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48 Hours in Los Angeles

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If given an opportunity to tour Los Angeles in 2 days, I will grasp it in a heartbeat. And I am sure it goes the same for you. Nevertheless, you must have a well planned and prepared to know L.A. up close in 48 hours. A lot of time is required to discover this enchanting city, but if 48 hours is all you've got, we have charted out some great recommendations for you to easily tour L.A. in two days.


Universal Studios
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Los Angeles - Once you see it, no other place quite compares and live up to this Angelic city!


A stunning introduction to Los Angeles! Day 1 Tour of LA

Breakfast at San Fernando Valley at 8:00AM

This urbanized valley will give you some of the best breakfast options and joints. Have breakfast at Jumpin' Java, at 11919 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, a vibrant cafe with sidewalk seating. Relish on pancakes, sandwiches and great cup of coffee on Ventura Boulevard. It's the flagship location and a celebrity favorite. Blu Jam Cafe, at 15045 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, will serve some stylish, European touch breakfast that you will cherish. Looking for a kid friendly place? Jinky's Cafe Sherman Oaks is just the right place that serves good Southwestern breakfast.

Hollywood Expedition at 10:00 AM

Time for some serious expedition of Hollywood. Whether you are a film buff or not, this delightful place is fit for one and all. Who can possibly skip a trip to Hollywood walk of Fame? Take a walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you can decode the names of over 2,000 Hollywood stars engraved in bronze and set in marble. Also, visit the Hollywood Museum, which will treat you with the world's most extensive and vast collections of Hollywood memorabilia.  A 5 minutes walk, will take you to the lavish movie palace, Chinese Theatre. The place host many big movie premiers and you find out the hand and foot prints in the concrete, of over 160 Hollywood celebrities.

Distance and time from Ventura Boulevard: 10.5 miles or 16 minutes drive

Window shopping or serious shopping! Shopping at 12:00 PM

Glendale Galleria awaits to entertainment you completely, that features top name boutiques, salons, spas, a children’s play area and a food court. Ventura Boulevard, a sizzling stretch of boutique shops from Universal City to Studio City to Sherman Oaks. Still want some more shopping expedition? Visit the $400 million shopping center, the Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Also stop at the Sherman Oaks Galleria and Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks.

Lunch break at 1:30 PM

The Counter, at 12117 Ventura Blvd Studio City, will greet you with mouth watering smells. Indulge in some seriously good gourmet burger and fresh salad here. Located at 13031 Ventura Blvd Studio City, Il Tramezzino will not let you pass by without trying there authentic Italian food. You cannot leave without trying their exceptional Fettucini Alfredo. Tired of burgers and pizzas? Sit back and relish on some fresh sushi at Sugarfish By Sushi Nozawa, located at 11288 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

Never like before experience! Universal Studios Hollywood  at 2:30 PM

From Transformers to Ride-3D, you are in for a mega thrilling experience in Universal Studios Hollywood. The 3D Ride will engage you into an immersive, unimaginable thrill ride that leaves very fine line to differentiate between fiction and reality. The Simpsons Ride is also something to explore. You are never too old to have fun at the  fantasy theme park. It will take you into a faster-than-lightning-speeds Roller Coaster ride and on the way you get a glimpse of Simpson's family - Krusty the Clown, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States
Park Hours: 07: 9am - 9pm
Click here to buy tickets and get more information.
Distance and time from Ventura Blvd: 8.3 miles or 13 minutes

Adrenaline Rush! iFLY Indoor Skydiving at 5:30 PM

Located, stone's throw away from Universal Studios Hollywood, there is the Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Make sure to experience the thrill of skydiving. And the catch is that, there is no aeroplane involved. Yes, the iFLY Indoor Skydiving will give an adrenaline rush and moreover you get a big chance of bumping into some movie stars. If this is too much for you to take, relax and engage in the Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tours. What better than to be amidst the Hollywood stars and see film or television productions in progress.

Address: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States
Phone: 1 818-622-44551 818-622-4455 FREE
Distance and time from Ventura Blvd: 8.3 miles or 13 minutes

Theatre at 7:00PM

You ought to see a Theatrical play if you are in Hollywood. The North Hollywood encompasses many Theatres, of which,  El Portal Theatre and  Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre are notable ones. The Theatres feature live performances from the classics to improv and you never know, you might be sitting next to your favorite Hollywood star.

North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Distance and time from Universal City: 6.7 miles or 11 minutes

Dinner is served at 9:00 PM

After watching a classic play, dine in one of North Hollywood's restaurants. Have a delectable Japanese, Korean cuisine in Hayat’s Kitchen, at 11009 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, and dig in their chicken schwarma with garlic fries. Cilantro Mexican Grill at 7214 Whitsett Ave,North Hollywood will wow you with its fresh Gourmet Mexican food.

Music and Dance! Nightlife at 10:30PM

Sound Nightclub in 1642 Las Palmas Ave, is a huge playspace with a sunken dancefloor and is one of the new favorites of the locals and visitors. You will have a ball here with outstanding music, great dance routines and impromptu celebrity visitors. Come feel like a king in King King, at 6555 Hollywood Blvd. King King is famous for its cabaret, theater and live music performances, DJs and electronic music nights. A slick Hollywood club, Lure at 1439 Ivar Avenue will definitely lure you with its bottle service and bodycon dresses.

Enjoy a quite drink or two at 12:00AM

Nearby Studio City, there are tons of bar. If you are with your a big group of friends, hob in Laurel Tavern for a chatty good time with great drinks. Slick and chic bar, Page 71 will offer you great cocktail list. Make sure you drop by Infusion Lounge dance club and the iconic Hard Rock Cafe at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, the outrageous dueling piano bar.


