A Travel Guide to Los Angeles

There's so much to do and see in LA, It was hard to narrow down the list. It's such a fun city, it makes you never want to leave. Here's my simple guide to one of my favorite cities.. See my Instagram Spots in Los Angeles blog post for photo ideas!


Places to Stay

  • Freehand

  • Sofitel

  • Petit Ermitage

  • The Mondrian

  • The Peninsula

  • Hotel Erwin

  • The Venice Beach House

  • The Surfrider

  • Palihotel Westwood Village


Things to Do

  • Sneak into Sunken City

  • Walk around China Town

  • Swim at Zuma Beach

  • Hike to the Hollywood Sign

  • Check out Downtown Disney

  • Go shopping in Melrose

  • See all of LA from Griffth

  • Hang out at Santa Monica Pier

  • Picnic at Old LA Zoo

  • Explore The Getty Center

  • Take photos at Museum of Dream Space

  • Watch surfers & skaters along Venice Beach

  • Visit The Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Ride bikes at Manhattan Beach

  • Drive on PCH

  • Eat food in Grand Central Market


Where to Eat

  • Openaire (New American)

  • Philippe The Original (Deli)

  • Sun Nong Dan (Korean)

  • Crossroads Kitchen (Vegan)

  • Gracias Madre (Mexican)

  • Millet Crepe (Crêperie)

  • Uovo (Italian)

  • Bavel (Middle Eastern)

  • Mogumogu (Japanese)

  • G&B Coffee (Coffee Shop)

  • Lucifers Pizza (Pizza)

  • Pasta Sisters (Itallian)

  • Guisados (Mexican)

  • Ubatuba Acai (Acai)



As you may already know, LA is not a walking city. Although there are plenty of public transportation options (such as a metro rail and busses), I would recommend Uber or renting a car if you want to explore the city.


When to Visit

Los Angeles is known for nice weather year round. With an annual average temperature of 70 degrees, it's hard to go wrong. California gets a late summer so the warmest months are August-October. December-February are the coldest months but there's still plenty to do.


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