A Bumble Guide to L.A.!

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Los Angeles, CA has always been a popular destination due to its unreal weather and star-studded locales. That's why we've rounded up your itinerary for the next time you find yourself in La La Land. 

See below for our L.A. Queen Bee Brooke Reagan's city guide. We hope you enjoy!

SWEAT IT OUT

Barry’s Bootcamp

1500 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Marketed as “the best workout in the world,” you’ll alternate between working out with weights and running on a treadmill. Get ready for moody red lights, pump up music, and motivational instructors. The main highlight: burn 1,000 calories in one hour!

Photo: Courtesy of Barry's Bootcamp LA

Photo: Courtesy of Barry's Bootcamp LA

PLATEFIT

13050 San Vicente Blvd. #208 Los Angeles, CA 90049

If you’re a Queen Bee always on the move, PLATEFIT is the workout for you. Each class is only 27 minutes. PLATEFIT uses a vibrating Power Plate machine for a fun and effective workout.

Photo: Courtesy of PLATEFIT

Photo: Courtesy of PLATEFIT

Runyon Canyon Hike

2000 N Fuller Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

You’ll get a workout and an Instagram out of this popular hike with views of the Hollywood sign. Plus, it's very dog-friendly!

Photo: Courtesy of Colors and Coordinates

Photo: Courtesy of Colors and Coordinates

YogaHop

1612 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403

Dance party meets yoga. Take Matthew’s class—he’s rumored to be Reese Witherspoon’s personal yoga instructor.

Photo: Courtesy of Groupon/YogaHop

Photo: Courtesy of Groupon/YogaHop

SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH

Ivy at the Shore

1535 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401

It’s a pink tropical paradise at Ivy at the Shore. You’ll love the gorgeous, colorful roses and the complimentary glass of champagne to start. Pro tip: the Santa Barbara shrimp tacos are an absolute must. You also won’t regret getting the $22 rosé champagne sangria.

Photo: Courtesy of The Ivy Restaurants

Photo: Courtesy of The Ivy Restaurants

Malibu Farm 

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265

Equally Instagrammable and delicious dining. Located right on the Malibu Pier, the view and the beachy vibes really can’t be beat. If you’re feeling especially “LA,” order the kale mimosa.

Photo: Courtesy of The Yuppy Life

Photo: Courtesy of The Yuppy Life

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90077

The epitome of California glamour, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant nestled inside the historic Hotel Bel-Air is the most fabulous way to spend a Sunday. For the best chopped salad in town, order The HBA Original Nancy Reagan Chopped Salad. You’ll be greeted by swans as you walk into this pink palace.

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air

Rose Cafe

220 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291

A Venice favorite. Enjoy boho-chic vibes and avocado toast on the patio where every day feels like summer. The London Fog latte is a must!

Photo: Courtesy of Eater Los Angeles

Photo: Courtesy of Eater Los Angeles

INSTA-WORTHY

The Venice Canals

Venice, CA 90292

California’s twist on the Venice Canals. Spend the afternoon exploring funky Venice beach houses located right on the water. Skip the Venice Boardwalk and head over to Abbot Kinney for shopping and lunch once you’re done admiring the Canals.

Photo: Courtesy of YouTube

Photo: Courtesy of YouTube

Melrose Ave. 

Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA

Full of very glam restaurants, coffee shops, stores, Instagrammable street art and people watching. Whether you’re an LA local or visiting for the weekend, the "Made in LA" (8025 Melrose Ave) wall is a necessary photo opp.

Photo: Courtesy of Brooke Reagan

Photo: Courtesy of Brooke Reagan

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

The largest art museum in the Western US. If you visited LA and didn’t Instagram a photo of yourself in front of Urban Light, did you really visit LA?

Photo: Courtesy of LACMA

Photo: Courtesy of LACMA

El Matador State Beach

32350 East Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265

Easily the most gorgeous beach in Malibu. Expect sea caves, massive arch rocks and several photoshoots. Bring rosé, pizza and a blanket to watch the sun go down. Fun fact: the famous “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” scene from The Notebook was filmed here!

Photo: Courtesy of El Matador State Beach

Photo: Courtesy of El Matador State Beach

SIPS/CRAFTY COCKTAILS

The Bungalow

101 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Best bar on the Westside. Bungalow feels like a giant house party with very cool, beautiful people. Almost guaranteed, you will see someone from The Bachelor/Bachelorette.

Photo: Courtesy of The Bungalow

Photo: Courtesy of The Bungalow

The Lincoln

2536 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

A fairly new Venice cocktail bar with a vintage vibe. It's one of the best happy hours in Venice and draws a young, lively crowd on Friday and Saturday nights- go early to beat the line!

Photo: Courtesy of The Lincoln

Photo: Courtesy of The Lincoln

Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069

Very trendy plant-based Mexican restaurant in the heart of West Hollywood. You absolutely have to order the snowcone margarita.

