An Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles, CA – Part 2

There’s so much to do in the city of Los Angeles that it deserves a second guide. Skip the crowds and check out these lesser known destinations next time you’re in town!

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Go Wine Tasting

Not just a surfer’s town anymore, Malibu is also the place to go to visit the vineyards. Head into the hills to taste local wine and listen to live music on the weekends. Bring your own food for the ultimate spot for a picnic on a sunny day.

Explore a Space Shuttle

The California Science Center holds Endeavor, a real-life space shuttle. Walk around the massive shuttle in awe as you examine the outside of it. No visitors are allowed inside, but there’s plenty of exhibits to show you what life is like onboard. At least you can pretend you’re up in space.

Make a Visit to the Getty

This free museum highlights the best of European and American art, and has some impressive architect. Exhibits are constantly changing, so you’ll see something new each time you visit. The outdoors are stunning as well – you can walk through the beautiful gardens and end up with a panoramic view of Los Angeles.

Employment Attorney Mamta Ahluwalia of HKM loves coming here, stating:

“The Getty is one of my favorite places in L.A. I love how majestic it looks and how it watches over a twinkling and chaotic Los Angeles in all its smog and glory. It’s a great place for a warm summer evening if you want to peruse art, walk or lounge in the gardens, and get away from the city without leaving it.”

Camp Under the Stars

Sometimes you just need a break from the city and to get away from it all. Head to the Angeles National Forest for over 600,000 acres of forest in the San Gabriel Mountains. Pitch a tent for a weekend and enjoy hiking and relaxing while watching the stars. You’ll feel much more refreshed come Monday morning.

Visit an Orange Grove

Oranges groves used to be everywhere you looked in Los Angeles, but that’s no longer the case due to the recent development. Luckily, they’re still thriving in a few places. Head to the San Fernando Valley to see the real life orange groves and even pick a few at California State University.

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Marissa Pedersen

Marissa is a freelance writer, travel blogger, and social media marketing manager from Seattle. She runs the travel blog Postcards to Seattle, which captures all her journeys from around the world. She likes to stay active wherever she goes, from kayaking in Italy to snowboarding in the Alps.

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