Travel Guide: Los Angeles, California CA

The check mark () indicates places I’ve experienced.Travel Guide for Los Angeles and surrounding areas in California.

✓ Downtown Los Angeles

-La Jolla: kayaking through beach caves

✓ Thinkspace Gallery (small underground “low-brow”) art gallery

✓ Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook National Park – One of the best scenic views of California.

✓ Baka Sharkeez – Great (my favorite) fish taco restaurant on the coast.

✓  The Getty Museum – Beautiful museum with great scenic views

✓  Glendale Galleria and Americano – Two great malls across from each other.

✓  Grove Mall

✓  Trattoria Amici – Italian restaurant at the mall.

✓ Westin Scenic View (take the red elevator to the top)

✓  LA Prime Steakhouse at top of Westin Hotel – Great Scenic View of Downtown LA, Great filet mignon, sea bass, creamed corn and caesar salad

✓  Legends Hollywood bus tour

✓  Omni Hotel restaurant Noe

-Anastasia Brow Bar

-Coco curry

✓ Blue Cow Kitchen Grill and Omni Hotel at Water Court – Caprese appetizer and quinoa hush puppies were tasty.

✓  Jet-skiing in Marina Del Rey

✓  Santa Monica Pier: Great family beach with outdoor shopping center nearby

  • Red O restaurant at Santa Monica Pier


Tips/Life Hacks:

  • Take Uber/Lyft to get around. You will save so much money compared to taking taxis. Don’t drive, you’re on vacation, and you’ll hate the traffic.
  • Traffic in LA is so notoriously ridiculous. Travel during downtime as much as possible, preferably with someone who knows the area.

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