This post is going to be short and sweet as I don’t have many flights in May….so far! I’ll be starting off the month with a flight to Milan (which is technically still in my April roster) and then after a couple of days off I’ll be heading to LAX – Los Angeles.
After that…..reserve! So far I’ve only had reserve once in the 4,5 years I’ve been flying, and considering we’re supposed to have it every 7 months, I’ve been quite lucky. So please keep your fingers crossed for me that I’ll get some nice flights and not have to work in economy on my reserve month 😉
It’s been a while since I’ve been to LA so any tips or suggestions will be much appreciated! 🙂
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Hi Rachel! I am glad you are going g to be visiting Los Angeles…One if my most favorite cities !! I love the feel and tempo of the city and totally drench myself in what this very exciting city has to offer. It has a fabulous food scene with eclectic foods from all over the world as it is a VERY multicultural and cosmopolitan city.
I would recommend you to check out Venice Beach area as it is an interesting place to people watch and you also have access to the beach aswell as a variety of fun things .Venice Beach is beautiful and you can actually walk from the Venice Beach area to Santa Monica another gorgeous place with a beautiful park and walkway on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Pacific ocean .
The Paul Getty museum is another sight to see and it is free.. It is located on a hill with exquisite views of the Los Angeles area and the ocean. The exhibits at the museum are wonderful. Rachel there are a gazillion things to see and do in LAX, there are some very scenic drives in Malibu and in Highway 1 that go by the Pacific ocean. Hope you have a swell time!!
Hi Asher, thanks for your comment! I have been to Venice Beach and Santa Monica so I’m even thinking about possibly heading to San Diego this time! Have you been? 🙂
San Diego is altogether another animal! I love San Diego as well but it has its own charm and attraction. It is smaller and a more laid back city. The million dollar question that I have is how much of a lay over are you going to have in LAX? I understand most of the Emirates lay overs are 24 hours and if that is the case with you then I am afraid you wont really have the time to enjoy what San Diego has to offer. How are you planning to get down there? driving a car down would be the fastest way to get there but can take you up to 2/12 to 3 hours one way in traffic!!! Yes USA is a huge country!!
If you do make it over than I would recommend you visit Balboa Park, it is a beautiful place with lots to see. It has several parks with in it self and a beautiful free botanical garden as well. There are lots of museums in its premises both big and small. It can easily take you all day!! I love the San Diego zoo which is right by the Balboa Park and it certainly is worth visiting, The Sea world too and don’t forget the Safari Park!!! See? there is so much to do!!! I fear you may love it so much you may not want to leave which is exactly what millions of foreign visitors have done in Southern California alone!!!
Hotel Del Coronado is another awesome historic hotel in San Diego right by the Pacific ocean!! Marilyn Monroe’s hit movie Some Like It Hot was filmed there. You are going to have to return to Southern California many many times to truly get the gist of it!! Wish you all the best of fun in Southern California!!
Thanks so much for all of the tips Asher! We ended up not going to San Diego as the weather was cold and rainy and the captain who had hired a car and offered to take us then told us last minute that he was only going to pick up a guitar and come straight back so we kind of scrapped that plan! So instead we popped down to Huntington Beach which is only around 10/15 minutes from our crew hotel and ended up hiring bikes and cycling to Newport Beach and back which was awesome (although still rainy!). If I get another LAX I’ll definitely keep your tips in mind and try and make my way to San Diego though 🙂