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SoCal Faves (So far)
Novel Cafe is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

1. Novel Cafe

1101 Gayley Ave (btw Kinross Ave & Lindbrook Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Café · Westwood · 36 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: This is a great place to work or meet with friends in Westwood. They've got good foods and there are several tables with outlets available.

Silver Lake Reservoir is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

2. Silver Lake Reservoir

8.8
1850 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Reservoir · Silver Lake · 46 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Fun place to hang out. Catch some of the cool breeze in the "humans park" (separate from the dog park).

Lamill Coffee Boutique is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

3. Lamill Coffee Boutique

8.5
1636 Silver Lake Blvd (at Effie St), Los Angeles, CA
Coffee Shop · Silver Lake · 160 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Great coffee and trendy interior

The Thirsty Crow is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

4. The Thirsty Crow

8.5
2939 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Reno & Vendome), Los Angeles, CA
Bar · Silver Lake · 81 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Looks kinda dead on the outside but feels like a whiskey saloon on the inside. Great happy hour cocktails.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

5. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

9.2
5905 Wilshire Blvd (at S Ogden Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum · Mid-City West · 446 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Gigantic museum that has almost any type of art you could be looking for. Do not leave without checking out the Japanese pavilion.

San Diego Zoo is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

6. San Diego Zoo

9.2
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA
Zoo · Balboa Park · 563 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: It's world famous, huge, and pretty flippin' sweet.

La Puerta is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

7. La Puerta

8.8
560 4th Ave (btwn Market & Island Ave), San Diego, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Marina · 267 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Hip Mexican restaurant and bar in a fun part of town

Horton Plaza is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

8. Horton Plaza

6.3
324 Horton Plz, San Diego, CA
Shopping Mall · Horton Plaza · 109 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: This is one crazy mall! It's a large outdoor mall with beautiful arches worth checking out if you're in the area.

Cafe 21 Gaslamp is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

9. Cafe 21 Gaslamp

8.4
802 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA
Café · Gaslamp · 225 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Delicious brunch. Would love to come back for cocktails!

Everyday California is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

10. Everyday California

8.1
2261 Avenida de la Playa (Dorado), La Jolla, CA
Sporting Goods Shop · 16 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Sea kayaking is super fun!

StartEngine is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

11. StartEngine

10960 Wilshire Blvd (Veteran Avenue), Los Angeles, CA
Tech Startup · Westwood · 5 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: New(ish) startup accelerator with a lot of great teams!

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

12. Universal Studios Hollywood

9.2
100 Universal City Plz (btwn Barham & Lankershim Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Theme Park · Universal City · 980 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: You don't really need a whole day here, and the rides aren't as awesome as other those at other parks, but it's still fun to check out for the tour and Jurassic Park!

Jurassic World - The Ride is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

13. Jurassic World - The Ride

9.0
100 Universal City Plz (at Universal Studios Hollywood), Universal City, CA
Theme Park · 133 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: This is my favorite ride I have ever been on. Brontosaurs. Velociraptors. T-Rex reaching down to chomp you while you drop down a ginormous waterfall.

Sushi Yuzu is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

14. Sushi Yuzu

8.4
10118 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Greater Toluca Lake · 45 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Delicious.

Hollywood Bowl Overlook is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

15. Hollywood Bowl Overlook

8.7
7036 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Scenic Lookout · Hollywood Hills · 27 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Perfect place to watch 4th of July Fireworks or get a cool view of the city.

J. Paul Getty Museum is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

16. J. Paul Getty Museum

9.2
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum · Brentwood · 507 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: The best museum I have ever been to, and I've been to a lot of museums. It has great views from up above, the gardens are beautiful, the building is crazy, and the art collection is fantastic.

Diddy Riese is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

17. Diddy Riese

8.9
926 Broxton Ave (btwn Le Conte & Weyburn Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Ice Cream Shop · Westwood Village · 256 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: I hear these might not be the best ice cream sandwiches in LA, but they're still pretty good. If you're staying near Westwood Village and have time in wait in line it's sorta worth it.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

18. Six Flags Magic Mountain

9.0
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA
Theme Park · 436 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Go on Superman!

Ovation Hollywood is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

19. Ovation Hollywood

7.9
6801 Hollywood Blvd (at N Highland Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Shopping Mall · 165 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Another crazy mall with more strange archways. Pretty decent view of the Hollywood sign and close to Grauman's Chinese Theater

Groundwork Coffee Co. is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

20. Groundwork Coffee Co.

8.3
1501 N Cahuenga Blvd (at Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Coffee Shop · Central Hollywood · 80 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Although I wasn't that excited about the cafe itself, I thought the neighborhood around it seemed pretty fun. Would love to check it out again.

Church of Scientology American Saint Hill Organization is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

21. Church of Scientology American Saint Hill Organization

1413 L Ron Hubbard Way (Fountain Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Church · Little Armenia · 3 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: I haven't gone inside or anything, but this is a ridiculous site to see. I mean, it's a giant blue building!

Palisades Park is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

22. Palisades Park

9.0
Ocean Ave (btwn Colorado & Adelaide), Santa Monica, CA
Park · Wilshire-Montana · 57 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: So beautiful. Come in the evening for a quiet sunset on the beach.

Venice Canals is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

23. Venice Canals

9.2
Dell Ave (at Howland Canal), Venice, CA
Canal · 118 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: Come to either see the canals or sneak peeks into some very fancy homes.

Road to Seoul is one of SoCal Faves (So far).

24. Road to Seoul

8.5
1230 S Western Ave (at 12th St), Los Angeles, CA
Korean Restaurant · 94 tips and reviews

CarolineCaroline: mmm All you can eat Korean bbq for $17.99 in Koreatown!