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Car rental Los Angeles airport

Los Angeles airport, known as LAX after the airport code, is the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area. It is located 24 kilometers southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Handling more than 60 million travelers per year, Los Angeles International airport is the busiest airport in California and the 6th busiest in the world. It has nine passenger terminals arranged in a “U”, all are served by shuttle buses. United Airlines operates to the most destinations. Other major international airlines include Qantas, offering nonstop service to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, Lufthansa, serving most destinations in Europe.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Los Angeles?

The minimum age to rent a car in Los Angeles is 21 with most big suppliers. For instance, suppliers like Avis, Alamo and Enterprise let you rent a car at 21. If you are looking for car rental under 21 years old you can do so with Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar.
In case you are looking to rent a car when you are age 24 or under you should keep in mind that (almost) all suppliers include a so called ‘Young drivers fee’, which is included in the price you see on Holiday Cars.
Drivers under 25 years of age are not allowed to rent luxury cars, mini-vans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars, full-size SUVs.

Choose for the most covenient way to continue your journey

Despite the city's well-developed public transport system, most people still rent a car at Los Angeles airport. There are more than 40 companies of car rental at LA airport, including Budget, Dollar rent a car, Hertz, National, etc. Please notice that their car rental counters are not located in the terminals. You can call the companies via a special number by the baggage bands in the Arrivals Hall. With all its glamour and fame, there is no high-low season in terms of travelling in LA. To make sure you have a smooth trip in this year-round busy destination, it's wise to make an early booking for car rental at Los Angeles airport. If you need to wait for the confirmation of other holiday products like flights and hotels, you can always use the free quote service offered by holidaycars.com, by which you have the chosen price and rental car at Los Angeles airport secured without any extra charge.

Facilities at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) include:


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Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Los Angeles
California 90045
USA

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LAX
ICAO airport code: KLAX
Tips and experiences for Los Angeles airport

Our customers rated Los Angeles airport with an average of 8.9 based on 207 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

12-06-2019
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Book everything with ahead of time, if you have already a company you like it keep it like that don’t try to wonder with other ones because the experience can be like mine!
12-06-2019
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The car company may present the "options" for insurance. But they make it feel like it is mandatory, but you don't have to take it. Beware of prepaying for gas. You are paying for a whole tank at a higher rate per gallon. So you are not paying for any gas that was needed to fill it up, you are paying for a whole tank regardless of what you bring it back with. I bought it hook, line, and sinker. ugh
08-06-2019
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Grab your car and go for a ride. Get lost and see beautiful neighborhoods. Find great street art downtown, awesome street artists on 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica and on Hollywood Blvd. Roam the walk of fame, catch a movie premier and go for a hike in Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets ever. Dear LA! I love you I heart you I love you I heart you!
02-06-2019
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The best travel tip that I can give is to always be prepared, especially for delays! Get a neck pillow, bring jackets (airports and aircrafts are FREEZING) and don't check anything you might need if you get stuck on an extended layover. I would also stress that getting the luggage set is worth it. It was my first trip with my kids and I tried to keep all of their stuff limited to a backpack each but our trip would have been so much easier if I had gotten them one stow-away-sized piece of luggage each. I will definitely be upgrading for next year! Lastly, always ask your stewards questions, even if it sounds dumb - that's what they are there for! I've had a bad experience with trying to find a connecting flight and nearly missing my flight because of it, and my stewardess gave me step-by-step directions to find where I was supposed to board next. She was a real help!
31-05-2019
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If you're departing from terminal 7, allow for plenty of time for your car rental return. The shuttle will stop at terminal 1, then terminal 2, etc. etc., before letting you out at terminal 7.
30-05-2019
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Check your holiday insurance and car insurance if you are travelling from the united Kingdom. You may be covered for insurance through that. If not, make sure you buy insurance for the car in advance. This could be costly when at the airport. Make sure what fuel the car uses. When checking around the car, make sure you also check in the car and under seats. When at fuel stations in America, fuel needs to be paid for first. If the tank takes around 50 to 60 dollars of fuel, pay for 60 so that it can be refunded and you don't worry about not having enough fuel or going back to ask for some more fuel. the Make sure you have plenty in the tank before making a big journey.
