Sharing my recent trip to Los Angeles!
At the beginning of August I headed to Los Angeles for a quick trip to attend the PFH Convention and speak on a panel. It’s always a treat to escape to California. This time around I stayed in Downtown LA with my cousin and had a chance to explore the area.
The Broad | The museum is home to many amazing pieces of art. I’m a huge fan of Yayoi Kusama and was very excited to visit the Infinity Room, I previously visited her exhibit at Hirshhorn Museum when it was in D.C. The broad museum is a contemporary art museum and has works by artist such as Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol. Admission to the museum is free however you are able to obtain tickets online here. Insider Tip, if you are a blogger or affiliated with press, be sure to request a press ticket in advance. The press pass allows you to skip the line to enter the museum and skip the line for the infinity room. I reached out 3 days in advance via this link, and was able to obtain a press ticket which allowed me to get in and out of the museum very quickly.
The Last Bookstore | A short walk from The Broad is an amazing bookstore, The Last Bookstore. Aside from the awesome photo opportunities here, there are a ton of books!! I spent a ton of time browsing the vault filled with old books.
Grand Central Market | Food heaven! There are so many options for food here, I could have easily spend breakfast, lunch, and dinner here! I had a delicious lunch at La Tostaderia, fish ceviche tostada with chips and guac. Absolutely delicious!
Angels Flight Railway | Just across the street from Grand Central Market is Angels Flight. It’s a historic railway that reopened in 2017 and charges $1 for a one-way ride. It’s a fun way to get a view of the city and experience a historic landmark of the city.
Bradbury Building | Just around the corner from Angels Flight Railway and Grand Central Market is the Bradbury Building. It’s a historic building in downtown LA, and you can easily walk into the lobby and marvel at the beautiful architecture.
Sunset at Griffith Observatory | This is a classic LA landmark. I highly recommend going around sunset to catch day and night views of the city. I went with my cousin on a Thursday night and it was super busy!