1# SANTA MONICA
Santa Monica is the place to be. You have the pier with the fair, and you definitely should take a ride in the roller coaster. The best thing is to spend an entire day in Santa Monica, day or night either is fun. At night especially Saturday's very busy, music, but fun! Lots of restaurants to eat. Bubba Gump very famous for shrimps. And one block from the beach front you have streets with shops, people singing and dancing.
2# VENICE BEACH
Spend a day at Venice. Go to the beach. Stroll around the beach front, eat some good food. Or rent a beach cruiser and explore. Venice is next to Santa Monica, I am not sure how far it is but I think you can take a 40 minute walk or just go on your bike! Also the big blue bus is in Santa Monica area and its free. I think its just free for students, but must be very cheap.
3# HOLLYWOOD SIGN
Whats a thing you have to do in LA? Get that typical tourist Hollywood sign photo! The best place to get your picture is drive to Beachwood, its a beautiful street with houses. Also famous beachwood café remember my post where I met Lana Del Rey in the toilet? Well thats the café. Its a hike up the hills. I wasn't ready for that was wearing my heels. But everyone you see there is prepared wearing yoga bra's and having water with them. Very smart. The hike is probably one hour, and one hour back and then you can take your typically hollywood photo.
#4 GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
also a good place to take pictures from the Hollywood sign, but its a bit further away. You have the epic skyline view of Los Angeles. All the pretty lights where the magic happens.
#5 MELROSE AVE
Most of my wall street photos are taken in Melrose. Melrose Avenue is a big street full of shops. All the shops look the same, so its not really worth to shop. But you have a lot of walls. Like the famous Paul Smith pink wall. Also the angel wing wall, now you also have the Lalaland wall. And many many more!
#6 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Universal studios located in Hollywood. They have all the studios, plus a studio tour which is pretty awesome. They don't have that many rides as in Orlando, but I still want to go there so badly. They also just opened the famous 'Voodoo doughnut' from Portland, Oregon.
Most famous thing you see from California? Is In-N -Out. I've only been there two times. For me its not that special, its just a burger place. And because its that popular you have to wait for your burger and fries 20 minutes and when you get it... its cold? The fuck aha. So I'm not a big fan. Its cheap. But I'm more of a Burger King person. You can try it if you're ever in LA but I don't recommend it.
#8 BEVERLY HILLS
'Strollin round Beverly Hills in your car with them palm trees. Beverly Hills also known as most expensive neighbourhood. The big mansions are gated, so you can't see that much. You have the famous Beverly Hills Hotel, if you got the money you can lunch there dive in the pool. Go to Rodeo Drive and go window shopping!
#9 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Get your fancy camera ready for the walk of fame! The Hollywood walk of fame is located next to China Town. I recommend eating there. Because china town in the city is always good and cheap! You should really try dim sum. Its kind of a big thing here in California. Its like small dinner plates of chinese cuisine. Yum.
#10 JUST DRIVE
Just drive around and explore! Los Angeles is a big city. There is much to see, and always something to do. You have all the restaurants from the world. So you can pick anything. Thai food? Moroccan food? You have it all. Do need to give you one tip. LA TRAFFIC WELCOME TO HELL!