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Los Angeles Beaches - Great For Summer Travel   by J. Michael Key

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If you're considering a visit to Los Angeles during your summer travel, then you need to know that you'll quite literally be spoiled because of all the available choices. For example, you can visit Hollywood, you can spend your time wondering around Universal Studios, you can visit Magic Mountain, you can spend the day at the zoo, or even choose to visit one of the many the ethnic neighborhoods. However, with all these options, don't forget that some of the best beaches in Southern California are waiting for you in Los Angeles. Below you will find a short introduction to several beach communities.

To start off with, let's focus on the south, in the Long Beach area, home of the famous Queen Mary floating museum. This stunning attraction is a fantastic cruise ship which was retired in 1967, at which point it was purchased by the city of Long Beach. The Queen Mary which is moored in the Long Beach harbor has since become one of the most talked-about attractions in California. Of course there are several other entertainment options in the harbor area, including the likes of boat rentals, restaurants, hotels, and a range of watercraft. Even though the harbor prevents Long Beach from being an ideal surfing beach, the presence of charming communities like Naples, complete with real canals and gondoliers, makes Long Beach an ideal destination for your summer travel.

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If we head north on the Pacific Coast Highway, and we continue past Long Beach and Los Angeles, we arrive at the Palos Verdes Peninsula, famous for its rocky cliffs. Once again, there are several great Parks in the area as well as an abundance of superbly situated viewpoints where one can have an unobstructed view of the ocean.

The next interesting community is Redondo Beach, and if you find yourself in the vicinity then you'll definitely need to visit Esplanade Street which runs along a section of the sandy Redondo Beach State Park. Venturing to the north end of the town one will come across the Redondo Beach Pier and also the surrounding King Harbor water sports and entertainment activities.

Continuing north we arrive in Hermosa Beach, a highly respected beach community that is well known for its beach volleyball facilities. Depending on what you have in mind for your summer travel, there are also fishing opportunities available at the Hermosa Beach Pier which is situated halfway along The Strand Beach promenade.

Next up comes Manhattan Beach, also with its own pier and Manhattan State Beach Park. If you really want to get into the heart of the action, then you need to head west from the I-405 freeway to Manhattan Beach boulevard. North of Manhattan Beach you'll come across a few industrial areas as well as the LAX Airport complex. You'll also find Dockweiler State Beach which runs parallel to the Airport and the nearby Marina Del Rey small-boat marina. You also won't be able to miss the many good restaurants in the area as well as several ocean-view residential communities.

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Slightly to the north of Marina Del Rey you'll come across the amazing town of Venice. The most striking feature of this area is that some of the country's most eccentric people tend to frequent the place very often. Apart from having a stunning beach, the town itself is worth a visit during your summer travel.

If you're looking for some great amusement then you need to head out towards Santa Monica State Beach, and then make your way to the Santa Monica pier. This is a good place to do some holiday shopping for local keepsakes.

Continue north for approximately ten more miles and you'll find yourself arriving at Malibu. Of course you don't need to be reminded that there are many Hollywood celebrities living in this area. Apart from that, those who enjoy surfing will find that the beaches around Malibu are second to none.

It should be evident that there are miles and miles of great beaches in Los Angeles, but if you're planning on visiting during the prime summer travel season, then you need to be warned that parking can prove to be rather challenging, particularly on busy weekends. Ideally, you should try to visit during the week, providing of course it fits in with your summer travel plans.

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About the Author - Michael Key has written extensively for 30 years on a wide variety of technical issues. For more information on summer travel to L.A. check out the SoCal Vacation
Frugal Travel Tips In The City of Angels   by Paul Buchanan

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Los Angeles, famously home to places like Beverly Hills is rarely associated with frugality or cost-saving travel. However, if you plan the trip beforehand, there are plenty of sights to discover without eating into your budget.

With six airports nearby, your frugal trip really begins when booking the flight. Be sure to shop around beforehand to find the cheapest flights to each of these airports in order to find the very best deal.

Getting around Los Angeles can often be quite difficult. Famous for its jam-packed freeways, the city is known for not being the easiest place to get around. In fact, those who have grown up in the city take a very relaxed approach to time, rarely specifying an exact time to meet someone.

Of course, it is possible to hire a car in L.A., however if you want to avoid the freeways, there is a good mass transit system running throughout the city. An all day pass is inexpensive at just $3 and even cheaper rates are available if you purchase for a number of days at a time. Be sure to check that the MTA is running where you want to get to beforehand as although the transport system reaches throughout the city, there are some areas where it is still not possible to get around by public transport.

