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Hollywood VS Santa Monica

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Hollywood VS Santa Monica

After reading various forums.. I think the best place to visit is either Santa Monica or Hollywood.

Where is the best place to go for two british 25 year old ladies looking to relax at the beach, shop a little bit, see some attractions and party at night in the middle of Septemner?

We haven't decided on a place to stay or whether we will rent a car... so suggestions, advice, resources with and without a car are very welcome!!!

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Hollywood VS Santa Monica

Definitely rent a car. Then I would stay in an area where I could walk to clubs at night or where they are a very short taxi ride away. My thinking is that you can drive to the beach, shopping, etc and back during the day, but in the evening, if you are drinking you will want to cab it or walk a short distance.

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2. Re: Hollywood VS Santa Monica

Rent a car for at least part of your stay. The rest depends on budget and lifestyle.

We found having a car meant it didn't really matter where we stayed. We stayed in Hollywood and from memory, it took us about 20 minutes to drive to Santa Monica. We drove out of peak hour, but so will you.

If we stay somewhere for a week or so, a crazy idea (that we always do) is to split our stays b/w 2 hotels. Some may tell you it's a hassle swapping, but it's truly not. Gives you the best of both worlds.

Surprisingly, it will be cheaper for you to rent a car from a UK company that specialises in US rentals rather than rent directly in the US.

Edited: 31 July 2012, 05:39
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4. Re: Hollywood VS Santa Monica

Your Blog has many glaring mistakes.....

"SAND DIEGO" ????? Come on.....

Also, there is no such place as "Temecula County" Do you need someone to give you a complete list of the mistakes??

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