These are in no particular order:
The Hollywood sign from Runyon Canyon - the canyon we hike most often
The Hollywood sign from the Bronson Canyon Hike
(There's a horseback tour along this trail, I'm hoping to do that as soon as the arm is 100%.)
Awww, Drake enjoying Runyon Canyon
If you've never been to Hollywood, and plan to do so in the near future, I wouldn't recommend staying long. Hollywood is the definition of tourist trap. However, you have to go, even if for a little bit... Just to say you've been there :)
Pretty self explanatory - Home of the Oscars
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
The infamous Walk of Fame
This boat is particularly cool on July 4th. Admission on the boat is FREE, and spectators hang out on the boat until sunset, and then have an on-the-water view of fireworks.
No caption needed.
The Rose Bowl is a short drive from LA.
UCLA v. Oregon State
DISNEY CONCERT HALL
For Christmas, Scott surprised me to a concert at the concert hall. The place is amazing, and the concert will become a yearly tradition for us.
(photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)
Perhaps a bit touristy, but the pier is iconic, and fun to visit.
On the pier is a small amusement park. The rides are kid-friendly, but the ferris wheel is a must (don't ask Scott his opinion on the ferris wheel :)!
On the ferris wheel. Scott's enjoying this, obviously.
The 3rd Street Promenade is GREAT for shopping.
BEVERLY HILLS/BEL AIR
The oh-so-famous signs entering Beverly Hills
Amidst all the concrete LA has to offer, there's Beverly Hills. People living here actually have yards and green space!
Bel Air - some AMAZING homes in this area! Still haven't seen the Fresh Prince...
Pretty much my FAVORITE store in Beverly Hills (maybe because it's the only one I can actually afford to enter?!)!! The cupcakes here are THE BEST in the city. The line to get in can be 45+ minutes, but it's worth the wait!
(photo courtesy of washingtoncitypaper.com)
LA BREA TAR PITS
A big pit of tar.
Yep, it's a hot dog stand. But, the most amazing hot dog stand! They have every possible hot dog combo. Here's the BEST part - they have TURKEY DOGS!!! The line can get pretty long, but it's worth every bite! A must-do while in LA.
THE PCH (aka Pacific Coast Highway, aka Highway 1)
THE BEACHES and SUNSETS
We've seen some pretty spectacular sunsets.
Our favorite beach!
A quick train ride will take you to Anaheim.
The train literally drops you off in the parking lot of the A's Stadium!
It's no Kauffman, but it's pretty cool :)
THE STAPLE CENTER/L.A. LIVE
Our first NHL game - Go Kings!
The Staples Center is also home to the Laker and Clippers. Tickets to those are a bit more expensive, but we're hoping to see those teams, too.
There's still so much Scott and I have on our to-do list... But, this is a good start!
See anything that looks like fun? You should be answering "yes!" We have an extra bedroom that's always open - we love having friends and family visit!! Once your flight is booked let us know, we can't wait to see you! And, we can't wait to explore more of LA with you!