Planning Your Time
When you get into Los Angeles, you’ll understand quickly that you’ll need to pick and choose your itinerary. The vast urban sprawl is just too big to take in unless you’ve got several weeks in the area. Your best bet is to follow your own heart to whatever types of activities are your favorites.
If you’re a first-timer to the Los Angeles area, a great initial tour is a drive down Wilshire Boulevard from end to end, stopping to check out all the many and various sights along the 15-mile way.
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland with your family or a group of friends, stick with the Mouse as your main plan. Many people spend several days exploring the parks, never leaving the Anaheim area. Plenty of restaurants and hotels circle the theme park area, making staying and eating a breeze.
Sun-worshippers and surfers will want to stick with the coastline. It’s possible to drive from Malibu to San Juan Capistrano over a weekend, stopping at beachside towns for meals and to spend the night.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition