Back from LA - I thought I would share a handful of my must sees and dos for a visit to the City of Angels.
Hire a car! LA is such a big city, so to make the most of your time and see the best of the city, I highly recommend hiring a rental car to get around during your stay.
Catch an amazing LA sunset perched high on the Shangri-LA rooftop (Santa Monica)
Drive down the coast, exploring parts of Orange County, Newport Beach & Malibu
Rodeo Drive - all your high end shopping covered. Chanel to Celine - also amazing department stores including Barneys & Saks Fifth Avenue
Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica - Santa Monica Place is my favourite one-stop-shop
Fashion Island in Newport Beach
The Getty Centre (one of my absolute LA favourites)
Hike Beachwood Canyon for a great view of the Hollywood sign
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Santa Monica Pier
Lunch at Lemonade, AXE or Gjelina on Abbot Kinney (Venice Beach)
Tender Greens (Santa Monica & West Hollywood) - the perfect nutritious break to burgers & fries
Fro-Yo from Pink Berry (my favourite of many options in LA)
In-N-Out Burger - an LA institution
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Roosevelt Hotel (don't forget to check out the bowling alley)
I love to stay close to the beach (especially in Summer) - so I look to Santa Monica or Venice Beach. You have a great range of accommodation options from up scale hotels, to more budget-friendly options. My favourites are the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica or renting a gorgeous Californian beach-shack in the heart of Venice.
If the beach isn't for you, I love to stay at the Beverly Hils Hotel. It's luxe, private, perfect service and all things LA
This is just a taste of LA favourites - I'd love to hear yours!
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