I’ve been taking quick trips to LA lately. That makes my seafood craving belly very, very happy. Let me walk you through my usual hang outs.
- grab coffee at Dogtown
- then a light breakfast at Cora’s
- hang at the pool bar at Le Meridien
- stop by Venice Ale House for the best people watching
- enjoy some decent deals Herringbone‘s happy hour (the Jale Berry is great)
- rent a car and drive out to Topanga Canyon
- hit up the Malibu beaches — El Matador State Beach has beautiful rock formations
- sushi dinner at Sugarfish (gotta love the ‘trust me’ option)
- or if you’re more in the mood for New England style seafood, give Blue Plate Oysterette a try
- for dive bar lovers, check out Ye Olde King’s Head
- and if you want to feel like you’re at a party straight out of Mad Men, get a drink at The Bungalow
- rent bikes and go for a ride along the beach path (it’s 24 miles!)
- ride the ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier
- always keep your eyes peeled–sure you might spot a celebrity or two, but the locals are some of the most entertaining folks you’ll every lay eyes on
I usually wear my gold tennis classics when I’m somewhere beach-y and warm like Santa Monica, but looks like it’s time to retire these bad boys.
Ever have a pair of sneakers you know you should let go of, but you just don’t want to say goodbye? I get attached to the sneakers that have traveled the world with me. Sentimental and silly, I know. Perhaps I’ll just make them my new “outdoor music festival shoes” so they can have a few more adventures.
If you have any future LA travel tips for me, let me know!