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From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

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From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

We are visiting both spots and wondered about getting from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica. We don't really need a car but it almost looks as though we should rent one for the last three days just to get us from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica. What is Uber like in Southern California?

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1. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

Uber is as good in southern California as anywhere.

You probably should rent a car though.

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2. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

Rent a car. Where are you staying in Santa Monica?

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3. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

As you are from the USA, driving shouldn't be an issue, I recommend you rent a car. With it, you have the freedom of enjoying Malibu (can't do without a car there) - 27 miles of ocean views along Pacific Coast Highway.

If you decide on rideshares, Lyft is as good as uber.

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4. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

Uber is great, but taking it from LB to SaMo would be like Ubering from Chicago to South Bend.

Rent a car.

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5. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

Thanks, we will rent a car!

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6. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

Hi there, we're going in the opposite direction on a trip with 2 nights in Santa Monica followed by 2 nights in Laguna Beach. Since we're coming from a full week of work in NYC and in need of some down time I don't think we will be moving around a lot in Laguna Beach. We're not used to driving in the US and was thinking to use Uber to get from one hotel to the other which according to the app is aprox 80-100 usd for an Uber x. Did you end up renting a car? How did it go?

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7. Re: From Laguna Beach to Santa Monica

We did rent a car because we went to Hollywood for a day and to the hills surrounding Laguna. We also went to the Marina in Dana Point. But you could get around fairly easily with Uber once you get to Laguna Beach. Check out the Marina, they have daily whale watching boats going out.

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