travelgrove Reviews

Visitor information for California, Los Angeles, California

    Los Angeles's map
lindamura's pictureby lindamura review
added on 7th of March, 2008
Population: 35 million

Major Airports: Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles (LAX), Burbank Airport - Glendale Pasadena (BUR), John Wayne Airport - Santa Ana (SNA), Long Beach Airport - Long Beach (LGB), Ontario International Airport - Ontario (ONT), San Diego International Airport - San Diego (SAN), San Francisco International Airport - San Francisco (SFO), Oakland International Airport - Oakland (OAK), Sacramento International Airport - Sacramento (SMF), San Jose International Airport - San Jose (SJC).

When to Go:

Los Angeles, has moderate climate all year round so it's appropriate to visit at any time. It tends to rain the most in February and raining season is between early November and late April.

San Francisco tends to be foggy and windy making the climate cool, so do pack slightly warmer clothes. The nicest time to visit is usually April and October. Winter from November to February is designated as rainy season. San Diego is great to visit in the summer, late spring or early fall as the weather is warm.

Getting There:

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the third busiest airport in the world, better airfare deals could save your some dollars when you fly into one of the other airports Burbank, Long Beach, Ontario or John Wayne. Be careful and know where your staying as John Wayne and Ontario airport is about 50 miles from downtown LA, while Long Beach is 25 miles and Burbank about 15 miles.

San Francisco, either drive up from Los Angeles, or if you flying in within the US, Oakland is usually a better alternative to avoid all the international flights that can make SFO, San Francisco International airport very crowded. Getting into Oakland airport, catch the BART to downtown San Francisco should take about 20minutes. San Jose is another alternative although it is a further trek to get into San Francisco but can be done in about 80 minutes via the Caltrain service.

San Diego, either drive down from Los Angeles or San Francisco is ideal. If you want to fly you'll have to get in via San Diego's International Airport (SAN). It's not a major airport, so flying into LAX will allow you better connection or the closest drive down to San Diego.

Getting Around:

Los Angeles, the best and probably easiest way of getting around is by renting a car, try to stay on the side streets or be prepared to sit in traffic on the freeways. By renting a car, you can even drive up to San Francisco and down to San Diego or east to Las Vegas!

San Francisco, once you make it in to the downtown area, the city can be explored by foot. Decent public transit system, the Metro and Cable Cars are available. If you are exploring the city by car be fore warned that parking can get very expensive.

San Diego, MTS buses, trolleys and coasters provide convenient transportation throughout the city. Taxicab stands can be found at the airport, most hotels, attractions and shopping centers.


Things about Los Angeles you may be interested in


Read about Los Angeles in our travel-guide
Getting around in LAThe city of the celebrities

Recommended Los Angeles Guide

Los Angeles Sights

Los Angeles, CA, United States The Knott’s Berry Farm offers a fun-filled family getaway with its theme parks, shows and over 165 different rides. The thrilling rides all spells fun but is never a load on the budget. For a good family weekend, this is absolutely a place to visit. Another famous theme park in the area is the Six Flags Magic Mountain. It’s an old-fashioned but exciting attraction with several heart-pounding and exhilarating roller coaster rides.   California Science Center situated in Exposition Park near the downtown is an interesting and fascinating science museum that offers a unique learning experience for everyone. It hosts a wide variety of... Read more »


Recent reviews for Los Angeles

Trip to Los Angeles - May 15, 2010, by MadSuh
Finally, I am flying out to the US again and get to go to all my favorite spots in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and some of the National Parks. Anyhow, this entry is really just about the trip from Frankfurt to LA as it was rather... Read more »

Getting around in Los Angeles - Jun 20, 2010, by MadSuh
We started the day with a nice unhealthy breakfast at Jerry's and then headed down to Venice beach. We wanted to get some work done before taking off the next day for sightseeing. Yes, you must wonder how one could possibly work in Venice,... Read more »

Getting around in LA - Nov 23, 2006, by MadSuh
Getting into LA was a bit tiring. I was all exhausted from the trip already. A good thing though is that you really notice being in the US again. People take it easy and they are friendly. I picked up my suit case and headed out to get my... Read more »

All you have to know about Los Angeles - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
From Mickey, to Golden Gate Bridge, to wine country, and to the Governator. This is California. California also known as the land of golden opportunities or the land of milk and honey or the Grape State or the El Dorado State shows... Read more »

Los Angeles - Feb 3, 2015, by adam
Huge, cosmopolitan, vibrant, fascinating with remarkable, lovely beaches and somewhat ostentatious places, the city speaks for itself, it is an extremely dynamic place, just like in the movies. I myself nicknamed it "the fun loving... Read more »


More reviews you might be interested in

Frankfurt reviews - Germany
We headed from the Frankfurt Airport to Crete. Departure was quite early in the morning, at 5:45 am, so we had to start from home at 1:00 am. We...
About Frankfurt International Airport

Munich reviews - Germany
Munich is really a vibrant city. You love it or you dont like it. I personally wouldn't want to live there, at least for a longer time. The...
What to do in Munich


Agios Nikolaos reviews - Greece
Agios Nikolaos is one of the major cities of Crete. It is located 80 km-s west from the airport Heraklion. It isn't so touristy like Hersonissos....
Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Corinth reviews - Greece
Nice antique City. If you're interested in history you should go there and also visit the small museum, there are quite many rare and interesting...
Short visit in Corinth


Heraklion reviews - Greece
Because we had so much time left at the end of our trip through Greece, we went to Crete. It was a great idea, i didn't want to have missed it....
Holiday in Crete

Budapest reviews - Hungary
Budapest is the best and one of the cheapest places in Central Europe, if you know where to go and what to do.. Getting from the Airport or Train...
How to save money in Budapest?


Valletta reviews - Malta
I wouldn't recommend Palazzetto Citta, I went there for my honeymoon and was very dissapointed by the lack of privacy, also I have the following...
Bad experiences in Valletta, Malta

Rosarito reviews - Mexico
Well, if you are up for some cheap fun South of the border, go to Rosarito. I never really liked the place though, it's dirty and dangerous a...
Visiting Rosarito in Mexico


Sibiu reviews - Romania
Sibiu – ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization – How to get there? The city of Sibiu is the capital of Sibiu County situated in...
Museum of Folk Civilization in Sibiu

Hintertux reviews - Austria
Hintertux is the name of a glacier situated 3476 m above sea level in the Zillertal valley of Tyrol and the little village at its foot. The great...
My favorite Austrian ski resort

   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it