must sees and must dos

everything nyc.

Featuring restaurants and bars in the greater Boston area. This is where I was born & raise!

Most memorable vibe

roller skating on Santa Monica Pier with my friends, and getting effortless "right ons!" and friendly pointers from the locals as they skate by me!

Los Angeles

    The Deets

 When: 2013, 2016, 2017+

How many times? At least 5

 

Route: Plane

 

Accommodations: Hotel (split with friends for 3-5 day trips)

Spending $ for a few days: $350 (food, shopping, sites)

  

 

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. LA is exactly what we see on TV. Sunny, beachy and super friendly! This place is super awesome and it's one of the few places I've been to that I actually would go back to.

Walk of Fame

FINALLY found Bob Marley's star on my 2nd trip to LA! FINALLY! You've probably heard about the Walk of Fame, which is really miles of different stars given to legendary entertainers throughout Hollywood!

Beverley Hills

I go on all different types of trips, fair to say that this was one of my boojie ones! When you're in Beverly Hills, take a visit to the very famous Mr. Chow. I've been to the one in NYC and fell in love with the curry dumplings. This time in LA, I went with my main squeeze Yva and my boy Marlon. It was a REAL adventure, up and down, all around LA! We had no time to club because of how tired we were, but were absolutely dine with that! This was our nightlife (going to restaurants can be popping too)! We also enjoyed other restaurants like Chicken & Waffles. 

Wild n' Out

I came back to LA because I got free tickets for Wild n Out! I went with one of my best friends and travel buddies, Chrys! There are tons of free shows you can get free tickets to in LA!

Grammy Museum

On the second day on one of my LA trips, it was time to explore the enormous city of Los Angeles! We visited Chinatown, Downtown and the Grammy Museum, where I got to see a whole bunch of cool Bob Marley stuff!

Hollywood

Finally but sadly, the last day. It was finally time for Hollywood! There were only two things to do: see the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame. Another one of those "starstruck" moments for me with inanimate objects lol. We got some pizza from California piza kitchen and it was a wrap!

Disneyland in Anaheim

4th day: It was time to go to Disneyland! This is also something I've always wanted to do since a child and my friends and I enjoyed every minute of it. Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Disneyland Cali all provided the same "I feel so free" feeling to me we had when we were younger. 

Venice & Santa Monica Beach


It was finally time for the beach! Everywhere I go there's usually something there that I've always dreamed of doing. In LA's case, it had been to roller blade on Santa Monica or Venice Beach (end up doing both since they were connected) and to see the Hollywood Sign.This was magical. Literally, as Yva and I roller bladed and Marlon rode his bike, people would make conversation, give us pointers on skating or say "right on"...as they they skated/jogged/walked by us. Yva & I also fantasized about eating mangoes on the beach in Jamaica for a long time, and Marlon comes out of no where with mangoes not knowing a lick about our dream. Mangoes on a Cali beach? Sounds good to me!

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Where to Party

The Notorious Nightlife

Wild things happen in LA in the nighttime! I think far more wilder than NYC! One thing that definitely stands out is the after party life. Topping NYC with the weather advantage, there are after parties AFTER the after parties (in warehouses and all types of sun ish)!

Where to Play