Three Day Vacation in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Santa Monica West Hollywood

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Red Maps is just back from a long weekend in Los Angeles.  With only 2 1/2 days to enjoy one of our favorite cities, here are our recommendations of what to do, where to eat, and attractions to see in LA.

Day 1

  • Where to Stay:  West Hollywood is a centrally located neighborhood with a lot of hotels, including The Standard, Petit Ermitage, and the Sunset Marquis.  
  • Have Drinks in the afternoon, poolside at the The Standard, it's very relaxed scene with a great city view.
  • What to See:  The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena has an incredible Impressionist art collection and a lush inner-garden.
  • Where to Eat Dinner:  Pace in Laurel Canyon is a bustling roadside Italian restaurant, 5 minutes from Sunset Blvd. 

Day 2

  • Breakfast: Try Sycamore Kitchen on La Brea, a favorite with its on-site bakery turning-out fresh confections.
  • Things to Do:  Go horseback-riding under the famous Hollywood Sign in Beachwood Canyon.
  • See:  Mulholland Drive, drive it from the Hollywood Freeway west to the mountain-top Getty Center in Brentwood.
  • Lunch:  Ivy at the Shore in Santa Monica is great with some of the best food.  Try also Joe's Crab Shack on the Santa Monica Pier.
  • Shopping:  Back in West Hollywood, stroll along leafy Melrose Place to find a unique creation from Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, Diesel, Bottega Veneta and Equipment.
  • Dinner: There's always Animal on Fairfax for game-cuisine, and we also like sitting in the garden of AOC on Third Street.
  • Late Night: Georgio's at Standard West Hollywood - think 70s disco and a fun crowd.

Day 3:

  • Breakfast:  Joan's on Third - a beautiful fresh goods market with table service - it's a classic for brunch.
  • Lunch:  Mauro's Cafe at Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue, then we'd do some shopping upstairs. 
  • Afternoon workout:  Try Equinox or Crunch Gym, both are located on Sunset Blvd.
  • Dinner:  The many dining options of Line Hotel in LA's very hot and artsy Koreatown.
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