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Planning a trip to LA LA land?
LA is a seriously cool city with so much to offer, but it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know where to begin.
We recently spent 5 weeks eating, shopping and adventuring our way through LA, so we've rounded up the best spots to save you the hassle.
By the end of this list, you'll be living the LA life like a local.
You know those Instagram famous 'but first coffee' coffee cups?
Yep, they come from Alfred Coffee, and it's a pretty cute place to go for your morning dose of caffeine.
Image: Brunch at Elephante via @gabyleibowitz
You might know brunch as a smashed avo on toast, but in LA brunch is where the party is at.
Expect your eggs with a side of bottomless mimosas and pumping music.
Most restaurants I've mentioned in this post will offer a special brunch menu.
These places don't necessarily serve up the LA boozy brunch with unlimited mimosas, but they definitely tick the boxes when it comes to trendy, delicious breakfast and lunch options.
The Butcher's Daughter, Venice.
Rose Cafe, Venice.
Cafe Gratitude, Venice.
True Foods Kitchen, Santa Monica.
Featured: Gracias Madre via vivalafood.com
While it's a more westernised take on Mexican food, they have a delish menu.
Their entire menu is vegan, but you'd never know it.
It's the kind of vegan food that can fool you into thinking you're eating meat.
For dessert, do yourself a favour and try their mouth-watering salted caramel brownie with vegan ice cream.
Looking for more traditional Mexican food?
Try the tacos at Guisados for a taste of real Mexican street food.
Expect no frills, but seriously yum authentic tacos and agua fresca.
Google best sushi in LA and this is what you'll find.
Yes, there are other great sushi restaurants scattered around LA - but if you want great quality traditional sushi at a reasonable price, Sugarfish has you covered.
Malibu is just as beautiful as you'd expect and a perfect way to spend a sunny, relaxing day.
Here's some of my fave ways to spend time in Malibu:
Here's the places you need to hit to satisfy all your Gucci, Urban Outfitters or vintage store needs…
Image: Venice Beach.
Image: Sky Bar at Mondrian Hotel.
Image: The Highlight Room rooftop.
Image: The Nice Guy Restaurant & Bar.
Basically all the dinner/bar venues on this list are date night appropriate, but here are a few particularly great date spots:
Streets of LA.
Griffith Park Trails, Silverlake.
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.
The Merry-Go-Round at Santa Monica Pier.
3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica.
Loved these LA travel tips? Comment below which spots you enjoyed the most or let us know of any cool LA hot spots we should add to this list.