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72 Hours in Los Angeles

 

Often misunderstood, underestimated or envied, Los Angeles is a complex metropolis that needs way more than 72 hours to really experience what it has to offer. Although you might think that you know how it's like to live here from the TV shows or the movies, you would definitely be wrong. LA is much more than that. Therefore, we suggest you take a couple of days to enjoy all its complexity if you plan to visit it for business or for pleasure.

Be advised that LA is pretty scattered so you must plan your trip thoroughly. Whether your flight is going to land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or another airport, it is critical to have previously booked a Los Angeles airport shuttle. L.A. has evolved a lot regarding mass transit so you’ll have to use a chauffeured ground transportation service to better explore the huge metropolis.

 

LOS ANGELES DAY 1: Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and The Getty Center

One location that you can't miss is downtown Beverly Hills, famous for its charming boutiques clustered around famous Rodeo Drive.If you want a stress free window shopping experience at popular brands like Versace, Prada or Cartier, we recommend you come here as early as possible in the morning. Afterward, go to the impressive Richard Meier-designed Getty Center, located on a Brentwood hilltop facing the San Diego Freeway. You will surely be pleased to know that the museum has both an informal café and a classy restaurant that provides exceptional contemporary American cuisine while admiring the spectacular views.

Another great lunch option is the famous Venice Beach. It's a place not to be missed, full of artists and musicians. Close by is Santa Monica which gives you the possibility to ride the Ferris wheel at the Pacific Park, developed on the Santa Monica Pier. Nowadays, the Promenade is part of the recently renovated Santa Monica Place shopping center; this structure has a large plaza packed with public art.

Choose to have dinner and admire the breathtaking sunset at the beach. There are plenty of options in Santa Monica. You can go to the sophisticated Mélisse restaurant where surfing chef-owner, Josiah Citrin will surprise you with his menu featuring a combo of traditional French cuisine with Cal-Italian twists. If you head north you'll find the glamorous Malibu who offers both amazing views and the savory sushi of well-known chef Nobu Matsuhisa at his beachfront establishment, Nobu Malibu.

 

LOS ANGELES DAY 2: The Grove and Old Pasadena

Why don't you have your breakfast at the Farmers Market, a famous location, always humming of people, that provides a mixture of festive food and fun? There are plenty of alternatives here: starting with the chilaquiles and menudo at ¡Loteria! Grill, continuing with New Orleans-style beignets at The Gumbo Pot, and the traditional doughnuts at beloved Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts. You should make some time to see the dozens of booths with fresh produce, ethnic and specialty foods, artisanal candles or handmade jewelry. Near the market, you will also find the highly popular shopping center called The Grove.

If you decide to enter the city from the west, you can pass through Old Pasadena and also admire the city’s impressive Beaux-Arts City Hall. In this district, you will find the Norton Simon Museum, one of the greatest art museums of its size in America (renowned especially for hosting an amazing Degas collection) and The Gamble House, a symbol of the Craftsman-style homes. Local architects Charles and Henry Greene designed this one. We recommend you book in advance a guided tour since the establishment is quite popular among the locals and tourists alike. We also suggest you to ask your chauffeur to drive you to the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, located in the beautiful residential community of San Marino, nearby Pasadena.

You can stay in Pasadena to enjoy your dinner. The Old Pasadena has a wide collection of dining experiences. Go to Ración for a modern approach to the Spanish Basque cuisine. Nic’s Restaurant & Martini Lounge gives you a chance to both savor an endless list of flavored martinis and listen to some live music. If you are a vodka fan, visit the VODBOX, a glass-concealed freezer (heavy coats and hats are provided).

 

LOS ANGELES DAY 3: Hollywood & Highland, Sunset Strip and Downtown

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, we recommend you head straight into the heart of Hollywood. The best place to start would be the epicenter of New Hollywood, Hollywood & Highland. Here, you can admire the historic Chinese Theatre, nearby the development. Hollywood & Highland accommodates the Dolby Theatre, the place where the Academy Awards are held. While being on the Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, try to find your favorite celebrity’s star (there are over 2,500) or examine one of many kitschy yet enjoyable attractions. Why don't you go to the Hollywood Wax Museum or the Hollywood Entertainment Museum? Afterward, have some steaks and chops for lunch at The Grill on Hollywood or choose the Hollywood’s venerable restaurant, famous Musso & Frank Grill, for favorite old-time dishes such as beef Stroganoff, crab Louie, Welsh rarebit or the renowned type of pancakes called “flannel cakes.”

Once you've had your lunch, you should go to the Griffith Observatory or other locations such as downtown Los Angeles Conservancy, Broadway Theatre District and Spring Street, Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Cathedral of Our City of the Angels.

For dinner, we would recommend the Art Deco restaurant called Traxx that can be found at Union Station. If you prefer a more panoramic view, definitely chose L.A. Prime (upon Westin Bonaventure Hotel) and enjoy both amazing views and an excellent steak. Very fashionable places are Takami Sushi & Robata or the Rooftop Bar at the Standard, a very trendy bar in town.

Spending your time wondering the streets of L.A. is quite exhausting; you will end up wanting additional 72 hours to enjoy the city.

To be able to make the most of your visit, it is best not to worry about driving and parking. Therefore, hire the best L.A. ground transportation provider possible.

 

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Posted on Jun 14 2016

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