Day 11: Los Angeles, CA
- Staying put in Tinseltown
The Getty Museum came highly recommended, so after stopping for some Yum-Yum Donuts (nowhere close to Suzy-Jo’s, that’s for sure!) we drove down and arrived right around opening. The views were fantastic, even with the smog obscuring it a bit. It was great to walk around the museum & gardens, enjoy the great weather and do some good people watching!
By now, it was lunch time and that meant one thing for us both: In-N-Out Burger! We stopped at the UCLA location and ordered. And yes, the hype is correct! Abby and I agreed: pair an In-N-Out Burger with Steak & Shake fries and you have the perfect burger joint!!
After lunch, we headed down to Santa Monica. Totally touristy and full of traffic, but I wanted to put my toes in the sand of the Pacific. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I prefer the laid back attitude of Cape May. For a boardwalk vibe? Ocean City, MD. The Santa Monica Pier reminded me more of Seaside or Wildwood. I’m sure California has it’s own version of Cape May & OCMD. We’ll just have to find them next time!
By the time we got back to the hotel, it was once again time for dinner (after sitting around the pool, of course). I wanted to stay local and not drive after driving around all day. When we walked to Porto’s on our first day, we saw a cool looking restaurant along the street- Damon’s Steak House. It turned out to be a Tiki Bar and one of LA’s oldest joints. Further down the block was a Coffee Beanery, where we capped off the night with a coffee and some dessert. What a great way to end the trip!