20. Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Malibu
The last leg of the road trip was 3 nights in Los Angeles, staying at the ‘Hotel 60’ in Beverly Hills.
A short walk up Wilshire Boulevard and you arrive at the impressive Beverly Wilshire Hotel and further on, Rodeo Drive.
I can honestly say this wasn’t for me, was great to see but if i were to plan the trip again i would have stayed in Santa Monica. Too expensive and very pretentious, Rodeo Drive looks like a movie set and the rest of Wilshire is quite boring with it’s high rises and banks and businesses.
Hotel 60, Bevely Wilshire & Rodeo Drive pics:-
Santa Monica & the end of ‘Route 66’
Santa Monica Boulevard & Pier with lunch at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co consisting of Southern fried chicken, mash, gravy & corn on the cob.
Hollywood Chinese Theatre and Bob Morris’s Beach Cafe, Malibu
The famous Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’. Again great to see but far too hectic and loud for my liking (An age thing?)
Ahhh peace and quiet as we relax for our evening meal at Bob Morris’s Beach Cafe in Malibu, right on the beach. My meal was a gorgeous Tuna Melt complete with red onions, barbecue sauce and delicious coleslaw, all washed down with a nice cool beer. 🙂
Hollywood Hills/Griffith Observatory & ‘SUR’
The last day of our road trip took us up into the Hollywood hills and the ‘Griffith Observatory’ (Famous for movies such as Terminator & Back to the Future)
Spectacular views can be seen up here and you are close enough to the Hollywood sign for piccies but A 4 mile hike along a dirt track is needed to get up close and underneath the sign (Done enough hiking :)) so we gave this a miss.
It’s free to enter the Observatory and climbing the steps up to the roof is recommended for those awesome panoramic pictures.
Lastly our evening meal was at West Hollywood’s famous ‘SUR’ Restaurant (Sexy Unique Restaurant) made famous by the American reality show Vanderpump Rules.
Food is very good and not too expensive with beautiful surroundings. Well worth the visit if your in the area.
Well that’s it, ‘The End’. If you did get this far i’d like to thank you for taking an interest in our amazing journey. Seattle to Chicago is next on the ‘to do’ list.
Rob, Marketing Manager, Bridge Estates 🙂