Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Family Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

Family Cruising Discuss family cruising - kids programs, babysitting, infant care, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 2nd, 2004, 10:49 AM
Lars
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default advice on port of LA

We (parents and kids 5 & 9) are cruising this month out of the Port of LA. We've been on other cruises from Miami and Tampa, but never out of LA. I am looking for advice on the port itself as well as the area, since we are arriving a day before the cruise and staying a day after. San Pedro looks convenient, but also looks like a port town that might not be so family friendly. Also, we are flying in and out of LAX, so I'm interested in advice on transportation options. I was considering getting a rental car for the time in LA to sight see, but it doesn't look like there are many pickup/dropoff locations near the port. I would really appreciate help from anyone who's familiar with this port. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2004, 06:42 AM
TNT TNT is offline
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 95
Default Re: advice on port of LA

if your leaving from Long Beach then I would recommend the west coast hotel. it is right beside the pier. great views of the bay. pool area for kids. we left the car for the week as a sail away package that included brunch. awesome to see the lights across the bay at night and the sunrising on the water. we are taking four kids this march and will def. stay there again. they will love the water taxi that picks you up right infront of the hotel. staff were very polite and helpful.
hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 15th, 2004, 03:20 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 259
Default Re: advice on port of LA

I would not recommend staying in San Pedro. Even though it sounds like you are leaving from that port instead of Long Beach, the only thing to do down there is stroll the restaurants and shops at Ports O Call. Staying near the Long Beach port is an option as it's not that far from San Pedro and is between LAX and San P, so not out of your way.

Long Beach itself is spotty, parts are nice and parts are aweful. The pier area has been revitalized and is quite lovely, beautiful on sunny days. Right there you will find the relatively new Long Beach Aquarium, the Queen Mary, and lots of shopping, movies and restaurants all newish and withing walking distance of some hotels. I think they have a shuttle for free around the area. That way you could avoid driving in LA, never a fun expereince, even for those of us who live there. Then take a taxi from there to San Pedro.

I recommend deciding what attraction you want to see in So. Calif., stay near there and then take a taxi or shuttle to the port.

Margie
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cruise, friendly, kid, la, leaving, port

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Port Everglades Hotel Advice Hot Nail Royal Caribbean International 20 January 10th, 2011 03:35 PM
Orlando to Port Area Advice Please john970 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 February 20th, 2009 11:36 PM
advice on port of Tampa elsolt Carnival Cruise Lines 5 August 13th, 2007 10:11 AM
Advice for the Port of Charleston? QTP2T Embarkation/Debarkation Ports 1 January 30th, 2006 02:22 PM
weddings at port- ADVICE????? trvlgirl712 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 September 18th, 2002 05:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1