LA Roll Call 2020

I couldn't find any roll call started yet for LA, so I'm starting one.  I'm going to San Diego, LA and Oakland shows, and I know SD and Oakland well, but don't know LA well.  What are the best places/best areas to stay in LA?  What's the best way to get to the Forum?  Any good options besides driving?  Any info would be very helpful.  
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  • kasedougkasedoug The Golden StatePosts: 2,686
    If you're only going to be in town for the shows, I'd probably recommend staying somewhere on the west side. You have the beach cities from Redondo up to Santa Monica. Around the airport or in El Segundo are other possibilities. Downtown and Hollywood are other options but a little further from the venue. Really no convenient way besides driving or Uber/Lyft to get to the Forum. 
  • I'll be there for both. Stayed near LAX last time I saw a show at the forum.  Easy drive from there.    
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  • whitepantswhitepants Posts: 598
    I'll be attending the April 16th show. Didn't want to attend both because I'll be attending Coachella the prior weekend (Rage Against the Machine), and I'll be traveling to London to see Pearl Jam at Hyde Park. All is well. 
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  • Going to both nights in LA!


  • DEGBTIDEGBTI san diegoPosts: 291
    Going to both nights in LA!


    me too!
  • TEEJAM11TEEJAM11 Posts: 330
    Both nights!!! as well as SD
  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 6,427
    in For Both LA's and SD

    Flying from NY on Friday the 10th...Been to all the SOCAL shows since 2009 ( Gibson was awesome, wtf) usually do Oakland Shows too.....gonna hit up some Europe dates instead this year

    California shows are my favorite 
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  • I just hope the person who summoned "Angry Eddie" during LA1 in 2013 didn't decide to go this time around  =)
  • TEEJAM11TEEJAM11 Posts: 330
    I just hope the person who summoned "Angry Eddie" during LA1 in 2013 didn't decide to go this time around  =)

    Me too that really sucked! I was in GA a few peeps back when that happened. PJ didn't come back to LA for years!

  • kaw753kaw753 Posts: 240
    I'll be there for both. Stayed near LAX last time I saw a show at the forum.  Easy drive from there.    
    The hotels around LAX are cheap on points or $$ and a $15 Uber ride from the Forum. I always do that and figure things out from there. Also easy to grab a flight out after the show the next morning. I think I have the Hyatt Regency this time.
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,279
    Staying around the airport is the best option if you want to be relatively close to the venue.  However, in terms of knocking about during the day, there isn't really much to do near the airport.  Renting a car is an option, as if Uber/Lyft, if you want to see other parts of the city.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,607
    Got reserved tix for both LA nights, will be using one only.

    Many places to stay around here can be on the pricey side.  Good luck to all searching for decent hotels!
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,279
    Here is a boutique hotel in the $200 range.....close to many places, and about a 35 minute drive to the venue (depending on the time of day).

    https://farmersdaughterhotel.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3fierO2a5wIVFL3sCh2chwthEAAYASAAEgIDkPD_BwE


