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Travel Diary: Los Angeles

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Last week, I visited Los Angeles with my family. It was our first time going to Cali so I was pretty stoked. We tried to explore a lot of places in a span of seven days. Before the trip, I tried to search for places where locals would usually go. But I failed to visit those places and ended up visiting most of the tourist spots. The next few posts will be all about my trip to Los Angeles.

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

Travel Diary: Los Angeles, California

We arrived at LAX around 8:30 am, and we were greeted by a cooler temperature than what we expected. We took a shuttle to get our rental car, and headed to our hotel to check in. Since we had an early flight, we took an hour nap before we head out and explore the city. By late afternoon, I was starting to feel the heat that everyone’s talking about. Coming from rainy Vancouver, it feels so good to escape the rain and enjoy the heat of the sun.

We didn’t do anything much, just explored around the area near our hotel. We grabbed dinner at The Portillo’s. It has an amazing retro diner style, and their food is spot on! We then head to Downtown Disney, and enjoyed the live entertainment, and checked out some shops.

This was the only day that we weren’t exhausted. The next few days were extremely tiring but very fun. We visited The Grove, oh my do I love that mall! It’s a place where all luxury brands are at. If you happen to visit LA, try to drop by and check it out. It’s really a very nice place to walk around. Their washrooms itself are very luxurious, similar to those you see at five star hotels. Okay, that’s enough gushing haha.

Next stop was the famous Rodeo Drive, it’s a 20-25 minute drive from The Grove. A street where you can do most of your luxurious shopping done. You’ll find world-class restaurants and world-renowned hotels too. You never know, you might even bumped into a celebrity.

Being a music lover myself, the Grammy Museum was really interesting. It provides the history of music and the Grammy Awards. Some of their displays are really interactive, very family-friendly. Definitely a must see, plus the Staples Center is just around the corner if you’re interested in watching a show or a game.

And finally, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). You wouldn’t believe how many photos of those famous lights I’ve seen online. I was actually expecting it to be bigger, I guess photos just make it look like it’s the whole entire space. But hey! No complaints here, it’s beautiful nonetheless. It was raining when we went so I didn’t get to take better photos.

All these didn’t happen at the same day, but I’m trying to summarize my entire trip without having to post a bunch. Next post will be about the Happiest Place on Earth!  😉 Stay tuned!

Have you been to Los Angeles? What’s your favourite part of the city?


Jnellie 💋


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  • Reply Caroline

    Looks like you had a great time. Would love to visit California xx

    April 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    These photos are gorgeous! I hope to travel here one day soon!

    xo Taylor (

    April 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Bruce Schinkel

    Sounds like a great start to your LA visit! I was there for a short couple of days on a roadtrip from Las Vegas to San Diego and loved it!

    April 2, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Tuyet

    I love Los Angelos and have been there a few times and super excited to go there in May! Thanks for sharing these photos.

    April 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Kennedy Lazar

    These pictures are stunning! I was just in Los Angeles and loved every second!

    April 3, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Caitlin + Dani

    We love your photos! Can’t wait to hear even more about the trip.

    April 3, 2017 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    CA is so fantastic! This East cast girl hopes to get to the West coast some day soon!

    April 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Kari

    I love anywhere in Cali, but LA is a favorite. My favorite spot to eat was Home. Not only does it have a neat name, but you could tell it wasn’t a big touristy place which added to its charm. But touristy places there are so cool, too!

    April 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply kay

    Love the photos! I want to visit LA 🙂

    April 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Daina

    Sounds like a great start to your trip, especially the Portillo’s! Portillo’s is a chain that started in Chicago,IL so whenever I need my hometown fix I can drive up there to get a taste of home :). Feeling the warmth of the sun is an immediate mood booster. I haven’t been to LACMA yet, what was your overall impression of it?

    April 5, 2017 at 11:33 am
    • Reply Everything About HER

      Oh yass! Their pastries are the best. I didn’t really go inside the museum, just the lights outside. But it’s really nice. 😊

      April 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm

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