This is for anyone who has vacationed in L.A. before or anyone who lives around there.
I am planning an L.A. vacation this summer. I’ve never been there, but i know it’s great and I love the ocean (only seen the Atlantic, however). The key is getting a decent hotel on the beach. Are there any neighboring, lesser known, smaller towns (I was thinking San Pedro for example) that might be better bets as this is all about relaxing and “getting away”. As long as I’m within a half hour from L.A. I should be fine. I can drive from there to see Hollywood, catch a Dodgers game, and all the other normal tourist-type things.
My problem is that, never having been there, I’m stuck with AAA advice. If you go to a AAA tourbook, it says what’s there, where to eat, sleep, what things cost, but the locals or frequent travellers may have some better insights and secrets.
Also is there anything there out of the ordinary I’ve got to see that usally you wouldn’t think of when thinking of L.A.? Are there any famous clubs left like the Whiskey anymore?
Thanks for any help,