Other Important Things To Remember!
Traffic – Give Yourself Extra Time
Always give yourself EXTRA time for traffic, during rush hour double the time. The traffic in ALL of southern California is HORRIBLE and there is nothing you can do about it except PLAN for it. (sorry)
Accommodations – Closer is Always Better
Avoid traffic by getting accommodation (hotel/room) that is within 1 to 3 miles from the meeting location usually Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Burbank (for studios), or Santa Monica. Hollywood is best. It is worth avoiding the traffic headache.
Transportation – Skip the Car Rental
Unless you have planned meetings or are visiting a friend off the beaten track, we do NOT recommend a car rental. It’s expensive and often difficult to park. We recommend a shuttle or public transportation if one person especially if you are on a budget. If there are 2 or more, then use Lyft or Uber and share the ride cost, or ride share. Obtain your accommodation close to transportation junctions if possible (bus/train stations) The subway (Metrolink) is great for getting around in LA and the busses aren’t bad either. If you are FLYING in, consider taking the flyaway out of LAX.