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The Best L.A Guide | Travel Diary

Los Angeles has a lot to offer; from great restaurants, cafes and plenty of sight seeing around the city. I’ve been curious lately to start exploring my hometown and finding out more about locations people would want to see or visit. So whether you’re an Angeleno or someone visiting for the first time, this guide will help you explore Los Angeles like never before! So with that being said, let’s do this!!

FREE ACTIVITIES / SIGHT SEEING:

1. La Brea Tar Pits

2. Venice Canal District

3. Bradbury Building

4. Farmers Market (get the feel of the city and people)

5. Hollywood Walk of Fame

6. Walt Disney Concert Hall

7. Sunset Strip

8. Rodeo Drive (Shopping not included lol)

9. Griffith Observatory

10. L.A Fashion District

11. California Science Center

12. Getty Center / Getty Villa ( Pay for Parking)

13. Hollywood Bowl Museum

14. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

15. LACMA

16. Los Angeles City Hall

17. The Broad

18. The Grove

19. Santa Monica Pier

2o. Universal City Walk

21. Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round (Merry-Go-Round is $3 to Ride)

22. Hollywood Sign

23. Olvera Street

24. Third Street Promenade

25. The Last Bookstore

26. Dodger Stadium

Note: Please note that in some locations you’ll need to pay for parking but the entrance is free


BEACHES:

1. Malibu

2. Santa Monica State Beach

3. Dockweiler Beach

4. Venice Beach

5. White Point Beach

6. El Matador Beach

7. Leo Carrillo State Park

8. Zuma

Restaurants:

1. In-n-out (Duh)

2. The Ivy

3. The Perch

4. Bottega Louie

5. The Boiling Crab

6. Fat Sals

7. Big Mango Cafe

8. Little Next Door

9. Joans on Third

10. Eggslut

11. Porters Bakery

12. More Than Waffles

13. Cafe Bizou

14. Pump

15. BOA

16. Salazar

17. The Rosy Oyster

18. République

19. Langer’s Deli & Restaurant

20. Bestia

21. Orange Delite & Grill

22. Jinya

VEGAN:

1. Lotus Vegan

2. Veggie Grill

3. Leonor’s Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant

4. SunCafe

5. Kale & Quinoa Vegan Cafe

6. Real Food Daily

7. The Grain Cafe

8. Native Foods Cafe

Cafes:

1. Blu Jam Cafe ( Top Favorite)

2. The Trails Cafe

3. Cafe Gratitude

4. Alfred Tea Room

5. Intelligentsia Coffee Silver Lake Coffee Bar

6. Bardonna

7. LAMILL COFFEE Boutique

8. Blu Elefant Cafe

9. Verve Coffee

10. Copa Vida

11. Blacktop Coffee

12. La Frite Cafe

13. Nesmon Cafe

14. Cafe Chez Marie

Hiking Trails:

1. Fryman Canyon

2. Runyon Canyon

3. Griffith Park

4. Dixie Canyon Park

5. Franklin Canyon Park

6. Trail Canyon Falls

7. Escondido Falls

PAID ATTRACTIONS:

1. Disneyland

2. Universal Studios

3. Hurricane Harbor

4. Six Flags Magic Mountain

5. Knotts Berry Farm

6. The Japanese Garden

Now, go explore L.A like never before! Hope you guys enjoy this guide. Tell me what you think!

-Dawn


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