30-05-2019
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When renting a car on line; -make certain you indicate the appropriate/desired currency -make certain you have the right to cancel -note that a spouse with the appropriate drivers licence automatically has the right to drive a rented vehicle in California I have found the best car rental deals via, Holiday Car Rental or Groupon
23-05-2019
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Do not use economy car for rental, use any other rental that will pick you up at the airport
10-05-2019
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What I seen of LAX was minimal, but what I did see was basic. I honestly expected more from such a large hub. Arriving there isn't much, but that's par for the course at arrivals anywhere. On our return to departures, everything went smoothly and we were ticketed and dropped bags with ease. Staff friendly but not very knowledgeable. Security was straightforward, albeit a little slow. The only real disappointment was the poor selection of shopping and dining in departures, as we had a few hours to kill. This was terminal 2, perhaps there's a better selection in the other terminals.
06-05-2019
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don`t hesitate to ask for any question at the information desk, the people are really friendly and helpful.
29-04-2019
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Definitely would recommend to see national parks. You can buy a US national park pass and use it in parks all over US, which is totally worth. Parks are beautiful and it's great escape from busy cities. We slept on our roadtrip in motels, which was not that expensive.
26-04-2019
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Book a comfort level car. With unlimited miles. Economy might be too small. Drive safe
25-04-2019
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Get an early start to avoid traffic Use foodnetwork.com to find great meal options for all price levels Have lunch at Malibu Farm Have dinner at Fishing with Dynamite - Manhattan Beach Travel light
25-04-2019
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South Bay Beaches, which are not far from the airport. Drive straight down to Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach and it is well worth staying here for a few days.
11-04-2019
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Rental car is off site so leave some time for shuttle.
10-04-2019
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Best tips are drink lots of water and try and sleep on the flight. Keep a good attitude when there are lines. No one is doing this on purpose, it's for your safety.!!!
09-04-2019
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The Los Angeles Airport as a whole is under going a lot of changes and although there was traffic there were no major problems. I would suggest arriving at minimum 2 hours early at the check in. I saw many frantic people who were checking in a bag with only 1 hour to go before their flight and they still had to get through TSA.
28-02-2019
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This airport is a lot less confusing that others, like Newark and JFK. However, if you are going to take an Uber or Lyft it gets very complicated since they aren't allowed to pick up at taxi stand.
27-02-2019
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LAX is not a bad airport but it is a busy airport and I do not think they are fully equipped for the amount of traffic they do. Everything process for my flights (regional American Airlines) seemed like a band-aid to get them by. It works but it could definitely use some improvement. As far as the layout of the airport, it is great.
27-02-2019
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When I travel, the first thing I do when I am visiting a new place I look up information about places to visit, places to eat and have fun.
25-02-2019
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No tips, airport is well organized. As far as rental cars, Hertz and Enterprise have much more shuttles passing by.
21-02-2019
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Walk around car completely and check for damage
01-02-2019
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General access area could be bigger. Had to trek thru narrow corridors to get to boarding gate. Information desk not easily visible or accessible.
31-01-2019
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Pack light during travel. Don't hold back to strike a conversation with fellow travelers; you never know whom you may meet! Don't just take pictures enjoy the moment. Expect less and you will have more. Reserve rentals & lodging arrangements early but remain flexible. Don't plan every step of travel, leave some room to shift things around
27-01-2019
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I don’t have any tips as I have never had any issues when flying in or out of LAX!
26-01-2019
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The bus to terminal 6 (Alaska) took a while during peak rush hour (>15 minutes), almost making us late, if not for the airline delay (not related to us). I wonder how it would do for terminal 8. I am surprised at the 5.5 rating on Kayak. But Avis also get 5.5 so I took it with a grain of salt. I did a rental car with Midland (rating > 8) a month ago. It was little closer to the airport, but the overall experience is similar. The discount I got with Advantage makes it a much better deal.
25-01-2019
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As my first time using E-Z Rent, I was a little nervous. The price was WAY better than every other rental company and the website was extremely easy to navigate. I was beyond thrilled to find that the shuttles were on time, the representatives were polite, and the cars were all clean! Returning the car was also extremely simple. E-Z Rent lives up to its name! As much as I travel, an affordable, quality car rental site is such an asset. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
25-01-2019
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Plan ahead for the security checkpoint. Map out what you will need to place in bins in security before you arrive and make those items easily accessible. LAX has not yet adopted the technology that SeaTac airport has to allow you to walk right through (and run bags through) without taking items off your body or out of your bags.
21-01-2019
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We waited for a little while at LAX as numerous Avis & other rental car buses passed us but eventually our Sixt bus came. So my advice is not to panic after your flight the bus will come even if it seems to take a little longer than competitors.
12-01-2019
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Don’t visit Disneyland on Christmas break! Was so crowded! Weather was awesome!
