Trip Moment Recommendations
California 🇺🇸 Summer Trip ☀️
Summer trip in California, United States 🇺🇸. The weather is hot, but the view was stunning in the morning, afternoon and even nights! I’m in love 💕
After a few days in San Jose, we traveled to Santa Cruz by bus. They are very close to each other. We spent a lovely day in Santa Cruz. Especially in the theme park, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 🏖️
The price of the ticket to play in the amusement park was very worth it! You can ride all the rides as many times as you want. They were all very fun😊
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. From the heart-pounding adrenaline rush of the Giant Dipper to the family fun of Bulgy the Whale. Every single one of us was so happy. Our favorite rides are always the Loggers and Giant Dipper 🎢 As for loggers, you get to enjoy a panoramic ocean view from high above the park as you float around a watery track. Keep your eyes open for the final drop, and expect to get wet 💦
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
📍400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
If you walk down the street, there are lots of seafood restaurants and the price are all affordable. The seafoods were all very fresh. Would definitely recommend you all to visit if you are around San Jose‼️ Definitely worth to visit 🙌🙌
Nostalgic Beach Vibes At Redondo Beach
Redondo beach is one of the older beachside towns in Los Angeles along with Manhattan beach and Hermosa beach.
Redondo has a long clean sand beach with waters calm enough for swimming. It has ample parking and is a great spot for families.
It has a wharf built on wooden stilts in the water which has numerous games arcades, restaurants and cafes. it has old school vibes with diners, old cars and retro arcade games.
over the summer you can see seals swimming in the water below the piers and on weekends you can catch a glimpse of the famous Goodyear blimp!
#timetotravel #redondo #losangeles #california #beachlife #usa
A colourful fisherman’s village in LA
Fisherman’s village is a cute shopping area and boating dock that is located in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles. It is built in the New England style and dates back to 1967, it has recently been made famous as the location for the ‘banana stand’ in the netflix comedy Arrested Development.
It is a cute little area with lots of different colour buildings built around a lighthouse, it offers sweeping views of the marina and various food and drink options. There are a few sit down restaurants with views or you can get some take away snacks and use some of the public seating areas.
There is often live music in the area or it’s a great place to watch the various boats coming in and out of the marina. Depending on the season you can see the 4th of July fireworks, boating parades or the various rowing teams from LA universities practicing in the water.
#timetotravel #instatravel #trip #losangeles #california
The Infamous Santa Monica, Los Angeles
Santa Monica is an iconic beachside town in Los Angeles, California. It is famous for being the setting for countless films, tv shows and music videos - you will definitely recognize the ferris wheel at the end of the pier.
Santa Monica has plenty of shops and restaurants and a cute little old town, it has a more relaxed vibe compared to other shopping areas of Los Angeles and is a lot more pedestrianized. Moving towards the coast Santa Monica has one of the longest and cleanest beaches in the county and the water is calm enough for swimming and relaxing. If you look up the coast you can see as far as Malibu to the north and the Airport to the south.
There is also the famous pier which is the western start / terminus of the famous route 66, you will see the road signs along the end of the pier. There are lots of amusements, cafes and snack shops and of course the ferris wheel!
It’s a good spot to head to at different times of the day, it’s quieter in the morning for sure but the night with everything lit up makes it so special so worth checking out both times to feel the different vibes.
#timetotravel #trip #beachlife #california #losangeles #santamonica #usa
A fascinating glimpse at the origins of LA
El Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument is the oldest part of the city of Los Angeles and was it’s heart during Mexican, Spanish and early American rule. Directly opposite Union Station in downtown the area is a state monument and designated historic place. The area is made up of large plazas surrounded by buildings dating back to 1800, there are small streets radiating off them selling all kinds of food, gifts and clothes. There are beautiful flowers, trees and cactai lining the streets and it makes you feel like you’re a whole world away from the bustle of a modern American city.
It’s a great place to take your time and explore the details of these buildings, they are well preserved and many have pieces of art or murals that give fascinating details of the areas history.
It is one of my favourite places for food in Los Angeles with the ability to mix snacks from street vendors with flavorful meals from the many cafes and restaurants on the streets.
If you come you have to try the churros and snowcones, the best I’ve had by far!
