Even after reading all of the helpful info already posted, I am struggling to find the best area to stay in during our stay in LA. My boyfriend and are arriving in LA by train on the 27th, and flying from LAX to Las Vegas on the 31st.
We are both artists in our mid 30’s, as well as first time visitors to California. We would like to see LACMA and the surrounding museums, the Getty Center, maybe the Hammer Museum. I would love to head to Griffith Observatory if we have time.
We are only able to travel by public transport, which I can tell from other posts is far from ideal. I’m thinking of either staying in the West Hollywood area for good transport options, or maybe Culver City which seems to be in the center of the sites we want to see? Alternatively, staying near LACMA/Miracle Mile? What about staying in Santa Monica and doing day trips? Or splitting up the stay?
I’ve been using airbnb which seems to have a good selection of apartments in the $90-150 range, which is what I’d like to spend if possible.
Any suggestions/comments would be appreciated – I am completely overwhelmed by all of the possibilities LA has to offer!
Thanks in advance everyone.