07-01-2019
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LAX has gotten more organized in the several years since I have been here. There are still a lot of people here, so get here early and don't be driving in LA during rush hours. (Before 9 or after 3)
22-12-2018
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When returning the vehicle to FOX be aware that google map is accurate. Because of the construction in the area the map will make you do a 360 degree turn throughout the area. It may appear confusing but it will get you there. Just follow the instructions exactly and the map will get you there. Give yourself extra time to return as traffic in the area is very heavy.
15-12-2018
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Avoid checking bags internationally. LAX international baggage claim is extremely slow compared with other large international airports. Double check the check in location for international flights. Some airlines that depart from gates in TBIT actually have check in at terminal 3. Hotel shuttles can take an hour even from hotels within 1-2 miles of the airport. Be prepared to take a taxi or Uber during heavy travel times.
13-12-2018
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Give yourself plenty of time to get to or from LAX to avoid stress. If you plan your arrival on a Saturday or Sunday, you won’t have to sit in so much traffic.
11-12-2018
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Use a GPS when driving and observe the local rules of the road. Always make sure you read the fine print and come prepared before your rental etc with appropriate paperwork and documents. Do your research and make notes of places you want to visit such as attractions and your route mapped out or saved in your gps. This will save time to fit in another activity or give you extra time enjoying what your are doing without a rush. Always keep light snacks such as granola bars or healthy snacks to help save money on junk food cravings.
02-12-2018
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I didn’t go to the airport. I drove a U-Haul to LA then rented a car to go back to SF
01-12-2018
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Be prepared for anything and remember it's hard work to travel with family, but it's worth it! Aloha!
26-11-2018
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Have your id and boarding pass readily available. Wear slip on shoes. Have your carry on liquids/gels in a quart sized baggie. Bring a baggie with a damp cloth for quick and easy cleanup. Bring a travel mug with an air tight seal to avoid spilling hot beverages as well as keeping them hot. Wear a jacket with pockets to for easy access to items you may want, while also serving as a blanket if it gets cold.
25-11-2018
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Get to the airport early. Get your car, and go get lost. But of course have a map handy. Try local foods and meet new people. Keep your belongs in the trunk, and have as much fun as you can.
21-11-2018
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Once your reservation is verfied, you go out to the garage. Pick a car from the appropriate "area". Check the car over for damage, etc. Document if there is damage. Check mileage and fuel level. Follow the exit signs.
19-11-2018
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I had a very good experience with LAX. My terminal was a short walk to baggage and from there, the shuttle for rental cars was just out the door. I may have waited 8-10 minutes for the correct shuttle, but all-in-all I was pretty happy to get through it so quickly.
16-11-2018
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Check several travel sites for best deals. Read all directions. Bring hard copies of all documents. Cross reference prices directly with vendor. Sometimes they can give better ptice. Travel lightly! Use small suitcase even if not carried on!
09-11-2018
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Noise cancelling headphones are a must for air travel.
09-11-2018
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No problems with LAX . No flight delays.
09-11-2018
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Make sure you arrive on time or early to drop off the car. Drive slowly through the front because the entrance can be tricky. They have a shuttle to take you back to the airport. Great rental company!
01-11-2018
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LAX was a good experience for my wife and I. For a large airport it seemed to run efficiently and the signage was clear and accurate. Our bags were on the baggage carousel as soon as we got to it. There was plenty of shuttles to the various car rental agencies & the driver was very friendly and helpful. I would not recommend renting from Fox car rental but that is not a reflection on the airport itself. Leaving the car rental pickup location was easy as well. Traveling can be stressful but our experience at LAX was not
31-10-2018
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It is a very busy place but the shuttles run effectively getting you to and from the airport.
31-10-2018
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Don't visit only the touristy places! Instead, also try and experience the day-to-day life of LA. Most people are disappointed when seeing Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Instead go downtown and have a free drinks at one of the bars/cafés, or spend a day at the beach. The Getty is a real recommender though. Even if you do not like art the view over the city is amazing.
29-10-2018
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dont use fox rental.
28-10-2018
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Very crowded airport, not enough seating in waiting area, Delta did a good job.
26-10-2018
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Great hub for Southern California road trips. Go to San Diego, Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara. Visit Hollywood, downtown LA. Stop by at Universal Studios. Or drive through the Mojave desert and Joshua Tree.
26-10-2018
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Love going to Santa Monica Prominade to shop. Driving PCH to Malibu always a beautiful drive. If you like ancient Egyptian art try the Getty Musuem in Pacific Palisades on your way to Malibu it’s very beautiful.
