California, Los Angeles Guide (B): How to Make the Most of 5 Days in Los Angeles

California, Los Angeles Guide (B): How to Make the Most of 5 Days in Los Angeles

How to Make the Most of 5 Days in Los Angeles
With so many options for things to see and do in Los Angeles, it can be hard to decide how to spend your time. Having lived in LA for six years, here’s how I would make the most of five days if it were my first time visiting:

Day 1: Today, be a total tourist in Hollywood. Measure your hands against your favorite celebrity’s handprints at the Forecourt of the Stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, see how many names you recognize at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a picture with your dream date at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, sample some tunes at Amoeba Music, and relax under the stars with an evening movie in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (if available). Grab a Double Double burger at In ‘N Out, and if you’re still craving more action, head to one of Hollywood’s many nightclubs for a crazy night out.

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 Day 2: Start your day by driving up the scenic PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) for a refreshing surf lesson or stand-up paddleboard session in Malibu, and on your way back down, swing by the famous Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades. Then stop by Santa Monica to explore the pier, ride the Ferris wheel, and shop around Third Street Promenade.  Continue along by renting a bike and cruising down the strand to Venice Beach to see the graffiti walls, skate park, muscle beach gym, and experience the hipster vibe.  If you’re keen for some nightlife while you’re on the coast, try James Beach, Nikki’s, or barhop along ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Make the Most of 5 Days in Los Angeles
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Forecourt of the Stars   Madame Tussauds Wax Museum   Amoeba Music   Hollywood Forever Cemetery   Venice Beach   James Beach   Perch   The Edison   Library Bar   The Griddle cafe   Griffith Observatory   Pantages Theatre   Laugh Factory   The Comedy Store   The Grove   LACMA   LA Live  
Author: Christina Wieand
Read it on author's website: http://livinpuravida.com/2014/08/10/5-days-in-los-angeles/

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