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    Traffic

    by kzapanta Updated Jan 5, 2007

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    Since everyone above 16 years old drives in So. Cal; the traffic on highways, freeways, and streets can be severe.

    Follow these simple rules to minimize (not eliminate) your time in traffic jams:

    1. Los Angeles and San Diego are major metropolitan cities. Millions of jobs.
    2. People live in surrounding cities and areas.
    3. Morning traffic will be from 6:30 to 9am going TO the major cities and inside major cities. Afternoon traffic 4 to 7pm will be FROM major cities to the surrounding areas.
    4. Attractions don't open until 10 am usually so don't start driving until after 9am.
    5. Wherever you are that day, go eat dinner around there instead of driving in the afternoon rush hour.
    6. Avoid the 91 highway to Riverside, 110 freeway in Los Angeles, and 57 freeway in Orange County at all costs.

    Check websites for up to the minute prognosis of the freeways

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    How to get around So.Cal?

    by kzapanta Updated Jan 5, 2007

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    This might sound odd to a lot of people, but there is no reliable public transportation in Southern California nor can you walk to one attraction to the next like in New York or European cities. Taxis are also not routine and very expensive.

    Disclaimer: Yes, we do have buses and trains but it will take a dramatically longer time than a car since the routes does not go everywhere and is not as frequent or reliable as other cities.
    San Diego has a trolley train around downtown: use as a tourist event not a daily transport.
    Los Angeles has subways: Better than buses and is sufficient around downtown attractions. But if you are travelling to other parts, your stuck.

    The only unfortunate solution is rent a car! Serioulsy, if your staying more than a day, you must get one if you want to go see anything, and even find a decent meal. It's comparitavely cheap compared to European prices.

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    Driving tips

    by kzapanta Updated Sep 19, 2006

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    1. There are instances in So.Cal. where there won't be traffic. Plan for these times to drive to your next destination. (10 am, 2 pm, 11 pm till 6am)

    2. Attractions are spread out. Disneyland to Hollywood is only around 35 miles away but could take 3 hours if your dumb enough to go on rush hours. If visiting one of these attractions, get a hotel for the night then go to your next destination early morning before breakfast or after 9am. San Diego to Los Angeles is around 130 miles but could take half a day wilting in traffic.

    3. For the times traffic flow is moving, speed up! Please. Most freeways except downtown L.A. is posted "maximum 65 mph." It is understood that "maximum" really means minimum if conditions permit. Seriously! If you are driving in a safe manner, going with the flow of traffic, going up to 10 miles should not get you pulled over. ( this is a shock to Utah residents but is true) Cops will pull you over for being suspicious if your driving at 60 when everyone else is going 75 plus.

    4. Stay off the left lanes if your not going to use tip 3. Especially stay off the designated carpool lanes if all you wish to drive is 65 mph. "thank you for visiting, have a safe drive home" J/K

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    John Wayne Airport

    by kzapanta Updated Jan 5, 2007

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    John Wayne Airport (SNA), is a domestic airport conveniently located in Irivne near Newport Beach, Fashion Island, and Orange County corporations.
    It is primarily used as a business airport. Travellers and tourist can arrive and depart from major cities all across United States. The airport is faster, less crowded than LAX so residents or travellers to Orange County prefer this airport.

    One unique characteristic of this airport you should know: Because a shorter runway and of zoning laws of the different cities around the airport, airplanes must take off at full throttle and climb steeply. This is quite harmless and normal but may take the first time departer from SNA by surprise.

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    LAX

    by kzapanta Updated Jan 5, 2007

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    Los Angeles International Airport is the main airport for all international travellers arriving to Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside County. San Diego International airport is the other International airport down south servicing Sand Diego County.

    If you are visiting Los Angeles or Orange County, it is not necessary to connect to another flight.

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    Car hire

    by chezzno9 Written Dec 19, 2006

    Car hire service was great. Called 'enteprise care hire' on the first morning of my stay in Lake Forest. Within 30 minutes they came and picked me up and took me to the depot to arrnage the car hire. I hired a nice white saloon but unfortunately, later the same day I got a flat tyre. Within 20 minutes they were out again and left me a big black truck at now extra charge!!!

    Awesome!

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    Want to use LAs public transit from LAX?

    by kzapanta Updated May 11, 2007

    So you realy want to use public transportation in LA huh?
    Ok, its your time not mine.

    Best way to do that is to get out the doors from LAX baggage terminals and walk across outside to the UNION STATION Flyaway Bus. There are other Flyaway buses so make sure its Union Station. From Union Stateion you can take the subways, metros, buses going to the touristy destinations of the City of Angels. Cost is $4 each way or a cheaper all day pass.

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