Los Angeles Weekend Trip

Los Angeles

Looking for a great couples long weekend trip?

Los Angeles is a perfect weekend getaway for you and your partner! You can find it all here:  great beaches, restaurants, cities, attractions, outdoor fun, glitz and glamour. You name it, you can find it!

Where to go:

Los Angeles, California

Beach Cities

Hollywood

When to go:

Summer, Fall

How long to stay:

4-5 days is perfect for a quick trip with no kids

Where to stay:

In Venice Beach

The Inn at Marina del Rey

Hotel Erwin

Venice Beach Suites

 

In Santa Monica

High End Options

Shore Hotel 

Viceroy Santa Monica

Moderate Options

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

The Georgian Hotel

Budget Friendly Options

Travelodge Santa Monica

 

In Hollywood for one of the touristy spots in LA but close to everything

High End Options

Loew’s

Roosevelt Hotel

Moderate Options

Holiday Inn Express

Hilton Garden Inn

Budget Friendly Options

Best Western Hollywood – motel style but great location and you can’t beat the price

 

Other options to stay for a romantic vacation for two:

In Manhattan Beach

Hotel Belamar

Sea View Inn at the Beach – free bike rentals included

 

On Catalina Island 

The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island for a small boutique hotel

Hotel Vista Del Mar

Pavilion Hotel

 

What to do in and around Los Angeles:

In Malibu

Paradise Cove for lunch and stay for the great beach club $30 a day for parking for beach $6 for lunch

Hike in Solstice Canyon – amazing views of the Pacific Ocean

Drive the Malibu Coast on Highway 1 – make a day of it and enjoy a whole new view of California

 

In Hollywood

Eat in Thai Town – try Vim Thai Restaurant, make sure to order the Thai Ice Tea.

Shop at the Farmers Market and The Grove , located south of Hollywood Blvd and east of Beverly Hills. There are lots of food stands to choose from in the Farmers Market and so many shops at The Grove outdoor shopping area.

Shopping on Rodeo Drive , enjoy window shopping among some of the most exclusive and expensive stores in the world. 

Catch the Beverly Hills Trolley Tour to see some famous landmarks and homes. 

Sunset Strip for nightclubs and sidewalks full of party people.

Griffith Observatory 

Hollywood Sign Hike in Griffith Park.

See music at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park or the Hollywood Bowl .

Shopping at the Hollywood & Highland Center .

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – see the handprints of the stars.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

In Nearby Beach Cities

Venice Beach where you will find out that anything goes here so don’t be alarmed in the sights you will see. 

Eat at The Sidewalk Cafe for the best people watching and great fish tacos.

Ride bikes along the boardwalk or learn how to surf (or watch the surfers).

Walk along the wide open beaches.

Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park is fun to take a ride on the ferris wheel and share a funnel cake.

Santa Monica beach is very beautiful. 

Take a sunset walk through Palisades Park .

Third Street Promenade is a fun street to walk down and enjoy the shops and cafes. 

Ride bikes along the South Bay Bicycle Trail .

Hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.

 

Enjoy your Weekend Trip to Los Angeles! 

 

 

Las Vegas Travel Information

Las Vegas travel information

Las Vegas Travel Information for a Couples Vegas Vacation

Every couple can enjoy a Las Vegas getaway for two! Find all the Las Vegas travel information you need for your next trip.

The gambling town has so much more to offer that you may forget to gamble. That is how most of our trips to Las Vegas go.

Las Vegas travel information and tips for a great Vegas Vacation:

When to go:

September, October, April or May

Where to go:

Las Vegas, Nevada

How long to go:

Weekend getaway to 5 days

Where to stay:

Top Hotels if you are looking for all out luxury:

Mandarin Oriental

Four Season Hotel

My favorites on the Strip:

MGM

The Mirage

Mandalay Bay

New York New York

Check out the hotel reviews on Trip Advisor!

Top Restaurants:

Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill in the MGM Grand

Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York-New York Hotel and Casino

Diablo’s Cantina in Monte Carlo for a more casual, fun setting with great Mexican food and drinks. Ask for a table upstairs to get a great view of the strip while you eat.

Lotus of Siam Thai Restaurant

Roy’s Restaurant

 

Top things to do in Las Vegas:

Gambling – you have your choice of over 122 casinos in Las Vegas, take your pick

Hotel Resort Pools – resorts usually have top notch, beautifully landscaped and full of action pools for their guests to enjoy

Spas – each resort has their own exclusive spa to pamper you. Check out all the spas on Visit Las Vegas.

Golf – Yes, there are golf courses in the desert, check out these courses on Visit Las Vegas for all your choices.

Shopping – You can find any style or brand you are looking for in Las Vegas, here is a listing of where to shop on Visit Las Vegas.

Shows – there are shows upon shows in Las Vegas! One for everyone to enjoy.

Cirque du Soleil shows can be found in multiple hotels

For live music shows – check out The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel or the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

Be sure to pickup the latest Las Vegas Visitors Guide to see who and what are happening when you visit.

Zipline down Fremont Street – Flightlinez

Check out the non-stop Nightlife in Las Vegas – my favorites are the Ghostbar at the Palms and The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. Both have amazing views of the strip!

Get a new tattoo – if you are interested in getting a tattoo, I would recommend Downtown Tattoo or Pussykat Tattoo (you must make an appointment at Pussykat Tattoo)

Note: Do not get a tattoo on the strip at one of the hotel tattoo shops, they will charge you 4 times more.

 

Top FREE entertainment in Las Vegas:

Dancing Waters – in front of Bellagio Casino every 30 minutes daytime (M-F 3pm-8pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm) and every 15 minutes evenings (Mon-Sun 8pm-12am)

The Conservatory in Bellagio Casino open 24 hours

The Volcano outside The Mirage Casino every 15 minutes from dusk to midnight

Fremont Street Experience Light Show – Downtown Las Vegas every hour starting at dusk

Sirens of TI – in front of Treasure Island Casino nightly every hour and a half starting at 5:30pm until 10pm

Fountain Festival – Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show in Caesar’s Palace daily 10am-10pm

 

Things to do outside of Las Vegas:

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is 20 miles from Las Vegas.

There is hiking, mountain biking, and climbing throughout the area. Or take the 13 mile scenic drive through the Canyon. Very beautiful red rocks!

Note: There is an entrance fee = $7.

Mount Charleston Recreation Area is 35 miles from Las Vegas.

There is hiking and camping in the summer and skiing and sledding in the winter.

It is at 11,918 feet elevation, quite a difference from Las Vegas.

You will also find Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort in Mount Charleston. No one will believe you that you skied on your Vegas Vacation!

Hoover Dam is 35 miles from Las Vegas. It is considered to be the world’s largest dam and it brings water and power to Nevada and Arizona and most of the Southwest U.S. It is amazing to see the true size of it.

Note: There is a $7 charge to park plus the cost for the Visitor Center and if you choose a tour.

Lake Mead is 30 miles from Las Vegas. Is is the 16th largest manmade lake in the world. There is year-round recreation – kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, paddle boats.

Note: There is a $10 per vehicle entrance fee

Death Valley National Park is 2 hours from Las Vegas. Plan on spending an entire day checking out this National Park and bring lots of water and a hat.

Note: There is a $20 per vehicle fee.

Grand Canyon National Park is 278 miles from Las Vegas. You can find lots of bus or helicopter tours that will take you to and from your hotel to the Grand Canyon in a day.

 I hope you have found all the Las Vegas Travel Information you were looking for to plan a great Vegas Vacation!