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Best Beach City To Stay In

halifax nova scotia
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Best Beach City To Stay In

Four girls, mid-20s, heading to Southern Cali in October.

We have a car. We'll be spending two nights in West Hollywood and want to spend two nights elsewhere close to the beach.

Where would you all recommend us to stay - Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and Newport Beach were what we were looking at, but open to other suggestions.

Budget is not a big issue, and we'd like to stay somewhere where there is good nightlife.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

Let me be the first to advise you to not use "Cali" - So Cal is how locals reference the area.

If you want nightlife and a beach town, head to Hermosa Beach, just 30 minutes south of LA and a real party scene.

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2. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

Santa Monica is great. Long Beach is an interesting town, but probably not what you are looking for--not crazy about the beach there, and it is a real city.

Huntington, Newport, Hermosa, Manhattan all good.

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3. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

You could stay in Santa Monica, but it is quite close to West Hollywood. Are you looking for another part of Southern California to visit?

I really like Santa Barbara, although it is technically Central California. It is a small city, very well laid out for walking, safe, and there are tours of wineries that leave from SB.

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4. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

I think Huntington Beach is a very good match-up for your group. I would look at staying at the Shorebreak Hotel, and then walk the block or two to Main Street, which has a lot of bars, restaurants and clubs.

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5. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

I think the party city location for girls your age would narrow the choices down to Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, or Huntington Beach.

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6. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

Another vote for hermosa

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7. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

Hermosa Beach is where all the 20+ year olds head. They have the Pier Plaza full of restaurant and bars, right next to the ocean that is blocked off to cars, and taxi cabs line up to return people to homes or hotels. Holiday Inn Express is a good place to stay.

Manhattan Beach has a slightly older crowd, 30 year olds, and also lots of nightlife. The town piers are 2 miles from each other and there is a boardwalk and bike path between them.

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8. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

Since you have a car, head to Huntington Beach and stay as close to Main St and Pacific Coast Highway as you can, maybe the Shorebreak Hotel. Check the Hilton and Hyatt as well.

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9. Re: Best Beach City To Stay In

Thanks all!

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