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More fun to anticipate! Day 2 tour of LA

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Kick start with a hearty breakfast. You can drop by downtown and have breakfast in one of its fabulous breakfast joints. French Market Cafe, at 2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd is a perfect French restaurants to enjoy a great cup of French coffee and toast. Cafe 50’s, at 850 N Vermont Ave serves great waffles. Located at 765 Wall St, Poppy Rose, is one of the best breakfast spots in downtown. It's pancakes with scramble eggs will leave you wanting to com back again and again.

Fun and Adventure! Griffith Park at 10:30 AM

There are lots and lots of things to explore here. You can take a zoo tour, rent a bicycle and bike the 4,210 acres of both natural terrain and landscaped parkland, watch a play at Greek theater or enjoy pony rides. Griffith Observatory, is just right there. This gorgeous building will let you explore the space through its giant telescopes.

Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States
Phone: 1 323-913-46881 323-913-4688 FREE
Opening hours: 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m
Distance and time from downtown: 7.9 miles or 16 minutes drive

Marvel Arts! Getty Center at 12:00 PM

The breathtaking, Getty Museum at Getty Center is the epitome of high culture. The museums has exceptional displays of French antiques, manuscripts, contemporary photography and other outstanding collections. The works of great artists are displayed using  computer-controlled louvers and UV-filtering . Admission is free.

Address:
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, United States
Phone: 1 310-440-73001 310-440-7300 FREE
Website: www.getty.edu
Opening hours: Tue-Thu, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Fri & Sat 10am–9pm
Distance and time from Griffith Park: 1.6 miles or 23minutes drive

Lunch at 1:30 PM

Have a taste of Tehran at Taste of Tehran, located 1915 Westwood Blvd. A new take on barbeque! Have a delicious meal at Genwa Korean BBQ, 5115 Wilshire Blvd. Or, opt for a family luncheon at Nook Bistro, 11628 Santa Monica Blvd.

Venice Beach at 3:00 PM

Venice, a star studded place known for its scenic beauty and Venice Beach is its crown jewel. Skinny dip, sun bask, surf or just a playful bucket and wade fun at the beach sand, you name it, and every fun beach activities you dreamt off, will materialize here in Venice Beach.

Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
Distance and time from Getty Center: 10.2 miles or 20 minutes drive

Did you know? Some notable actors and actress who are prominent residents of Venice - Julia Roberts, Kate Beckinsale Nicolas Cage, Tim Meadows, Robert Hegyes.

Hyper-liberal WeHo at 5:00PM

WeHo (West Hollywood) is famous for its high end boutiques, with their star shoppers, such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan etc. WeHo will welcome you with the sight of rainbow flags that fly proudly over Santa Monica Blvd. You can browse around this area for a feel good or feel special factor. For some serious shopping, head to affordable shopping hangout, The Grove. It is a lovely outdoor mall, with shops and brands much down to earth and affordable. Add on a little more fun with a free double decker tram tour of the mall. Stroll along the Sunset Strip and Sunset Plaza. Lined up along the strip, with stylish bookstores, yoga studios, art galleries, and cross-fit bootcamps, these areas remained an entertainment hub for locals and visitors.

Address: West Hollywood, CA, USA
Distance and time from Venice beach: 12.9 miles or 30 minutes drive

Have healthy laugh! The Comedy Store at 7:00 PM

A ten minutes walk will take you to the Comedy Store. Doctors say, laughter makes you healthy! And you will definitely feel healthier after a belly laugh at the Comedy Store. The place will entertain you to the fullest , with stand up comedy performances by many internationally renowned comedians, such as late Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, David Letterman, and Sandra Bernhard. Every night, there is a comedy show going on and you can select from three different stages.

Address: 8433 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069, United States
Get details for show timings, tickets and other details here.
Distance and time from Sunset Strip: 0.5 mile or 11 minutes walk

Dinner at 9.00 PM

A delectable dinner at one of LA's posh neighborhoods, will be an unforgettable moment. Il Piccolino Trattoria, at 350 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood will serve you right with its best Italian cuisine. Come out of your comfort zone and try some unconventional delicious Japanese cuisine at Katana, loacted at 8439 W Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Hollywood. A good succulent steak will never bore you. Walk in Boa Steakhouse, located at  9200 West Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, West Hollywood.

Nightlife at 10:30PM

If you are in West Hollywood or WeHo, you ought to experience its nightlife. A hub for urban nightlife, WeHo is flooded with trendy lounges, wild gay bars, rock-and-roll dives and lots more that attract many chic crowds from around the world. 1OAK, at 9039 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, play host to many glamorous young crowd and play outstanding blend of modern music with old-school rap, hip hop, house and trance music. The Abbey, an interesting place that offers amazing nightly dancing and famous for really good martinis, must be your next night club stop (692 N. Robertson Blvd.West Hollywood). Do not skip the Bootsy Bellows, the 60's art deco inspired nightclub, with burlesque shows, marionettes, life-sized puppets and jazz bands(9229 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood)

A few rounds of drinks! Bar at 12:00 AM

BAR 1200, a classy place where Hollywood's elite visit often to loosen up. Walk in this bar to get an elite experience, with its sophisticated drinks (1200 Alta Loma Road West Hollywood). Another great stop for the night is BAR 20. Step in this bar that mimics the shape of a guitar, to enjoy incredible bourbon-forward cocktails and California wines (8426 W. Sunset Blvd.West Hollywood). Enough of elite bars, why not hunt for some good and affordable bar! The Bayou offers cheap, strong drinks, good bar snacks and attracts some of the city's wildest crowds(8939 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood).

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