Visiting California has been on the bucket list for a while now, and when my Mum suggested that we take a trip to the states together, we agreed that LA interested us both!
We decided a road trip starting with Four days in LA would be the beginning of our trip, flying into LAX.
Anyone that knows me will know that I love to plan, and although my plans are always really flexible, when travelling with time restraints I love to make a good plan to ensure I see everything!
So I created this Four day Itinerary for us to follow:
Arrive 5:30pm Los Angles Airport LAX – Take Flyaway Bus to Hollywood;
Flyaway Bus – Passengers leaving LAX may board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal under the green “FlyAway ® Buses and Long Distance Vans” sign.
TOWARD – Hollywood (West side of Vine St. – One-half block South of Hollywood Blvd, 1627 North Vine Street) Then take UBER to Accommodation. We stayed in Hollywood, the FlyAway bus services cover various routes, so it is best to check the website for your own destination.
Down Town LA
8:30am Louie Bodegga – Breakfast
Saturday – Cafe (8AM – 11PM) 700 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90017
Street Art – You are a goddess in a city of angels wall mural – The Bloc LA, 700 S Flower St, Los Angeles
10am Broad Museum
The broad opening times; Saturday 10am – 8pm – Free – Book tickets in advance online if not you will have to queue for tickets, which can take up to three hours on weekends. Top Tip – do not miss the infinity mirror room on the ground floor.
12:30am Walt Disney Concert Hall – Explore the upper levels and view, Self guided 1 hour audio tours available 10am -2pm (60mins). Free.
1:30pm Grand Park – Cool off in the splash pads on walk through to grand central market
2pm Grand Central Market – Lunch – Eggslut opening times; 8am – 4pm, 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
3pm Bradbury Building – Where the Blade movie was filmed. 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 9am-5pm
3:30pm The Last Book Store – 453 S Spring St – Ground Floor 10am-11pm
Here is the walking map of the route;
Day 2 –
Morning – Warner Brothers Studio Tour
7:30am Uber to 3400 Warner Blvd or Metro 222 from Cahuenga/Iris to Hollywood Way/Riverside and walk to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood 3400 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91522, USA.
8:00am – Starbucks Breakfast, there is actually a Starbucks inside as you wait for your tour to start and you can take your drink on the cart with you.
9am Warner Brothers Studio Tour VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Don’t forget your ID! The Tour lasts approximately 3 hours and you will want to explore the self guided portion at the end, and nosey around the souvenir store!
11:30am Central Perk Coffee Shop and gift store.
12:45pm Travel – Take Metro Bus from Hollywood Way / Riverside 222 back to Melrose / Fairfax for MADE IN LA Mural Melrose Avenue.
2pm Melrose Avenue – Paul Smith – no touching the wall and only phone cameras permitted if security present when I presume the store is open. 8221 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
Other street art:
Made in LA – Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Girls Tour – 708 N Orange Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
3pm The Grove/Farmers Market Opening hours – 10am – 8pm
5:30pm LACMA $25 Adult 10am – 7pm
5:30pm Wall Project Berlin Wall Segments, 5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA – Free 4 min walk from Lacma
Hollywood Universal Studios
7:05am Transport – Hollywood / Highland Station Metro Red Line (802) Universal City/Studio City 28mins – It is really convenient to take the metro to universal studios as it has a designated station and there is a trolley to pick you up and transport you to the front of the park.
8am – Universal Studios – Buy Tickets Online, opening times and prices vary – but if you buy from universal directly you can gain entry up to 1 hour before general entry to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Beverley Hills, Venice Beach and Hollywood
8am – Rodeo Drive and Regent Beverley Wiltshire from Pretty Woman.
9:30am – Venice Beach – find free parking near Abbot Kinney Blvd.
10am – Brunch at The Butchers Daughter, 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
11:30am Abbot Kinney and walk through Venice Canals on the way back to Venice Beach.
12:30pm VENICE BEACH! Palms, Sun, Sea and the Skatepark!
3pm Burbank – Drive to Burbank and visit the griffith Observatory and view the Hollywood Sign
4pm – The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
6pm Leave LA
We had an amazing time in LA, we would have loved to spend longer, especially in Venice and had more time to cycle out to Santa Monica! However we went on to visit Vegas the grand Canyon and New York as part of our American Adventure! It was Amazing!
Id love to list the real highlights from our time in LA but it would be impossible because we loved everything! We can’t wait to go back.
Love B x