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As with any city, a City Pass is available offering you considerable savings to some of the city's most popular attractions. Choose from either a Hollywood City Pass or a Los Angeles Go Card to get free admission to numerous L.A. attractions.

The Hollywood Pass is ideal for getting free - or at least significantly discounted - admission into some of L.A's most popular screen-related attractions. If however you are more interested in discovering the more traditional aspects of L.A.'s cultural scenery then the Los Angeles Go Card is the card for you. You can purchase increments of time in one, two, three, five or seven day slots, giving you typically unlimited access to the city's most famous sights within that time.

Finally, it's important to remember that some of the greatest things to experience within the City of Angels are free. For example, a walk down Venice Beach, strutting your stuff in front of the city's gym junkies is completely free. As is a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame or a stroll down some of the most glamorous streets in Beverly Hills.

If you're still looking for discounted ways to enjoy the city, speak to the concierge at your hotel. Most Los Angeles hotels will have an all night reception where the staff will no doubt be knowledgeable on the area and its attractions.

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About the Author - Paul Buchanan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.
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Comfort Inn Los Angeles City Center
The Comfort Inn Los Angeles City Center is 10 blocks from Harbor Freeway and one-half mile from Staples Center and the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Chic Rodeo Drive shops are less than two miles away and the Los Angeles Coliseum is two miles from this property. Guests arriving via Los Angeles International Airport are 12 miles away. This California hotel displays a Mediterranean-style exterior and landscaping. Continental breakfasts and secured parking are complimentary. Wired Internet access is available in public areas. Guests are provided complimentary use of a nearby fitness center. 
Comfort Inn Near Universal Studios Los Angeles
Welcome to the luxurious Hollywood Hotel CA. Comfort Inn & Suites Hollywood. Whether you will be sightseeing in the area, attending a convention in downtown Los Angeles or on business, you have found the perfect place to stay. We at Comfort Inn & Suites Hollywood California (hotel near Universal Studio Hollywood CA) pride ourselves in providing prompt and friendly service to our customers. Enjoy your visit at luxury Hollywood hotel Comfort Inn & Suites Hollywood while staying in our comfortable and spacious rooms equipped with all the amenities you need.
Elan Hotel Los Angeles
Exhibiting a stunning modern look, the building radiates with warmth with its rich mocha exterior and warm interior hues.  Our Los Angeles boutique hotel is an ideal place to relax, enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast or evening wine reception, meet and mingle with other guests, surf the net at our computer workstation, or just take in the LA sights directly beyond the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The Élan Hotel is just steps from the cityís finest attractions near our Los Angeles suite hotel, including renowned shopping venues such as the trendy Beverly Center and The Grove Los Angeles, a one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and entertainment complex. Other nearby attractions include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Farmers Market, both less than a mile away.
Four Points By Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
Traveling can be complicated, staying at a hotel shouldn't be.  At Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport we want to make your stay smooth and easy.  From our airport shuttle to our wireless internet and comforting accommodations, we've thought of everything for life on the road. More than 17 new, well-appointed meeting and banquet rooms are the perfect place to welcome and inspire attendees.  Southern California style combined with thoughtful planning offer the flexibility to accommodate major meetings, executive conferences, and elegant parties.
Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles Airport
The Holiday Inn Express® Los Angeles - LAX Airport hotel is situated just off I-405 on Airport Blvd., close to numerous businesses and attractions like Northrop Grumman and Venice Beach. Moreover, our hotel's located near the LAX airport, so traveling into and out of the area is a breeze. If you are a business traveler looking for hotels located near LAX Airport, then look no further. We are just minutes away from companies like Neutrogena, Raytheon Aircraft, Bayer, Xerox, Oracle and Microsoft. If you're looking for area shopping, be sure to check out Marina Del Rey, just five minutes away, or famed Rodeo Drive, which is located 15 miles from our property. Families can enjoy an exciting afternoon game at Dodgers Stadium or take a day trip to Disneyland.
Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles
Redesigned and renovated in 2006, the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles boasts a sleek and sophisticated California-contemporary look. This unique, country club style resort is positioned on seven secluded acres. Located at the entrance to the exclusive suburbs of Bel-Air and Brentwood, and standing at the base of famed Getty Center, the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard is poised at the gateway to southern California's business and recreational attractions. The On Sunset restaurant serves California-style cuisine with French influences. The Zen-inspired Luxe Spa offers a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating day spa treatments and products. The hotel also features a heated outdoor pool, tennis court, fitness facility, gift shop and valet parking. 
