Known for its ambiance, the Grove has become a trendy hangout for residents and tourists alike in Southern California. Things to Know About the Grove: Honestly, the shopping at the Grove does not stand out to me, but there appears to be continuous effort to expand and open new stores every time I visit. At … More The Grove (and Farmer’s Market)
L.A. Live is a newly built, and still expanding, entertainment area in downtown Los Angeles. Most of the buildings were completed in only the last ten years with more restaurants, apartments, hotels, and attractions planned for the future. Things to Know About L.A. Live: The main attraction at L.A. Live is the Staples Center, a … More L.A. Live
You will find the CityWalk right next to Universal Studio’s entrance gates, but you do not need a park ticket to visit. It is a promenade with shopping, restaurants, and some additional entertainment. There were a lot more restaurants than I expected, I honestly anticipated like a bar and three sit down restaurants. The … More Universal CityWalk Hollywood
This restaurant was one of those places that I had just stumbled upon while in the area. I was seeing a show at St. George’s Theatre earlier in the day, and most of the restaurants around St.George’s Theatre and the Steppenwolf Theatre open in the late afternoon. Willow Rm. is located in Lincoln Park, a … More Willow Rm.
Known for their popular Cake Shake, Portillo’s is a classic Chicago-area favorite. You can find a few Portillo’s restaurants outside of Chicago, including two in California and Arizona, and one location in Wisconsin and Indiana. However there are forty Portillo’s restaurants in Illinois and it has become a neighborhood classic for those living in the … More Portillo’s Restaurant
Seaport Village was not originally scheduled into my San Diego itinerary, but I am glad I made a detour as it ended up being one of my favorite stops on the trip. Things To Know About Seaport Village: Seaport Village is about ten minutes away from the Gaslamp Quarter, about fifteen minutes from the … More Seaport Village
The Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego was on my list before I even set foot in the city, however I was a little disappointed after visiting. The Gaslamp Quarter is a section in the downtown area of San Diego, near the marina, San Diego Convention Center, and across from Coronado. It is described as a … More The Gaslamp Quarter