West Los Angeles Travel Guide
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- 97%Local Culture
- 52%Business Travelers
- 52%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
User Reviews (42 Reviews)
- West Los AngelesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jan 01, 2014
If not for the parking, I'd say five stars. There are some great neighborhoods here with a ton of food options. Eat to you heart's content and then go enjoy the sunset over the ocean. I love the Sawtelle region and random gems like A Frame. Just be prepared for tons of traffic as you meander through the streets and fight for a spot to park.
- West Los AngelesOct 19, 2013
West LA is a sprawling grid of urban blocks, with the UCLA campus at the hub of many Big Blue Bus services that connect to Santa Monica. If you've got money to spend, the cafes, boutiques and high-end restaurants here will appeal. If you're on a budget, check out the student haunts closer to campus.Recommended for:Students
- West Los AngelesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 31, 2013
West LA is probably what you think of when you think about Los Angeles or southern California. The beach scene can be nice, once you get to the beach and park. The freeways aren't so much fun, though.
- West Los AngelesNov 06, 2012
LA is a unique beast. All of the stereotypes are true -- Hollywood is fake, excessive; the traffic is horrid all the time; Angelenos tend to forget that there's a world beyond the sun-soaked paradise they exist in. BUT, once you can accept all of that as true, the real beauty and allure of LA shine through. It is a city of immigrants and transplants, searching for the promise of new chances and opportunities with each sunny day. It's a place where "old money" won't necessarily get you further than a determined attitude and a pretty face. A place where, no matter who you are an what your last paycheck looked like, you can have the time of your life, if you're willing to drive 20 minutes. It's a beautiful chaos, and you can't quite understand how it is functioning, but it keeps right on going. Dazzle and glamour, beaches and bikinis. LA's got it all, of you just take the time to get to know it a little better.
- West Los AngelesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 16, 2012
West LA encompasses Beverly Hills and everything west of the 405 freeway. It is the glamour and beach bum attitude that LA is famous for. Seclude yourself in the Bungalows at the Beverly Hills Hotel or at a hidden cove in Malibu. Yuppies abound in these richer neighborhoods of LA.
- West Los AngelesJul 05, 2012
Grew up in West Los Angeles. Born in 1954 and lived there until 1996. It was the perfect place to group. Parks, movies, pools, the beach 6 miles away, places to ride our bikes, vacant lots to play in, plenty of neighborhood stores where everybody knew you and your family. It was starting to get a
Title run down when I left and in my visits back since I left I don't
Ike the area at all. Extremely crowded, dirty, homeless, horrible traffic, all the stores have bars and the houses and apartments do also. Just a very tired, worn down place now. I wish I had never gone back because it makes me sad to think how much my "special place" growing up is now just a shell of what it was. I wouldn't go to West LA for anything now.
- West Los AngelesFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I've also lived here for two years. Marina del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Manhatten Beach. I just loved it, loved it, loved it. You can't get better temperature, nicer surroundings, great service, great tourists, nice biking all the way from Santa Monica to Manhatten Beach. Get your free ticket to a tv-show down at Venice beach. Look at all the artists and get all the good vibes from Venice beach. Venice has very nice contemporary architecture. The kitchen and restaurants are great. It's never above 86F or 32C. Santa Monica has bike lanes and the traffic is not too bad if you avoid the 405. However, to get to the beautiful Getty Museum, you have to stay on the 405 to hit the exit. Arrest me if I'm wrong. There's only good things to say about West LA.
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