Have you ever been to a place that you just knew you were going to love, but then when you got there it just fell flat? That is how Los Angeles was for me. I had dreamed about going there since I was a kid but what I saw when I got there was just meh... I think the mistake I made was thinking that it was going to be as clean and as beautiful as Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Florida. The architecture is still beautiful but it just does not glitter like I wanted it to. (Our time in LA also involved a trip to the emergency room due to my husbands severe reaction to poison ivy he picked up along the Pacific Coast Highway, but that is a story for another day.)
Despite its flaws there were highlights to LA like the Griffith Observatory which was stunning.
The bright white against the cloudless blue sky is pretty incredible looking.
Gorgeous views surround you at the observatory.
And the murals inside were unexpected and amazing.
LA also had a beautiful skyline and luckily there was not much smog the day we visited.
On the bright side, I did see some sparkle in Santa Monica with its beautiful Pier and beautiful beaches.
Loved the Ferris Wheel over the ocean.
Was there ever a place you traveled to that was not what you imagined?
Some places just fall flat sometimes while others leave us breathless.
P.S. Want to see some places that left me breathless?