USA WEST COAST TRAVEL GUIDE: Los Angeles and Sant Francisco

We escaped from cold New York towards sunny Los Angeles to spend a long weekend in the west coast for Presidential’s day. As soon as we arrived to LA, we headed to Malibu beach where we spent the entire day at the Little Beach House; the most trendy social club worldwide.

The house is out of words, as soon as you enter you reborn in a peaceful and relaxing world. We walked in the beach, ate Poke bowls in the house and catched up with old friends. 

Exterior space
Interior design
A walk in the house
Brunch: tuna poké bowl, chopped salad and green juices
Walking in Malibu beach

We ended our day having dinner in Laurel Hardware. Shout out to the Branzino, truffle pizza and the Pinot noir red wine. Afterwards, we danced and watched live music shows in a Reggeton club called “La Descarga”.

We woke up the next day craving Salt and Straw’s double chocolate brownie ice cream. A funny anecdote that happened here is that while we were walking in Abott Kinney with our ice creams, I dropped my friend’s ice cream and it was one of the most laughable moments of the trip because she was craving this since a long time ago and her expressive face was hilarious. 

Meet your ice cream crew
Happy girls with their double chocolate brownie ice creams

From Abott Kinney we went walking to Venice beach where we ride bikes to Santa Monica beach.

Almost in Venice beach
In Venice beach
Bike ride from Venice beach to Santa Monica Pier
Almost in Santa Monica Pier

We stopped in a typical Californian brunch spot called….drum rolls…Urth Cafe. They are known for their variety of salads and cakes! We watched the sunset in Santa Monica Pier and headed to Soho House West Hollywood for dinner. This house was more busy and overwhelming, a complete different experience from the first one. I recommend booking from advance in their garden with light sky bulbs to get the best table.

Santa Monica’s insane sunset

At night, we hopped in and hopped off in almost all the clubs in the city: No vacancy, Bungalow and La Descarga. We danced, watched live music shows and got home safely.

On our third day in LA, we ate in Republique before hiking towards the West Hollywood sign. Republique was our favorite meal of the entire trip: the service was fast and the food was clean, delicious and artistic. We loved everything, specially their avocado toast and soft blueberries pancakes.

Republique’s brunch
Blueberry pancakes

Our hike began from “Franklin and Fuller” and from there we climbed a hill and then returned to our starting point in less than two hours. This entertaining hike is suitable for all levels and ages.

West Hollywood sign

Afterwards, we walked in the “Star of fame” street, watched the sunset in The Edition and ate delicious pizzas in a restaurant in Abbott Kinney named Gjelinas.

The following day, we woke up early and headed to the airport where we took a two hour plane to San Francisco. Although everyone mentioned that SF would be cold, we were extremely lucky to have two sunny days.

We ubered from San Francisco’s downtown towards a small and colourful beach town named Sausalito. We ordered food at the bar counter of Bar bocce and ate in the beach. Waiting for a table in Bar bocce might take up to three hours for parties of 2 and above. Therefore, the most efficient decision is come to Bar Bocce for a sunset drink or to grab-n-go food and have it in their beach area.

Then we rented bikes to watch the sunset crossing the golden gate bridge towards SF’s downtown.

A quick shot before the bike journey
From Sausalito to Golden Gate Bridge in bike

We ended up getting lost in a hill seeing the most incredible sunset. That was the most magical moment of our trip.

San francisco’s multi color sky
Sunset view
Sunset view

Our last day in the west coast began with breakfast in a district surrounded of factories named Tartine Manufactory. Their breakfast was average but the concept of having breakfast inside of a factory was different and creative.

Tartine Manufactory
Salon tartine and chocolate chip cookie
Coffee and chocolate chip cookie

Later we walked towards Bi-Rite Market, Mission Dolores park, four painted ladies, Fillmore and Cressy field.

Flower hunting in Bi-rite market
Part two: Flower hunting
Flower hunting: part three
Mission dolores park
Crissy field
Crissy field

This trip was by far one of our favorites because the weather, food and activities was beyond expectations. If I have to say one thing that I learned about this trip is that small things make a difference.

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