Visitors to Los Angeles often make a b-line right to Hollywood Boulevard. They want to see the stars footprints at Graumans or the Walk of Fame. That’s understandable but there’s a lot more to see in LA then just a couple of blocks in Hollywood. This holds true for the locals who feel like they are missing out. Fear not because here are some suggestions for exploring the other side of LA.
Venice Beach: On some level, everyone who lives in Los Angeles is really just under an hour away from the beach. Most vacationers would think nothing of flying for hours to get to the kind of beaches we have at our disposal every day. Beyond the surfing and tanning potential there is a haven of artists and personalities that shouldn’t be missed and they can be found everyday at Venice Beach. There’s always a pick-up volleyball or basketball game going on. You can also marvel at the muscles working out at the outdoor gym once frequented by our former action star governor. There are great places to grab lunch. The best vantage point would be any bench along the stroll where you can spend hours people watching.
Pacific Coast Highway: To get to Venice Beach you might go by way of the Pacific Coast Highway or PCH. Head down to the PCH from Los Angeles. Turn left and you can go south all the way to San Diego. Go right and you can take it north all the way to San Francisco. But even just going an hour or two in either direction will open you up to some amazing coastal views. Along the way there are plenty of shops and cafes to stop off at. A great day trip to be sure.
The Fashion District: Everybody knows about the primo window shopping opportunities in Beverly Hills along Rodeo drive or up and down the Third Street Promenade but have you heard about the Fashion District? This is a stretch of 90 blocks downtown that is a bustling community of over 1,000 stores. Make sure to go during the week and get ready to shop until you drop!
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