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LA and San Diego

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LA and San Diego

Going for 5 days in LA and San Diego. Staying near Disneyland and going to get to LAX around 1pm on the first day... but won't have the car until later in the trip... suggestions of where we can go for the first half day using public transit / shuttles? Also taking suggestions for places close to Anaheim suitable for half day trip with car.. thanks!

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1. Re: LA and San Diego

Welcome to TripAdvisor and the Los Angeles forum, kpoohy K.

You are flying into LAX, then going to Anaheim? If that is the case, you should ask your questions on the Anaheim forum:


To get the best answers to your San Diego questions, go to their forum. And so on, and so on...!

Have a wonderful trip and happy planning.

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2. Re: LA and San Diego

If you'll have a lot of luggage, you'll want to head to Anaheim first and check in to your hotel - check the Disneyland Express bus, www.primetimeshuttle.com, or www.supershuttle.com

Then take a taxi or OCTA bus 43 (www.octa.net) from your hotel to the train station in Fullerton, and then take Amtrak or Metrolink from there to Union Station in downtown LA - www.amtrak.com or www.metrolink.com

If you don't have a lot of luggage, you can take the FlyAway bus from LAX to Union Station in downtown LA before heading to your hotel (go to www.lawa.org, select LAX, then select ground transportation section for info on the FlyAway bus)

Regardless of how you get there, once at Union Station, you could take the Red Lines subway to Hollywood (Walk of Fame, Hollywood sign, Kodak (Dolby) Theater, Chinese Theater, etc.), or the Gold Line light rail train to Pasadena (Old Town Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum), or explore downtown LA (the Red Line subway also stops many places in downtown). Afterwards you can take Metrolink / Amtrak back to the station in fullerton, the taxi or OCTA bus 43 back to the Disney area, as above.

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