I've got a day in LA waiting for flight connections. What can I do that won't leave me broke? Cheers
Get into the airport around midnight Tuesday, leave around midnight on Wednesday
Get down to Santa Monica, hire a bike (US$20?) and you can ride all the way down the coastline... pretty cheap and easy going if the weather is nice. Stop off and have a game of volleyball with someone when you stumble upon them, too. If you're there at night the pier is sweet also. Lots of photo opps.
Nick about 10 years ago
Agreed get yourself down to Venice Beach too (it's an easy ride from santa monica) and check out the scene. You will also be able to get yourself some cheap tacos and margaritas. Might pay to get a hostel down at Santa Monica or Venice beach and arrange transfers with a "Super Shuttle". It will be much easier and cheaper getting yourself to/from the airport. about 10 years ago
Years ago when I had a long transfer I took the bus from the airport to Manhattan Beach (ask the information desk at the airport about where to catch them and timetables). Huntington beach is also a nice place to check out, rent bike/roller blades, have a meal, walk the beach etc. Near Venice Beach is the very cool neighborhood of Abbot Kinney: shops, galleries, weird boutiques, artsy. Good grub and bars there too. about 10 years ago