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Hi Aly! L.A. is an enormous and very diverse city. There are a lot of areas that are perfectly safe without gang violence and others that are not so great. The thing about L.A., however, is that the areas are all kind of peppered throughout the city and metro area, so there... See More
Hi Katie, I work in Cardiff by the Sea so I've pretty much tried them all! If you're looking for fancy food, the Chart House is a good option. Bull Taco Cardiff at the campground is a great place to get... See More
I would definitely head to Redondo Beach. It's all the beauty of Santa Monica without the crazy hassle. For beauty, while you're in Redondo, head a little further South and go to Rancho Palos Verdes as... See More
My favorite hiking spot is Torrey Pines State Park. If you're looking for some more challenging hikes, Iron Mountain and the "Potato Chip Rock" hike are inland and pretty cool. There's also a hiking trail in Carlsbad where you can do... See More
You absolutely must try Encinitas Fish shop and get some fish tacos. They are the best! Go for a hike at Torrey Pines State Reserve and check out either Swamis Beach, Moonlight Beach, or the beach at Tamarack in Carlsbad. Hotels I'm not as sure since I live here and... See More
Here are my favorites in the area: calavera preserve trail in Carlsbad (California)to see the inactive volcano. Torrey Pines State Park (this one's a must do...ocean cliffs!) The "potato chip rock" hike Iron... See More