Our LA Bucket List

Our LA Bucket List

Ok, I know what you're probably thinking.

Haven't you been in LA for a few months already and you're just now making a list of things you want to do there? Well, you aren't exactly wrong. We have been here just about 6 months now. But man, not to sound like a broken record or anything, but settling in from a cross-country move is a whole other beast to wrestle with. So yes, here we are, just getting our LA list together. I know we'll be adding to this list just as much as we'll be crossing things off (anything in bold indicates it's been done), so check back frequently for updates. And stay tuned, we're also creating lists for restaurants we want to try, things we want to do throughout the state of California and our west coast bucket list. It might be a bit excessive (and even boring to some of you), but I mean, what else would you expect from two people who have spent their entire lives on the opposite side of the country?!

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Have you been to LA, or do you live here? I'd love to know some of your favorite things to do in Lala Land!

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  • Go to a Dodgers game

  • Tour the Stahl House

  • The Huntington Library Gardens

  • Descanso Gardens

  • See a show at the Palladium

  • Go to a concert at the Greek Theater

  • Visit the Flower Fields

  • El Matador Beach (completed February 2018)

  • Kayak in Marina Del Rey

  • Griffith Observatory (completed October 2017)

  • Rent a boat for the day

  • The view from Elysian Park

  • Walk Rodeo Drive

  • Walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Hike to the Hollywood sign

  • See a movie at Chinese Theater


  • The Broad (completed April 5th, 2018)

  • Getty Villa

  • Getty Museum

  • Tour the Eames House

  • Malibu Wine Safari

  • Fisherman’s Village (Marina del Rey)

  • Go on a food crawl at Grand Central Market (DTLA)

  • Little Tokyo for 寿司

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  • Brennan's Turtle Racing

  • Exposition Rose Garden

  • Silver Lake Meadow

  • The Queen Mary (maybe even for an overnight stay?)

  • Hollywood Bowl

  • Eaton Canyon Falls

  • Echo Park Lake

  • Endeavor Space Shuttle

  • Bob Baker Marionette Theater

  • Betty B Dearing Trail

  • LACMA lights at night

  • See the Chandelier Tree in Silver Lake

  • Baldwin Hills hike + overlook

  • Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

  • Amoeba Music

  • Wayfarers Chapel

  • Point Dume Beach

  • Mount Wilson Observatory

  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

  • Betty B Dearing Trail (aka the hike to the rainforest)

  • Philip Mershon's Felix in Hollywood Tour

  • Santa Monica Camera Obscura

  • Do a horseback riding trail

  • A Laker's Game at the Staple Center

  • Helicopter ride over the Hollywood Sign

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  • Disneyland

  • Do a studio tour at Warner Bros Studios and Universal Studios

  • La Brea Tar Pits(completed May 2018)

  • Point Mugu Hike (completed January 2018)

  • Peterson Auto Museum

  • Take in a sunset at the Manhattan Beach Pier

  • Sunset picnic at the Huntington Beach Pier

  • Angel's Flight

  • Stargazing at the Griffith Observatory

  • Sunset hike at to the Hollywood Sign

  • Kayak the LA River

  • A moonlight + dinner hike at Mt. Baldy

  • Zuma Beach

  • Eaton Canyon Waterfall

  • Hike the Sunken City

  • The Last Bookstore

  • Caravan Bookstore

  • A movie night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

  • Rosebowl Flea Market

  • Melrose Flea Market

  • Camp at the beach (thinking Leo Carrillo Beach)

  • Abandoned zoo at Griffith Park

  • Cave of Munits

  • A drive-in movie ar Vineland

  • Point Vicente Lighthouse