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Whats around the Embassy Suites South?

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Whats around the Embassy Suites South?

Hi Everyone,

Our trip is finally only a few days away and I am flying one day earlier with the kids (due to going standby).

We are staying at the Embassy Suites south lax, and the gilrs and I will have 24hrs before the others arrive with the car.

Is there much around the area that is walking distance?

How for is the nearest shopping mall?

Thanks for any ideas

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1. Re: Whats around the Embassy Suites South?

You are literally across the street from LAX (the freight section) and, not surprisingly there is not much there for a tourist to do.

The good news is: Sepulveda Blvd is one block east of your hotel and it is a main road in Los Angeles.

As far as shopping is concerned, the nearest shopping area is the Manhattan Village Shopping Center in Manhattan Beach -- on Sepulveda Blvd about 3 miles south of your hotel.

The plan:

Walk to the corner of Imperial Highway and Sepulveda (Note: your hotel is on Imperail AVENUE which is a tiny road that runs parallel with the larger Imperial Highway. So, you'll need to walk over to the Highway and walk one block east (to the right, if the hotel is behind you).

Pick up the Metro Bus 232 (it will say Long Beach Trans Mall) on the front of it and remember it is headed in the southerly direction (again, a right turn onto Sepulveda from Imperial Highway). Pick it up on the NORTHWEST corner of the intersection of Imperial and Sepulveda. It's a 10-minute bus ride. The fare is $1.25 each way. If you buy a 'day pass' from the driver for $3 that will be good for as many rides in the day as you'd like (It's a good deal if you ride the bus more than twice).

You'll get off the bus at the southwest corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda (the far, right corner). You know that you are approaching Rosecrans because all of the stores along the Sepulveda will disappear, a golf course will appear ont he left and you will see a petroleum field with huge tanks holding oil along the roadway. The bus will climb a small hill and Rosecrans will be at the traffic light at the top. Remember, the bus stop is after the intersection. Get off the bus, cross Sepulveda and continue walking in the same direction and the mall entrance will be on your left.

To return, take the same bus north picking it up at the same corner but this time, at the northeast corner. Get off at Maple Ave (the bus appears not to stop at the corner of Imperial Highway where you got it). Continuing walking the three blocks up Sepulveda to Imperial Highway. Make a left and walk the 1/2 block to your hotel.

If you want to get a taste of L.A. Beaches, check out Manhattan Beach's beach. It easy to get there from the Manhattan Village shopping center by picking up another bus when you get off the first bus at the corner of Rosecrans but the second bus will run on Rosecrans (the perpendicular street). Pick the bus up on the diagonally opposite corner from where you got off -- in other words, the northeast corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda. Go west on the Metro Bus 125 to Highland Ave (a 3 minute, 1-1/2 mile ride). Get off the bus and continue walking the three blocks to the sand. To return, take the bus in the opposite direction. The fare is again $1.25 each way per person unless you buy a day pass for $3 which is good for unlimited rides.

Manhattan Beach is a small "beach town" on the edge of the L.A,. metro area with some great restaurants and a very nice beach. Enjoy.

For bus info, go to mta.net

Put in your "from" and "to" locations, and the time of day and date. You can enter the words MANHATTAN VILLAGE in the "from" or "to" space as well as simple intersections like ROSECRANS / SEPULVEDA. (BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE SLASH ! The system may ask you to clarify your request as there are many streets that are spelled similarly. In such a case, you will be presented with a list of possible street intersections. Pick the correct one and don't be surprised if the same intersection is listed twice in the same list). Have fun!

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2. Re: Whats around the Embassy Suites South?

Just a small clarification to my previous remarks. When you get off the bus at Sepulveda and Rosecrans (on the way to the shopping center), I directed you to cross the street and continue walking in the same direction. I meant to say:

cross the street and continue walking in the same direction as the bus was going. The shopping center will appear on the left.

Have fun.

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3. Re: Whats around the Embassy Suites South?

I agree with "HopSkipJump": there's nothing within walking distance to your hotel. Even the nearest fast food restaurant is a bit of a walk. You'll have to drive, take a cab or bus to get to anything interesting.

"HopSkipJump"'s suggestion to head over to the Manhattan Village Mall and downtown Manhattan Beach are good ones.

There is a free shuttle service that runs between LAX-adjacent hotels, the Manhattan Village mall, and downtown Manhattan Beach. However, I'm not sure if the shuttle stops at your hotel. The shuttle is called Ocean Express. You might want to check with your hotel.

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4. Re: Whats around the Embassy Suites South?

great info about getting to beaches in bus.. thank you

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