20-10-2018
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Always give yourself plenty of time to return your car. If it would take you 1 hour to get to the return depot leave home 2 hours early in case you get stuck in traffic. Always carefully inspect your rental vehicle for damage at pick-up and remember to return it clean. When going to the airport remember to check that you do not have any forbidden items in your luggage or carry-on baggage. Always get to the airport plenty of time ahead....better to sit and watch a movie on your iPad than miss you flight.
17-10-2018
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Airport was clean airport was efficient there is numerous food outlets to purchase food for my flight for seating was comfortable and the attendance were very friendly.
14-10-2018
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Pick-up very poor... no chosen car was available and no upgrade offered... was left to wait around (nearly 2 hours) before my chosen car was available...
13-10-2018
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Best travel to do's for travels looking to have fun! My favorite thing to do is talk to locals! You can find the goods anf the bads abouttheplace your stayingandyou make a new friend. Next, before you travel out do some research. Have an idea of where you want to explore. To add to that, stay flexible. Dont get your heart set onto one. You neverknow whats going to happen through your day. Finally, find beauty in every place you visit. Theres always something nice happening around you. Thats all ive got for now! Until next time, stay rad!
12-10-2018
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Travel Tips 1-Patience 2-Remember you paperwork for car rental reservation. 3-Take pictures as well as write down all problems with the car before leaving the lot. 4-Remember lines and traveling go together. 5-Even if the ratings are not as you might like, give a new company a chance. 6-Arrive early to return car because of the wait and getting to the Airport. Large airports equal long lines. 7-Don't over pack. Luggage prices are going up.
11-10-2018
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Always try to look into what kind of additional costs they will add at the time of pickup based on the rental company and the state/province/country rules and highway toll systems.
04-10-2018
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Get there at least 2 hours early as there are some lines, but they are efficient. People are in general very easy going and polite, at least more open than Florida.
03-10-2018
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LAX has come a long way in the past few years, but often still feels like a third class airport.
28-09-2018
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The first tip is pay for either global entry or at least TSA Precheck to avoid lines. Always try to compact your clothes and shoes regardless of the duration of your stay. You only need 2 pairs of shoes/sneakers. It’s ok to wear the same shirt within a week and a half. This will make you able to avoid baggage claim. On the other hand if you have golf clubs use that space around your clubs and bag to fill with extra items since it has to get checked.
27-09-2018
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Get flights when you are not rushing and have a place to stay, just in case airlines ask for volunteers to change /delay their flights. Airlines have really good offers for you when you volunteer to change your boarding time. I have been receiving two or three free first class tickets for free whenever I volunteer to change my departure.
23-09-2018
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Busy airport l, with short security lines. Many choices for food. Traffic was difficult to deal with. Got to be aggressive or you will be eaten alive.
11-09-2018
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Bring copies of reservation. Be patient. Have snacks handy. Hydrate, bring a refillable water bottle. Listen to music that makes you happy. Neck pillow is a must.
23-02-2018
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Give yourself plenty of time to get to your gate.
22-02-2018
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Get on TSA precheck for really quick security check.
22-02-2018
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Shopping at Melrose. Eating in Little Tokyo. People watching at Venice. Driving along PCH. Great variety of live music. Catching a Dodgers game.
09-02-2018
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Highway 1, paso robles
01-02-2018
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Lots of variety and options for food. The lines were quick as well.
30-01-2018
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LAX can be chaotic if you've never been. It's hit or miss whether you will run into issues there.
27-01-2018
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Have all paperwork ready to be able to explain why are you coming to the USA. Be able to respond where you will stay and how long. I was going for medical/fertility treatment. I was asked how much it costs and if I had the money to pay it. Once I said it is paid for already, the immigration officer wanted to see a statement that it has been paid. It is good to have everything printed, so that it can be shown upon request.
14-01-2018
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As expected , efficient bus service between LAX and Hertz depot
05-01-2018
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Conveniently near the airport and freeway.
04-01-2018
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Sign up for the companies free fast break and skip the lines
02-01-2018
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Conveniently located but traffic can be a problem during the rush hour, while getting to the airport.
