The place that we rented is again good and in a good neighbourhood. Absolutely, if you are travelling in a group of four rent a private flat – much cheaper and very comfortable. However, we are not really fond of LA. Things that you can like in LA are the beaches. We have been on Malibu, Venice, Santa Monica, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Beautiful long and wide sand beaches – amazing.
Ocean is not really for swimming because it’s cold, especially for people from Croatia used to 25C. Of course, some of us did swim and the temperature was 20C. Moreover, even though the outside temperature is high wind is strong and cold so the feeling is not very good if you are wet.
Regarding the other sites…Hollywood Boulevard, the street with the famous stars called Walk of Fame is…hm…disappointing. Nothing really special to see besides those stars that also don’t look special.
Sunset Boulevard is parallel street with Hollywood Blvd and both are basically the same. Shops for tourists and few palm trees…;) Beverly Hills and Bel Air are nice places if you want to see nice properties, I said properites not houses since most of them have high fances and houses are not visible from the street. Everywhere in such neighborghood stopping is forbiden at any time and there are no sidewalks. Meaning, if you are not going in to one of the houses it’s not place for you to be.
Approach to Hollywood Sign is closed, but we succeeded to come to some place to take the photo.
Getty Villa – famous philanthropist made a museum which is nice to see. By all means, much better than Hearst Castle if those two are comparable. Hearst Castle does lend some work of art to Getty Villa, but in Hearst everything is without any order and combined in really strange way, while in Getty the art organized in meaningful units.
We also went to check Downtown, Broadway and Little Tokyo and honestly you should avoid that part of the city. It’0s not worth it not even to see Frank Ghery Disney Concert Hall…Literally, nothing to see besides skyscrapers and abandoned buildings and shops.
Griffith Observatory is a nice place with a great view on LA and with telescopes to explore the planets and the sky.
At the end – in LA spend time on beaches…and enjoy.