#timetotravel #trip #losangeles #downtown #history #historicculture #california #usa #america
Union station, an art deco gem in Los Angeles
Union Station is the main rail and transport hub for Los Angeles, located downtown in the old historical district. It was built in the 1930’ and serves as a stunning example of Spanish style art deco architecture, it has become infamous for it’s design and is often used as a filming location. It has features in films, TV shows and countless music videos - so even though you haven’t been there you will probably recognise it.
The interior features countless pieces of art and stunning architectural elements, even though the station is relatively small it has been beautifully restored and offers a fascinating glimpse at the golden era of travel.
These days it’s a hub for the cities bus, rail and long distance Amtrak services so it is a very busy place to be, but worth popping along just to take a look around one of the most beautiful buildings in Los Angeles.
#timetotravel #losangeles #california #la #architecture #railway
The 17-Mile Drive
#timetotravel I'm so thankful that my cousin volunteered to show us around Monterey and took us on the 17-mile drive. I love the views—they were amazing. Lots of trees, sea lions, birds, the beach, and the wind in yout hair.
We also ended up in the golf course of the champions so we took pictures with their standees and read about their successes.
#travel #california #usa #monterey #drive #awesomepic
Up close Air Force One
Who would have thought that after watching movies about Presidents of America and the ever famous film of Harrison Ford that I got the chance to see Air Force 1 and being overwhelmed of the history that happened inside Boeing 747-200B’s. This Air Force One “Flying White House” was used by President Ronald Reagan and six other US presidents from 1973-2001.
Visit Simi Valley and see it for yourself.
#reaganlibrary #airforce1 #airforceone #simivalley #california
The infamous Alcatraz, worth the journey!
Alcatraz Prison, Alcatraz Island - San Francisco, California.
I have always wanted to go to Alcatraz so jumped at the chance during a 48 hour stop over in San Francisco.
The prison has to be one of the most impressive museums I’ve been to in my life, the layout takes you through so much of the complex and is absolutely fascinating.
The prison is infamous as it’s use a penitentiary between the 1930’s to the 1930’s but the museum also covers the lesser known period when it was occupied by native Americans during their national protest and fight for rights and recognition.
There is so much left from both of these eras so you really get a sense of what it was like through its history.
The boat ride back and forth from the pier also gives you stunning views of San Francisco and it’s iconic hills and vistas.
Worth a trip for any history buffs and anyone that wants to better understand the history of this wonderful city. #sanfrancisco #alcatraz #california #urbanexplorer #america #history
Pier 39: Where the Magic of San Francisco Unf
Step onto Pier 39 and be transported into a world of sensory delight. The sea breeze caresses your face, carrying with it the invigorating scent of the ocean and the irresistible aroma of sourdough bread mingling with the tantalizing flavors of freshly caught seafood. The rhythmic melody of street performers fills the air, captivating your senses with their awe-inspiring talents, while the playful barks of the resident sea lions echo in the background, adding a touch of whimsy to the vibrant atmosphere.
Prepare to embark on a captivating exploration of unique shops that line the pier, each offering its own distinct charm and treasures waiting to be discovered. Lose yourself in the vibrant colors and intricate designs of local artisans, whose creations tell stories of San Francisco's rich cultural heritage. From intricately crafted jewelry to vibrant paintings and handcrafted trinkets, these unique pieces serve as tangible mementos of your visit to this extraordinary city.
Indulge your palate in the delectable flavors of San Francisco as you sample the local cuisine that graces Pier 39. From the iconic clam chowder served in warm sourdough bread bowls to the succulent Dungeness crab freshly caught from the nearby waters, every bite is a celebration of the region's bountiful coastal offerings. Savor the explosion of flavors as you dine al fresco, taking in the panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge, its majestic orange towers rising proudly against the backdrop of the shimmering bay.
Yet, amidst the culinary delights and vibrant atmosphere, it is the resident stars of Pier 39 that truly steal the show—the charming sea lions. Make your way to the docks, where these playful creatures bask lazily in the sun, entertaining visitors with their amusing antics and melodic barks. Marvel at their agility as they dive gracefully into the water and delight in their playful jostling for prime sunbathing spots. These enchanting creatures add a touch of whimsy and joy to the pier, capturing the hearts of all who encounter them.
