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Is Los Angeles a walkable city?

Is LA a walkable city and easy to get around by foot? 


9 Answers

top answer by
Laurie from Santa Monica

Nope.   :)

Certain areas are walkable. Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, Manhattan Beach. But getting between them would be easiest via Uber or a rental car. Public transport will get you there, but you pay with your time.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Santa Monica (city)
  2. Venice Beach (city)
  3. Beverly Hills (neighborhood)
  4. West Hollywood (city)
  5. Silver Lake (neighborhood)
  6. Manhattan Beach (city)
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answered by
Beni

Although there are some great places/neighborhoods in LA to walk and even hike, I would not call it a walkable city. You need a car to get around.


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answered by
Jen from Los Angeles

If you plan to stay in one area (say West Hollywood) and only cover that area, then walking around there isn't bad. However, in order to actually see and experience LA you'll need a car or to use uber to get around appropriately. As a whole, I would most definitely NOT refer to LA as a walkable city...sorry! Hope this info helps!


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  1. West Hollywood (city)
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answered by
Colleen from Brooklyn

If it's your first time in the city and you want to see a lot, I would absolutely rent a car. Some of the neighborhoods are walkable--downtown, Santa Monica, Venice. But getting between them is a huge pain without a car. And though Ubers are cheap (at least cheaper than in most other cities), it'll really add up, especially if you get stuck in traffic.


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answered by
Joe from Santa Monica

Thinking of LA as one city is a common mistake made by most tourists. LA is truly a compilation of smaller cities and neighborhoods all with different things to offer. These neighborhoods are very walkable but you should not expect to be able to walk from Downtown to Hollywood to Santa Monica. You can walk Santa MonicaVenice BeachHollywoodDowntown Los AngelesBeverly HillsWest HollywoodAbbot Kinney all separately but will need a car to get around from place to place. Another option is to take Lyft or Uber.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Santa Monica (city)
  2. Venice Beach (city)
  3. Hollywood (attraction)
  4. Downtown Los Angeles (metro area)
  5. Beverly Hills (neighborhood)
  6. West Hollywood (city)
  7. Abbot Kinney (attraction)
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answered by
Fritzi from San Francisco

No not walkable. All trippy writers agree that you can walk some areas but to get around you need a vehicle. LA is a sprawling metropolis of vast geography and it takes quite a while to simply comprehend all its diverse beaches, hills, canyons and shopping districts. So take your time and you will make many wonderful discoveries.


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answered by
Scott from San Francisco

No.  Not even a little bit.  More importantly, traffic is so bad at certain times it makes getting from one part of the city to another almost impossible.  




answered by
Kevin from Hermosa Beach

It is not a friendly walking city at all. In fact, it's also lacking in public transportation. If you live or are staying in an area and don't have far to walk it's not too bad – the Beach Cities and Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles even Hollywood are fine – but this is a place of the car culture.

Plus, it's a very spread out city so even if it were walking friendly you could not possibly walk it. L.A. is actually comprised of 85 separate smaller cities. My suggestion is to pick a place you like, spend a couple days there walking around, then move onto another place. 

Here's more on L.A.:
https://www.pubclub.com/destinations/united-states/california/los-angeles/


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Santa Monica (city)
  2. Downtown Los Angeles (metro area)
  3. Hollywood (attraction)


answered by
Jimmy from Loma Linda, California

Ever hear the song "Nobody walks in L.A"? It's mostly true. Everything is so far in between. You're better off with a car if you plan on seeing all of it.






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