THE RESTAURANTS, nightlife, historic sites, and outdoor options in LA are all enough to make you forget the 45-minute drive it takes to reach them. Here’s a quick guide to the neighborhoods of the city:
Perfect blend of laid back and on the move. Start your morning at Dogtown Coffee and a walk through Palisades Park. If you’re looking for a workout, run the Santa Monica stairs. Afterwards you’ll want lunch and as a native I cannot stress this enough – Bay Cities is a religious experience for atheists and zealots alike. Order a large Godmother, turkey works or meatball sub with provolone and don’t look back. If you came to L.A. for the burritos, take a 5-minute drive to Main Street where you’ll find the best hole in the wall on the west side – Holy Guacamole. By now you’re walking distance from Santa Monica Beach; take full advantage of it.