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Advice on Neighborhoods to Stay in LA

SupremeNinjaSupremeNinja Posts: 137Subscriber
edited March 2014 in Low Content Forum
A friend and I are doing a west coast road trip this summer June/July from Vancouver > San Fran/Santa Clara > LA > Vegas. I want to spend about 5-7 days in LA so we're looking for a place to rent on airbnb.

I haven't been to LA since I was a youngin', so I just need to recommendations of good/cool neighbourhoods to stay that would:
1. Be in drive-able proximity to Commerice/Bike
2. In a busy and 'trendy' neighborhood
3. Not a tourist area
4. Good value (nothing on the most expensive end of the spectrum, but still nice ---and clean)


Any input from you west coasters would be great. Recommendations on places to stop along the road trip would be good too!

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  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,090Subscriber
    Well a close Trendy area would be West Hollywood but that can be expensive. I of course live here..

    http://www.hermosabch.org/


    Its very trendy and nice to stay when NOT playing poker.. That said it will take you 30 min wo traffic to get to Bike or Commerce and an hour or more if you try to drive during peak traffic times..

    Downey is really close to both but I wouldnt say its trendy at all.. in fact its un trendy.. lol..

    ww
  • Johnny_UtahJohnny_Utah Posts: 402Subscriber
    Ehhh....Both casinos are in such a weird spot.....

    Long Beach is roughly 25 min from the Bike and it's a straight shot on the 710...There are better areas to stay, so I guess it depends on how trendy / convenient you want things...
  • chilidogchilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    So u want a nice / trendy area that's not expensive? Try somewhere in Reno or Idaho.

    Nowhere close to the bike/commerce could be considered nice or trendy. But I would try Pasadena / San marino , or Santa Monica, or Venice (if that's your flavor).
  • eyedunnoeyedunno Posts: 215Subscriber
    Definitely no trendy areas near The Bike/Commerce... It's very much industrial/residential. Hermosa Beach is definitely nice as well as some other areas near the coast but all of them are decent driving distance and with traffic it can take awhile...

    I work 8 miles from The Bike and when I play after work it takes me +/- 35 mins to make the drive...
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  • AGBAGB Posts: 103Member
    Compton

    I recommend a leisurely evening stroll to take in the sights after returning from the casino.

  • 3aces3aces Posts: 155Subscriber
    Crystal Casino is very trendy in that same area
  • electricsheepelectricsheep Posts: 169Subscriber
    edited May 2014
    SupremeNinja has probably done the road trip already, but FWIW, Pasadena.
  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,090Subscriber
    I can vouch for Hermosa Beach since I live there.. 35 to 40 min to get to bike / commerce with no traffic.. in traffic 1hr +

    ww
  • LesterDiamondLesterDiamond Posts: 152Subscriber
    I live in Miracle Mile which borders Beverly Hills/west Hollywood, right next to the grove. Nicer than Hollywood/downtown, not as expensive as Beverly Hills Brentwood areas. 20min to hollywood park 25-30 to Hustler/bike/comm..45 to HG.
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  • DavidTuchmanDavidTuchman Posts: 791Pro
    edited May 2014
    I call Pasadena home and it's got a bit of everything...not crazy far from the casinos and a cool little area to hang out in. Not to mention, Limon and I are close, so you can take us out for beers.
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  • chilidogchilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    What is with the no parking on the street law in Pasadena ? Pretty retarded if u ask me.
  • AbeLimonAbeLimon Posts: 860Member
    A friend and I are doing a west coast road trip this summer June/July from Vancouver > San Fran/Santa Clara > LA > Vegas. I want to spend about 5-7 days in LA so we're looking for a place to rent on airbnb.

    I haven't been to LA since I was a youngin', so I just need to recommendations of good/cool neighbourhoods to stay that would:
    1. Be in drive-able proximity to Commerice/Bike
    2. In a busy and 'trendy' neighborhood
    3. Not a tourist area
    4. Good value (nothing on the most expensive end of the spectrum, but still nice ---and clean)


    Any input from you west coasters would be great. Recommendations on places to stop along the road trip would be good too!
    downtown l.a. ainc. youll find a place near LA Live easy.
  • SupremeNinjaSupremeNinja Posts: 137Subscriber
    I've been in LA for about 3 days now. I found a really nice place w/ parking in Hollywood so I'm not too far from commerce/bike (about 20 min no traffic).

    Played one session at both casinos. Commerce is mayhem. I've never seen anything like it. The 2/5 - 5/5 games have all been pretty shallow --- which is not at all what I expected from Barts podcasts.

    I'll be playing at the bike tomorrow. Pm or post here if anybody will be around.
  • chilidogchilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    edited July 2014
    If I were u I would also check out Hollywood park, hustler, and Hawaiian gardens for the full LA poker experience.
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  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,090Subscriber
    SN

    Bart plays generally the 5/10 which can be played deeper at every casino. The hustler and the Bike both have 200 bb buy in 5/5 games. The bike will get one maybe two games and hustler tends to get more but there will be more better regs in the hustler games.

    ww
  • SupremeNinjaSupremeNinja Posts: 137Subscriber
    AbeLimon wrote:
    downtown l.a. ainc. youll find a place near LA Live easy.

    What's ainc?
    chilidog wrote:
    If I were u I would also check out Hollywood park, hustler, and Hawaiian gardens for the full LA poker experience.

    I was able to check out hollywood park one night, but the 3/5 games broke after about an hour... so i didn't really get to play. I never thought I'd see a casino with more blacks than asians.


    So I spent about a week in LA, and I absolutely fell in love with SoCal. I used to always want to live in NYC, but now I don't know why I wasted my life without beaches and the ocean.


  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,090Subscriber
    Dah. ! #hammahloveshermosabeach
  • LVHLVH Posts: 171Member
    BD_5 wrote:
    Ehhh....Both casinos are in such a weird spot.....

    Long Beach is roughly 25 min from the Bike and it's a straight shot on the 710...There are better areas to stay, so I guess it depends on how trendy / convenient you want things...

    Yeah, there's a pretty decent hipster/pothead type scene in LBC. I guess it depends what you mean by "trendy." Also there's, like, a beach. And a Rosco's.

    More generally trendy, go Downtown. Go look at gehry's Disney Hall and have lunch at The Homegirl Cafe.
  • MSKMSK Posts: 53Subscriber
    2y bump but it's worth it... is there ever good weather here? Everytime I make the drive to LA from the desert it's a 25-35 degree drop and there is no sun??? Whats up with that?
  • LesterDiamondLesterDiamond Posts: 152Subscriber
    LA/OC has better weather than the entire country? Herow?
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