Hi! I have to go to LA on late July to do some things and I will be staying half a mile from LAX, but I took an extra 2 1/2 days and 3 nights of my own free time to see around LA; I'm going alone and I'm in my late twenties. I have never been to LA nor Cali, I would like to go and see good/cool stuff; don't care about Disney nor any theme park. Can I use the buses reliably or do I have to rent a car? I was thinking of only renting a car for a day, maybe go up the coast all the way to Cupertino and back and see the sightings/places around the route and take some detours to see Cali places. I'm open to any recommendations on what to do, see, hang, eat & anything else!! I also already paid for all days of my stay in the same hotel close to LAX.