Finally, Los Angeles! literally, a dream coming true.
It was my first time traveling to Los Angeles and I was so excited to see all the attractions and famous spots in 4 days!
Our Hotel Stay: Sheraton Hotel Downtown, spacious rooms and suites, which feature contemporary decor, signature beds, flat-screen TVs, over sized work desks and Wi-Fi.
It was a six hours flight with Air Canada since we were flying from Montreal. Once there, we took a taxi cab to the Sheraton Hotel – Downtown, kept our luggage and went discovering the city and its restaurants since we were starving for food!
Our first stop was at Panini Kabob Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant located on the 9th street – Los Angeles Downtown, serving Mediterranean food at its best!
I personally chose the panini chicken pesto with a glass of orange juice. We really enjoyed the ambiance as well the fresh food. One thing that I hated in Los Angeles is that the waitresses bring the bill before you finish eating; I don’t know if it’s from their culture or they are in a hurry to get the money and serve another customer.
Our next mission was to check the facilities around our area like Metros, supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacies etc… to ease our next journeys.
Now it’s time for an adventure!
What else could be more magical then the Hollywood walk of fame as a start? We took the metro and here we are, in the world of movies and celebrities!
We walked all the Hollywood boulevard street while staring at the celebrity stars embedded in the sidewalks. You can enjoy a drink at any of the pubs there.
Before leaving the place, pass by the Hollywood / Vine Station; this station is among the most pleasant and "fun" stations and the most enjoyable. Two movie projectors donated by paramount pictures pointed towards a representation of a movie screen flanked by large curtains. The ceiling of the station is covered with empty film reels.
The second day was very promising, we woke up in the early morning and head straight to Ihop in order to have our breakfast there.
We ordered some eggs, omelets, pancakes, bacon, brown bread and of course, Coffee! Now it’s time for us to leave the downtown for the seaside!
We bought a tap card for 1$ from the metro station and filled it with unlimited rides by metro or bus for $7 a day. Isn’t it great?
It took us 1 hour from DT to Santa Monica Pier. The weather was extremely impeccable! We crossed the road, heading to the landmark beach. Once there, we walked the Santa Monica pier where pubs and restaurants boast on our sides.
Fulfill your desires of total adventure and Adrenaline rush within the Pacific Park!
We walked along the seaside to the Venice beach, one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re looking for some fun in the sun, a unique shopping experience, and a sophisticated evening of art and music, you’ll certainly find it at Venice Beach.
You can’t miss the $2 million Venice beach skate park located on the sand near Windward and Ocean Front Walk.
After this long journey, we unquestionably needed to eat! We stepped into The Grove LA; a popular fashion and lifestyle destination offering the best mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment in Los Angeles. It’s a gathering place where friends and families spend whole days shopping, dining, seeing movies and relaxing, soaking up the sunshine and the excitement around them.
For dinner, we chose Marmalade café; a cozy dining restaurant with a spectacular environment and impeccable service! The food is tasty, fresh, and palatable.
We left the place with a happy feeling! I personally always do when the dining experience is worth the try.
The third day at Los Angeles had to be interesting, we can’t leave Los Angeles without a visit to Beverly hills, but before any plan we must satisfy the tummy.
We decided to visit the Farmers Market next to the Grove LA for a Frenchie breakfast at Michelina! French bread and desserts at their finest. We ordered the ham & cheese croissant and coffee. The taste is effortless, we enjoyed every bite of it! We couldn’t leave the place without trying their almond croissant. The taste melts in your mouth like butter. The sweetness is balanced and simply EPIC! We would definitely come back for our next visit to Los Angeles.
Our time spent at The Grove was on point! We enjoyed an unforgettable shopping experience with a variety of shops and fun concepts!
The Beverly Hills was a must! It’s known around the world as one of the most fashionable places to shop. In the heart of it all sits Rodeo Drive – undeniably one of the most famous streets on the globe. With more than 100 world-renowned stores and hotels comprising its three magnificent blocks within the Golden Triangle, it is easy to become lost in the street's splendor and charm.
A night tour to the Universal Studios!
In order to reach it by metro, take the metro to Universal City/Studio City station and hop in their free shuttle to the uphill. We walked thru the shops and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Tony Roma’s; the legendary place for premier ribs. We ordered baked potato soup topped with Cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives - mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce and Potato skins served with sour cream, cheese, chives, and bacon on top. The main platter was the famous Original Baby Back Ribs; a tender, lean pork loin meat basted with TR’s Original™ BBQ sauce. It was literally the best experience of ribs!
There’s definitely too much attractions to see and experience in LA.
I’ll certainly come back soon xxx