What to do

Some things I would like to do in LA on a day off (if not for the wedding planning stuff) by Sara 

   1. The beach:  

   2. Drive down highway 1 through Malibu and stop at Duke’s for nachos and a beer overlooking the ocean.  21150 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu,

        (310) 317-0777  http://www.dukesmalibu.com/


      3. Hiking  (I said I'd like to do, not that I actually do often) 

      4. Drinks on the downtown Standard Hotel rooftop,  http://www.standardhotels.com/los-angeles/


      5. Shopping

  • Main Street in Santa Monica (eat at Urth Caffe, see below)
    • (From the 10 Freeway Westbound, exit at 4th Street and turn left (south). Drive 2 blocks , passing the Civic Center on your right, and turn right (west) at Pico Blvd-- the second stoplight. Proceed a couple blocks to the next stoplight and turn left (south) onto Main Street. Main Street runs south for 11 blocks with most restaurants and shopping concentrated toward the middle and south end of the street) http://mainstreetsm.com/homepage.shtml
  • Third Street between Fairfax and La Cienega West Hollywood adjacent by our house (eat at Joan’s on third, 8350 West Third Street , Los Angeles, http://www.joansonthird.com/)
  • Robertson Blvd, between W. 3rd and Beverly Blvd (eat at Newsroom Café, 120 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, http://losangeles.citysearch.com/profile/81622/)
  • Rodeo between Wilshire Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd (eat at Barney Greengrass on the roof of Barney’s, 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, http://losangeles.citysearch.com/profile/11283000/ )
      6. More Lunch
  • outside at Urth Caffé, casual, salads and sandwiches  (I’d probably go to Melrose if it was really a day off, but all the locations are good) http://www.urthcaffe.com/
    • Urth Caffé - West Hollywood, 8565 Melrose Avenue, (310) 659-0628, between Robertson and La Cienega
    • Urth Caffé - Beverly Hills, 267 S. Beverly Drive, (310) 205-9311, between Wilshire and Olympic.
    • Urth Caffé - Santa Monica, 2327 Main Street, (310) 314-7040, between Pico and Ocean Park.
  • Matsuhisa, a little pricey, but the best sushi ever, 129 N. La Cienega, Beverly Hills (great choice for dinner too)
  • Tito’s Tacos, 11222 Washington Place, Culver City. Careful if you are at work and have sound on: http://www.titostacos.com/.  No frills, but lots of deliciousness
  • Irv’s Burgers, 8289 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood.  Burger stand extraordinaire http://losangeles.citysearch.com/profile/78217/
  • Sky Taco, 5408 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles.  A bit of a fancier taco than Tito’s, but don’t let that scare you.   They have every kind of taco you can think of and always a choice of hard or soft shell, like heaven, and we haven’t found a bad flavor yet.

      7. Drinks and swimming at the Hotel Figueroa  

     8. Visit to the Casa Walsh ala 90210 (I probably wouldn’t do this on an average day, but some of you may want to), 1675 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098749/locations

     9. Dinner
  • AOC, 8022 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, if you are feeling fancy, this is one of our favorites, Mediterranean small plates.  You probably need a reservation though or you can usually find a spot at the wine or cheese bar http://www.aocwinebar.com/
  • Picolo Restorante (or sometimes called 5 Dudley, Venice the address), our favorite Italian and sight of our first date.  Right off of the Venice boardwalk.  No reservations, so try to go at an off time or you may have to wait (but it is so worth it) http://losangeles.citysearch.com/profile/41173705/venice_ca/piccolo_ristorante.html
  • Parks BBQ, 955 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles (north of Olympic on the West side of Vermont) http://www.parksbbq.com/. Korean BBQ at its best

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