Visiting LA? Where to go? What to do? Ask here

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  1. TheSentinel Registered User

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    Tom Bradley International Terminal has a BIG remodel going on and once you get to your Car rental it might be even later. I'd say once you get your car hit up WAZE or another traffic app and plot in the destination.
     
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    LA has turned into a toilet that hasn’t been flushed. I’d take your family to OC or to coastal beach areas.
     
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    Hey everybody! I’m looking to come to Cali for the bolts game January 29
    Any advise on buying tickets? Would it be better now or closer to the game?
    Also looking at getting good seats

    Thanks kings fans!
     
  5. kingsboy11 Quinton Byfield no matter what

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    Tickets are going for pretty cheap on stubhub right now. Its possible it could drop in price between now and then, but I don't think you'd be hurting if you bought them now. If you're interested in good seats then I would recommend getting any of the Premier Seats. You'll get in seat service and VIP entrance plus those are a good deal as it is right now.
     
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    Ditto what kingsboy said about Premier seats, they are largely "owned" by Lakers fans and are always for re-sale .
     
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    Premier seats , just do it . $42 bucks each today in section 13, bolts shoot twice and good view of the bench.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    We're coming in for a west coast hockey tour from Finland mid March, and will be in LA for 4 days before heading to Las Vegas and San Jose.

    Couple of questions:

    What area would you suggest we get a hotel from, budget 150-200 a night roughly, in order to catch the usual touristy things and have an easy transportation to both Staples Center and Honda Center in Anaheim? We'll be renting a car from the airport but would prefer public transportation/uber to games as all of us will want our beers/drinks pre and during the game.

    At what cost are we looking per ticket in Kings home game vs Ducks on Saturday March 14th? It's a day game starting at 1 pm, is it likely to sell out?Are there any sections in Staples Center to avoid for viewing the game?

    This is mostly a hockey trip but we'll hit the pubs/rock bars at night, so preferable hotel location would have those around the area or easy access to those.

    Thanks a lot for you help :)
     
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    I am trying to help, but
    Hotel prices are all over the place
    We don't really have public transportation here, You will need a car. Southern CA is a giant spread out Metro area

    Let's try this What touristy things do you want to do? Then maybe we can recommend an area or two
     
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    Mostly we're coming in for hockey but want to check out some usual suspects you should be able to do without car like Walk of Fame/Chinese Theatre/Hollywood etc. We're renting a car when arriving to LAX so we can and will get around, but would rather not have anyone as a designated driver as we all like our beers when going to hockey games :) Downtown LA near Staples Center seemed bit pricey but did have a few options within the price range. The 150-200$/night is not concrete number. Are there any areas we should avoid at all cost for getting a hotel from?

    We won't be looking to do clubbing but good rock bars/pubs within reach from the hotel would be a plus.

    Also, all info to questions below is much appreciated.

    At what cost are we looking per ticket in Kings home game vs Ducks on Saturday March 14th? It's a day game starting at 1 pm, is it likely to sell out?Are there any sections in Staples Center to avoid for viewing the game?

    Thanks again :)
     
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    first of all , the tickets
    StubHub!

    Every city has good and bad areas, I can easily tell you to avoid skid row, Compton, Watts, Inglewood, but I think it would be easiest to check with us

    I am a fan of West LA, Santa Monica especially but it is pricey and a distance from down town
     
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    Try near little Tokyo area
    It is near the train station and not so bad on crime.
    Depending on the day you can take metro link or surf rider to Anaheim and the red line to Hollywood areas And close to staples center
    Parking can be expensive.
    You will have Japanese , Chinese, Mexican and Phillipes French dip all close by.
     
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    Hey guys I will be staying in Long beach and driving into LA for a hockey game after the Allstar break.

    With Cali traffic how much time should we give to drive in? should we do it earlier in the day to avoid rush hour? ALL tips would be great!

    Also what is the best option for parking?

    Thanks Kings Fans!
     
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    LA is full of 2 hours-2 mile commutes, leave early, get an brief understanding of our freeway system and get ready to sit in our parking lot... Or, you can just take the Blue line all the way to Staples and then back or catch an Uber back...
     
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    what does it cost to take blue line or uber roughly from long beach?

    Also are there any restaurants close by the staples center that would be recommended? walking distance maybe?
     
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    A day pass is about $7, as for restaurants, you hop back on the blue line to the subway and head to the Grand Central Market which is a gold mine for all kinds of good stuff..
     
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    there is a ton of shit next to staples center in what is called LA Live.

    L.A. LIVE
     
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    We always have traffic. But google maps can get you around most shit. Google maps is generally pretty accurate with drive times. If you are time sensitive on something, add in 10-15% more time, but don't drive between 4:30 and 5:30 tho, especially on a friday
    Also , the 101 freeway is the devil.
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    I'm hoping to rent an apartment up in the Valley for a couple of months, March and April. If anyone knows of anyone looking to rent something out short term, please let me know, thanks.
     
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    Hello
    I'm going to be in LA from march 1 to March 8

    Plan on seeing the game vs the Leafs.
    Any idea on tickets, I see StubHub but the service fees are usually crappy and lower bowl is still up there in price.

    Thanks
     
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    Stubhub is usually the best for deals and it helps that the team is **** this year. Just doing a quick comparison is seems like the tickets on stubhub are below face value compared to buying it straight from the Kings. Now unless you are dead set on lower bowl seats then go for those, but I always recommend Premier Seats. VIP entrance and in seat service with great views and are a better deal than those lower bowl seats.
     
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    I am an Oilers fan(sorry), and luck would have it that I am going to be in the area for work next week. So is planning to watch the Kings/Oilers game on Sunday(23rd), then the Ducks/Oilers game on Tuesday.

    I believe the Sunday game is a bobblehead giveaway game, but with the season that the Kings are having, will there be a lot of fans at the game? I have not purchase tickets yet, but looking at the Kings site and stub hub. It'll just be myself, so was looking at the lower bowl and the PR seats. On the Kings site, looks like the lower bowl center will be around 120-130 plus fees, the PR's probably 100 plus fees.
    Which is the better seat?

    If I wear my Oilers Jersey, will I encounter any issues from the home town fans? Of course I will be considerate and not rowdy. I will be driving there, where is the best place to park my car? Should I take off my jersey while walking from the car to the arena?
     
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    probably not , but peeps love bobbleheads

    Lower bowl= closest to the action, but sight line problems
    PR= better sight lines and waiter/waitress service, plus you get to feel like a big shot going thru the VIP entrance. Being a communist, are you ok being a bourgeois? Shouldn't you be in the upper bowl with the working class?


    Every fan base has their share of dicks, but Californians are largely transplants and we have fans from every team at every game
    Just past the arena there are cheaper lots.
    You are ok wearing your jersey. If you get any stupid comments, tell everyone that you live in Torrance.
     
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    Lol...Thanks for the reply
    Yes, who doesn't love a bobblehead...it is Dustin Brown bobblehead.

    Hehehe
    I am not that kind of communist...I am a commie as in Commerce Degree.....so the total opposite of a communist...
    I am leaning towards the PR seats...
    Are there big differences between row 10 and row 1 in the PR07? There is a ticket in row 10 for 65 and row 1 is 110.

    hmmm..Is there a story to the Torrance reference? I've been traveling to the LAX area for work for the past couple of years, and have always stayed at the Torrance Marriott. So it won't be a stretch to say I do live in Torrance.
     
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