Pier 39 is not merely a destination; it is a gateway to the heart and soul of San Francisco. It is a place where the magic of the city comes alive, embracing you in its vibrant energy and inviting you to immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of experiences. Whether you find yourself strolling through the bustling crowds, exploring the unique shops, indulging in delectable cuisine, or simply watching the sea lions frolic, every moment spent on Pier 39 is a testament to the enchantment and allure of this extraordinary waterfront destination. So, step onto Pier 39 and let the magic of San Francisco unfold before your eyes.#sanfrancisco #pier39 #california #usatrip #usatravel #sealions #viewswortheverypenny
My main building in Los Angeles California
This is a no miss when visiting LA, Los Angeles City Hall is located at 200 N Spring St in Downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible from Downtown. The building was completed in 1928 and is the center of the government of the city of Los Angeles.
The building has a unique architecture and is a great place to visit if you’re interested in history and architecture. There is an observation deck on the top floor that offers a panoramic view of the entire city. The observation deck is free to the public and open Monday through Friday during business hours.
To get upstairs and have the Downtown view, you can head to the mayoral portrait gallery on the 26th floor, where you’ll peruse paintings of the city’s former head honchos before ascending a staircase to the grandiose Mayor Tom Bradley Room.
Los Angeles City Hall is a free attraction that is definitely worth visiting if you're interested in history and architecture.
#本地遊. #beachlife #foodie
#awesomepic #urbanexplorer #california #losangeles
A little piece of Japan in California ☀
While walking round Los Angeles downtown I found the Japanese Village Plaza that is located at 335 E. 2nd Street in Downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible from Downtown.
The plaza has a Japanese style architecture and offers a unique shopping and dining experience in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere.
The plaza has a rich history and is more than just a historic shopping center. It is now a place where customers can come early and stay late for a variety of services, shopping, dining and entertainment.
There are many restaurants and tea shops in the plaza that offer authentic Japanese cuisine. Some of the popular restaurants include Shabu Shabu House and Daikokuya. There are also many anime shops that sell anime merchandise and other Japanese goods. Me, being a fan of anime was kidna a Paradise, also I got a nice canned nitro coffee ☕
Japanese Village Plaza is a free attraction that is definitely worth visiting if you’re interested in Japanese culture or just want to experience something new.
#tripblazers #urbanexplorer #awesomepic #mytripvlog #california #losangeles #japan #foodie
Coolest vintage Bookstore in North America
The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store located in Downtown Los Angeles. The bookstore is housed in the grand atrium of what was once a bank, and the marble pillars and mile-high ceiling remain from the old bank.
The bookstore is easily accessible from Downtown and is a free attraction that is definitely worth visiting. The architecture of the building is stunning and it has a rich history that includes hosting many famous guests over the years.
One of the most popular attractions at The Last Bookstore is the iconic “book tunnel” which is made up of books placed perfectly for some worthy pictures. The bookstore also has a massive amount of books that are sure to impress visitors.
It also has an area full of CDs, old LP disc music and vintage stuff, as well as merchandise.
#tripblazers #urbanexplorer #awesomepic #california #losangeles #bookstore
An Iconic Modern Art Museum in LA 🎨
Visiting Los Angeles California might have a thousands different options to go to, but a museum is part of the top list of places, specially when is full of cool stuff and picturesque art sculptures.
The Broad Museum is a contemporary art museum located in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is easily accessible from Downtown and offers free admission to the general public. The museum’s architecture is stunning and it has a rich history that includes hosting many famous guests over the years.
One of the most popular exhibits at The Broad is Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” sculpture. The museum also features a huge table set exhibit that is sure to impress visitors.
To get tickets, you just need to reserve them online through this link. The tickets are free, but because of that, they often sell out, so is better to go during a weekday or early on weekends.
#tripblazers #urbanexplorer #本地遊#awesomepic #summervacation #california #losangeles #beachlife #museum
Historic Castle at the heart of Hollywood♥
This site is interesting, I didn't stayed here for a night but is open for turist, specially movie or Hollywood lovers like me.
The Chateau Marmont Hotel is a historic hotel located at 8221 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The hotel was designed by architects Arnold A. Weitzman and William Douglas Lee and completed in 1929. It was modeled loosely after the Château d’Amboise, a royal retreat in France’s Loire Valley. The hotel’s architecture is stunning and it has a rich history that includes hosting many famous guests over the years.
