This is part one of the epic road trip Chris and I took last week. We started here in Los Angeles at an adorable Airbnb in the Hollywood Hills. After a day of exploring Hollywood we headed to Sequoia National Park to camp for a night then headed north to Yosemite. We finished off the week in funky Venice Beach, LA. Follow along with our adventure to see where we stayed, what we ate, and what we did!
Where we stayed:
We found a great room on Airbnb in an adorable 1920’s house in the hills. Walking distance from Runyon Canyon, Hollywood Blvd., the Hollywood Bowl, and just a 15 minute drive to Griffith Park. Definitively would recommend staying here for a quick trip in LA!
What we did:
Hiked! It was Chris’s first time in LA so we started the day with one of my favorite trails, Runyon Canyon. About a 2.5 mile loop with views of DTLA, the Hollywood sign, and the big Hollywood Hills houses.
We grabbed sandwiches and goat cheese tomato soup (YUM) at The Carving Board and drove over to the Hollyridge Trail for some cool views behind the Hollywood sign. About a 3.5 out and back trail that ends right behind the sign. We saw a few coyotes on the trail which was surprising for how many people were out!
We had dinner and drinks at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood which was super awesome. Even saw Serena’s mom form Gossip Girl (Kelly Rutherford) which was really cool 🙂
The next morning we had breakfast at Wanderlust Hollywood. I was so excited to finally check out their LA studio. Even if we didn’t have time to practice there the food and patio were absolutely adorable. Best shakshuka I’ve eveeer had ❤ We finished our time with a quick walk down Hollywood Boulevard which, thankfully, wasn’t so crowded in the morning.
Next we jumped in the car for a quick 3 and a half hour drive to Sequoia National Park. Find out more about our time there in the next post!