Venice Beach

No visit to the West side is complete without cruising the iconic oceanfront walkways of Venice Beach. This free-spirited, artistic community has been a SoCal staple for decades, evolving from its humble “Chautauqua Grounds” origins to the vibrant bohemian hub of local cultural it is today. Spend the day strolling the lively Venice Beach Boardwalk, a colorful gathering of street performers, vendors, and artists showcasing their talents. Or simply bask in the famously laidback surf town ambiance along the shoreline. Looking for some action? Rent bikes, rollerblades, or hit the basketball courts at the world-famous Venice Beach Recreation Center. Top it all off with prime people watching and eclectic dining along the buzzing Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Santa Monica

Just northwest of Venice lies Santa Monica, an iconic beach town overflowing with art, entertainment, and coastal luxury. Get your retail therapy fix along the area’s famous shopping corridors like the Third Street Promenade or Montana Avenue. This outdoor pedestrian haven offers an abundance of dining options from casual eateries to upscale cuisine accompanied by street performers and live music. Speaking of music, check out legendary venues like The Viper Room or Harvelle’s for some of LA’s best intimate live acts. The true star of Santa Monica is its world-class beach and iconic pier, boasting attractions like an old-school carousel, street food stands, arcade games, and unbeatable ocean views ideal for catching an unforgettable Pacific sunset.

Downtown LA

Downtown LA has been reborn into one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for nightlife, arts, culture, and entertainment. The iconic historic core overflows with revitalized potential from the dazzling Forgotten Edge installation to the always buzzing Grand Central Market. Treat yourself to fine dining at acclaimed restaurants before hitting some of LA’s most exclusive clubs like Elevate or Clifton’s Republic. Don’t miss a chance to experience the pulse of LA’s underground art scene in the nearby Arts District. This urban gallery haven features cutting-edge murals, al fresco art walks, edgy hangouts like Wurstkuche, and creative warehouse spaces hosting pop-up events and secret parties. Cap off the night by toasting handcrafted cocktails on a glitzy rooftop overlooking the bright lights of DTLA’s glowing skyline.


Immerse yourself in the glitz, glamour, and grit of Tinseltown by exploring one of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods – Hollywood. Of course, no visit to this world-famous district would be complete without at least one quintessential photo op: snapping a selfie in front of the iconic Hollywood Sign, an LA landmark visible from hiking trails throughout Griffith Park. From there, head over to Hollywood Boulevard’s iconic Walk of Fame, home to celeb handprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, and Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre’s opulent courtyard. A short drive away lies the lively Melrose District, a shopper’s paradise lined with vintage boutiques, record shops, eccentric galleries and trendy cafes. Looking for an after-dark scene to match Hollywood’s electric vibe? Catch a live show at the infamous Comedy Store or grab drinks at prohibition-inspired speakeasies.


This upscale enclave is beloved for its laidback suburban vibe and affluent ambiance, but Pasadena offers so much more than stereotypical white picket fences. The city’s iconic Colorado Boulevard is ground zero for the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, two New Year’s celebrations that draw flocks of spectators from around the globe. When it’s not hosting these world-famous events, Old Town Pasadena is a thriving district filled with shopping, nightlife, and local art galleries. Be sure to stop by urban green spaces like the Huntington Library, Gardens & Art Gallery, home to rare books, sculptures, and pristine botanical scenery. Explore California’s own “Little Arab” quarter with hookah lounges and authentic cuisine lining East Walnut Street in East Pasadena.


If the scenic ocean drive to get there doesn’t captivate you enough, Malibu’s stunning beachfront will undoubtedly seduce you with its laidback luxury and natural splendor. This beloved coastal community is the epitome of SoCal beach bliss with 27 miles of pristine shoreline and some of California’s most picturesque beaches like El Matador, Zuma, and unbelievable Broad Beach. After soaking up the sun, stroll along Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumber Yard for trendy shopping and dining from beloved local staples like Malibu Seafood and Taverna Tony. Stop for selfies on the Malibu Pier and indulge your adventurous side with activities like paddleboarding, surfing, and scenic hiking within the expansive Leo Carrillo State Park or Solstice Canyon trails.

Long Beach

Long Beach’s funky, urban vibe puts a unique spin on the quintessential SoCal beach town experience. Start your visit in the heart of downtown along the scenic Shoreline Village Boardwalk, indulging in fresh seafood with waterfront views and diverse entertainment options. From there, rent bikes or blades to cruise over to Long Beach’s beloved LGBTQ+ neighborhood in the East Village district – a hub of PRIDE celebrations, quirky boutiques, and tons of vibrant murals. Recharge with local craft brews on the Bixby Knolls Drinkery Tour bar crawl or experience more liquid indulgence on a relaxing boat tour of Naples Island and its picturesque canals lined with multimillion-dollar waterfront estates. Round out your stay by catching spectacular ocean views on the iconic Queen Mary ship.


Often called LA’s “hottest” neighborhood, Koreatown seamlessly infuses the city’s rich cross-cultural energy and diversity into a neon-drenched, utterly dynamic community. The district’s central Wilshire Corridor is a buzzing nightlife hotbed packed with energetic restaurants, nonstop karaoke lounges, and immersive soju tastings. You could spend a lifetime feasting through Koreatown’s endless dining gems – from piping hot bowls of beef bone broth at Sun Nong Dan to barbecue adventures at Parks BBQ or the always trusty all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ buffets. Once you’re properly stuffed, walk off your food coma at funky shops like Button Mania and dance clubs like La Cita. For a more serene experience, visit the tranquil Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple or Koreatown Galleria’s mesmerizing crystal gardens.

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