Top 5 things to do in LA (and not need a vacation from your vacation)

A few weeks ago, I got into my feelings about my inaugural trip to LA and the happy, sappy thoughts it left me with. But now I don’t want to leave you hanging and not share some of the top hits from my trip as well.

If you’d asked me before I went away if I thought I’d come back feeling recharged, rested and balanced, I would’ve assumed no, as is the case with most vacations. Not true though. Buckle in buds, I’ve narrowed down 8 days of exploring to my top 5 must-do’s for the perfect LA trip — and not need a vacation from your vacation.

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What a week in LA taught me

You’ve likely heard the whispers that LA doesn’t have a personality, it’s just palm trees, vapid people, and unrelenting traffic. This is how LA is generalized to those of us living outside of its sunny, shiny, perfect bubble. So when I booked my week-long trip to the City of Angels, I had nothing but high hopes thanks to my long-term love affair with California — and zero clue what to expect.

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A Sign of the Times

I have lived in many cities throughout my life, so I have friends all over Canada, throughout the United States, and even in the UK now. I feel very fortunate to have been able to maintain these friendships despite time and distance, and I still feel awe over how they’ve only grown over the years.

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