Travel Guide: Two Days in LA
The city of stars…filled with so much to do and see! ⭐
Whether you’re there to soak up some sun at the beach, hike the beautiful trails, or window shop at the extravagant stores, Los Angeles has a lot to offer its visitors. After years of popping in and out of this city of dreamers I’m sharing my personal list of favorite spots. Avoiding the cheesy tourist traps is my specialty, so here is a little guide to help you make the most of your time like an LA local… and who knows?! Maybe you’ll have a few celebrity sightings along the way.
TWO DAYS IN L.A.
🍳 Grab breakfast at Café Gratitude
🛍 Go shopping at The Grove
🚗 Drive through Beverly Hills
👠 Window Shop on Rodeo Drive
🍊 Enjoy some deliciousness at République
📸 Take in the charming houses and bridges of the Venice Canals
🚲 Bike down Venice Beach
🕶 Stroll around Abbot Kinney Boulevard, dubbed America’s coolest street
🍦 Cool off with a sweet treat at Salt & Straw
🍝 Carb it up with some amazing pizza and pasta at Felix Trattoria
☕ Start the day with a coffee at Joe & The Juice
👟 Hike to the Hollywood Sign | Tip: Put 3101 Canyon Lake Drive in your GPS
🔭 Be transported out of this world at Griffith Observatory
🍳 Refuel with a bite at The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker
📸Get some Insta-worthy pictures at the iconic Urban Light Art Installation at the LACMA
🚙 Drive to Malibu
🏄 Watch the surfers at Surfrider Beach
🌴 Eat lunch at Malibu Farm Restaurant
🍷 Unwind on a Malibu Wine Safari adventure
🍣 Trendy dinner at Catch LA
🍸 Late night drinks at TomTom Bar for fun drinks and feeding your inner Bravoholic (A Vanderpump Rules TV Show Bar!)
MORE TRAVEL TIPS BELOW!
WHAT TIME OF YEAR SHOULD I VISIT?
With over 300 days of sunshine, the best part about visiting LA is the great weather all year round! ☀️
March to May and September to November there are less crowds and milder temps, but a heads up - that won’t make a difference when it comes to traffic on the highway. 🙈
Best ways to get around LA?
Ubers are uber cheap if you just want to stay in the LA area! When I visit friends for a short weekend and just want to go back and forth from West Hollywood to Venice Beach, I just count on uber or lyft.
Renting a car is my favorite to experience Los Angeles! Roll the windows down and turn the music up, as you enjoy total freedom and control of your adventure. Plus it isn’t too expensive when you split the cost with friends & wayyyy better for traveling longer distances - especially with destinations like Malibu, Disneyland, Orange County, Palm Springs, or San Diego.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
Tucked just around the corner from everywhere you want to be, this little urban oasis will make you feel like a Los Angeles local.
The Garland Hotel is a charming getaway with a retro-vibe, perfect for families and big friend groups ready for some poolside fun. With a complimentary trolly to Universal Studios and string light outdoor dining at The Front Yard Restaurant all on property, you will have everything you need if you just want to to have a chill day at the hotel in between touring around LA.
Planning a trip to Los Angeles?
Would love to hear if you visit any of these spots! Enjoy your time in La La Land ⭐️