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Our BTK tips to surviving Los Angeles!

Don’t:

Be embarrassed by your love of celebrities, take advantage of all the celeb spotting fun. We tried the TMZ tour this time, and it was wonderfully cheesy. The open-air bus is the ultimate sighting machine, the guide tells stories, makes jokes, sings songs, and includes you in on every part of this interactive tour.

TMZ

Do:

Try and see one of your favorite shows live in person… for free! Whether it is Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, Jeopardy or so many others this is your opportunity to be part of the audience that you are so used to watching from home!

Don’t:

Skip the Venice Beach Boardwalk, it is one of the coolest areas to see, basically the “hippie” part of LA, real hippie though, not skinny white girls on a vegan/yoga diet ”hippie”. This area is always buzzing with street performers hyping up their crowds, people working on their fitness in Muscle Beach, graffiti artist leaving their mark on the beach, and tons of vendors selling      unique handmade crafts. Plus they have a lot of easily accessible weed here for all of your over 21’s!

venice venice walk

Do:

go to 1OAK for a night that is one of a kind, plus this place goes down in hip-hop history.

Don’t:

spend too much time at the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica itself is very beautiful with tons of cute boutique shops, delicious restaurants, and views of the ocean that are awe-inspiring, but the pier is run down, overcrowded, and expensive. Unless you’re going with kids that are interested in the rides, skip it.

Do:

Take the Warner Brothers Studio Tour if you are a huge TV and movie buff. You get to discover 110 acres of studios, backlots, props, and everything that the fangirl in you would melt for. They have something for everyone of very generation here. Set your eyes on the different Batmobiles throughout the DC franchise, become a wizard like Harry Potter, or sit on the set of one of the most famous shows, FRIENDS and enjoy a   coffee at Central Perk to name a few.

friends warner brosbatman

Don’t:

miss out on a walk, or bar hopping excursion through the Sunset Strip, with Whiskey Go Go, The Viper Room, The Roxy, and more being there it has many personalities on its 1.5 mile stretch and is home to the beginning of some of the coolest music careers in history.

Do:

go and see the rooftop bar, Spire 73 at the Intercontinental in Downtown Los Angeles, they have the highest place to grab a drink on the western hemisphere giving you views for days!

rooftop

Do:

Take a walk through all the major LA streets for your dose of celebrity life. Granted, this may be more of a window shopping type thing unless you’re making serious money moves, in the words of Cardi B! So, explore the glam in Hollywood Blvd, and spend your day as a “Pretty Woman” on Rodeo Drive, if you don’t, BIG.. MISTAKE, BIG.. HUGE.

Don’t:

forget to find your favorite celebrities star on the Walk of Fame.

 Do:

Take a drive up to Nobu Malibu while watching a west coast Sunset and  Splurge on at least one of your meals. Los Angeles, or California more generally is home to some of the most famous and drool worthy restaurants in the world. We have tons of recommendations but it would take a page full just to list them so you’ll have to ask and find out!

Don’t:

underestimate that L.A. traffic, it is a very real thing. Plan and leave extra time for everything because it will hit you no matter the time of day or part of town you’re out.

Do:

go experience a game at the Staples Center, either in the seats or in their ultra chic, Hyde lounge located in the arena, where you can pop bottles and snack on some apps while watching some of the greatest franchises in history.

hyde

Don’t:

try to drive up to the Hollywood sign, that is not a thing. Very illegal actually, but if you have the stamina and endurance you can make it up the 8 mile walk to the sign and die happily with those views of LA.

Do: Let us know how we can help plan your next trip to L.A.!

 

 

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