Hello, and welcome to my home! If you’re going to be visiting Southern California, you’ll probably want to take a little something home to remember your time here by. Sure, you could head into your nearest tourist shop and buy a shirt that says “Los Angeles” or “San Diego” on it, pick up a few postcards, and leave on your merry little way. Nothing wrong with that, and I’ve certainly done the same sorts of things when traveling to other places. That being said, if you’re looking for something a little more unique to the area, you might want to consider picking up one of these items.
There’s something you should know if you’re planning on coming to Los Angeles: it’s a difficult place to find a parking spot in.You might laugh and think, no big deal…I can deal with that. Seriously though, I’m telling you: parking in Los Angeles is hard. Really hard. Telling you that it’s hard might be the understatement of the century, actually. Let me re-phrase that:
Finding parking in Los Angeles is an extremely, incredibly frustrating activity.
I mean, come ON. Who builds a city that has such crap public transportation that the entire city is forced to get around by car, and then NOT build in suitable parking? Honestly!
Today, you can drive across the country on one of our many interstate highways, which are much quicker than the slow, meandering journey that is Route 66. Still, for those who are willing to put in the time, there are still delights to be experienced should they choose the historic route. That’s why today we’re going to explore some of the images of the classic Route 66 road trip. Enjoy!
A fair warning: I’m going to pick on New Yorkers a bit in this post. I do it all with love and good humor, I promise. You’re tough, you can take it.
New York City and Los Angeles have long been in a sort of friendly battle over which city is better. Residents of both have their reasons for why their city is the best, and both have really compelling arguments. Honestly, both cities are awesome and have many things going for them. This post isn’t about inciting a New York vs. Los Angeles battle, because I know how heated those can get! Besides, having grown up in L.A., I’m more than a little biased on the subject. (Still, if you feel like making an argument for your side in the comments, I welcome a friendly debate).
A guide to gluten free dining at Disneyland.
If there is one thing I can say about Los Angeles, it is that there is no shortage of amazing food to be had. It is, in my humble opinion, one of the best cities in the world for people who love to eat. Since I both love to eat and love to travel, I feel I’m somewhat of an authority on whether or not a place if a “food mecca”. I’m telling you, L.A. is it. From the humble yet innovative food trucks roaming the streets all the way to the finest of fine dining, I could write a 300 page essay on all the good places to eat in L.A. and still only really scratch the surface. As I’m often in L.A., I’m sure I’ll write more “awesome places to eat in L.A.” articles in this blog over time, because honestly, there is no shortage of those. That being said, I wanted to point out a few of my favorite spots in the City of Angels. These are places that I find myself returning to again and again because I just can’t get enough.
If you’re going to be visiting Los Angeles, you’re in for a treat for your taste buds. This city is one of the world’s great cities for food. It is an incredibly diverse place where you can eat literally anything you might be craving. We have immigrants from every corner of the globe in this city and they have brought with them their recipes and opened amazing eateries all over the city. We also have innovative chefs, gastropubs, fine dining establishments, and every kind of fusion restaurant imaginable. If you’re a foodie, landing in Los Angeles is like landing in food heaven.
So…you’re going to Los Angeles. I would imagine if it’s your first time, your itinerary probably includes places like the Santa Monica Pier, Griffith Park, the Hollywood sign, and perhaps a jaunt down to Disneyland. Those are all Los Angeles icons and even after having grown up calling Los Angeles home, I think they are worthwhile to see. That being said, L.A. is such a massive, diverse place that there is a never ending abundance of cool things to do. Here are 4 of my favorite things to do when I’m hanging out in the city of Angels.
If you’ve never been to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, I highly suggest you take the time to check it out. Not only is it an awesome attraction where you can see a lot of really interesting exhibits on space observation and exploration, but it also features incredible views of downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills.
That’s right. I went there. I decided to write an entire blog post dedicated entirely to the awesome goodness that is an In-N-Out Burger. My fellow Californians will agree with me: there is really nothing quite like that sweet, burgerey goodness that satisfies a deep, primal craving.