24-12-2017
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Lots of things to do
22-12-2017
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LA Irport is a very busy place with lots of lines and waiting. But overall it is accessible. The biggest suggestion I can make is check in efore you get to airport so your boarding group is sooner. They have changed procedures and it doesnt explain in detail anywhere. But if you are in boarding group 7 or higher there wont be room for u to store baggage. It seems people can pay for priority boarding so can get storage space. Even checking in 24 hours early my boarding group was a 6 and I have yet to ascertain exactly how one gets earlier boarding group. I recommend getting at least some food in the concourse for on the.plane because 1 plane unexpectedly didn't have food. Also the waits are long on the plane. I also recommend a bathroom trip before u get on plane. They pack peoe in So tight it's hard to leave your seat and have to navigate drink carts etc. when you get up.
18-12-2017
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Go online to shorten wait time. Check out trunk space. Get gas at least 20 minutes before returning car. Bring tip money for shuttle driver. Keep cost handy after sun goes down.
31-07-2017
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Tough navigation through construction and wait for shuttle.
25-07-2017
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Even though L A X is a big airport it was relatively easy to navigate.
18-07-2017
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Communicate in a friendly manner with rental car agents and shuttle drivers. They can be a huge help, and need to be treated with respect.
18-07-2017
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arrive early to allow extra time for security check; wear sandals if possible for easy taking off & putting on; put all small liquid containers in clear zip lock bags; check in all liquid containers larger than 3 oz.; travel as light as possible for easy and quick passage; sign in to the Pre-PSA for expedite security check; keep your eyes on all of your belongings at all time; bring newspapers or a good book to entertain yourself while waiting in the airport; do not fall asleep while waiting, anything can happen to you or your bags; be alert and observant of your surrounding; rest well before getting to the airport; be patient.
17-07-2017
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Whatever you go leave ahead of time.
08-05-2017
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Plan for TRAFFIC TRAFFIC TRAFFIC
11-04-2017
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Enjoy the amazing LA.
28-03-2017
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Book with Budget
25-03-2017
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Universal Studios a little disappointing and going on a saturday, the lines were huge for everything, each activity was a least a tiresome 1 hour wait and food and drink was very expensive for what it was. Think Disney better. The Hollywood hills are worth a visit and a walk around (where the Hollywood sign is) and also the observatory. Rodeo Drive seems a lot more mainstream than it did the last time we were there 25 years ago, a pleasant walk and experience watching the super cars go by, worth an hour to do. Venice Beach was a cultural experince on a sunday although not everyones taste but some of the walks and scenery in the suburbs of LA was stunning, as were some of the houses.
23-03-2017
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Go to Warner Brothers studio tour if you like movies. Also, get a ticket to one of the tonight shows like Jimmy Kimmel or Conan O'brian
21-03-2017
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Use Holiday Cars and save money!
20-03-2017
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We visit family so the sites aren't important, but hanging out around Hollywood and Vine and taking a bus tour are fun.
17-03-2017
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Los Angeles is amazing. Definitely check out Santa Monica (ocean drive), Venice beach and Malibu!
15-03-2017
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Driving through Toping canyon and stopping at the little cafes along the way for treats. Driving the Pacific Coast highway and taking your time!
14-03-2017
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Echo Park - Silver Lake
11-03-2017
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Highly recommend this company to all renters! Did not know they've been around for so long! Will definitely be using them again!!! Thanks
10-03-2017
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A car in Los Angeles is a MUST. But, traffic can be a nightmare. Trust your GPS (especially via Google maps) to provide the best routing; then watch for alternatives as you progress. It will note "save 17 minutes by choosing this option." Click "accept" and it will reroute. Avoid rush hour times if at all possible. As for things-to-do, they are infinitely available. Consult the Internet for things to see and do; make reservations and you will have a ball. Whether your interests are the beach, Hollywood, museums, the mountains even with snow, the desert with multiple scenery ... you will find it in and around LA. If you don't plan ahead, you can find yourself driving around areas that make you wonder why ANYONE would go there You can see the best and you can see the worst in LA. Choose the best and you'll love it.
10-03-2017
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We didnt spend any time in LA. We spent most our trip in Temecula which was absolutely beautiful! Higly recommend!
10-03-2017
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Be ready for the traffic
09-03-2017
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Credit CArd vital. Book online and save time. Get GPS if you have never been to california unless you have it on your phone.
08-03-2017
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Avoid driving during rush hour. Plenty to see and do.
08-03-2017
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Drive thru the coast towards San Diego or San Francisco is a beautiful thing to do.
05-03-2017
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For foreign travelers, Google Maps with data access would be vital. So much easier to navigate around with location and traffic information at your fingertips. Also, don't miss Mulholland Drive. The night drive is fantastic.
