Road trip part 3

We started this trip on June 15th and have stayed in and seen some amazing places along the way. In my 2nd post, I mentioned that we had been to Nashville, Memphis, Fort Smith, Amarillo, Santa Fe, Scottsdale and LA.

We continued our trip in LA. After two great stays at both the Residence Inn in Burbank and the Ritz Carlton in downtown LA, (see my full review in a separate blog post), and then moved to the Intercontinental DTLA (see review of this hotel in a separate blog post). We moved so my husband could be in the same hotel as the conference he was attending.

There is so much to do in LA. Having been there many times before, we spent a lot of time at the pool, but also ventured out to Zuma Beach in Malibu, the historic El Capitan theater in Hollywood, Dukes Malibu restaurant, the Polo Lounge, Larchmont, Burbank, The Grove LA, Mandarette Chinese restaurant, and fig on 7th.

Zuma Beach, Malibu

Zuma Beach is my favorite Malibu because it is very far out in Malibu and therefore the least crowded.

The historic El Capitan theater is a great place to see a movie. Disney took over the theater and restored it to its former glory. The inside is stunning, with a lot of detail work. There is a small live show before the movie as well and it is not to be missed. We saw Toy Story 4 and it was a fabulous experience.

My son, Ian, in front of the El Capitan theater.

Dukes Malibu is a wonderful restaurant with a Hawaii twist. The food is excellent and they work well with allergies. They have something for everyone at Dukes.

The Polo lounge is another LA institution. Located in the Beverly Hills hotel, the Polo Lounge has a lovely menu full of excellent food. They also cater to allergies vey well and the service is impeccable. Sit on the patio for a wonderful atmosphere and to enjoy the fabulous LA weather.

View from our booth on the patio of the Polo Lounge

Larchmont Village is a very quaint and historic neighborhood in LA. Full of shops and restaurants, it is a great place to walk around.

Burbank is home to NBC studios in California. There are many fun shops, great restaurants and entertainment n Burbank, making it one of favorite areas of LA.

The Grove LA has a lot of high end stores and upscale restaurants. There is a huge parking garage as well as valet parking. There is also a farmers market across the street. In addition, Mandarette Chinese is nearby and has excellent Chinese food. The benefit of Mandarette is that they can make most items on their menu gluten free.

FIG at 7th, in downtown LA, has the fantastic Taste food hall, with some great food options, as well as a few other restaurants in the center. There are also a number of stores. It is a great place to shop and eat in DTLA.

In conclusion, there is no shortage of things to do in LA, no matter where in the city you are. #malibu #elcapitantheater #dukesmalibu #pololounge #burbank #thegrovela

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