What to do in LA

LA is beautiful, diverse and rich in culture. By contrast, it’s also the paparazzi-filled La-la-land that movies and music videos depict it as. It’s a weird and wonderful place; a must-visit. It’s a BIG city, so plan your time there wisely.

Our epic Win a Trip to LA contest is still going strong – you have until July 15th to enter. You & your bestie could be the lucky winners… I’m crossing my fingers for you!

The 4 key neighborhoods to hit when your stay is limited are Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Venice. I’ve come up with a stellar plan for your 4-day LA vacay, check it out!

Day one: Santa Monica

1. Head to the pier 

This is the best spot to visit along Santa Monica Beach. Hit the Ferris wheel, a roller coaster, watch an outdoor movie, and maybe even catch a live show. There’s a really cute little vintage carousel, too.

Address200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

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2.Stroll along Third Street Promenade

Whether you’re window-shopping, actual shopping or just chillin’, this big, open street is a super fun spot to explore. There’s everything from high-end designer shops to fresh farmers markets. Foodies will love it here, there are tons of restaurants that use healthy, local ingredients.

Address1351 3rd Street Promenade #201, Santa Monica, CA 

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3.Get some R&R at The NOW Spa

This spa is LA’s hottest wellness destination for locals and jet-setting influencers alike. The space is stunning! It’s our dream Pinterest board come to life – think cactus, crystals, exposed beams, and all things zen.

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4. Enjoy a sweet treat at Sweet Rose Creamery

Handmade, organic ice cream using local ingredients. And the packaging is way too cute.

Address826 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

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Day two: Beverly Hills

1.Energize with a breakfast bowl at Backyard Bowls

Kendall Jenner has been spotted eating an acaï bowl at this superr cute spot. This is the perfect way to start the day, you’ll feel awake & energized.

Address8303 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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2. Peep all the next-level celeb homes

Check out the sprawling Beverly Gardens Park to see rose gardens, then just drive around and see all the massive celeb homes. They are unreal, major #goals. Ya never know, you may spot one of your icons.

Address9439 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

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3.Cruise along Rodeo Drive

This street is so much fun for film lovers. You’ll remember the cult-classic scenes from Pretty Woman. This strip has some of the most elite designer shops, intended for serious spenders but fun for anyone to check out.

Address: Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

4.Grab a coffee at Urth Caffé

When they’re on-the-go, Kendall & Kylie often make a stop here for coffee or tea.

Address267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

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5.Hit the In-N-Out Burger

LA locals are, for the most part, very health conscious. The In-N-Out Burger joints are classic, they’re like the designated cheat meal stop. Eat well during your trip, and reward yourself with a crazy meal at this spot!

Address: 922 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

 

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Day three: Hollywood

1.Eat something delish at Kylie Jenner’s go-to resto SUGARFISH

Order yourself some insanely fresh sushi at Kylie’s go-to sushi spot. She orders the halibut sashimi, albacore sushi, and toro.

Address6115 Sunset Blvd #170, Los Angeles, CA

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2.Balance yourself with some shopping at Crystalarium

Kylie and pal Jaden Smith have been spotted shopping for crystals & jewelry in this beautiful, bright space in West Hollywood.

Address534 N La Cienega Blvd B, West Hollywood, CA

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3.Take a photo in front of the iconic Hollywood sign

A great spot to take the shot is at The Griffith Observatory. You’ll also have a stunning view of the city.

AddressLos Angeles, CA

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4.Go for a walk or run at Runyon Canyon Park

Kendall and pals like Justin Bieber go Runyon for a (very) scenic workout.

Address2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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Day four: Venice

1.Bike along the boardwalk

Your vacay is not complete until you’ve visited Venice Beach. One of the best ways to experience the vibe is by biking along the Venice bike path. The people watching is the best, and nature’s playlist (ocean waves) will be playing.

Address: Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, CA

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2.Take a photo of the Venice sign

No trip to Venice is complete without snapping your photo in front of the super cute sign. Make it by sunset for an extra stunning snap.

AddressPacific Ave & Windward Ave, Venice, CA

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3.Stop at the Rose Cafe

This spot is in the heart of Venice, and it’s all about classic Southern Cali food. They’ve been open since 1979.

Address220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA

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4.Take a surfing class

There are many different surfing schools that offer classes for beginners year-round. Getting out of your comfort zone by trying something like surfing will make your trip that much more memorable.

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When it comes to things to do in Los Angeles, the list is seriously endless. It’s a city that merits several visits.

If you have a spot you love, please tell me in the comments!

Sources: PeopleGlamourVenicebeach.com

16 comments

  1. ITZLILY213

    Omg I would love to do this me and my family never have any money to do this we have to work double time just to go out to a restaurant and I have always wanted to go to L.A i even want to live there when I’m older it’s my dream to go it’s why I entered the contest Kendal & Kyile are like my fav people in the world there awesome 😍😍

    1. SYDNEY

      crossing my fingers for you! xox

  2. ANDREANNE ROY THIFFAULT

    Runyon canyon park beach everything Hollywood my dream iam far away please make my wish come true

    1. SYDNEY

      it all sounds so fun! fingers crossed xo

  3. REBECCA

    Looks amazing LA is one of my favourite places in the world if I could live there I would in a heat beat!!!! Fingers CROSSED

    1. SYDNEY

      hey Rebecca 🙂 wishing you luck! xo

  4. TAYA

    I would love to win this trip because the only times I go on trips that i go on are going to visit my grandma for a little while or going to a cottage and I would love to go on a trip with a bunch of things to do and things to see!

    1. SYDNEY

      good luck Taya xox

  5. INAAS

    Hey, Ardene! I have a question about the contest your company is hosting. I read that you must be 21 in order to enter, but does that have to be the case? I’m 14 years old and it’s been my dream to visit LA, but am i allowed to take an 18 year old with me, and get parents permission to go? An 18 year old is an adult, so i believe that should count. I just don’t think it’s fair to be 21 in order to enter, because many of your customers are in their adolescence (teenager years). It would be awesome if you could take my message into consideration! I believe that any age should be able to be enter as long as they have a trusted adult with them, (18+). Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this.

    Sincerely, a loyal costumer of yours from Canada.

    1. SYDNEY

      Hey Inaas! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Unfortunately, you must be 21 + years for legal reasons. As a company, we must respect those reasons. We will definitely be running awesome contests for a long time to come… so when the time is right, you can participate. I hope you understand, and thanks for your support babe! xox

  6. FAIREN

    Would love to win & take my lil sis to see Hollywood!
    Also to add to your list of must-do’s is see a movie in Grauman’s chinese theater and a show at the Pantages theater! 🙂 Worth it!

    1. SYDNEY

      wow both of those spots look so cool! Pantages is especially stunning. Good luck Fairen, crossing my fingers for you!

  7. SARAH CHARLIE

    My best friend and I would love to take a break from our busy lives to visit LA! Check off a lot of items on our bucket list at the same time 💕

    1. SYDNEY

      wishing you luck Sarah! xox

  8. @_PRLCEZ_

    How do I enter the contest ?

  9. JESSICA

    This would be a dream come true for both my daughter and I! Been my dream since I was alittle girl to go to Hollywood and now my daughter has always wanted to go….what a blessing it would be and what a wonderful bonding experience to live out one of dreams together💖 What an awesome “15th” birthday present it would be for my daughter whom just had a birthday July 11th!!!!😍💓💋

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