05-03-2017
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Go to In and Out burger, go to Redondo Beach Pier, go to Santa Monica. Avoid Holiday and Fox.
03-03-2017
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don't travel during rush hour
02-03-2017
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Tge city is quite big and to have a car is the best options specially if time is limited. Have in mond you will spend a lot of money on parking and might not be as easy to find it as in other cities.
01-03-2017
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be prepared for crowds at the air port
25-02-2017
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Santa Monica Pier is great!
22-02-2017
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Take a good calculation of managing times between your destinations. Everything seems neat but the traffic can always surprise you
17-02-2017
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I really appriciate Holidaycars.com , made my vacation smooth and enjoyable, l could recommend to everybody, to everybody.
13-02-2017
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Hiring a car is a must and that should be with alamo
13-02-2017
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The beaches are wonderful. The museums are very good, especially LACMA. Drive through Malibu, Bel Air and Beverly Hills, visit Hollywood etc. Too much to mention. LA is one of the most exciting cities in the world.
13-02-2017
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Beaches and skate parks those are all the best.
09-02-2017
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Deposit slow reimbursement.
05-02-2017
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Santa Monica pier and Malibu is a must. Avoid LA rush hour traffic a must. If you are into the car culture scene it is the only place to experience it.
01-02-2017
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Read the agreement carefully so that you will know exactly the name of the rental agency that is provided to you.
31-01-2017
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drive the pacific coast highway and enjoy all the water views
30-01-2017
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Use Google Maps to determine fastest way around town - you do not want to get stuck in those freeway traffic jams! Sometimes the fastest route uses side streets.
30-01-2017
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Act like a local. Don't focus on being a tourist and going to all the tourist locations. Imagine you are leaving here already, go to the small ma/pa shops. Hang out in the parks. Explore the local events that are happening around town. Don't just be an outsider, traveling around on a tour bus briefly stepping into the community. Be one with the community and you'll have an amazing time.
27-01-2017
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You don't need a toll tag if you are staying in Anaheim.
24-01-2017
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For any visitor, it becomes abundantly clear pretty early on that Los Angeles is a car city. A common opinion around LA natives is that you'd have to crazy to not use a car to get around. Reason for this is that the city and most of its' different attractions are spread out. You can get by using a combination of public transit and/or Uber but expect to spend a lot more time moving between places. A 30 minute drive between Hollywood and Santa Monica will take around 3 times that long with a bus. Traveling by car in LA is usually a enjoyable experience. There's some great drives around the area even though you stick to the highways. It's generally recommended to avoid the biggest rush hours which tend to be the busiest commuting times between 7 and 9AM and 5 to 7PM and Saturday early afternoon. Traveling in less busy times of the day also gives you the added benefit of being able to find free parking next to popular tourist destinations. For example it's possible to find free parking around Hollywood's walk of fame on weekdays before 6PM.
23-01-2017
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Try to stay at hotels that are close to the ocean. LA is a very busy city, so try to avoid unwanted traffic. San Diego is very beautiful, so put it in your plan. It is really worth it.
23-01-2017
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The broad museum, Griffin observatory Venice beach
21-01-2017
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Use yelp! And you'll get everywhere :)
20-01-2017
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Do not trust the Pictures on the internet for the Hotels
19-01-2017
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Entire trip was awesome, Avoid going to hill during snow time.
18-01-2017
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To be prepared to make changes at the last minute. Save extra money for unknown expenses.
10-01-2017
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Too much to do. Shopping district. Chinatown. Flower district.
10-01-2017
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The reception on the return in the end was very attentives
08-01-2017
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check out Pixar at CA Science Center
08-01-2017
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No carry on liquids when going through security check, will make you throw away.
08-01-2017
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Make a reservation ahead of time.
07-01-2017
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LA is not such a complicated metro area to navigate through. With gps on the smat phone, it is a breeze if you know where you are going.
07-01-2017
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Check out great restaurants in Los Angeles. Besides New York city, LA is the best place that you can enjoy great food!! Great view from Pepperdine University is somewhere to check during sunset.
06-01-2017
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Hike up Inspiration point, which is opposite the Hollywood sign, quickly visit the Hollywood stars boardwalk (and then get out of there as it's super touristy!), we visited a restaurant called Son of a Gun - delicious food. Go to Santa Monica beach - endless sands and a very relaxing place to chill
06-01-2017
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Sunset from Griffith observatory is amazing. Leave your car down and hike a bit.
06-01-2017
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See Zuma Beach and Santa Monica.....San Diego is fantastic.
