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How to Experience L.A. Without a Car and With a Budget

08 March 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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If you want a great L.A. experience on a budget, don't stay right in the city; stay in a Manhattan Beach hotels. The Sea View Inn at the Beach in Manhattan Beach, California offers affordable rates on boutique rooms, views of the ocean, and an incredibly convenient location right on Highland Avenue. They have apartments, suites and hotel rooms for whatever your needs are. A car won't be necessary because public transportation is always available.

The Sea View Inn at the Beach does offer affordable parking and bike rentals, but walking is an excellent option, and you will find a little bit of everything right along Highland Avenue. There are cafes, restaurants, and bars. North End Caffe is a chill joint with a bit of an attitude; Pancho's Restaurant has drinks and Mexican food, and Fishbar has seafood and sports.

Downtown Manhattan Beach is a ten-minute transit ride from Highland Avenue and 33rd Street. There you will find a large variety of eateries that offer delicious and healthy options. The city is an eclectic mix of architecture nestled among charming roads lined with palm trees. It presents a perfect opportunity for those who love to stroll and gaze, and you're never far from a coffee, a smoothie, or a cold beer. While strolling Manhattan Beach Boulevard, you will find a satisfying choice of drinking spots, such as Simmzy's Pub, Brewco, and Ercoles 1101 for those who want to play pool while they drink. And all of this is just right up the hill from the beautiful, pristine beach.

If you want to mix in some outdoor activities, break a sweat on the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail, or take a stroll on the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt walking trail. A visit to the Roundhouse Aquarium is a must, and Marina Del Rey offers special experiences like twilight trips and whale watching.

The lovely thing about The Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach is that you get an affordable, chill atmosphere with close proximity to major metropolitan areas - and it's the closest hotel to the beach! Beach Cities Transit offers routes to Hermosa, Redondo Beach and El Segundo. It also connects to major metro and rail lines that lead into downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. If you leave early, you can plan on day trips of about 2 to 3 hours into the closest cities. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) offers maps and schedules of routes to and from major cities around Manhattan Beach, and the City of Manhattan Beach California's website has many transportation resources.

Once you get to the downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica area, you will be inundated with an amazing array of cuisine options and window shopping opportunities. In Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park are popular and free, as is Rodeo Drive. The Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica offers a slew of happy hour deals and nightlife options for those who want to party, and if you want a little culture, the Getty Villa has free admission, interesting art, and exquisite grounds. And it's still just 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Santa Monica. The Pearson Park Amphitheater is about an hour and a half from the Sea View Inn and offers free concerts in the summer.

Find the perfect room for you at Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach, where delicious experiences and beautiful places are waiting for you