LA has an electric energy the moment you arrive. The Californian sun warms your soul and with the iconic palm trees on display you can’t help but feel relaxed, however still very much having the international city buzz to it. When you arrive, put your active wear on, sign up to a yoga class, drink a kale shake and be prepared to watch the movie capital of the world go by.
Please forget anything negative you’ve heard about LA such as 'it's soulless, superficial and has large freeways'. It's none of that (well the freeways yes) but it has such a personality! Stay a few days and you’ll automatically understand.
Here are my best tips:
West Hollywood (or known as WeHo to locals)
Previously this was not a happening suburb however it's recently been cleaned up and gentrified. Now this is the home to the hipsters of LA filled with great art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants.
I was lucky enough to experience a true LA activity while I was there, a Barre class at The Bar Method with Aussie expat Ash Hart - Felt very much a ‘local’ Cali chick!
Venice Beach / Santa Monica / Malibu
Hollywood Hills / Beverly Hills
Keep on adventuring,
By Georgie Cavanagh
Traveller + Head of Creator Partnerships at Tribe Group
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