A Girl's Guide to a Long Weekend in LA

  • Tips before you go

  • Skip the hotel and look for an Airbnb. Less expensive and a better local LA experience

  • Look for an Airbnb with a pool

  • If you want to see a live show taping sign up for tickets as soon as you know your travel dates

  • Use Open Table to make reservations to popular restaurants a few weeks ahead of your trip

  • You will need to rent a car to drive around and explore LA

  • Day #1 drive to the coast

  • Head to Venice Beach for some boutique shopping https://goo.gl/xSoQy1

  • Drive a short distant to Santa Monica and walk around the Santa Monica Pier. Have a cocktail and a few appetizers at one of the hotels bars along the beach https://goo.gl/IeOZrr

  • After that drive about 30 minutes to Malibu and enjoy some food and a few cocktail at a beachside restaurant

  • Day #2 visit Beverly Hills

  • You got to go to Rodeo Drive to do some shopping on one of the most famous street in America

  • Fans of RHOBH can have lunch on the patio at Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant Villa Blanca

  • And right around the corner is Kyle Richard's store Kyle by Alene Too

  • After spending some time around Rodeo Drive, drive a few blocks to The Beverly Hills Hotel for a drink at the Polo Club and maybe even see a few celebs

  • Day #3 relaxing day in Pasadena

  • Head away from the bustle of downtown LA and spend a day relaxing in beautiful downtown Pasadena

  • Grab a coffee at Intelligencia, a little piece of home in LA

  • Stroll around downtown and do some shopping

  • Grab lunch somewhere on a patio

  • Day #4 hiking and pool day

  • Visit the Griffith Observatory for beautiful views of LA and the observatory is really fun to explore

  • Hike to the Hollywood sign https://goo.gl/ZkYuW6

  • Head back to your Airbnb to relax the rest of the day at the pool

  • Evening todo's

  • Hopefully you go tickets to a live taping which usually starts around 4pm

  • Head to a rooftop for some evening cocktails https://goo.gl/26UycN

  • Visit the Roosevelt Hotel or the Hotel Bel-Air for cocktails

  • Plan a fancy dinner at Nobu, Mastros, Craig's, Tao, or The Ivy

  • Head to the Girl's Guide Chicago blog to see more https://goo.gl/KKrj7I

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