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does anybody know what part of Los Angeles would be a good one to stay in on holiday?

 

I get the impression that it's an enormous city and a car is necessary to get just about anywhere, but I'd ideally like to stay in a hotel somewhere that has at least somewhere to eat and drink within a reasonable walking distance.

 

Somebody suggested Westwood - anyone know what that's like?

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You will need a car regardless.

 

I like the Renaissance at Hollywood and Highland.

 

but Lately we've been staying at the Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills, nice hotel. Were just in it last weekend.

 

http://www.mosaichotel.com/

 

A few blocks from there to South Beverly which has lots of eating places. Urth Caffe has the benefit of doing a lovely breakfast

and being a celeb hangout if you are into that sort of thing.. Saw Abramovich in it last year.

 

And then there's the Century city Mall which is close by, 3 min by car, couple of great places to eat in there.

Houstons (Hillstone ) and Gulfstream.

 

It's a very easy drive from there along either Wilshire or Santa Monica Blvd to get to Santa Monica.

 

Westwood does have plenty of eating as well.

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does anybody know what part of Los Angeles would be a good one to stay in on holiday?

 

I get the impression that it's an enormous city and a car is necessary to get just about anywhere, but I'd ideally like to stay in a hotel somewhere that has at least somewhere to eat and drink within a reasonable walking distance.

 

Somebody suggested Westwood - anyone know what that's like?

 

 

you could try Alcatraz as it would be perfect for you.

 

otherwise, any of California's high security prison facilities are lovely any time of the year.

 

seriously, stay out of LA and head to somewhere like Escondido, much nicer and a relatively easy commute to most places.

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depends what you want from LA john, if you want a relaxed time and the sea, Santa Monica/Venice or up the coast.

if you want to drink, Hollywood, see bands and more bohemian scenes, Silverlake/Echo Park.

 

downtown is way better than it was, was no-go 10 years ago, now a lot of cool stuff has cropped up there, more and more of my friends are living down that way. Japan town is fun at night.

 

i stay in hollywood normally as i don't drive and it's the most equidistant for the places i need to go

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I've heard Compton is nice at this time of year. Give it a try John, and wear a Raiders jersey so they know you support the local team, it'll go down a storm.

 

was thinking of going there dressed as Michael Douglas in 'Falling Down'

 

i stay in hollywood normally as i don't drive and it's the most equidistant for the places i need to go

 

how do you get around? taxis?

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you could try Alcatraz as it would be perfect for you.

 

otherwise, any of California's high security prison facilities are lovely any time of the year.

 

seriously, stay out of LA and head to somewhere like Escondido, much nicer and a relatively easy commute to most places.

 

Clearly you have never met John. Escondido would be hell on earth for him. :lol:

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"A nationwide study in 2005 ranked Escondido #11 out of 25 of the most conservative cities in America."

 

sounds like it could be worth a visit...in a tank

 

 

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was thinking of going there dressed as Michael Douglas in 'Falling Down'

 

 

 

how do you get around? taxis?

 

don't you drive? if you do just get a car, much better option for LA itself and if yr gonna go up or down the coast.

california, with the exception of SF is just not built for the pedestrian.

 

In LA, taxis suck, the drivers are always straight off the boat and never have gps, you often have to tell them exactly where you want to go and how to get there.

 

theres the metro, which goes nowhere good, and buses, which no normal people use at all. but I guess they must work.

 

i just get lifts with friends unless i need to get a cab from the hotel direct somewhere.

 

 

 

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