I took a weekend trip to Los Angeles, California, with my friend Harry because we're young and reckless and stuff. We explored Malibu, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Santa Monica in 36 hours. Check out details and photos from my trip below!
Where we stayed
Beverly Terrace Hotel // This cozy, chic boutique hotel is located a mile from both the luxe shops of Rodeo Drive and West Hollywood nightlife.
What we did
Relaxing on Zuma Beach, Malibu // One of the largest and most popular beaches in Los Angeles County, Zuma is known for its long, wide sands and excellent surf.
Hiking around Griffith Park // A large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier // An oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California.
Shopping and dining on Third Street Promenade // An upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California.
Where we ate
Cafe Habana (Malibu) // Hip, festive spot has Cuban & Mexican fare, taco nights, karaoke, a mural by Shepard Fairey & more.
Sugarfish (Beverly Hills) // Celebrated local sushi chain serving traditional rolls & sake in a chic, intimate space.
Pinkberry (Third Street Promenade) // Counter-serve frozen yogurt chain offering many toppings, plus smoothies & shakes in a sleek space.
The Misfit Restaurant & Bar (Third Street Promenade) // Creative comfort food, health-conscious fare & handcrafted cocktails star at this hip gastropub.
What we saw
Urban Light // A large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden located at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Rodeo Drive // A two-mile-long street, primarily in Beverly Hills, California.
Griffith Observatory // Art deco landmark from 1935, which sits on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.
The Hollywood sign // A landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California.
The Pink Wall // The exterior of Paul Smith, a namesake retailer of the designer's eclectic men's & women's apparel & accessories, plus gift items.
DASH // The Kardashian boutique chain located on Melrose Ave.
Sunset Blvd // A boulevard in the central and western part of Los Angeles County, California that stretches from Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean.
Hollywood Walk of Fame // Legendary memorial walk adorned with stars bearing the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
TCL Chinese Theatre // A movie palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Descriptions via Wikipedia.org