Post # 1
So my fi and I just recently moved to LA and we FINALLY have a weekend together (he travels a lot now). My question is- we’re looking for something local to do this weekend and I’ve been designated as the planner. All I can think of is maybe dinner in Malibu? (we have yet to see malibu). But I’m sure there are tons of other things we can also do. Any advice or must-see’s/do’s for two new LA’ers?
Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
Third Street in Santa Monica is always fun and Venice Beach isn’t too far away. I suggest Venice beach for brunch, (so fun to see all the culture down there!!) and then heading to Santa Monica for dinner.
Post # 4
There’s a Renoir exhibit at the LACMA this weekend.
Post # 5
Some of our favs…
-Silverlake Art* Craft and Vintage is this weekend
-Brunch at Alcove in Loz Feliz and then up to hike Griffith Park/visit Observatory
-Hiking at Runyon Canyon
-Dinner in Hollywood (Magnolia) and movie at Arclight Dome
-Hit up the Grove
-Drive up coast of Malibu & Dinner
-3rd Street Promenade/SM Pier
-Weekend trip to Ojai, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs
-Dinner and walk around Old Town Pasadena
-Some romantic restaurants- Yamashiro, Inn at Seventh Ray, The Little Door, Pace, Cafe Stella
-Museums downtown or on Wilshire- LACMA, MOCA, etc.
Post # 6
ooh, I like @babyboo’s suggestion, with the addition that you should go to Venice on Sunday, b/c they have a farmers’ market on Main Street, with live music, great food & produce, & nice crafts for sale (9-2 on Sundays).
If you’ve the whole weekend to spend, you might want to look into going to Catalina Island – I hear it’s a lot of fun & a fantastic break from urbanites. I’ve never gone, but it’s a local place that Fiance are looking into as a mini-moon (we’re thinking of going straight from saving for the wedding to saving for a house & having kids).
I also am a BIG fan of Disneyland & Anaheim in general – lots of opportunities to tap into your inner child, as a couple.
And, if you’re interested in the history of the place, Fodor’s has some great walking tours of Downtown & Hollywood that highlight historically important building and sites that were key points in LA’s formation or Hollywood industry hot spots.
HTH! & have fun!
Post # 7
If you end up going to Malibu, The Getty Museum (or Getty Villa) are both close options for a little site seeing and culture. The grounds alone are worth the trip!
Really walking along the bluffs and beach in Santa Monica (and checking out the pier at dusk) is def. one of those things you have to check off your LA list at some point.
Post # 8
If you end up in the Venice area, Abbot Kinney is a cool street to walk around, have dinner, etc. You could also see if there is a polo game going on in Will Rogers and bring a picnic. If you go to Malibu, Duke’s Barefoot Bar can be fun.
Post # 9
Oh yes Catalina is great as well!!! LOVE the GETTY!!! Those are all great ideas- I’ll have to add some to my weekend itinerary!
Post # 10
Where in LA are you? We are in Upland so pm if you need advice farther inland. I agree that Venice Beach & Santa Monica are lots of fun! We always park in Venice Beach (more free street parking down there) and walk the couple of miles up the board walk to the Santa Monica Pier.
Post # 11
i’m in Orange County and if you ever head this way, definitely check out Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, the anaheim area in general has a ton of attractions! Plus the beaches…biking in Huntington Beach is great! Balboa Island is a fun destination, and South Coast Plaza is like an indoor Rodeo Drive.
also in Long Beach you can go see the LB Aquarium, see Queen Mary, and check out downtown Long Beach for nightlife.
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! I’m so excited to try everything! ^_^