Los Angeles is so much more than movie stars and Hollywood. When a friend comes to visit me I don’t take them shopping on Rodeo Drive, or to gawk outside the homes of the rich and famous, or to look at the footprints on the sidewalk at Grauman’s Chinese Theater… unless they request it.
Last Saturday I took my friend Cynthia to Malibu.
We started off with a two hour hike at Corral Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains
Malibu Seafood of course!
It’s one of the most popular fish and chip shacks along the coast, and I highly recommend it : the fish is always fresh, and fries are thick – as you can see.
After lunch we walked across Pacific Coast Highway to the beach…
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I can’t go to Malibu without getting a GROM gelato.
Cynthia had mint vanilla with raspberry sorbet.
I had apricot sorbet “with apricot pulp” and chocolate.
Of course she agreed with me that it was the *best* gelato she’s ever eaten.
What are your favorite things to do in your town?
When friends spend a weekend visiting you, and you want them to have a marvelous, memorable time in your city, where do you take them?