04-01-2017
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LA and southern California have a deep diverse culture of people and traditions and a wonderful history. I would say follow the history....It will take you to all of the places of interest and provide wonderful stories; sights; food and entertainment. Venture out further from city center and find wonderful beaches, museums, theaters and more. Don let the traffic get you down. Just deal with it and travel at non peak hours if possible. If you dont come back with a smile on your face and 10 lbs heavier, its your fault. Remember, your dont have to live there. You are only visiting. There is much to make a great visit. Cheers
04-01-2017
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Travel around peak rush hour times.
03-01-2017
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Enjoyed visiting the LaBrea Tarpits. Give yourself extra travel time for every trip due to heavy traffic at all times of day.
03-01-2017
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L.A. Is an enormous city with a big diversity of neighborhoods and things to do. The food is great and there's beautiful mountains all around. Beaches are still pretty even if the weather is cooler in the winter. Traffic is deservedly famous for how bad it is and you need to think very carefully about where you stay. Santa Monica was great but we didn't love Sherman oaks. Topanga Canyon is a hidden gem that is definitely recommend.
03-01-2017
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Los Angeles is a great place to visit -- as long as you are prepared for traffic! Without exception, there were always heavy traffic delays (to and from airport, to and from downtown LA). I recommend using a good map app (i.e., Wayze) to help navigate. Had a great time exploring Chinatown (and its food). A trip to the top of OUE Skyspace Los Angeles offered a commanding view of metropolitan Los Angeles -- and a great view of the Hollywood sign. The glass slide from the top to the floor below provided fun for the whole family.
02-01-2017
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Need more than a week!
02-01-2017
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LA is a wonderful town. Do all the Hollywood tourist stuff, Santa Monica and Venice beaches, Beverly Hills, etc, but also drive around the area to see the gorgeous beaches and mountains.
02-01-2017
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Please use Holiday cars.com for the Best rates in LA trust me they can't be beat !
01-01-2017
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Just have fun
31-12-2016
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Allow about 30 minutes to turn in vehicle and shuttle to the airport. Very easy to find and convenient. All staff was very helpful!
29-12-2016
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If you need a car look online. Best prices
28-12-2016
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Be prepared to wait and be aware that there are more than 10 Million people who live in Los Angeles County and everyone drives a car and many are the only ones in it. If at the airport and you need to hire Uber or Lyft, go back upstairs and look for the Alpha Circles from A to F that is where they are allowed to park to pick up customers.
19-12-2016
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Be sure to take a tour of the city. The Double decker bus was wonderful!!!
09-12-2016
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Mexican cantenas cheap and great spots for quick meals
01-12-2016
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Los Angeles offers lots of atrractions to see and enjoy....Hollywood, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills , and others. Not to far away is Anaheim where you could visit Disneyland....The beaches are are such as Santa Monica and malibu. Nightlife is awesome as well as the outlets and malls to go shopping.
08-09-2016
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Love Los Angeles. So much to do. So much great architecture. My favorites are the Santa Monica Pier/Venice Beach and attending sitcom tapings.
07-09-2016
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Get a car at Dollar :)
01-09-2016
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If you plan on visiting the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign tour or any other fun activities in L.A., do them while you are in the area, if you have to travel further than L.A. The traffic is not too bad, but get on the road early. Santa Monica Pier and beach are very nice, a lot to do there, good information about Route 66.
31-08-2016
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Ride a bike along Venice Beach. Don't miss the killer whales at Seaworld San Diego.
30-08-2016
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2 person per car is best to avoid getting stuck on freeways. LA has best freeway system.
27-08-2016
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Call ahead, make your reservation. Get tel. number for vocal contact. Find out where the shuttle will stop.
25-08-2016
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Great food and attractions
23-08-2016
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pay attention to lines at travel reservation desks. They are often not clearly defined and you lose your turn.
23-08-2016
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I've visited Santa Bárbara, not LA.
22-08-2016
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Don't spend too much time in LA. You can cover most things in 3 days.
19-08-2016
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Traveling the roads during high traffic times can be difficult and time consuming.
31-07-2016
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Wonderful place.. just have plenty of patience. The traffic is BAD.
29-07-2016
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Los Angeles is a great city to visit. For those that have not visited before, hit the following tourist areas. 1) Hollywood Walk of Fame 2) Griffith Observatory 3) Catalina Island 4) Santa Monica Pier 5) Disneyland/California Adventure Park 6) Knotts Berry Farm 7) Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor (Brea)
26-07-2016
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Ask about their toll charges beforehand.
