When you think of wine country, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Odds are that you think of Napa and Sonoma. We don’t blame you: Those used to be top of mind for us, too – at least until we discovered Paso Robles.
Los Angeles, we love you and hate you at the same time. You’re an amazing city that reminds us of the best parts of Miami as well as the worst parts. The best: diverse people, beautiful beaches and lots of things to do. The worst: the horrendous, no-good traffic. Somehow, you have us beat in that department.
That West Coast vibe, though — that’s something we’ll never find in South Florida, and it’s something that keeps us going back to L.A. regularly. Our latest trip to the City of Angels was a short one; San Diego stole our hearts this time around. But while we spent just a day in Los Angeles, we still did a lot — and so can you if only have 24 hours.
Here are some of the highlights.
We’re spoiled here in Miami. We have beautiful beaches in our backyard that we can visit whenever we feel like it. It’s easy to take a day on the sand and in the sun for granted.
Nothing has made us appreciate this proximity more than a weekend staycation. Sure, other neighborhoods like Wynwood have just as many attractions and activities to offer, but there’s something special here you can’t find on the mainland: The Confidante Hotel.
It’s hard not to love Brooklyn. Whenever we visit New York, we make it a point to stay in this borough versus that other one over the bridge. There’s just a certain charm to the place that captivates us, and it was especially evident during our last visit a few months back.
Our recent trip was quick, with really just one full day to enjoy the sights. Despite the time crunch, we managed to make the most of our journey. If you have a day in Brooklyn, these four spots should be on your list.
When we last took the Brightline, we spent the day living it up in Fort Lauderdale. This time around, we took the express train service even further: all the way up to West Palm Beach. Instead dealing with traffic, construction and other I-95 woes, our car-less trip had us relaxing in the utmost comfort. Thanks to Brightline, West Palm Beach is no longer a world away. And because of that, more restaurants are within our grasp.