A couple weeks ago River and I went to LA for a little weekend getaway. I've never been to LA or anywhere in California so I was very excited for this trip! We woke up super early in the morning on our first day and head to the beach for the sunrise. Even though it was overcast it was still wonderful to see the ocean. I had never touched the Pacific ocean so I made it a mission to dip my toe in- or in this case hand since it was a little chilly. We spent the rest of the day wandering down Santa Monica Boulevard and later rented bikes to ride down to Venice beach.
This breakfast diner was so cute and cozy. Not to mention the food was soooo good. Banana pancakes all day every day!
The next day we rented a car and drove up to Malibu and El Matador Beach. It was windy but absolutely breathtaking. Next we went to Getty Villa - a beautiful museum on top of a hill with a wide variety of Greek & Roman artifacts. We then drove down Sunset Boulevard through Beverly Hills and West Hollywood to downtown Hollywood - and made a stop at In-n-Out Burger along the way :)
All of the food was amazing and I had my first Ramen dish ever! It was delicious. It was a wonderful little getaway to relax and explore.
if you're in need of a little getaway I encourage you to take one! It's amazing how visiting a new place - even if it's only a short drive away - can rejuvenate you.
I'm going to share my packing list for this trip in my next post so stay tuned!