A Perfect Day in LA
After all of the traveling I’ve done over the last few months for my wedding and friend’s weddings, all I’ve wanted to do lately enjoy my summer here in LA.
It’s so easy to get caught up in that feeling of wanderlust and forget about all of the amazing activates your own city has to offer.
But when you live in a place that has the beach, the mountains, the city, and the desert, all within a quick drive, you should definitely take every opportunity to enjoy it.
So when Athleta asked me recently to share my “perfect summer day” in L.A., I jumped at the chance to show off my city. What better way to celebrate being back in L.A. than with a sunny SoCal staycation, and visits to my favorite L.A. attractions?
My perfect summer day in L.A. always starts off with a trip to the beach.
While I absolutely love the serene shores of Malibu, the eclectic atmosphere of Venice Beach is definitely my favorite.
I like to pack a healthy lunch and spend the whole day hanging out shoreside.
Usually, I’ll come down and go for a quick jog or bike ride and then relax, swim, or play beach volleyball. On this particular morning, I decided to get energized with a little free-style beach yoga.
My second favorite thing to do in L.A. is watch the sunset from one of our many gorgeous lookout points.
After a day of lounging at the beach, I headed back to West Hollywood to pick up Mr. Chow and take an easy hike up Runyon Canyon.
Runyon is the perfect spot to get your blood pumping without too much effort (good for a lazy Chow), and check out some quintessential L.A. sights while you’re at it.
From the top, you can see the Hollywood sign, Downtown L.A., and all the way to the ocean (on a clear day).
Mr. Chow is a sucker for a great view.
We had a lovely day visiting my favorite spots and it really made me appreciate being back at home. I feel so lucky to live in such a diverse city.
Oh, and having a bunch of comfy, stylish new Athleta clothes was the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for durable and adorable gear – look no further!
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This post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Athleta, all opinions are my own.