So one of Lane and my favorite things to do is travel. We love the thrill of getting on a plane or in a car and going to a different place. We checked California off of our bucket list last week and it was absolutely amazing. We were there for a full 60 hours before we had to board our flight back home. We flew into LAX Thursday morning and that is when the adventure started….
We started our trip with In & Out Burger and it was delicious!!! ( Sorry for the snapchat screenshots 😛 )
Our first stop was the Griffith Observatory which had killer views of the city and mountains. If you are in Los Angeles, I definitely recommend coming here. You can take 30 minutes or up to 2+ hours… we spent about an hour here because it is where Lane proposed. You can see that blog post here.
We ended the night there, because I was such on a high of being proposed to that we left the Griffith Observatory and went to a restaurant, valeted the car, put our name on the list, and sat down. After 3 minutes I looked at Lane and was said, “Let’s just go to Subway, grab a sub and buy some wine and sit out on the patio and talk!” I just wanted to be with him!
So the next day we started at Santa Monica Pier, which is super busy but a MUST!!! I love the vibe and atmosphere of Santa Monica, you have the beach on one side with the carnival on the pier and an amazing view of the mountains. Of course I had to get photos on Melrose Ave. at the most famous instagram spots. 😛 Afterwards, we met up with some friends and went out to some fun, crazy bars. It was great!
The next day we hiked the Santa Monica Mountains which was one of our favorite parts of the trip. Literally 9-10 miles round trip and about 4 falls. Yes, I fell and it was hilarious. The views were breathtaking. We went up to the highest peak of the mountain at 3,111 ft. You could see the beaches of Malibu as well and it was awesome!
The remainder of our last day was spent in Venice Beach to see the canals, Malibu to see the sea cave, Beverly Hills to walk along Rodeo Drive, and the Grove to ,of course, shop. Yes we had to fit as much as we could into the last day because I was not leaving California without crossing everything off my list. Here are pictures from the rest of the trip…
If you have ever been to California what is your favorite thing to do? I can’t wait to go back. Definitely one of my top places!!!