- By Kevin
- On May 16, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
What should to take care of during the Los Angeles Vacation ? It will be a problem for you and your family when you begin to plan a trip to Los Angeles for a weekend or a holiday. And here're some things you should to know about it.
DON’T GO TO THE SUNSET STRIP DURING THE DAY
During the day, the Sunset Strip is just another line of cafes, nightclubs, and shops. It’s after the sun goes down that it shows its true colors. By and large, even at night, many of its bars can be skipped, as most are packed to the gills. If you go to one place, make it The Troubadour, an intimate music venue that’s considered one of the best in L.A. Other notable bars include Pearl’s and Skybar at the Mondrian for their views of L.A.
While Los Angeles is no Manhattan, many of the neighborhoods, like West Hollywood, Venice, Santa Monica, and Silver Lake, are very walkable, contrary to public opinion. However, don’t even think about jaywalking. The city is notorious for its jaywalking tickets, and even celebs aren’t impervious to it. Don’t let that stop you from donning comfortable walking shoes and hitting the relatively flat streets of L.A. Just follow the crosswalk signals and be vigilant, as many drivers forget you can actually walk here.
DON’T IGNORE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Many don’t even consider a visit to Downtown Los Angeles, and in doing so, they ignore one of the city’s coolest and fastest growing neighborhoods. In the Arts District, there’s Angel City Brewing, serving small-batch craft beer in an old warehouse, and Bestia, one of the trendiest Italian restaurants in L.A. The streets of Downtown L.A. are lined with cool speakeasy-style bars like The Varnish and dives like King Eddy, a bar during prohibition. There’s also The Last Bookstore, the largest used bookstore in California and Grand Central Market, which feels like a European-style indoor food market.
DON’T TRY TO SEE THE ENTIRE CITY
If you try to see Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice, and the beach cities in one trip, you’ll end up seeing only a little of L.A. and spending most of your visit in traffic. Maximize your travel time and stick to one area, such as Santa Monica, which offers easy access to Malibu, Venice, and other parts of the west side.
DON’T GET UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN
While there are a couple different hikes to the Hollywood Sign, such as the Hollywood Ridge and Beachwood Canyon trails, your best view and photo is likely to be well beneath it, from Griffith Park. If you try to climb the heavily guarded fence surrounding the sign, you could get a free night’s stay in jail.