I've booked my trip to LA with my son March 20-26th. We are staying at Travelodge Sunset/Vermont for the first 4 nights. We have a day-tour planned & a day at Universal. We are not getting a car and I have figured out the Red Line Subway fairly well.
My questions are... On the 3rd day I'd like to go to Santa Monica and walk down to Venice Beach. Is there a bus at the end of the Red Line i catch? I get so confused with the transit maps
Secondly, I am yet to reserve a motel for Saturday and Sunday night. I got tickets for the Kings/Bruins game at the Staples center Saturday night.
I was thinking a downtown motel would be good, that way we could explore downtown LA Saturday & Sunday and then head to LAX Monday.
I would like to find a place in the 100-150/night range that I would feel safe, close to the Game & downtown. I have no problem using a taxi...if thats possible after a game lets out.
The Metro Plaza Hotel or Americas Best Value Inn are the ones I keep thinking may be good. Am I on the right track?