I need some expert advice from all you LAX people.
We are considering a Princess cruise to Hawaii which departs 2/26 from LAX (San Pedro port?), not sure which port.
We would probably book our own air as the rates are pretty good right now. I need to know how to get from the airport to the port. We would be flying in the same day as our cruise departs but flights arrive mid morning so we have plenty of time to get to the port.
We are considering a visit to San Diego for a couple of days after our cruise, then fly home from there. I am unsure how to coordinate getting from the cruise ship after disembarkation to San Diego.
We could rent a car and stay in SD a couple of days. However, we would prefer not to drive the freeway if this is the way to SD. What alternate routes could we take? We are totally unfamiliar w/ these areas.
I know Amtrak does have trains but again, not sure how to coordinate this. We would have suitcases to schlepp along w/ us so maybe a rental car would be the best option. Are there any busses that do that route?
We have been to LAX b4 on a tour so not interested in staying or visiting there. What other cities would be near the pier we might consider staying in or visiting for a couple of days?
Thanks so much for your help. I know I'm asking a lot of questions but just need expert advice. We are travel saavy, just not w/ the west coast area.