Two birthdays to celebrate this weekend, so we headed up to Manhattan Beach. We left straight after work and headed up to Los Angeles. It was a very relaxing weekend. Relaxed by the pool, homemade mimosas, a wonderful dinner and the Observatory.
2 people had recommended C&O Cucina located in Marina Del Rey. Very crowded with locals. It was small inside but they also had a huge patio area. We didn't get there until around 9pm. There were tons of people waiting. We thought the wait would be over an hour. However, they move super quickly and we only had to wait about 10-15 minutes. We sat on the patio which was awesome. They serve you free garlic knots that are to die for. Our server warned us they were like crack and very addicting. They were. The food came out very quickly. They also passed out copies of lyrics to That's Amore. When the song comes on, the servers sing along (so do the guests) and clink glasses with the restaurant go-ers. Very fun atmosphere. I definitely recommend it!
Griffith Park Observatory:
We drove up there at night and enjoyed the night views of Los Angeles. We missed the last Planetarium show of the night so we ended up coming back the next day to see the show. I've never been during the day and the building is just so beautiful. Glad we came back!
View of the Hollywood sign from the Observatory.
All in all, it was a nice relaxing weekend. I didn't spend a lot of cash either. I took out money and did not put anything on my card. I even came in under budget. Came home with $10! Woo hoo!
Happy Monday Travel Peeps!!