Los Angeles Journals

Honeymoon, Part I - April 24 to 28, 2005

An April 2005 trip to Los Angeles by izrobertson

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Quote: This was the first leg of our honeymoon. We stayed at a hotel in Beverly Hills, only a few blocks from Rodeo Drive.

The Tower Beverly Hills

Hotel | "Loews Beverly Hills"

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The hotel isn't large; it only has 137 rooms, but it has a wonderful boutique feel and you get personal attention.Our room was very cute. We had a balcony overlooking the street and parking lot.The decor was great, lovely pink- and white-striped wallpaper. Large brown armoire with television. The bed was a tempurpedic, something we were not used to. Is was a bit odd, but a nice change.We did notice that there was a stain on the wall opposite the bed, so if you are sitting in the bed you see it right away. There was also a tile on the bathroom that was coming off. A really big negative in our minds about this hotel was that daily parking was atrocious, $22 per day. We found a ga...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 28, 2006

The Tower Beverly Hills
1224 S. Beverwil Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90035
(310) 277-2800

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Attraction | "San Diego Zoo"

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Photo, San Diego, California
There was a lot of construction when we went. The day we drove down to San Diego was beautiful. It's about 125 miles from Los Angeles, and took us about 2 hours. We took Route 1 for a large portion of the ride, then jumps on the highway. We stopped at the beach so that Gary could frolic in the sand. On the drive, you pass a military installation, and we caught a glimpse of their helicopters practicing some maneuvers. Coming from New York City, where we have the amazing Bronx Zoo, I wasn't impressed by the San Diego Zoo. Of course it was beautiful, and had a lot of animals, but it didn't feel different from any other zoo. The construction could have contributed to that feeling.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 28, 2006

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-1515