The hotel has been involved in several controversies over the years, including some celebrities, insane parties and even some crimes long time ago, like James Dean is one of the most famous visitors. Despite this, the hotel remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
We had some brunch and a coffee ☕
#tripblazers #urbanexplorer #本地遊#awesomepic #foodie #beachlife #cafe #hollywood #california #la #hotel
Vintage hotdogs in Los Angeles 🌭
This is not a common recommendation for Los Angeles California, but Pink’s Hot Dogs is a vintage and traditional food stand in Los Angeles that has been serving Angelinos, tourists, and celebrities alike since 1939. The menu goes from the classic stretch chili dog to the Lord of the Rings.
The location is central Los Angeles on Melrose and La Brea. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some delicious hot dogs.
You can also find other food options like burgers and fries. The restaurant has been featured in plenty of TV shows and movies, as well as on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.
So visiting this place made me feel like a famous in Hollywood 😎
#tripblazers #foodie #beachlife #urbanexplorer #hotdog #california #losangeles
Roller-coaster 🎢 by the sea 🌊
Pacific Park is a great spot to visit if you’re looking for fun attractions and games. The best way to get there is by car or taxi, but I took a metro and then walked over there.
Once you arrive, you can walk and get lost through the park and enjoy the different rides and games available. There are a dozen rides available, including the Pacific Wheel, West Coaster, Sea Dragon, Shark Frenzy, Pacific Plunge, and Inkies Scrambler.
You’ll also have the chance to see children playing and enjoying themselves on the different rides. The prices for different rides range from $5-12 if I'm not wrong. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual full of families and couples, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some fun.
After writing this I feel like a pretzel 🥨
#tripblazers #beachlife #awesomepic #summervacation #california #pacific
Coolest fishing pier in San Diego 🎣
Oceanside is a beautiful spot to visit if you’re looking for stunning sea views and plenty of activities. The best way to get there is by car or taxi, some busses goes there but isn't very easy in my opinion.
Once you arrive, you can just walk and get yourself lost along the beach and enjoy the view of the blue sea and blue sky.
You’ll also have the chance to try out some fun activities like surfing at the surf school or walking across the crazy bridge, haha I don't even know what shape or purpuse it has but is cool . The atmosphere is laid-back and casual, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some nature, the sea and the people around.
Many snacks and drink places around to keep yourself happy 😊
#beachlife #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #california
An Architecture world trip in San Diego!!
The gardens at San Diego Museum of Art are a hidden gem in the heart of the city. The best way to get there is by car or taxi, because isn't easy to get there by public transportation.
Once you arrive, you can take a stroll through the beautiful forestry and admire the stunning architecture of the museum. The gardens are home to several fountains that add to the peaceful atmosphere. You’ll also have the chance to see people visiting the museum and enjoying the gardens.
The atmosphere is laid-back and casual, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some nature, I saw many families taking a walk with their pets, some doing picnics, some doing sports, there was a little market with snacks and drinks.
#sandiego #museum #art #garden #california #tripblazers #awesomepic
Sea lions and Seals home by the sea 🌊
Seal Rock is a beautiful spot to visit if you’re looking for stunning sea views and the chance to see some wildlife. The best way to get there is by car or taxi, we drove there because it was easier for us than a taxi 🚖
Once you arrive, you can take a short walk down to the beach and enjoy the view of the blue sea and blue sky. You’ll also have the chance to see different birds and squirrels that call this area home. Many of the birds you see here are quite special so some of the locals and amateur turist like to visit here and take a look at them with their Profesional cameras 📸
If you’re lucky, you might even spot some seals or sea lions sunbathing on the rocks! The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing, making it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature.
