I had the extraordinary pleasure of spending 3 days in Los Angeles with my sister recently. This was my first time in La La Land. We only had a short time, but I think we made the most of it! Wanna see what we got up to?
The moment we got to L.A., we had to hit the beach! (We did stop in to our hotel of course, but that itself is worthy of another post.) We wandered to the infamous and super touristy Santa Monica Pier. You gotta do it. Forrest Gump did…well, he ran there. Rode the ferris wheel, noshed at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and I held two, yes TWO… boa constrictors… AT ONCE! Eeek! To fulfill my shopping fix we cruised the 3rd Street Promenade, which has a ton of great shops, including the LA based Kitson. Super fun shop!
Los Angeles is a huge place! Did you know its population is the second largest in the country, following New York City? To maximize our L.A. experience we did a bus tour with Amazing L.A. Tours, which I would highly recommend. Our tour guide, Charlie-the-Actor, was fun and knowledgeable about landmarks, pop culture, movie facts and celebrity gossip. We cruised Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame. Last stop was a viewpoint on Mullholland Drive for photos of the Hollywood sign.
On the recommendation of my friend Tracey, we rented bicycles one day and rode to Venice Beach. That was the best idea! Thank you, Tracey! I haven’t sat on a bicycle in 15 years and it is like they say… you never forget. It was a blast! There sure are some… uh… interesting people down there at Venice Beach! Side of the road vendors were selling everything from hip hop CDs to painted driftwood to cardboard panhandler signs! I’ve never seen so many hookah pipes in all my life….and I’m from Vancouver! If we had more time we would have kept on peddling down the beach until we could peddle no more, but sadly it was our last day.
Want to go back!
Stay tuned to see where we stayed and ate in L.A.!
Luv Meesh xo