Let me take you on a journey of some of my favorite places in LA! (Los Angeles)
The Original Farmer’s Market in Downtown Los Angeles is a must see. For a lover of farmer’s markets, this is the true gem, always running, always fresh, and always available for you. It’s also connected to The Grove Shopping Complex so you can get in your shopping, if you so choose. I love coming here any day of the week, but it’s especially fun to walk around during the Holidays as the decorations are all around. It helps that it has The French Crepe Company inside for me. A lover of Crepes, and they make some delicious ones, it is one of my favorite places to go within LA.
Long Beach. I reside across the bridge in San Pedro, but every time I cross over, a sense of calm comes over me. I am in love with this city. I love walking around through it whether I’m hitting the bars off of Pine Avenue, or walking near the Aquaranium and Shoreline Village, or spending an afternoon in Belmont Shores, I love this city, and it is one of my favorite places to go and hang out. The beach is there, the sun is shining, and it’s a young community.
The San Pedro Water Show is a must see. During the summer they coordinate it with a night of a concert in the park. But the water show is a 10 minute show that goes off to music between the hours of 8 – 9pm and during the weekday between 12pm and 1pm. Throughout the day, the water show goes off every half hour. During the night it is a gorgeous view especially with the Vincent Thomas bridge in the background.
The Art Walks happening around town. I particularly enjoy going to the Downtown ARt Walk that happens every 2nd Thursday of the Month. It is quite the showing. I do frequent San Pedro’s 1st Thursday’s Art Walks, and look forward to seeing Venice’s Art Walk on the 3rd Thursday of the month. If anyone knows of any other great art walks, let me know about them! I can not have enough art in my life.
I don’t do it often, but perhaps once every three months I like to head out to the Santa Monica Pier and take the walk to Venice Beach. It is such a fun area, and there’s always something to be seen there. The pier with the rides make for some photography shots, along with all the action happening along Venice Beach. One day I will get up my nerve to rent a bike and spend a day biking, and then regret it the next day as every muscle in my body will be sore from it! =)
This is just a short list, but come back next Monday as I share photos from some of my favorite museums in the LA area =)