After getting our adrenaline fix at Six Flags we decided to do a quick jaunt down to San Diego to visit their famous zoo.
San Diego zoo houses over 3, 700 animals of more than 650 species and sub-species. It also has pandas (and successfully breeds them!) We were on a mission to see as much as possible – it’s SUCH a big zoo it even has a cable car that runs from one end to the other! Highlights were (of course) the pandas, giraffes, gorillas and the cute ‘baby’ hippo that did loops of his enclosure to make sure people were still paying attention to him!
After our safari – it was time to get some grub and chill out for the evening. We sampled a few craft beers at Neighborhood and ate some amazing home-style Vietnamese in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Our next pit-stop was the city of LA. We were up bright and early and hit the road to try and avoid the traffic … To be fair it wasn’t too bad – but there were still plenty of crazy drivers there! Our goal was to get to the Hollywood Hills and climb up to the famous Hollywood sign! Now you’d think it’d be a nice wee amble up to the sign – take in the views … but in reality she was a pretty full on hike! I’m proud to say we successfully made it up to the sign AND up to the very top behind the sign.
We headed to our hotel for the evening to freshen up before hitting the town. Some of the highlights were the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. After strolling around Hollywood – it was time to experience the nightlife! We started with cocktails in the Roosevelt Hotel followed by an AMAZING dinner at Petit Trois with our new friend Christina (who we met lining up for BBQ in Austin!) Christina was an awesome tour guide of LA taking us to some great little places and even a spot of Kareoke!
Our next journey was to start heading north along the beautiful coastline!