I literally had the time of my life this summer in California and although it was a few months ago, I really want to share what I got up to!
First Stop: San Francisco (Axiom Hotel, 3 nights)
Day 1 – Exploring near our hotel
Day 2 – Breakfast at Plow (best brunch EVER), China Town, Lombard Street, Pier 39, boat tour around Alcatraz Island & Golden Gate Bridge
Day 3 – Alamo Square, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, bike ride, dinner by pier 39
Fly to LA
Second Stop: Downtown LA (Freehand Los Angeles Hostel, 2 nights)
Day 4 – Dinner at Faith & Flower
Third Stop: West Hollywood (Lowes Hotel, 2 nights)
Day 6 – Wellness bowl at Milk and Honey, tour bus (really good for seeing everything in one day and not having to pay for Uber’s everywhere!), lunch at the Cabana Cafe in the Beverly Hills hotel (one to tick off the bucket list!), walk down Rodeo Drive
Day 7 – Universal Studios / best day of my life.
Fourth Stop: Santa Monica (Huntley Hotel, 2 nights)
Day 8 – Walked along the Santa Monica pier, Mexican for dinner at Blue Plate Taco
Day 9 – Venice beach, dinner at our hotel
Day 10 – Bike ride along Santa Monica & fly home
What did I love?
- Universal studios
- Beverly Hills
- Huntley hotel
- Faith & Flower restaurant
- Milk and Honey (wellness bowls in West Hollywood)
What would I do differently next time?
- Stay longer in West Hollywood
- Not stay in downtown LA, just get a taxi
- Rent a car in LA
- Stay in a hotel in Santa Monica with a pool
- Hike to the Hollywood sign
- Go to a basketball game
- Book the prison in advance
I hope this post gives you some ideas of what you can do in a quick trip around California! I highly reccomend everything listed above, there isn’t a single thing I would change about this trip. Thank you for reading!