If you’re visiting Los Angeles, be sure to come prepared. In the land of year round sun and beautiful celebrities, there are a number of things you’ll want to make sure you have on hand.
This one is easy to guess. It’s a cliché for a reason – no matter what time of year you visit, the sun will be shining in Los Angeles. When the sun is out, even in the winter, you need to be prepared to protect your skin. The first item on your list? Sunscreen. Try to find one with an SPF of at least 30 if you will be spending an extended amount of time outdoors. In addition to sunscreen, come prepared with hats and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes. Luckily, floppy hats and oversized sunglasses are all the rage in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles girls are known for sporting a look that is trendy and polished yet casual and, most importantly, effortless. Even if you don’t live in the land of ripped jeans, floppy hats, and slouchy sweaters, attaining the look is well within your reach. Check out our list of the best places to shop for California girl clothing, including Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters, Free People, American Eagle, Nasty Gal, and Victoria’s Secret, and you will look like a true Angeleno in no time.
Compared to most major cities, Los Angeles is incredibly spread out. This wide space makes it difficult to walk to any destination, and the city is lacking any particularly helpful system of public transportation, so it is crucial to have access to a car when you visit. If you live close enough, try driving to the city, or you can rent a car when you arrive. Alternately, take advantage of the taxi services that have become popular throughout the city, like Uber and Lyft.
Los Angeles is one of those cities that you really won’t want to visit without a camera. For starters, if you go celebrity hunting, you know your friends will say ‘Pics or it didn’t happen!’ unless you capture any sightings with a photo. Plus, you’ll be wearing your trendy outfits already, and probably developing a gorgeous tan, so selfies are certainly not out of the question. If foodie culture is more up your alley, Los Angeles is filled with beautiful brunch foods for you to document on your Instagram.
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