We love LA! Mike is from LA, and it's a quick and easy flight for us! The city is vibrant and full of life, the sun is always shining, the food is incredible, the beach is a definite plus, and it's just one of our favorite places. That said, we did a quick get-away weekend for Mike's birthday!
We stayed at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica and decided to really relax and enjoy the beach, hotel, and the Santa Monica area. We rented complimentary bikes from the hotel and biked along the beach to Malibu in perfect weather. We walked the beach and did some shopping (I discovered these amazing Beyond Yoga Spacedye pants that I basically want to live in.)