Vacation Like a Movie Star With The Inside Scoop
If you’re dying for a star sighting, and you don’t mind paying for a pricey coffee or cocktail, check out the Hotel Bel Air’s lobby lounge located at 701 Stone Canyon Road in Los Angeles. The hotel (opened in 1946) is owned by the Sultan of Brunei and is operated by the Dorchester Collection of luxury international hotels. Sitting in front of the stone fireplace, you’re poised to feel that rarefied Bel Air breeze that is said to hold so many of Hollywood’s secrets. It’s one of my top last minute things to do in LA, simply because you never know who you may see.
Live in The Now With Last Minute LA Activities
Tired of cooking at home but hoping not to break the bank? It may be time to jump on the bandwagon of food truck enthusiasts and start following in their mouth watering tracks. Choose a night of the week that suits you and plant yourself where the food trucks are scheduled to be. Korean BBQ, aka ‘Koji,’ is a crowd pleaser, and a filling dose is well under $10 per person. No need to tip anyone except for the stranger in line on what’s delicious. It’s one of my favorite last second excuses to get out of the house, and truly delicious.
Parks Make Great Last Minute Things to Do in LA
If you’re looking for some great last minute things to do in LA, you couldn’t go wrong with LA’s many beaches and parks. Griffith Park is a Los Angeles classic where you can escape from the city without actually leaving the city. Walking up the main trail provides great views of the famous Hollywood sign. If you’ve got the breath to make it to the top, you’ll be awarded with some beautiful landscaped views from the iconic Griffith Observatory, made famous by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. Check out a beautiful photogenic view of the LA basin stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean.