13:00 – Make yourself at home
Upon landing at LAX for 48 hours in Los Angeles, your immediate choice is, city or beach. For a day trip, it’s one or the other, because travel between them is to spend eons in inchworm traffic. (There’s a reason that beach-dwelling Westsiders don’t meet up with city friends in Silverlake very often, and it’s the drive). If it’s beach vibes you’re after, then head for Santa Monica, to the Palihouse West Hollywood or the beautiful Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows. Grab a late lunch at Cassia’s and head for the thrill of the hissing tide and sand between your toes.