24-07-2016
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The traffic is bad in Los Angeles so you have to be very calm. It's a great city. Lots to do.
20-07-2016
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Don't use Fox -10 Stars..... My experience was a disaster. After waiting for over an hour to get picked up, I found myself and 20 other clients being told Fox was out cars and my wait would be between 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours. I was forced to leave and make other arrangements. I’m very dissatisfied given that a quick check on trip advisor showed numerous complaints about Fox’s LAX operation over the last year. LA is a Blast but always check Trip Advisor.
19-07-2016
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just remember to drive on the right
19-07-2016
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Buy a gps for easy navigation in california or usa.
18-07-2016
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Best tip is try to see a big of scenery for yourself, hire a car and get around this way.
13-07-2016
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Museums, Library, Hollywood boulevard. Griffith park, 6 flags
13-07-2016
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Enjoy your visit to LA.
05-07-2016
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Bring your GPS-
27-06-2016
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Didnt love beverley hills and hollywood but would move to venice/santa monica instantly
05-06-2016
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Not sure there is so much to do.
29-05-2016
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LACMA is good at night but current works happening now. Griffith Observatory- if you're after good photos, visiting it in the morning is a must. Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a must see in Universal Studios And You need a whole day shopping at Camarillo Outlet.
05-05-2016
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Get a car with a GPS
28-04-2016
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Beautiful weather but a lot of traffic everywhere
27-04-2016
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Verify inclusions with the hire before signing. Choose car with GPS fitted when choosing from the lot on offer. Although I did take my own with me there was one in the car anyway.
26-04-2016
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just go prepared. have all the paper work ready
25-04-2016
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Best destinations: Universal Studios, Venice and Santa Monica beaches, Wax Museum in Hollywood.
22-04-2016
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Los Angeles miles arent like regular miles but there is always something to do and wonder places to eat.
22-04-2016
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Planning for at least an hour after arrival to get your car rental.
12-04-2016
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Take your own Sat Navigation it pays for itself in one trip
08-04-2016
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Use your GPS it's great
31-03-2016
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Amuzement parks, food, weather
28-03-2016
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too many options, narrow down what you want to do before you get there.
25-03-2016
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Make your plans before, reserve car in advance and have all the paperwork together
08-03-2016
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Ignore everyone complaining about the traffic, and just drive, explore.
07-03-2016
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We really enjoyed just driving along the coast and visiting some of the beach towns.
20-02-2016
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Nice time in ? LA
19-02-2016
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I'm a resident of the city of Los Angeles.
28-01-2016
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Eat fresh seafood!! Amazing eats throughout the city... Give yourself plenty of time to get anywhere - traffic is crazier than you could imagine and NORMAL. Point Dume is spectacular in Malibu - be sure to go somewhere beautiful on the coast and enjoy the created beauty of the ocean!
06-01-2016
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see everything you can
01-01-2016
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Be prepared to be aggressive to get on to shuttle! Make room for other passengers. TIP YOUR DRIVER for good service; they work hard!
01-01-2016
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Los Angeles is home for me
12-12-2015
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Be patient when in traffic and enjoy the sights.
03-12-2015
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Very chill and amazing place to visit. Lots of beaches. Used to leave in San Diego and you can never hate socal.
01-12-2015
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Great e huge city. A lot of touristic places. The best is the tour in the studios, especially watch a tv series and the park on the Universal Studios. Six Flags Magic Moutain we had a loto of fun, but the park could be more organized e offer better conditions to the clients to minimize the time on the lines. The traffic is the worst in the city, so plan all with much time before your schedules.
15-11-2015
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Driving is very slow between the hours of 7:00 AM & 10:AM and again between 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM avoid driving during this time if possible.
12-11-2015
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Rent DIRECTLY FROM THE CAR COMPANY AND ASK ABOUT THE NEEDED EXTRA's.
06-11-2015
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We spent a week in Disneyland and would recommend that experience to everyone - it's the happiest place on earth
30-07-2015
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Hollywood Walk of Fame Natural History Museum California Science Centre Universal Studios Santa Monica Pier
25-06-2015
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Getty center, Santa Monica pier...
23-06-2015
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Definitely rockin Hollywood tours Warner bros tour and whale watching in marina del Ray Downtown fashion district was fun also
19-06-2015
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We loved Santa Monica and enjoyed a hike in the hills by malibu
11-06-2015
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To visit the beaches and Hollywood.
09-06-2015
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landed in LAX and drove to Palm Desert for a week. easy drive.