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nancyjerry

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Hi,
WE are expecting our 24 yr old niece to visit us early Dec and she is dying to see LA and area! I don't think I want anything to do with their freeways in a 40" + tow!!
Any good spots outside either north or south or east of it that is easy to bus/ metro into city? And I can drive the tow into area also..
We'd like full hookups since we'll have our 1st company since we started full timing 18 months ago!!
thanks!
Nancy

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These are in LA County but not too bad for traffic if on the roads at the right time of day.

East side of LA
East Shore RV Park SAN DIMAS
In same area Fairplex RV Park POMONA

North of LA
Walnut RV Park - Northridge as well as Dockweiler RV Park ** By LAX

Malibu RV Park Very nice area.

On the east but not in LA county
San Bernardino RV Park

KOA San Bernardino

Farther East in the Banning Area: Silent Valley might work if wanting to drive more to get into LA area. More in Banning with links to other cities in the area.

I believe I'd go for Leo Carrillo State Park myself or even Point Mugu State Park Mugu 50 miles to LA. Or even San Clemente State Beach which is in Orange County but is close to San Diego County. But you said a 40' rig, not at these then.

Or at Doheny State Beach Dana Point - Orange County * State Park * Doheny Campground Or at San Clemente State Beach * Coastline.

This one might work (Max Camper Length: 40 Feet), but I have not been to it. Bolsa Chica State Beach Looks like the other state parks might not take a 40' rig.

When we wanted to be near Malibu. Near but not too close to Malibu: Point Mugu SP also nice but small beach, Leo Carrillo SP excellent & with nice tide pools & Wi-Fi Service but small rocky beach. We stayed at Carpinteria and Point Mugu that summer, and have stayed at Leo Carrillo and Refugio earlier years.

Closer to Malibu: Point Dume SB & Zuma County Beach seem to have some camping in or by them if memory serves, we have stopped at Point Dume with its nice sand beach but not camped. Camping * Not

Leo Carrillo's campground and Point Mugu Sycamore campground are in wooded canyons up from the beach areas, Mugu has some beach camping as well off a roadway parking area type. We found Neptune's Net Seafood to have great seafood. The Scene – This glorified roadside shack is situated alongside Malibu's picturesque Pacific Coast Highway. As I remember, it is close to Carillo & Point Mugu. At least it was between Malibu & Point Mugu. Neptune's Site

We drove to the Getty Villa from Point Mugu State Park. But Carrillo might be a nicer place to try of the two. But Mugu is close enough to see Ventura & Oxnard & Getty Villa / Malibu.

Nice tital pools off Leo Carrillo's beach, also small scale ones at Point Mugu's small but sandy beach.

This site might help: RV Park Reviews

The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
Where to Find Us
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Please note that access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Getty Villa is on the way to Malibu on PCH in Pacific Palisades, one mile north of Sunset Boulevard. Getty
What to See
Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War and Roman-inspired architecture and gardens.
Admission to the Getty Villa and to all exhibitions is FREE. An advance, timed ticket is required for each adult. Each Villa general admission ticket allows you to bring up to three children ages 15 and under with you in one car. (This does not apply to tickets for events, such as lectures and performances.) Parking is $10 per car or motorcycle. The Getty Center is near as well, much larger, very neat with a varied art periods. Very worth seeing, if just the buildings & garden. Getty

The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE—no tickets or reservations required for general admission. Parking is $10 per car.
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It is located near the intersection of the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405) and the Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10). Take the Getty Center Drive exit from the 405 and follow the signs.
Getty Center is in the Hills above Santa Monica between the 101 or Ventura Freeway and Santa Monica. Getty

There is so much to see at the Getty Center, one can spend the whole day and not see it all. The buildings and gardens are a must see in themselves. There is so much art to see, it would take a week to see it correctly. A double must see. The Getty Villa is smaller but a must see as well. They are many miles apart.

The Norton Simon Museum is another really great museum to see in the Los Angles area. It is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena on the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeway, is a great smaller art museum with the most significant collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in Southern California. Reflections of modern life captured by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas, who alone is represented by over one hundred works of art, are displayed alongside the vibrant palettes of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin. Complementing these works are Auguste Rodin’s monumental bronze sculptures, which are displayed in the Museum’s front garden. Paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Francisco de Goya mark the beginning of the 19th century and lead to superb examples of mid-century Realism executed by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet. Outstanding paintings by Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard carry us right to the doorstep of 20th-century Modernism. A must see!
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The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is another neat aquarium to see. LongBeach
The Queen Mary is also in Long Beach, not far from the Aquarium.
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We ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market after our visit to the Aquarium. Good food, good service, maybe a little more pricey than some of the other places I have listed. There is a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Cannery Row in Monterey by the Aquarium as well. When we to see this area, we made a day trip form the La Verne/San Dimas Area from my wife's mom's home.

Also neat: Los Angeles County Art Museum and Page Museum - La Brea Tar Pits.

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Posted: 10/17/09 03:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We stayed at East Shore in San Dimas. Great park and good home base for exploring LA.


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Posted: 10/17/09 03:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 10/17/09 05:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forget any of the afore-mentioned State Parks since your original post requested full hook-ups.

My suggestion would be the Valencia Travel Village located at the I-5 and the 126 in the North County. This is right next to Six Flags Magic Mountain and is a fairly nice park located away from Los Angeles traffic and about a 60-90 minute drive to many attractions factoring in our local traffic.





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There's an rv park in Van Nuys close to the Van Nuys airport, I think it's Birmingham. There's one in Northridge that you can get to off the 101 or the 118, Walnut RV on Nordhoff, we stayed there, sites are tight but it's a great location and quiet. If you want to go as far as Simi Valley, one of Ventura County's newly renovated parks is Tapo Canyon. It's 3 miles east of the 118, they just put in 16 full hookup sites and nice long concrete pads. It's $37 a day, leaves you plenty of $$$ for all those tourist things. Tapo Canyon is in a quiet canyon, highly recommend it.

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Posted: 10/18/09 01:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course, LA is Louisiana, they only knew it was Ca because of the mention of bad roads! Everyone knows the real LA is much prettier!
Thanks so much for all the suggestions- really helpful!
Nancy

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Posted: 10/18/09 07:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What's everyone talking about California for? LA is Louisiana.





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