The Amateur Traveler talks to Eric Schwartzman (author, educator, and podcaster) about his hometown of Los Angeles.
Over a two-part series of episodes, Eric will give us sample itineraries for 4 days in the Los Angeles area. Be forewarned that no theme parks will be involved in Eric’s tour but instead an insider’s look at LA. So pack up your swimsuit, a sport coat, and nice shoes and get in your car to explore LA. Along the way, Eric points out the cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and movie locations that he thinks you should know about.
Day 1: Eric starts us at the beach at Santa Monica. We visit the Santa Monica Pier, the rides and the aquarium and then head to Venice with its pier, canals, and famous muscle beach.
Day 2: We follow Eric to Beverly Hills and Westwood. We look over the valley from the Getty Center above the valley. We visit Century City which is now the home for high rises but one was where John Wayne shot westerns. We go shopping on world-famous Rodeo Drive.
About Eric Schwartzman (social media training specialist and author of the B2B social media book Social Marketing to the Business Customer)
Things to do in Los Angeles – with the 4 Google maps Eric mentioned
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Venice, Los Angeles
ZJ’s Boarding House
Dogtown and Z-Boys
Casa del Mar
Shutters on the Beach
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Century City, Los Angeles
Westfield Century City Mall
Annenberg Space for Photography
Century Plaza Hotel
Fox Plaza (Los Angeles)
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen & Restaurant
Beverly Hills Hotel
Bel Air, Los Angeles
Hotel Bel Air
Murphy Sculpture Garden
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