Two days in La La Land is never enough, but staying right off of Hollywood Blvd was good enough. I was able to see and do everything I wanted to. If you want to stay on a different side of town, head on over to Sunset Blvd in the WeHo area, or for us non Californians~ West Hollywood. We were lucky enough to stay at the Grafton on Sunset Hotel. It was absolutely perfect and in an ideal location.
Located directly next door to Skybar, one of LA’s well-known pools and hip bars, you’re able to walk on over and enjoy this luxurious hot spot. With an open pavilion style pool, an outdoor bar, and see some of the best of the best.
If you’re looking for a place to grab drinks and appetizers, head on over to Sunset Tower Hotelwhere some of the most well-known celebrities are known to frequent. The prices are affordable and the drinks and food are great!
The last place we frequented both mornings for a delicious breakfast, was the famous Mel’s Drive-In Diner. It was one the best breakfasts I have had while traveling and it’s beyond affordable. The staff is very sweet and are eager to please.
It’s fabulous that all of these places are in walking distance from the Grafton. If you want to venture off the strip, make sure you download the app called über. Download it right onto your iPhone or Android and you can instantly have your own private driver. Plus with your first ride, you will receive a code for a discount. It’s so simple and easy to use and very convenient. No more checking to make sure you have enough cash on you or worried about when you can catch a cab. The app allows you to connect it to any card you’d like. And the driver automatically gets the payment and tip. It’s that simple! The girls and I used this app the whole time we were in LA (plus it allows you to split a fare!!) We had a fantastic experience every time. I highly recommend this app.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a little bit of outdoor fun, check out LA Active Adventures. The girls and I did an early morning ‘hike’ through the Hollywood Hills called the Hollywood Sign Adventure. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the homes and history of the Hollywood sign, the two hours didn’t even feel like two hours. It was a nice 2.5 mile walk and we climbed MANY historic stairs!! I won’t tell you how many in case you decide to do the hike. But I will say, it felt great afterwards. It was also very nice because it was in the neighborhood and not the dirt trails we thought we were going on. I highly recommend this and you won’t be disappointed afterwards.
If you make it out LA, definitely check out these places. I had such a wonderful time walking around and shopping, I can’t wait to do it again.
Disclosure: We paid for our own rooms and excursions. Opinions are all my own.