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Questions tagged [los-angeles]

Questions about travel relating to the City of Los Angeles, California, in the United States.+

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Why did the metro bus stop at each railway crossing, despite no warning indicating a train was coming?

I'm travelling in LA and we went to Knott's Berry Farm for a day out. We took the metro 460 bus, which goes to DisneyLand. During the drive on the way there and back, I noticed a peculiar habit. The ...
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How to pay a California traffic ticket driving under Indian License?

I am from India, and planning to visit the USA. I have plan to self drive at Los Angeles with my family and have a doubts if someone can help me. I have gone through the regulations and driving rules ...
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Visiting Los Angeles Culvert

I'll be visiting Los Angeles in May and one of the things I would like to see is the river culverts featured in so many movies (quick visit and a few photos). The section I'm most interested in is ...
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Bag storage before international flight from LAX [duplicate]

Next week I'll be returning a rental car near LAX and waiting for a night flight with Air New Zealand. I expect to be returning the car by 2pm at the latest but checking for my flight doesn't even ...
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Lime scooters at LAX

In a little over 24 hours I'll be landing at LAX from an international flight and have 5 hours to fill before my connecting domestic flight. I'd like to get out and see some local shops, particularly ...
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LAX to Downtown LA

I'm going to go from LAX to Downtown LA (let's say Walt Disney Concert Hall for definiteness), and I'm going to take metro since it's cheaper than the flyaway bus. I found some news (https://www.metro....
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Are there any restricted zones in Los Angeles where I should not go with bicycle/skateboard?

I usually explore cities with a combination of a bicycle, electric skatebord and public transit system and in New York City I had no problem whatsoever and could go anywhere. I was happy to see bike ...
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Gasoline beggars in and around Los Angeles — scam?

Last weekend, I was driving a car back to Los Angeles. I filled up in Victorville and topped up again near the LAX rental car return. On both occasions, a man approached me asking/begging to put ...
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Luggage storage in LAX

I'm traveling to LA for the day and want to do some sightseeing before taking a cruise. What can I do with my luggage?
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One way car hire US

I was wondering if someone can tell me whether I can do a one-way car hire in the US. My plan is to hire it in Los Angeles and drop it off in Palm Springs. And possibly again, from Palm Springs to ...
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Where can I buy MLS jerseys?(Las Vegas, LA, San Fransisco) [closed]

I'm from the UK, I want to buy an MLS Jersey, quite like FC Dallas' jersey or Colorado Rapids. I'm visiting The USA in May as my girlfriend has to go back home to graduate(been doing her degree ...
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Bus tours from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon without side trips [closed]

I have been looking for bus tours that depart from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon. I am interested to visit Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam on the way. Most of the tours that I found online include ...
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Why do many parking lots in downtown LA use retractable tire spikes as access control devices?

I'm currently on a road trip to LA to see a show. Trying to find parking in downtown LA is quite the challenge. And it's made much worse when I saw a sign saying "Warning: Do not back up - severe ...
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What are the name and purpose of this domed building in Los Angeles?

The building with 3 domes in the foreground on a hill top. The city in the background is Los Angeles.
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Ticket for Universal Studios LA - Online or Physical

I am going to visit LA in coming weekend. Is there any benefit to buy the admission ticket online, compared to physically? And also, do the tickets get over if I wait until the last day?
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Admission Ticket for Universal Studios

I am going to LA for 2 day trip i.e. on 11th November and 12th November. I am thinking to spend whole one day in Universal Studios. I saw there is one 105$ ticket which is General Admission ticket ...
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Trains from SFO to LA and vice-versa

I want to go to LA on the weekend. I am a student and so I wanted to try out the most economical way to travel. I know the bus is one of the cheapest ways, but the problem is sleep, since the journey ...
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Last name typo on a Saudia Airlines flight from Bangalore BLR to Los Angeles LAX

I have my last name typed in wrongly(xxx Tumakuru instead of xxx yyy Tumkur) while I was booking the ticket on Saudia for my trip on OCt 1, 2017 from BLR to LAX. The reason being my passport was ...
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What park has the most rides: Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park in the US?

Compared to Disneyland Paris, in the USA both Disney parks seem to have more activities. I'm planning to buy 1-Day Ticket for Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park depending on the ...
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How long will it take to get from Los Angeles Metro's 7th St./Metro Center to Hollywood and Highland via Metro Red?

I plan to take Metro's Red Line subway in Los Angeles to get from Metro's 7th St./Metro Center station to Hollywood and Highland station on a Friday at around 1:00-1:30pm, and would like to know how ...
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Is this the cheapest and time-saving combination to get from LAX to Downtown LA? [duplicate]

This site suggests a cheap way of getting from LAX to downtown LA via LA's Metro Rail. Could someone please verify whether it is still a valid itinerary, and whether it is possibly the best time+price ...
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Cheapest way to get to Westminster from Downtown LA?

I'd like some suggestions on how to cheaply get from Downtown LA (around the Financial District, Union station...area) to Westminster in OC, CA (specifically the Little Saigon Market area there) ...
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This roadtrip through California and National Parks possible? [closed]

I'm from europe and I want to do a roudtrip thorugh California and national parks which are closeby. I know, that every national park and every bigger city has it's own "vibe". But to take the most ...
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Schengen visa application to France and Italy [closed]

I am an Indian PhD student in UCLA traveling to France (11 days, for a conference) and Italy (15 days, for a research collaboration) on April 22nd. The conference in France is the main purpose of the ...
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Getting the most out of one night in LAX [closed]

I am travelling to Japan for studies, and my flight has a layover in LAX for the night. I will arrive at LAX at 5 p.m. and have to be back at the airport by 10 a.m. the next day (as the flight leaves ...
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What is the most dangerous area of Los Angeles (or its suburbs) according to police statistics?

