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Traveling to LA for first time during Christmas

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Traveling to LA for first time during Christmas

Please suggest the best spot for single ladies to stay in LA from Christmas eve to the weekend. 12/23 or 24 - 12/30 or 31 We would prefer to drive in to the parties, shopping, etc and no cheap hotels but not quite Four Seasons prices! Very nice, clean and safe areas, some nice views(mountains, city, ocean,etc) if possible would be fantastic

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1. Re: Traveling to LA for first time during Christmas

Hi mspinky77, and welcome to TripAdvisor forums.

This is the page for the state of California and is the perfect spot to get help with an overall driving or travel itinerary. If you already know that you want to enjoy Los Angeles for your visit, I recommend going to the L.A. forum page. First read the relevant Top Questions and Trip Ideas on the right side of the page (full TA website.) Then post your question. If you have a few hotels that you might be interested in or a neighborhood of L.A. that appeals to you, share that info.

Don't worry about asking for safe or clean as no TripAdvisor member ever recommends an unsafe or dirty hotel. But sharing your budget in USD with the number of people per room will help the L.A. folks to give you the best suggestions.

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2. Re: Traveling to LA for first time during Christmas

My first thought would be to look in Santa Monica because of its location relative to the beach, shopping and restaurants.

During that time period there are a lot of hotels in south El Segundo and also in east Manhattan Beach near Rosecrans Ave. that get empty because they cater to business travelers. You might be able to get a deal on a major name hotel in that area. The area would not be the first one that comes to mind for a vacationer, but they are near the freeway, a very short drive to the beach and good restaurants. There are a lot of good restaurants that you can walk to from the Marriott in Manhattan Beach and the Hyatt in El Segundo near Rosecrans. I was told by hotel owners that around New Years they get somewhat rescued by the Rose Bowl spill-over, even though the events are nowhere near them.

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3. Re: Traveling to LA for first time during Christmas

Hi, mspinky

Welcome to the Forums. It's helpful if you include your city or country of residence with your screen name as that will give contributors the opportunity to provide the best possible advise for you. For example, there are discounts that are only available to non-U.S. citizens; add to that, if you tell us where you live, we can compare the neighborhoods of L.A. to those where you live which will give you a better understanding of what you're likely to experience.

Lastly, we all speak a slightly different language so 5/4/13 means "May 4, 2013" to some of us and "April 5, 2013" to others. Do you 'rent a car' or 'hire a car'?

To add your city/country info, click on 'your tripadvisor' at the top of the page and edit your profile.

Thanks! (or should I say: "Cheers!")

But, do re-post in the Los Angeles Forum.

Edited: 29 September 2013, 18:44
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