CA at 3:01 AM - 47 answers
Half a day to be tourists in LA. What can I do with my parents and SO? [more inside]posted by little_dog_laughing around Los Angeles, CA at 5:22 AM - 13 answers