48 hours 'walking' in Los Angeles
Forget the familiar "In Los Angeles you can not walk": I will show you that in LA one can live without a car and walk the whole city.
The first recommendation in Los Angeles begins before arriving. It is essential to think about logistics, how to move from one place to another is as important as choosing the restaurant where you can enjoy a good meal. But let's think before where to stay. I recommend the Pali Hotel, in Melrose. Central, well connected, good price. hotel boutique.
8.00 - 9.00 a.m. A visit to Los Angeles means getting up early. And if you want to live it like any other angel, the first hour of the day must be dedicated to exercise. Two very fashionable options: spinning for the brave lovers of cardio at Cycle House (in LA the conversations aboard the bicycle of spinning they can be memorable); and Yoga Earth, one of the best centers in the city, a few steps from the hotel where breakfast is included.
The LACMA museum © Corbis
9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Several options and all walking. The LACMA museum is one of the most visited in the United States. Its permanent collection has well-chosen works of Kandinsky, Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, a garden with sculptures of Rodin next to a work, 'Urban Light' by Chris Burden, where the history of the city is told through its street lamps. A museum as intriguing as the city itself. The institution continues its progressive growth, reflecting the city's attitude towards the art world. LACMA risks with its projects, to the point of generating a lot of curiosity among the connoisseurs.
A snack in one of the foodtrucks located in front of the museum will make you taste the guerrilla cuisine of the city. The best place to savor it is in the garden at the entrance to the museum, surrounded by sculptures by Auguste Rodin, a gem almost always empty of tourists who do not know. A few steps from LACMA is The grove, one of those mega malls American people. It is worth visiting it both for the gastronomic market that hosts its Farmers Market and for the offer of its establishments. Another possibility is stroll along Melrose Street and dive in t-shirt stores vintage They walk it.
The Art Distric © Corbis
2 pm to 8 pm. We walk to the subway and from there to Downtown to visit the Art Distric, the trendy neighborhood in the city. A short walk over the 6th Bridge It will allow us to admire the Los Angeles River, the one that became famous in the Jack Nicholson movie ChinaTown. A perfect break to discover the elegance of Downtown structures.
Returning on our steps we arrive at Matthew St with the 3rd, a street that shows its cherry blossom trees in spring. On the 3rd a lot of shops and studios Hammer & Spear, Poketo, Apolis…. About Broadwaand, located in the emblematic building of Art deco Eastern Columbia, is the Acne Studios store. Without leaving the 3rd, dare to try new things at the communal table of the Wurstkuche bar. Dip some snake and crocodile sausage appetizers with handmade beer. If you prefer something more conventional, bet on a dessert in the courtyard of The Pie Hole.
Good German food © Wurstkuche
After replenishing forces you have to continue with a dose of creative culture in an area that combines pop with conceptual art. First stop at the Sci-Art school of art and architecture, without a doubt, an unforgettable experience. Admire the murals of the students, the galleries where the most precious artists of the moment expose their work. A source of creative energy, where voices from different parts of the planet come together that has made Los Angeles the centrifugal force of modern art. For comic book lovers, we recommend a stop at The Last Book Store, a corner where it's easy to build good memories.
Books everywhere © The Last Book Store
Other points of interest are the building of Coca-Cola on 4th St, built in 1915, and the Nate Starkman & Son, in Mateo St, built in 1908 and one of the favorite locations in Hollywood, where the last episode of the series was filmed House. The Morrell Building at 1335 Willow St, is a place that welcomes LALA art gallery and offers two monumental murals outside: Untitled by artist RETNA (Marquis Lewis), and the other titled Split identities signed by the How & Nosm twins (Raoul and Davide Perre). In Imperial St they are four impressive murals by the Belgian artist ROA. In 667 Santa Fe Ave just appeared a mural of the artist Ron English called Urban Bigfoot. On the 7th when he meets Mateo, there is a panel of several murals signed by Dabs Myla, CRAOLA, and David Choe.
The best food in the city © Beast
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For dinner there are several options, but two are presented as the most recommended. Clifton's Cafeteria has just opened its doors after a surprising remodeling: a mythical place where there is room for adventure, ingenuity and imagination. The other option is a classic known to all Angels, the Beast restaurant, probably the best food one finds in the city, with industrial glamor, aggressive decoration and exquisite taste for the arts. Restorer Bill Chait has joined forces with chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis, a technically spectacular triumvirate. Another possibility is Pizzanista, pizza in an old hall.
The best plan to end the day © Villains Tavern
22.00 to 23.00h. End the day of Downtown should do it with a drink in Villains Tavern listening to music folk Live.
23.00 to 1.00h. A call to Uber and, if it is left, we leave urban nostalgia behind with a good dose of modernity and glamor on Sunset Bvd. Let's go for drinks first to Hyde, favorite of Rihanna and Justin Bieber, or the Marmont bar at the Chateau Marmont hotel, the walls that keep Hollywood's best secrets.
Hollywood Blv, a must © Corbis
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. From the hotel you can walk to Hollywood Blvd to make some selfies on the promenade of fame and the Chinese Theater, a classic where you have to take a couple of photos and walk down the street with the stars dedicated to the celebrities.
11.00 to 13.00. Uber up Beverly hills (about five dollars) or bus to Wilshire Blvd and walk to Beverly Hills where Have a look through the windows of Rodeo Drive, discovering the power of money in the first person. Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Channel, Prada ... line up on a street where the face of luxury is present. A brunch Bevery Hills will make us part of this world. Two very different options, but just as daring: Freds Restaurant inside the Barneys store, or the classic eggs Benedict with Kale salad at The Farm.
Santa Monica © Corbis
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visit to Santa Monica and Venice. You can use the blue bus line from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica. Visiting Santa Monica is knowing the soul of Los Angeles. The classic palm ride on the Californian coast, with plethoric blond muscles and tan dressed in flip flops and short jeans. Here you will find fantastic beaches, stalls, market stalls ... Visiting Santa Monica is discovering one of the most characteristic neighborhoods in Los Angeles. And walking along the beach from Santa Monica to Venice Beach, we will discover a stuck walkway of various stands in this permanent street market. Another option is the Promenade from Santa Monica, in the 3rd. a pedestrian street with the best offer of shops and curiosities of the city.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. To end the visit, an early dinner at Cassia, bistro of Asian food where the ancestral food of South Asia is paired with Californian modernity. The restaurant is attached to another of the greats of Santa Monica, Rustic Canyon, which It offers one of the most complete wine lists and a beet top with berries praised to the full by the gastronomic critic of Los Angeles Times
Cassia's oysters © Cassia