I've gone to LA for the past 3 spring breaks and I'd be lying if I said I didn't love it more and more each time I visited. Now that I have explored several different areas of the city, I've come up with a bunch of must dos, eats and places to shop. Check them out below!
+ Rodeo Drive
A must see for window shopping
+ Santa Monica Promenade
Really fun to walk around and listen to live music at night.
+ Abbot Kinney
Super cute street of unique shops and little cafes.
+ Melrose Place
Beautiful shops tucked away in Beverly Hills.
+ The Grove
Literally the prettiest outdoor mall I've ever seen in my life.
+ Griffith Observatory
The most gorgeous view of LA you'll ever experience. (See above for proof.)
+ Paul Smith Pink Wall
Can you really go to LA without taking a picture in front of the pink wall?!
+ Santa Monica Pier
A fun afternoon activity if you're into rides and carnival food (and people watching!).
+ Hollywood set tour
I saw Ellen Degeneres leaving the parking lot. Enough said.
+ Drive Highway 101
If you have a car this is definitely worth the trip.
+ The Ivy
If this post doesn't say it all.... Literally the prettiest restaurant I've ever been to.
Arguably the coolest dessert I've eaten - if you love gelato this is a must try!
+ Beverly Hills Hotel
Definitely go here for lunch by the pool one day. Green palm print allll day long.
+ The Shutters
Delicious for brunch, lunch or dinner right on the water in Santa Monica.
+ Blue Plate Taco
Absolutely delicious Mexican food with bomb guac, and it's right across from the Santa Monica pier.
I'm a little biased (#citrus) but if you like sweet lemonade, fresh food and macarons the size of your hand, 10/10 recommend.
Feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below if you need more recommendations!