Last week I was in LA for work and actually saw a lot of the city. I wanted to share with you some of what I found throughout the city in today’s Thinking Out Loud post! Thanks to Amanda for hosting, check out the full link-up here.
- The traffic is just as bad if not worse than what you think. No seriously, I knew it was bad but almost every single street I went down there was backed up traffic. My last day I actually almost had a panic attack from all the traffic issues. I live in a busy city with lots of traffic but this was another level.
2. Parking is a nightmare. You thought traffic was bad? Try finding a place to park your car that is not in a sketchy lot or a million miles away from where you want to be. Some places have valet but believe me you will pay for it!
3. The weather really is amazing. I did outside runs and wasn’t sweating like crazy. I took walks after work and got warm but didn’t need to go into every place with AC just to cool down. The sun was always shining and I wasn’t being drowned by humidity. I can see why people love SoCal.
4. The landscape is beautiful. The Hollywood hills, the beach, even neighborhoods are so picturesque its silly. While I may have been stuck in traffic all the time at least I had nice things to look at.
5. Hollywood is gross but always worth a stop. I like walking the walk of fame and seeing names I recognize. The area is seedy and finding a place to park is an adventure but hey its iconic and to me worth the trip. My only regret is not going to see Pete’s Dragon at El Capitan theater. I didn’t because my car was parking far away and I didn’t want to walk back to it in the dark. Safety first but still a little sad about that.
6. Beaches, mountains, city scapes, LA has it all covered. While it make take you a little to get there in traffic LA is situated right between mountains and beaches. Take your pick and go check either out. I think next time we go to Anaheim we are going to take a day trip to the mountains. I love mountains 🙂
7. I wasn’t impressed with the food, maybe because I was too stressed out with the traffic to find a truly remarkable place or its just overrated. Either way, I had some surprisingly decent eats at food trucks but restaurants were very lack-luster. Luckily its not as expensive as NYC so that’s a plus! I also tried Falafel for the first time ever and actually really enjoyed it! I have always wanted to try it but never have. I will definitely get this again, yummy!
8. Have you ever been to LA? What was your favorite thing?