Attraction PassesBuild a tailor-made, custom vacation experience in one simple purchase with the Southern California CityPASS. This program allows visitors to mix and match tickets to any combination of the following theme parks: Disneyland® Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld® San Diego, LEGOLAND® California Resort and San Diego Zoo OR San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The validity period and pricing/savings of the Southern California CityPASS vary depending on the number of parks, number of days, travel dates and types of tickets chosen. Mobile tickets can be purchased online at www.citypass.com. Phone (888) 330-5008.
The Go Los Angeles Pass is an all-access pass offering up to 46 percent savings on admissions to more than 35 fun places to go in L.A. There are different passes to suit, whether you want to choose the number of days or attractions to visit. Attractions include Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Aquarium of the Pacific and Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. The Go Los Angeles pass includes an added bonus of an Any Day Admission Ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood (good for one day only) with the 3-, 5- and 7-day passes. It is available online or over the phone at (800) 887-9103.
Los Angeles, CA
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
State and county sales taxes total 9.5 percent in Los Angeles. A lodging tax, called a transient occupancy tax, of 14 percent also is levied along with an 8.25 percent rental car tax.
(877) 275-5273 (within the city of Los Angeles only)
Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles Medical Center, (323) 783-4011; LAC+USC Medical Center, (323) 409-1000; Providence Little Company of Mary, (310) 832-3311; Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, (310) 825-9111; Valley Presbyterian Hospital, (818) 782-6600.
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028. Phone:(323)467-6412
The Los Angeles area is served by several airports with cheap airline flights including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is about 20 miles southwest of downtown L.A. Several other airports serve the area.
Most major car rental agencies serve Los Angeles. Hertz, (800) 654-3080, provides discounts to AAA members.
It's almost worth traveling by train just to experience Union Station, the combination Spanish Revival-Art Deco-Streamline Moderne-style terminal at 800 N. Alameda St., near Olvera Street and Chinatown. Amtrak trains, (800) 872-7245, use the station, as well as depots scattered throughout the region.
Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, has a terminal at 1716 E. 7th St., near Alameda Street, about 1.5 miles south of Union Station. Caveat emptor: ticket purchase does not guarantee a seat on the bus.
Taxis are plentiful downtown and at major tourist sites. They can be hailed or boarded from stalls found at the airport, Union Station and major hotels. The base rate is $2.85 at flag drop and $2.70 per mile. The fixed fare between the airport and downtown is $46.50 plus a $4 surcharge for fares originating from the airport. Some large companies are Checker, (800) 300-5007; Independent (800) 521-8294; United Independent, (213) 483-7660 or (800) 892-8294; and Yellow Cab, (424) 222-2222 or (800) 200-1085.
Transportation by bus, minibus shuttle, light-rail and subway is available in Los Angeles.