When 2017 began, I definitely did not think that I would be taking two trips to LA before the year was even halfway over, but that's how things worked out and both visits were so enjoyable.
Trip #2 was taken with Liz. We drove down on Friday, spent two full days exploring, and drove home on Monday. We spent all 3 nights on Sunset Boulevard in a cute "urban inn" near Echo Park and Silverlake. Scoring a room on the 3rd floor was a treat, and we made good use of the balcony during our stay. (We also probably took WAY too many photos of the same palm tree, haha.)
During our time in LA we rode the bus multiple times because we are adventurous like that (and we didn't want to give up our parking spot on the street) and we also walked quite a bit. Both were preferable to driving, though if (or rather, when) you do have to sit in traffic, all you need is a good friend and a good playlist. ✌
We did as many things as we reasonably could, balancing all of our running from here to there with plenty of sitting in coffee shops. I was pretty tired from my whirlwind trip to Oregon and Liz had a mild cold, so we wanted to make sure we didn't need vacations when we both returned home from this vacation.
I've compiled the photos from the trip below, all crammed into one post. This does not presume to be a guide by any means. It's just a recap of where we went and what we did.