I will be travelling to L.A. soon and I am wondering which areas should be avoided to stay safe. Are there official no go zones? Do you maybe know of any maps?
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Children-friendly beaches in Los Angeles, Southern California, USA [closed]

We plan to visit Los Angeles with young children (age 2 and 5) in the summer. I have been to Los Angeles before and am quite familiar with the beaches there (eg Venice Beach, Santa Monica pier). But ...
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Getting around in California [closed]

We are a group of up to 8 people traveling to San Jose in first week of February. We are planning to travel to following locations - San Fransisco, Yosemite, Los Angeles and Las Vegas over 10 days. ...
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What companies offer through bus tickets from Mexico City to Los Angeles?

I've been searcing for ways to get from Mexico City to Los Angeles by bus, and so far the only thing I've found is Greyhound, which, combined with partner companies, takes you to LA with changes in ...
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What does the small print below “ESTA” and “non-US citizens” on the LAX immigration signs say?

In this image, there's small print below "ESTA" (left green sign), "Non-US citizens" (right green sign) and "Non-US citizens" (Grey sign). Does any one know what it actually says? Also, what is ...
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Is it possible to drive in the movie-famous LA canal?

In the movie Drive (and many others) the main characters are driving within some sort of a canal: What is the exact location of this canal in LA? And is it legal/possible to drive there?
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Is there an area in Los Angeles that is known for selling used photography equipment?

Some big cities (Paris, Tokyo) have a street or neighborhood with a concentration of camera and photography equipment stores. Is there such an area in Los Angeles ? To be specific I'm not looking ...
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Arriving at a different port of entry in the same state in USA?

I am a girl in my early twenties traveling to USA from India and in my visa application I have provided the contact address for a relative in San Francisco, and their invitation letter. I would like ...
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Are there any “brand” museums in Los Angeles?

Atlanta has the Coca Cola museum, Munich has the BMW museum, in Maranello there is the Ferrari museum. Similarly, are there any "brand" museums in LA or its neighborhoods? I know these museums are ...
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Received parking ticket in LA which I think is wrong. I don't live in US anymore. What to do? [closed]

My former landlady just sent me a photo of the violation, which is overdue now. I didn't have a parking ticket on my car. I didn't park on the red zone as the ticket says. I don't have a photo proof ...
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3 Days to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles [closed]

I'm visiting the US for the first time and will stay for a couple of days in Las Vegas but, before catching the flight back to Europe (in Las Vegas), I'll have 3 whole days to get to know a bit of the ...
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What museums and art galleries in Los Angeles are open after 5pm?

I will be arriving at LAX in the afternoon, and will have eight hours until my next flight. I have noticed that most museums and art galleries shut at 5pm. Are there any prominent ones that are ...
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Transfer between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John Wayne Airport (SNA)?

I'm arriving at LAX, and my friend has accommodation basically next to John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Yep. My research indicates that it'll take about 4 hours by public transport. Is there ...
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Is there a listing for direct red-eye flights from the west-coast to the east-coast in the US?

I am exploring possibilities to get from Los Angeles to Boston. So far I have only found flights arriving before midnight and including a long layovers (4-6 hours) some where in between. Since I am a ...
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Does the Amtrak SW Chief serve breakfast prior to arrival in LA?

Amtrack runs a passenger train from Chicago, IL through to Los Angeles, CA. This is an almost 2 day trip, with meals provided in a dining car. Since LA arrival is in the morning is breakfast served ...
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Best way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles by public transport (no Greyhound)

What is the best (cheapest) way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles by public transport? I don't want to take Greyhound because I've had bad experiences with them and their locations are inconvenient....
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Best way to obtain Canadian Dollars traveling from the US

I'm travelling from Los Angeles to Canada. I need a few hundred Canadian dollars in cash. What is the best option (minimum rates + processing fees)? As I see it I have 3 options: 1) Get cash from the ...
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Visiting software development companies in LA area/Silicon Valley [closed]

I'm a norwegian, headed for the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas in january. We're landing at LAX and we're renting a car. I'm VERY interested in software, hardware and everything that has to do with ...
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driving from LA to San Francisco [closed]

I will be travelling from L.A. to San Francisco in later February 2015. I will have my little boy 10 months old and my mother in law (65) with me. I was wondering, if someone can suggest some routes, ...
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Traveling from Downtown, Los Angeles to John Wayne Airport

I am traveling to Los Angeles in August and I will be staying at a hotel located in Downtown. I have a friend to meet at John Wayne Airport in Orange County and I will stay at his place for one night ...
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Baggage locker in downtown Los Angeles

I have a morning flight into LAX and I'd like to do some sightseeing before taking a Metrolink train out to the suburbs in the evening to stay with a friend. I'm looking for luggage storage so I don't ...
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Travel (living) cost in the US for two weeks (New York and Los Angeles) [closed]

PLEASE NOTE that this question is more about finding out people's experience. I would appreciate it if someone shares his/her experience during US travel. I am open to anything. I will be visiting US ...
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San Francisco to Los Angeles: bus or plane?

Coming from Europe, I have been living in San Francisco for a month, and this is my first visit to America. In two months, I will have to go to Los Angeles for a meeting. Obviously, taking the plane ...
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When is the cheapest time to visit LA?

I'm planning a trip to Southern California. I know that rainy/hurricane season is a cheap time to go to Florida and works well if you plan to do indoor activities. When is the cheapest time during the ...