Seeing as the days are getting longer and warmer, I couldn’t help but make a list of all the activities I want to do this summer. Although the list is definitely not complete, here are a few things to get me started:
- Take the new metro expo line from Culver City to downtown. Practical public transit in LA?? Who would’ve thought?
- Visit the Herb Ritt’s exhibit at the Getty Museum.
- Get a cabana at the Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica and lay out by the pool all day.
- Take a photography class (I’m actually taking one in June!)
- Tour the LA river by bike, using this Sunset magazine map.
- Experience Fried Chicken Friday at Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake.
- Find the perfect beach spot between Malibu and Venice.
Hopefully there will be more to come as we get closer to summahhh. What’s on your to-do list for this summer?
Image by me via Instagram
Wurstküche is somewhat of an LA favorite. It’s located in the super neat Arts District of downtown (another one recently opened in Venice) and almost always has a line out the door. Their premise is simple: they serve really delicious German-style sausages (ranging from veggie to chicken to buffalo) and you pick 2 toppings (my favorites are the carmelized onions and sauerkraut). That’s all you need, I promise. Oh, aside from the Belgian fries, of course. You NEED those. No question. In fact, order the large size.
Also, their beer menu is quite extensive. As it should be. What’s a sausage without a beer? PS, if you’re vegetarian, they have great veggie dog options as well (i’m a half vegetarian, yes that exists…no red meat or pork for me so I order the chicken or turkey varieties).
By the way, it’s across the street from the ever-so adorable (I mean, LOOK AT THAT FONT!) The Pie Hole, so if you’re not too full from eating an entire order of french fries, be sure to grab a slice of pie here:
I’ve been wanting to start a new feature (column?) on the blog for awhile now about some of my favorite places in Los Angeles. I have lots o’ favorite things to do, eat, and see (mostly eat), but there are also so many places I have yet to explore, so that will be fun to share as well! I’ll be posting these faves randomly and have started a new category for “Around LA” so they’ll all be in one place.
*This photo I took of Griffith Observatory is from December 2010. In the dead of winter! In general, Griffith Park is one of my absolute favorite places because the views are incredible and the greenery is so peaceful, but on this particular day, the visibility from the observatory was so clear that we had 100% visibility of the entire city, from the ocean to the west and the downtown skyline to the south (and everything in between). Breathtakingly gorgeous, let me tell you.
More to come!