LOS ANGELES TRAVEL TIPS:We spent almost ten days in Los Angeles, California staying on Melrose Avenue, and then moving to the more enjoyable beachside town of Hermosa Beach
We spent almost ten days in Los Angeles, California staying on Melrose Avenue, and then moving to the more enjoyable beachside town of Hermosa Beach.
Since then we have flown in and out of LA a couple of times staying at numerous areas, including an enjoyable stay in Downtown LA.
Below are our Los Angeles travel tips based on our experiences in this thriving urban sprawl.
We also asked our facebook community what their tips were for things to do in LA which we have included in the post at the bottom.
OS ANGELES TRAVEL TIPS
The Farmers Market and Rodeo Drive
The Los Angeles Farmers Market is one of my favorite places to visit in LA. It’s a great place for people watching; you just never know when you might run into a celebrity. There are fantastic options here for cheap eating.
Rodeo Drive is the place to visit without your wallet, unless of course you are really rich.
It is worth a visit just to see how the beautiful and wealthy people shop. You just never know who you might run into shopping in the ritzy designer label stores. Besides, it is a pretty nice looking street.
ake in the Movie Glamour of Ho
The Kodak Theater is where you will come face to face with the home of the Oscars. And the famed Mann Chinese Theatre is where you can find your favorite stars hand prints forever engraved in the concrete on the sidewalk out the front.
Hollywood is the place to come for your movie crushes. I wasn’t really a big fan and I feel LA has a lot more to offer than just movie glamour. But, it’s a thing to do when in LA.
Bike from Santa Monica to Venice Beach
If you have to visit these two places, then I recommend a bike ride along the beach path from Santa Monica to Venice Beach to make the area a little more enchanting.
I’m not overly fond of the Santa Monica pier, I find it really tacky and just don’t get its allure.And Venice Beach is fantastic for people watching, but just don’t stay too long or you might get sucked into a psychedelic world trapped in the hippy free love movement of the sixties.
Eat Fish Tacos and have a Night out with a Local
We discovered fish tacos in LA. We spent some time with a friend of ours, who showed us the local nightlife in LA and would not let us leave until we tried this culinary institution.
Go Down to the South Bay Beaches+
Our favorite part of LA are the South Bay Beaches. We generally skip LA now and head straight down to Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach and it is well worth staying here for a few days.
The sunsets on the beaches are worth the trip alone. Make sure you stop for a sundowner at one of the many beer gardens along the Hermosa promenade.
And if you enjoy beach volleyball then Manhattan Beach and Hermosa are the best places to have a friendly game.
Take in a concert at The Greek Amphitheater
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