Travel / September 21, 2017

Travel Guide: Los Angeles

We took a quick weekend trip to LA with some of our friends to escape the Texas heat… come to find out it was the hottest weekend LA had in months! The temps were in the high 90’s. No complaints though because the beach and lack of humidity were definitely appreciated. Sunny Cali days are seriously hard to beat.

See below for your complete Weekend in LA Travel Guide!


 Friday: Venice

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We checked into our AirBnB in Venice, and our bungalow was seriously adorable; complete with agave, cactus, and succulents at every turn! You guys know how I feel about this. After settling in, we explored a few places around town…

Venice Beach Farmer’s Market – Open-air market operating 7-11 AM Fridays featuring seasonal produce & assorted local vendors. 500 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Erewhon Market – All natural, organic grocer with coffee and juice bar. Erewhon puts it best, “an oasis of all that is good”. 585 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291           *Photo-Op: the VICE offices are right next door

Gjusta – Artisanal bakery and deli in an open space – Smells like fresh bread! Open Mon-Fri 7A-10P. 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Abbot Kinney – Favorite shops: Avocado, The Piece Collective, Grow, Aesop, Garrett Leight Favorite Restaurant: Kreation Kafe organic juices and dishes – all delicious! Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd, 90291

Zinque – French-influenced coffeehouse meets bistro & wine bar in an artsy, minimalist atmosphere. 600 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

 Saturday: Malibu

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Rosenthal Winery – Amazing winery with tons of outdoor seating and sometimes live music. Check the calendar for upcoming events, and be sure to taste the Viognier! 18741 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265

Malibu Beach – 21 miles of beach along the PCH to explore. Website has great resources for planning your day. Point Dume Beach: Cliffside Dr & Birdview Ave, Malibu, CA 90265

NoBu – Infamous sushi spot on Malibu beach. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Neptune’s Net – This one was for the boys. Site of Paul Walker’s famous scene from the Fast and the Furious. 42505 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Sunday: WeHo + Downtown

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Gracias Madre – Plant based mexican restaurant with an incredible atmosphere. Try the Mezcal Mule! 8905 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art – The insta-worthy light garden is located here, and the museum also offers free screenings & concerts. Check the calendar for more details on upcoming events! 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Grand Central Market – Partial open-air market with amazing food vendors, and amazing views! Try these: DTLA Cheese, Eggslut, Sarita’s Pupuseria, Valerie Confections. Open daily from 8A-10P. 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall – While you’re driving around DTLA, be sure to stop here for a photo op of this architectural gem. 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Staying in Venice was a great choice because there is a ton to do in walking distance, and it is only a 30 minute drive to Downtown or to Malibu (pending traffic, of course). Looking back, I’m impressed with all of the things we did in such a short time. Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps you plan your next trip to LA!

What is your favorite LA neighborhood to explore? Comment below!

xx Kaela

3 Comments

  1. Rachel / Trixie

    I also love Abbot Kinney and Gracias Madre 😉 One of my other favorite spots in Bungalow.

    22 . Sep . 2017
  2. Alayna

    STOP. I love this guide. I want to see the air b&b you stayed in! Now I need to go to Cali.

    10 . Nov . 2017
    • kaela

      There are some photos on the top gallery (huge agave plant and lounge chair – so cute) but I’ll add the airbnb link, good call.

      10 . Nov . 2017

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