i would also love to someday walk around echo park lake and eat at the boathouse there. this day was hot and julia wasn't feeling well, so we'll do that another time.
the beach is great and a walk on the pier is a must. this time we watched surfers from the pier, and there was a band playing that was pretty good... drums and all. there is a little aquarium at the end of the pier that we always walk through... it's free. all this is probably the first thought that comes to mind when i think of california.
we visited the wheelhouse for mr. tribe and wandered through as of now as well.
we planned to go to the broad museum, but the wait time was quite long, so we decided to leave it for next time. it looks amazing and it's free.
we've been blessed to be able to visit many cities, but los angeles is one that we choose to return to again and again. there is so much to do... beaches, hikes, the zoo, good food, and lots of neighborhoods to explore.