LOS ANGELES - what we saw I
As much as we loved Los Angeles, our biggest concern regarding this city was the traffic… it’s really as brutal as they say. Keeping this in mind, and considering that the city is so spread out, writing down recommendations on what to do in LA is not an easy thing, especially when you are only there for four days and there is so much to do and see.
We arrived in Los Angeles on October 31st, just in time for Halloween, and it was really fun to walk down Santa Monica Boulevard and see everyone dressed in their amazingly put together costumes; to be honest, we were the only two people in the entire city not wearing a costume… if only we’d known!
The Santa Monica Pier, that you might’ve seen in movies just a hundred of times, is the first place we went to in the morning. And we highly suggest you do this at sunset, too! We came back here for sunset on our last day in LA, so we let things come full circle. As you can judge by the pictures, you can tell how amazing it is at any time of the day.
After lunch we went to LACMA. The best thing about this museum is definitely the Rain Room, so if you have the chance and are able to find a free spot (it’s usually fully booked) don’t miss out on this amazing experience! Also, don’t forget to bring an extra pair of clothes with you because we were so wet when we got out of the room that we were freezing! The Rain Room is an immersive environment of perpetually falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected. This installation gives you the opportunity to experience something apparently impossible: the ability to control rain.
Venice Beach is another amazing place for sunset. We’ve been here a couple of times, but when you see something as beautiful as the sun slowly going down behind palm trees and the sky changing colors so fast, you don’t mind checking it out more than once.
We waited for the sign lighting to come on and for it to be completely dark before we left… this beach is picture heaven!
Located right next to Venice Beach, you can also find Abbott Kinney Boulevard. This street offers so much to do! Especially if you’re a lover of shopping, dining and well-curated interiors. Abbot Kinney is home to one-of-kind local goods as well as internationally recognized brands and it was named “the coolest block in America”.