Palm trees of Los Angeles

Los Angeles – home of Brandon and Brenda, Pretty Woman, Mitch Buchannon and many other people you see on TV. Nr 18 biggest city in the World but hosts the whole word inside itself. China Town, Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Little Bangladesh, Koreatown, Eastside LA is only a top of an iceberg of the melting pot that is LA.
If you are in LA for a first time choosing a place to stay is like … Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Melrouse Place, Malibu, Santa Monica and all other fancy neighborhood you hear on TV. We were lucky to find cosy The Rose hotel in front of the ocean in the Venice beach and we couldn’t have been more  lucky with the location.

Venice Beach

Once a resort town now a trending LA neighborhood with its crazy freaky (in a good way) Beach Boardwalk.

Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.

img_1394
Venice beach
img_1402
As seen on Baywatch
img_1392
Venice glam
img_1391
Tattoo, anyone?
img_1390
Venice sky
img_1395
Ocean Front
img_1325
I approve this message
img_1399
Let’s recreate
img_1401
Just in case of a Tsunami…
img_1324
Canals – it is Venice!
img_1382
He trades advises for a cup of coffee
img_1384
The Orange bus

Downtown LA

Around 20 km up the hills or 40 min Uber ride away from the ocean lies the center of the LA. The famous Olvera street is the birth place of LA (established end of XVIII century by  Spanish settlers).

Once downtown LA was not the safest place to go for a stroll but now it is blooming. China Town and Little Tokyo is just next by and definitely worth a visit.

img_1312-1
downtown through the Uber window
img_1387
the famous LA’s skyline monument
img_1330
which way?

img_1388img_1328-1

Hollywood

Yes yes yes the main attraction for all tourists!  Come here to take a picture with you fav star on the walk of fame, shopping and clubbing at night (haven’t tried it but that was a tip of my Uber driver).

img_1327-1

img_1385

Summa summarum LA is great and it can be whatever you want it to be. Just go there and enjoy it. It’s better than they show it on TV.

Advertisements