I lived in Los Angeles for a year. I don’t know if anyone could have come to that conclusion on their own, especially considering the content of my blog. I also fully plan on moving back to Los Angeles again at some point. But for now, my place is cleaning out the Playbills in my parents’ basement and selling them on eBay (shameless plug if anyone’s into theatre).
Since I have had the experience of navigating the gridlocked streets, I enjoy passing my wisdom onto others in hopes that my advice will cut some misery from their trip. L.A. is a huge, sprawling city; it can be tough to pick things to do. Look at me… I still didn’t do a lot of shit and I lived there. This list is really targeted to three friends who are traveling out West beginning tomorrow: Mikey, Abby and Eric. But I’m not going to be cliquey about it, anyone who plans on traveling to the City of Angels is allowed to look at this “guide.”
STEP ONE SHOULD BE A RENTAL CAR. I think there’s a myth that it’s possible to get around Los Angeles via public transit, but whomever is saying that is on crack. Get the car. You will be able to see so much more with it.
Sidenote: if anyone is actually planning to use Airbnb while in L.A.; please read my post on how I stayed in a Halfway House by accident before you make a decision.
Here goes nothing. Or everything.