Los Angeles Day Tour (Again!) [★ ~ CA TRAVEL #9]Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This is another photoblog post, so expect lots of images again. :)
This was our last day in California. Our flight home to Manila was tonight. However, we still had an itinerary for that day in the Tours4Fun package that we availed. We were supposed to go further down south to San Diego. We already advised our guides even before the tour started that we won't be coming to the last part of the tour package because we had a flight to catch at the end of the day, which was at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). And so we still had the whole day ahead of us before we leave the town.
Krishan, the adventurer that he is, still wanted to tour around, even just half of the day. So we inquired our hotel if they have contacts with tour agencies. Of course they did and so after a few discussions here and there, we hopped onto the a mini van to start our tour! (Gah, I already forgot how much the tour was, but I bet it was reasonable enough for a half-day tour around LA).
|This was our tour van!|
|Hey, apparently we passed by Staples Center!|
|Los Angeles Philharmonic Center|
|United States Court House|
Then we were dropped to this place, called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles (the Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels). Just like our previous tour, we were given a specific amount of time to tour around before returning to our van.
According to Wikipedia, we were actually in the oldest section of Los Angeles.
|historical cross marker|
|sundial, in honor of Kit Carson|
|Fellow tourists at Los Angeles Plaza|
|obligatory photo with the Hollywood sign, |
though it's not readable anymore in this photo T^T
After taking a few snaphots, we continued on our walking tour around the boulevard.
|Laugh Factory is a famous stand-up comedy bar in LA.|
|Chateau Marmont, a luxury hotel where all the famous stars check in|
|Some of the brands in Rodeo Drive|
|I wonder how much this car is? :O|
We chose to eat in this store, because I saw their breads on display!
This was what I ordered. It did not look as glamorous as those breads displayed, but it tasted great!
After eating lunch and going sightseeing for a bit again, we returned to our van again. Our next stop: Santa Monica!
I think this is along the beach already. It's a long stretch actually.
Our tour guide led us to this sign, which is according to him, is a famous marker as this is the end of Route 66.
Then we went to Venice Beach!
There were are lot of amusing things to see in the long stretch of stores in this place. I had fun people-watching and snapping photos!
|Hello there handsome shark!|
|Jenny is a slang for heroine, right?|
|wild sighting captured!|
|Who's cuter, the dog or the owner? xD|
|the village lighthouse|