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HELP......................Single Female

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HELP......................Single Female

I am looking to travel next week to the US and am unsure where to go as I am travelling alone.

I need somewhere cheap, safe and exciting or am I asking too much?

I was looking at West Hollywood but I've heard it isn't very safe?

I am now considering South Beach, Miami but any suggestions are welcome :)

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1. Re: HELP......................Single Female

Jamie - You may have West Hollywood confused with Hollywood itself. Hollywood and West Hollywood are distinct, separate areas within the general Los Angeles area, although as the names imply, they are next to one another.

West Hollywood is not an unsafe area - in fact its rather nice.

If anything is its Hollywood itself that is "unsafe" (really if anything its less to do with actual safety and more to do that it may appear seedy in parts but parts of Hollywood itself are are nice).

If the Los Angeles area interests you there are many other places within Los Angeles that you could stay in and/or visit.

In any case, really depends on what you are after. What would a city/area need to have to be "exciting" be for you? If you are thinking about a sunny beach vacation, swimming in warm ocean water, that's not Los Angeles at this time of the year, really. More likely to have that in Miami. You can check the weather web sites for predictions, but generally I would expect Florida / South Beach to be warmer at this time of year.

It would also help if you could be specific about what "cheap" would mean to you - for instance how much are you willing to spend on a hotel, per night?

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2. Re: HELP......................Single Female

Hello jaime q and welcome to TripAdvisor.

You're travelling to the USA "next week" and do not know where to go?

You haven't bought your ticket yet?

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3. Re: HELP......................Single Female

Not trying to be mean, really, but from the ambiguity and lack of planning of your post, I strongly suggest that you stay home and do not travel, especially to the U.S. You'll be eaten alive. Sorry. Chuck.

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4. Re: HELP......................Single Female

Nothing at all wrong with Hollywood, recommended here all the time. L.A. is a big city with big city rules.

What's the relationship between traveling alone and being unsure where you are going?

What a difference between South Beach (what's there?) and say, Manhattan Beach (surfing) or Newport Beach (art) or Carmel (nice small town resort on ocean) or San Francisco (not too big but exciting).

Or go to La Jolla. Or Sedona.

I recommend Palm beach or Virginia Beach as random destination.

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Next Week!!??

Really?? Do you have airline tickets? Last minute tickets are usually quite expensive. Or is this just some entertainment on your part to get people to respond?

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6. Re: HELP......................Single Female

... or are you on a standby ticket (airline employee or family) and can hop on plane to somewhere?

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7. Re: HELP......................Single Female

This gal has posted the same question on the Florida forum. Chuck.

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It has to be someone yanking our chain..... Has to be......

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9. Re: HELP......................Single Female

while we are all here. Who makes better sandwiches LA or Miami ?

Chuck? Dr Z ? White D ? chinita ?

Cubano sándwich es muy buena en Miami

Edited: 06 February 2014, 04:08
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10. Re: HELP......................Single Female

Depends on what kind of sandwiches belo. Porto's is my go-to Cuban bakery in SoCal.

... but we are going off topic now...