Posted July 3rd, 2017, 11:05 AM
Thanks! I did investigate Ellen tickets, but they have not announced the January/February schedule.
Isn't SM about an hour from LAX?
If the weather is typically rainy and that cool, can anyone recommend a good hotel near LAX that would have a nice resort type pool area?
Santa Monica is 12 miles from LAX using the freeway or 14 miles using Highway 1, so anything from 15 minutes to 60 minutes depending on traffic. Closer alternatives would be Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Marina del Rey.. I wouldn't stay at any LAX hotel because the area is so miserable.
The "Presidential" referred to earlier are the Presidential Libraries of President Reagan and President Nixon. Each one has very interesting exhibits.
And I am sure you've seen lots of museums, but only two museums in the world have a space shuttle in them and LA is one with the California Science Center with the Space Shuttle Endeavour. There are other unique museums like the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, The Page Museum which is at an active archeological dig (the La Brea Tar Pits) and the Petersen Automotive Museum, which is considered one of the top of its class in the U.S.
You also have plenty of time to stay at a hotel in Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Downtown LA and visit sights in those areas.