Continuing our trend of exploring the areas in Central/South California, we recently took a trip to LA to experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Neither of us had ever been to LA (that we remember) so planning the trip was exciting to know that we would finally be taking in all the sights and sounds that have been made famous by TV and movies.
We had two main objectives for the trip: 1: Experience the celebrity lifestyle and 2: Visit the infamous beaches and surf spots LA lays claim to.
The first stop though, was Pink’s– where we partook in true LA history by ordering hot dogs topped with more concoctions than the dog itself.
In order to hit objective number one, we stayed a couple nights in the Hollywood Hills. This offered us short proximity to Hollywood Blvd, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills and Universal Studios. We filled the days with the typical tourist hotspots and spent the nights on watch for celebrities in the nearby restaurants and pubs.
For the latter half of our trip, we stayed in Marina Del Rey, which was a good staging area for days in Venice Beach and Santa Monica.
Not quite ready to give up the sand and sun, we decided to postpone our drive back to Fresno long enough to meander up the coast to Malibu and spend some more time in the sand. After lunch at Neptune’s Net (made famous by Fast and the Furious) we found a little slice of beach heaven, hidden by rock formations and completely secluded from any other beach goers. We debated whether or not to building a tiki hut and moving in, but the call of “real life” rang through and we soon found ourselves back on the road to the central valley.