Last day in Los Angeles

Well group, After having a wonderful week at an all-inclusive. Monique and I have decided to do a cruise in February. We are going to Mexico from L.A. for a one week get a way. We have a good idea where and what we want to do at the Mexican ports of call. However, on our last day we have a late flight and an early disembarking in L.A. We are planning to do an excursion through L.A. to end at L.A. Ex. Ideas please?

We are on the Royal Princess from Jan 25th to Feb 1st. Primarily to get away from the nasty winter weather in Edmonton. Any thoughts from the resident experts?

Tags: Mexico Puerto Vallarta

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I'm not a resident expert, but something fun would be to visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach!

Interesting, last night I was just looking at Winter 2020 Mexico cruises out of LA on the Royal. Maybe I’ll join you???

Sounds like a great time and hope you enjoy it. Sorry cannot offer any advise as i have never been west of KC.

John, there is a lot of things to do and see in L.A. I would say it is dependent on your transfer to LAX and if your ship ports in Long Beach or San Pedro. Both have close by attractions. Long Beach has the Queen Marry, Shoreline Village and the Aquarium of the Pacific. San Pedro has Whale watching and harbor tours. San Pedro used to have Ports Of Call village but it is being torn down.

L.A. has everything from Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Blvd walk of fame to world class Museums Like Museum Of Contemporary Art MOCA at the La Brea Tar Pits, the Peterson Automotive Museum, Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade and the Pier, Venice Beach and it is not LA LA land without all the Studio tours or Tour of famous peoples homes.

The Issue will be luggage, time and $$$. The Ship web site is only offering 2 excursions in LA (It is a shame they do not offer a good city tour of L.A). Santa Monica & Venice beach, 5 hours (they are next to each other) or Universal Studios tour an Amusement Park, 7 hours where 2 hours or more will be in the buss. If you choose Universal Studios, yell me a "Hello", I live a few miles away. If it was me out of the two I'd do the Beach Cities excursion to fill the day.

P.S. If you look up transportation from Long Beach to LAX, The Subway does do it with the Blue line to the Green line and then a Taxi to LAX. The Blue line is being remolded, not sure if it will be done by time you are here (they are running a buss where the train is not running, so it takes much longer) Also Those lines run through some not so safe areas. My old coworker that used to take the Blue Line from Long Beach to Down Town L.A would carry a knife in her bag for protection.

1st round on me....

I noticed only two tours, We looked at the universal studios one. But we might to the Venice beach thing.. not sure yet.I have a really great TA who is also researching options.

Seems like a number of choices are put forward. Now you can decide what to choose. Enjoy!!

I think it be fun to go out with someone else from the forum again. I won’t be able to make definite plans until later this year. Stay tuned.

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I think it be fun to go out with someone else from the forum again. I won’t be able to make definite plans until later this year. Stay tuned.

I will. Hope it works out.

As we get closer, I will see if any others are planning as well.

Well, for our cruise, we have got my sisters on board, literally. They will be joining us. As we get closer to sailing, I might post on roll call for other members. Keep advice coming, looking forward to hearing about others thoughts.

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