Known for it’s glitz and glamour, beautiful coastline and trendy shopping, and oh yes… stars, California is one of the most beautiful places to live and visit. There’s no shortage of things to do in L.A. As a California native I thought it would be fun to round up of some of my favorite places to visit! My three part guide is how I would choose to spend three fabulous days in the Sunshine State’s most popular city.
Los Angeles in Three Days: Day One
District La Brea
District La Brea, in the City of Los Angeles, is home to several of my favorite L.A. spots! It’s hip cafes and restaurants, coffee shops, furniture and art stores, boutiques and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art make it a trendy neighborhood you’ll love visiting.
Breakfast or Brunch: Start your day like a local and grab breakfast (or brunch) at The Sycamore Kitchen. Nestled in the design corridor of District La Brea this hip urban bakery-eatery is the perfect breakfast or brunch hotspot! Sit inside or outside and enjoy the modern meets retro vibe. I personally recommend the Fried Egg Tartine and Rosemary Caramel Iced Coffee or a Tuscan Latte, but you can’t go wrong ordering off of their delicious menu!
The LA Farmers Market
Meet Me at Third and Fairfax: After breakfast head on over to the L.A. Farmer’s Market and The Grove. You’ll find much more that fruits and veggies there! You might even spot a celebrity. Start at the Farmer’s Market and leisurely stroll through the stalls and stores. Beyond picking up fresh produce and specialty foods you can also enjoy the many restaurants and sweet treats from the bakeries or pie and ice cream shops. Then head over to The Grove and go to town shopping! Catch the trolley for a free ride down First Street from one end of The Grove to the other. Be sure to check out the Farmer’s Market calendar of events for concerts, tribute nights, and contests and The Grove’s for social hours, special sales and launches.
Ready for lunch? Head back to the Farmer’s Market! I recommend grabbing an amazing Brazilian meal at Pampas Grill! Self serve and pay by the pound. The meat is carved fresh off the spit and you’ll be treated to a delicious array of side choices. You won’t be disappointed.
The Urban Light Display at LACMA
End the night with a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and see the famous Urban Light display. The lights come on at dusk every day. An installation of 202 restored cast iron antique street lamps, the Urban Light Sculpture at LACMA, is one of L.A.’s most famously photographed locations.
Stay tuned for more of L.A. next week when I share my day two recommendations!