a day in la
Its definitely not for everyone especially right now. But if you're up for a little grittiness there's an oasis here and there to find and enjoy in Downtown LA. First stop to start the day, and be early and on time, the downtown Grand Central. If you arrive when you should, 7am wont be bad, the wait for an array of choices for your much needed breakfast is kind. A great choice will always be a breakfast sammy from EggSlut. After a quick power scarf its time to go burn some cals in the hills. Locally said.
From downtown you're in friendly driving, or Uber, distance to the Hollywood sign hike. Grab a water, chewybar and lather your sunscreen. There's a tourist way and there's the right way to do this hike. And that's the Wisdom Tree to Hollywood Sign trail. Enjoy, and then you've earned some pool time with tacos and a refreshment. Head back downtown to a room at one of downtown's newest hotels: Hotel Figueroa. A unbeatable value, with on-point styling and one-of-few hotels with a functioning pool, bar and restaurant in downtown. A true oasis in the concrete jungle of Downtown LA. This hotel is a must and a needed return when the indoor bar reopens again. As for now, the indoor bar area stands as a quiet and much enjoyed art museum for guests.
Pro Tip: Take a quick Uber over to one of the many culinary creations in the Arts District. Or if you'd prefer to be back by the hotel there's a great restaurant to try just steps away at Faith & Flower.
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