Hi guys! How is everyone? I feel like I’ve been gone for weeks although in reality it’s only been one. My friend Trisha and I had such a blast on our cruise.
Since there is so much to share, I thought it’d be easier to break up my trip into a few posts. Let’s start with California.
We started and ended our cruise in California. We stayed with friends who live in Burbank. Us lucky girls had the chance to explore with the best kind of tour guides…locals. Here are a few of the highlights from our time in California.
Griffith Park offers a beautiful view of LA, including the famous Hollywood sign.
Right as you walk inside, the Foucault Pendulum is seen swinging back and forth.
“One of the largest such devices in the world, the fully restored pendulum is actually an elegant scientific instrument which demonstrates the Earth’s rotation. “
As stated on their site, “The observatory is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.”
We decided to do a hike to the top to see the amazing view.
Worth the hike for sure. The views were incredible.
Later that evening, our friend took us to Santa Monica for a bit more sightseeing. Santa Monica is one of my favorite places in California.
We walked down the pier, where the lights at night where just beautiful.
While our friends were at work on Monday, Trisha and I did a bit of exploring ourselves. It started off with food, because we seem to do that best when were together.
We found this cute bakery where I had a chocolate croissant and cappuccino.
We know how to sight see don’t we.
We did eventually walk around. They have the cutest shops in Burbank. We both really loved the area.
On our last day, our friend took us to check out Manhattan Beach. Of all the years I’ve been traveling to California, I had never been. It definitely won’t be my last time.
We walked to the end of the pier, where they have an amazing aquarium.
Starfish, eels, and sharks…oh my!
This little guy blends in with the grass. Pretty neat!
We walked around a bit more and decided to stop into Peet’s Coffee and Tea for a warm drink. They don’t have this coffee place in Vegas, so I was looking forward to trying it out.
I decided on the caramel latte which did not disappoint.
Not only was our cruise amazing but getting to explore California with our friends was unbelievable. The four of us (which sadly we didn’t get a picture all together ) met while studying abroad in Italy in college and have kept in touch ever since.
Hope you enjoyed my recap of California! There is so much more to come, so stay tuned!!
Have you ever been to California? What are your favorite spots?