  • kaw753kaw753 Posts: 240
    I long ago stopped renting cars in LA and just go with Uber. Parking is $20 everywhere you go and I enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage during the shows.
  • VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,797
    I'm going to LA2 on Apr 16.  Stay anywhere on the west side e.g., from Redondo Beach on the South to Brentwood on the north.  If you're just flying in and out, stay at any of the airport hotels.  As for things to do, if you're staying a few days?  I always like going to Catalina Island or Newport Beach.  Both are treks.  I like Point Dume state beach (Pacific Coast Highway near Kanan road, go to the end of Westward road).  That's the beach with the squared off cliff with big rocks going out to the sea that you've seen in a billion movies, shows and ads.  They cleared off the statue of liberty's head (Spaceballs) so there is a place to sit on the beach.  
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  • rbrum7rbrum7 Posts: 957
    Going to both L.A. shows. My buddy lives out there, so free lodging. 
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  • It was recommended for visitors by some fine folks here that the best (and safest) options for hotels are along Century Blvd. We booked a room just east of the 405. Looks like a quick 10 minute Uber/Lyft from there to the Forum.  There looks to be a special section in the Forum parking lot for Ride Sharing/Taxis. Section H.
    Vancouver 2011, LA1 & LA2 2013, Vancouver 2013, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2 2018
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    Vancouver 2011, LA1 & LA2 2013, Vancouver 2013, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2 2018
  • Here's the Ride Sharing / Taxi pickup area.
    Vancouver 2011, LA1 & LA2 2013, Vancouver 2013, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2 2018
  • korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from ChicagoPosts: 552
    In for SD and both LA shows. I live in Hollywood and my brother is flying in from Colorado. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
  • kerbjackkerbjack kamloops bcPosts: 192
    Both nights for LA and SD...gonna try to fit in a Dodgers and Padres game while I'm down. Gonna be a facking great week!
    'Have you seen the way that tree bends?'
  • SM187650SM187650 CanadaPosts: 173
    In for both LA shows. Flying down from Calgary. Can’t wait!! 
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,607
    Here's the Ride Sharing / Taxi pickup area.
    Thank you for this!  Though I live in LA, I'll be Ubering there and home.
  • ahagen76ahagen76 Posts: 15
    Going to both LA shows.  Can't wait!
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  • VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,797
    One thing I want to mention to those of you flying in to LA International(LAX), if you plan to take an Uber/Lyft/Taxi upon flight arrival to LAX to a hotel or elsewhere, LAX has a cockamamie setup that you need to be aware of.  No curbside Uber/Lyft/Taxi when you get out of the baggage area.  You need to take a specific green bus that will take you to a special area(lot) which is a staging area for Uber/Lyft/Taxi.  Once you get to that lot, then you line up.  This scheme is called LAX-IT.  Research this in advance so you know what to expect.  It was 1st implemented last October.  Didn't go well, they made adjustments and I'm not sure if it is better or not.  There isn't a lot of signage and when I arrive home into LAX, I see tons of confused people who don't know what the hell to do.  So they ask parking shuttle drivers, etc., and slows them down.  Trust me, do your research before you arrive.  When you leave LA, Uber/Lyft/Taxi can drop you off at the terminals like at normal airports.  Black cars (limos) exempt from the LAX-IT lot/rules.
    Up here so high I start to shake, Up here so high the sky I scrape, I've no fear but for falling down, So look out below I am falling now, Falling down,...not staying down, Could’ve held me up, rather tear me down, Drown in the river
  • One thing I want to mention to those of you flying in to LA International(LAX), if you plan to take an Uber/Lyft/Taxi upon flight arrival to LAX to a hotel or elsewhere, LAX has a cockamamie setup that you need to be aware of.  No curbside Uber/Lyft/Taxi when you get out of the baggage area.  You need to take a specific green bus that will take you to a special area(lot) which is a staging area for Uber/Lyft/Taxi.  Once you get to that lot, then you line up.  This scheme is called LAX-IT.  Research this in advance so you know what to expect.  It was 1st implemented last October.  Didn't go well, they made adjustments and I'm not sure if it is better or not.  There isn't a lot of signage and when I arrive home into LAX, I see tons of confused people who don't know what the hell to do.  So they ask parking shuttle drivers, etc., and slows them down.  Trust me, do your research before you arrive.  When you leave LA, Uber/Lyft/Taxi can drop you off at the terminals like at normal airports.  Black cars (limos) exempt from the LAX-IT lot/rules.
    Wow, that sounds really ugly. Makes me glad I got a hotel with it's own airport shuttle. 
    Vancouver 2011, LA1 & LA2 2013, Vancouver 2013, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2 2018
  • Wow, that sounds really ugly. Makes me glad I got a hotel with it's own airport shuttle. 
    Which I've just learned, hotel shuttles are only available on the Departures level, so when arriving in LA, you need to go up to the Departures level to catch your hotel shuttle.
    Vancouver 2011, LA1 & LA2 2013, Vancouver 2013, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2 2018
  • YAKIMATSUYAKIMATSU Posts: 309
    One thing I want to mention to those of you flying in to LA International(LAX), if you plan to take an Uber/Lyft/Taxi upon flight arrival to LAX to a hotel or elsewhere, LAX has a cockamamie setup that you need to be aware of.  No curbside Uber/Lyft/Taxi when you get out of the baggage area.  You need to take a specific green bus that will take you to a special area(lot) which is a staging area for Uber/Lyft/Taxi.  Once you get to that lot, then you line up.  This scheme is called LAX-IT.  Research this in advance so you know what to expect.  It was 1st implemented last October.  Didn't go well, they made adjustments and I'm not sure if it is better or not.  There isn't a lot of signage and when I arrive home into LAX, I see tons of confused people who don't know what the hell to do.  So they ask parking shuttle drivers, etc., and slows them down.  Trust me, do your research before you arrive.  When you leave LA, Uber/Lyft/Taxi can drop you off at the terminals like at normal airports.  Black cars (limos) exempt from the LAX-IT lot/rules.
    Wow, that sounds really ugly. Makes me glad I got a hotel with it's own airport shuttle. 
    Dang. I didn't get a hotel with a shuttle.  Going to try and book another. 
    Thanks for the talking Heads up.
  • LizardLizard So CalPosts: 11,968
    🖐🏼in for both. 
    Is it over yet? #ITMFA  #ETTD
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,403
    I'm in for both LA shows too, still looking at travel options.  Staying in Corona with friends, so not close to Forum.  We still need to figure out transportation options. Thanks for the info on the Uber arena areas.  
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