Whether you’re a beach bum, city slicker, or just a palm tree enthusiast, you will find something to fall in love with in Los Angeles. There is so much to do and see in LA, you can customize a weekend getaway that’s perfect for you!
Tip #1 Get outside
You can’t throw a soy latte in LA without hitting a historical landmark, and most of these are outside. Take in spectacular views while hiking Griffith or Runyon, hit the Santa Monica Pier, or explore the Venice canals!
Tip #2 Take a driving tour
There is so much to take in, it can be hard to squeeze everything into a 48-hour trip. In order to see as many landmarks as possible, hop in a car and drive through the famed LA streets. Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, and Abbot Kinney are some of the classics.
Tip #3 Do your research
LA is quite large – you just won’t be able to see and do everything over a long weekend. Prioritize what is most important to you – are you interested in sightseeing, catching a show at the Hollywood Bowl, or rooting for the Dodgers? Plan that first, and then fill in the rest.
Tip #4 Stay in a classic LA hotel
If you’re not crashing with a friend, I would recommend forgoing the Doubletree for one of LA’s historic hotels. These hotels are mainly in walking distance of other LA landmarks and are an adventure in themselves.