My 2 friends and I are planning a trip to LA in May 08.
At the moment, one of us is working in Australia so I am trying to find out where we should go in LA as we can't all sit down and go through it together.
We are 27, looking to hire a car, and want nightlife, nice restaurants, shopping, going to the tourist attractions (universal studios etc). We want to stay in an area that is safe and our budget would be around $200 a room for the 3 of us.
I'm trying to go through all the previous forum answers but I'm still not sure what area we should stay as LA is obviously very large! Where would be a good 'base' for us - from that, I can look at hotels too.
Thanks for your help.