#sandiego #california #beachlife #sea
Beautiful & Sunny San Diego! ☀️🌴
First time in San Diego, California and it was absolutely beautiful. There were stunning views of the palm trees and pier. In the third picture, I was able to visit The Kissing Statue at Tuna Harbor Park and it was a big statue. I recommend putting this on your places to visit in San Diego if you haven’t. I can’t wait to visit again, so I could see more sights and views of this beautiful city! #sandiego #california #tripblazers #urbanexplorer
Blink & you’re in a Danish Town
Solvang really is a Hallmark movie town(there’s actually a hallmark movie filmed here) it’s so beautiful, the locals are super inviting, food and pastries were AMAZING. All the stores and bakery’s were so cute and well decorated. high recommend visiting during Christmas time and early, they have a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and everyone from the town is there, DOG FRIENDLY, there was a ballet performance around the Christmas tree, the Brats are so delicious! #solvang #christmas #california #danishvillage #copenhagen
Roadtripping across the USA - Joshua Tree
We had a wonderful time visiting Joshua Tree National Park. If you visit in the latter half of the day you will get all the amazing changing colours of Sunset. You will not be disappointed. It’s a great place to visit for all abilities. You can do some hiking, or just see it all from your car! There are lots of interesting places to stop and see some great views and get wonderful pictures.#joshuatree #california
Golden Gate Bridge San Fransisco
#MyTripVlog #2023TravelWish Have you ever watched Streets of San Fransiisco? It was an old drama and this scene was shown a lot in that drama. Even though it was a #foggyweather the scene was #mesmerizing. It was very early morning so there were not many people and I loved the view a lot. It was a short but #amazing experience for enjoying #sanfrancisco #california #awesomepic
View From Yosemite Valley Floor
One of the most beautiful national park is the Yosemite National Park where there are more than 2 million visitors visiting this national park thru out the year even in the early winter season, both foreigners and locals.
Yosemite National Park is located in california, where its filled with really tall trees, and scenic mountain ranges that covers over 1200 hectares. There are more than 18 over hiking trials here which takes you to popular lookout like the half dome, yosemite falls, bridalviel falls, glacier points and many more. Each hike ranges from a 1.6km loop to more than 5km over loop, so it depends on the amount if time you have and fitness level. It's good to plan ahead and know what you are getting into, also, during the winter time some places are close due to the ice path making it unpassable or dangerous.
#gohiking #california #yosemitefalls #yosemite #hiking #america #trials #naturepark
Yosemite National Park trail
Famous for its giant sequoia trees and breathtaking waterfalls, Yosemite National Park is a major attraction for anyone visiting California! There are hikes of different difficulty levels so we took the beginners’ one because of me haha. The paths are mostly level and you get to see all sorts of creatures that live there. What an amazing natural sight for people who are too used to living in the city!
My overall rating of the experience: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#gohiking #tripmoments #hiking #trekking #outdoors #nature #mountains #mustvisit #california #unitedstatesofamerica
Steepest winding trek in San Francisco
Lombard is the longest and steepest winding street that is made up of eight hairpin turns, making it an interesting trek from the bottom to the top. It is also known as the world’s most crooked street given its design and attracts many visitors to try hiking up its bends. Quite an eye-opener!
My overall rating of the experience: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#gohiking #tripmoments #hiking #trekking #attraction #mustvisit #sanfrancisco #california #unitedstatesofamerica
Netherlands in Cali?
For the bloggers, locals, or tourists who want that Europe feel, let me introduce you to the Dutch Windmills.
Whether you want to eat lunch with a view or have a photoshoot, I highly recommend checking this place out. It's situated at the end of Golden Gate Park towards Ocean Beach. There's plenty of parking there or at the beach. You probably won't be alone, so be aware of that if you're vlogging.
After your shoot there, head to Ocean Beach for another great shoot.
#tripblazers #travel #california #sanfrancisco #photography #fallingforfall
Charming little city by the sea called Carmel
Carmel by the sea is a lovely, charming small city town in Monterey county California. Due to its uniqueness and easy access to the Bay Area, Carmel by the sea is one of the most expensive places to live in the US.
Carmel by the sea is known for the art galleries and the historic Carmel Mission which was built by the great Spanish priest Junípero Serra in 1771, and the fairytale cottages.
#carmel #california #mustvisit
Slice of France in San Francisco
This is by far the prettiest museum in Northern California. The best part is if you want a photo shoot like I did above, the outside is completely free and empty on weekdays. Whether you want the Louvre feel or pillars in your headshots, this place has got you covered.
Apparently, it's a replica of Palais de la Légion d'Honneur. So, if you're missing France, just bring your pastries and have a seat in the courtyard.
Where: 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
Inside Lincoln Golf Course
it’s accessible by public transport too.
#travel #tripblazers #sanfrancisco #california #holiday #ootd #fashion #style #model
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