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
The historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles is located in the financial district in Los Angeles, Calif., 4 blocks from the Performing Arts Center and 1 mile from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center. The hotel is within walking distance of the historic theater district 3 blocks away. Hand-painted ceiling frescoes created by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi are showcased in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles' lobby. The hotel's Smeraldi's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an atmosphere of hand-painted murals. Sai Sai offers traditional Japanese dishes in a contemporary setting. The ornate, rococo-style Rendezvous Court serves light lunches, afternoon tea and cocktails. The Cognac Room offers fine wines and liqueurs in an aristocratic setting. The hotel's Art Deco indoor pool is adorned with the original blue-and-ivory tiles.
Ramada Limited Los Angeles Downtown
Families, couples, groups and other folks coming to the City of Angels couldn't find a better location close to all the sights than this Ramada Limited in downtown L.A. business guests and conventioneers are close to the civic and Convention centers, Pacific Stock Exchange, World Trade Center, while leisure travelers are near Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Dodger Stadium, the L.A. Coliseum and the University of Southern California. Sun and sand worshipers are just 12 miles from the beach, and parents and kids can hop in their vehicles for the 30-mile trek to Disneyland and Magic Mountain theme park. Air travelers are 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. 
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Airport
 The Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Airport is located in Los Angeles, Calif., one mile from El Segundo Golf Course and four miles from Manhattan Beach. Famous southern California tourist attractions including Century City, Melrose Avenue, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Universal Studios Hollywood are located within 15 miles of the hotel. The property offers complimentary airport shuttle service to Los Angeles International Airport located one block away from the hotel. Palmira Bar & Grille, the hotel's signature restaurant, is open daily for dinner and most days for lunch. The Concorde Lounge serves Starbucks coffee and freshly baked pastries.
Sls Hotel At Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles, Calif. is 2 blocks from Beverley Center and 2 miles from the designer shops on Rodeo Drive. The Hollywood Bowl is 5 miles away.  Interiors of the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills were created by noted designer Philippe Starck, and feature modern furnishing and wood paneling accented with warm colors. The outdoor pool deck on the sixth floor offers city views and includes chaise lounges, cabanas with DVD players, and dining and cocktail services. The Ciel at SLS Spa provides salon services, and massage, facial and aromatherapy treatments. Dining options include The Bazaar, featuring the gourmet Spanish cuisine of Chef José Andrés. Rojo serves tapas, and Pâtisserie offers fine pastries and desserts. Tres Restaurant provides all-day dining and cocktail service.
Sofitel Los Angeles
Located in Los Angeles, Calif., directly across from the Beverly Center shopping plaza, the Sofitel Los Angeles shares the boulevard with prestigious Beverly Hills addresses, celebrity-frequented cafés and trend-setting nightclubs. This 10-story hotel is located two blocks from Robertson Boulevard's boutiques and restaurants. The Grove, the Sunset Strip, Hollywood and the Silent Movie Theater are less than two miles from the property. Rodeo Drive sits two miles from the hotel. The hotel features an on-site spa, LeSpa, which provides full spa services throughout eight treatment rooms with complimentary martinis on Thursdays. Select services are offered in guestrooms and poolside. The on-site restaurant, Simon LA features Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon's signature atmosphere and food dishes.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel And Suites
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is located in the financial district of Los Angeles, Calif., connected to the World Trade Center where. The hotel is two blocks from the Pacific Stock Exchange, and six blocks from the Jewelry District's 200 stores. The Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center are eight blocks away. Guests of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites climb the atrium's 35 stories via glass-enclosed elevators. This downtown hotel houses 42 restaurants, shops and boutiques. The rooftop LA Prime steak house and popular revolving cocktail lounge, the BonaVista, showcase some of the most impressive views of Los Angeles.
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
The Westin Los Angeles Airport stands one mile from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif. This 12-story hotel is one mile from Siminski Park. The Lakes of El Segundo, Dockweiler State Park and Hollywood Park Race Track are within three miles. The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service. The hotel's restaurant, Charisma Café, serves California cuisine. Cocktails and appetizers are served in the Lobby Court lounge. A Starbucks cart is stocked with the maker's famous brew. This hotel features a heated outdoor pool and spa tub. The fitness facility provides stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, a cardio theater with flat-screen televisions, a sauna, and women's and men's locker rooms.
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