We are planning a trip to Cali just after Christmas. We are wanting to go to Universal Studios as a start and then plan from there.
What I am confused about is what airport to fly to from Texas. Which is actually closer to our desired destination than another? I am not even certain what city to research hotels in. I look at sites and type in Los Angeles, but then it comes up in Hollywood, or Universal City, or Burbank or Buena Park. Yes, I have googled a map, but it's not really much help at this point.
Is there a site to go to that I can look at hotels that are near Universal Studios and "City Walk"...I think that is what it is called. (What is "City Walk"?? is it a name for an area near Universal Studios or is it an actual town name?) Or better yet, can anyone here suggest hotels in that area? We'd like to stay away from renting a car and use taxi's or other public transportation. We will probably do the typical touristy stuff.
Are there people who we can hire that can take us privately on tour? I do that a lot when we vacation in Mexico. We hire a driver for the day and they take us everywhere. I know there are tour companies who will do that, but I am wondering about individuals.
I am just beginning my search, so I am sure there will be some great ideas thrown at me from TripAdvisor.
I appreciate all your help and wisdom!