Questions tagged [southern-california]

Also known as SoCal, the southern "half" of the US state of California; in coastal terms, it starts with San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Major cities include Los Angeles and San Diego.

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LAX to Anaheim - how much slower is the Super Shuttle than a cab?

I am flying to LAX and need to get to the Anaheim Hilton (essentially the convention centre). Although it's only 29 miles, I am told it will take 90 minutes and cost $100 by cab. That's quite a cab ...
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Disneyland Anaheim make me confused

I am going to visit Disneyland, Anaheim, CA.I visited Disneyland website. I want to buy Theme park ticket. But I am confused as there is no clear definition which are include in this ticket? I also ...
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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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Finding a list of agriculture unique to Catalina Island [closed]

I'm trying to find a list of plants that are unique to Catalina Island. In particular one species of vine that exists on the mainland as a regular vine. However, when exposed to the nature of ...
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Realistic time to get to and from LAX?

I suppose this is something of a two part question. Let me start by saying I am very familiar with airports, so I am aware of the general time to de-plane, go get your luggage, leave the terminal, ...
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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 ...
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Good places to bird watch around San Diego

What are good locations for bird watching in the San Diego area?
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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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Is there fast/cheap/comfortable public transport from LAX to Irvine/South Orange County?

Is there a fast/cheap/comfortable way to get from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) to Irvine or South Orange County? For a while this service was provided by the FlyAway bus but the LAX-Irvine ...
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Fall Foliage in Southern California [closed]

What are some of the best places in Southern California (max. of 2 hours drive from LA) to enjoy Fall colors. Also, most places I have seen being recommended are hike trails. Are there any places in ...
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Is it easy to get a cab in Palm Springs?

I'm wondering if it's easy to get around Palm Springs by either taxis or transit? We were thinking of renting a car at Budget Palm Springs, CA Car Rentals (P2W) which is only 1 mile from the airport ...
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What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography in South Los angeles

I work in Carson CA and want to find all the best viewpoints in buildings or parks that I can get to in 30 minutes or so. What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography ...
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Travel times during peak hours in Los Angeles [closed]

Traffic patterns repeat themselves. I've tried getting driving directions with Google Maps, but it seems like they only provide the estimate with either no traffic being on the way, or with only the ...
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Does Solvang, CA have Dutch roots?

I am Dutch and currently studying abroad in California. I heard several people (first in real life, and after I googled it, I saw some people online doing the same thing) refer to a Dutch town in ...
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Where is the most city culture rich places in Southern California?

I'm a country bumpkin. I'd take pride in my heritage as such if there actually was any actual heritage to take pride in. :) I'd like to visit Southern California for a few days with the express ...
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Random camping along Central and South Californian coastline

I'm from the UK and I am planning on spending about 6 days driving from San Francisco down possibly as far as San Diego and then back up again. I'd love to stop at random beaches/interesting places ...
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Catching snow in Southern California

We are in Southern California now and have a day to kill (in the 1st week of Dec). What we want is to experience snow before we return to warmer climates. One option we have is Big Bear (which is just ...
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What parts of the Central or South Coast of California should I consider when looking for a surfing beach with beachfront hotels?

After asking "What affordable beachfront hotels in or near San Diego should I consider?", it occurred to me I may want to consider other areas of the South Coast or even Central Coast of California. ...
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Southern California nature day trips?

I'm going for a visit to LA and Anaheim (first time in US) in about 3 weeks time and I was frantically looking for something significant to visit while there preferably on a day trip. I'm a nature ...
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Getting from San Diego airport to near the Convention Centre without a car?

For an upcoming trip, I'll be arriving into San Diego airport (international terminal if that matters) early evening. Hotel isn't confirmed yet, but it's looking very likely to be somewhere close to ...
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Is there a quaint hotel in Venice Beach?

We don't like chrome and mirrors, fancy hotels. e.g. a Marriott is about as far away from our ideal as I could imagine. We would prefer something old fashioned relaxed, small, family and friendly. Oh ...