Photo: Courtesy of Gracias Madre

Photo: Courtesy of Gracias Madre

Waldorf Astoria Rooftop Bar

9850 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Go for chic cocktails and a 360 view of 90210. There literally isn’t one bad seat in the house, but try to sit near the glass.

Photo: Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Rooftop Bar 

Photo: Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Rooftop Bar 

CAFFEINE BOOST

Alfred Tea

705 N Alfred St. Los Angeles, CA 90069

All pink ladies, you gotta go to Alfred Tea for the ‘gram. The relatively new sister/baby of the Alfred Coffee gang, this place is the stuff of all of your cotton candy pink dreams. You’ll swoon over the sweet pink interior and signs with cutesy sayings like, “I love you so matcha” and “Tea, yes. You, maybe.” Be sure to check out the Fancy Pink Tea List!

Photo: Courtesy of Glam and the City

Photo: Courtesy of Glam and the City

Fountain Coffee Room at The Beverly Hills Hotel

9641 Sunset Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The definition of “Instagram goals” and the chicest “diner” you’ve ever seen. The classic banana leaf wallpaper and the incredibly decadent grilled cheese sandwich are worth the visit.

Photo: Courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel

Photo: Courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel

Pressed Juicery

13050 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

Fancy cold-pressed juice, juice cleansing and freeze. You must try the freeze! LA’s version of froyo, Pressed’s freeze is made completely of juice—promise it’s delicious.

Photo: Courtesy of Pressed Juicery

Photo: Courtesy of Pressed Juicery

Go Get Em Tiger

230 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004

Fans will tell you Go Get Em Tiger is the best coffee in LA. Perfect spot for creative types on the verge of something big. Major highlight: the place is frequented by Jake Gyllenhaal and Cupcake and Cashmere’s Emily Schuman. 

Photo: Courtesy of Go Get Em Tiger

Photo: Courtesy of Go Get Em Tiger

SPLURGE/BREAK THE BANK

Olive & June

1426 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403

The prettiest nail salon you ever did see. Choose from over 350 shades of luxury nail polish.

Photo: Courtesy of Olive & June

Photo: Courtesy of Olive & June

Brentwood Country Mart

225 26th St. Santa Monica, CA 90402

Open since 1948, the Brentwood Country Mart strikes the perfect balance between nostalgic charm and LA modernism. Ronald Reagan used to frequent the barbershop and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop just opened at the Mart. Stand in line for Reddi Chick (aka the best chicken tenders and fries you’ll ever have) with Ben Affleck and Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel.

Photo: Courtesy of Brentwood Country Mart

Photo: Courtesy of Brentwood Country Mart

The Grove 

189 The Grove Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Like Disneyland for shopaholics. It’s the most fabulous at Christmas time. For extra shopping fuel, sip on afternoon tea and nibble on macarons at Ladurée.

Photo: Courtesy of The Grove

Photo: Courtesy of The Grove

The NOW

2407 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

A massage boutique for millenials. Crunched for time? Stop in for a rejuvenating 25 minute massage in this idyllic, bohemian space.

Photo: Courtesy of The NOW

Photo: Courtesy of The NOW

AUTHENTICALLY, LA

Malibu Wine Safari

32111 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265

Get your drank on in the “wild” of Malibu. Highlight: You’ll meet Stanley the giraffe. After retiring from acting in movies like The Hangover, Stanley now calls Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard in Malibu home.

Photo: Courtesy of Malibu Wine Safari

Photo: Courtesy of Malibu Wine Safari

Marina Del Rey Harbor

4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Take sailing lessons, go on a sunset cruise with friends or be really fancy and rent a yacht. Once you’re done enjoying the water, head to SALT nearby for a fabulous meal. At night, enjoy s’mores by the fire.

Photo: Courtesy of Marina Del Rey Harbor

Photo: Courtesy of Marina Del Rey Harbor

Greystone Mansion Park

905 Loma Vista Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Enjoy the beautiful grounds and gardens on this sprawling Beverly Hills estate. Any Lorelai and Rory fans will recognize the Mansion as Chilton on Gilmore Girls. Entourage, Spider-Man and The Social Network were also filmed at Greystone.

Photo: Courtesy of Greystone Mansion Park

Photo: Courtesy of Greystone Mansion Park

The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino, CA 91108

Spend a leisurely weekend morning taking in The Huntington library, art collections and botanical gardens. The Japanese Garden and The Garden especially make the drive to Pasadena well worth it. After The Huntington, have lunch at Julienne and drive by The Father Of The Bride house.

Photo: Courtesy of The Huntington

Photo: Courtesy of The Huntington

Those are just some of my favorite places in L.A. I hope you'll take advantage of this guide the next time you visit! 

Love, 

L.A. Queen Bee Brooke Reagan for the Bumble Hive

Photo: Courtesy of Brooke Reagan

Photo: Courtesy of Brooke Reagan

Brooke Reagan was born and raised in L.A. and recently moved back after spending the last 6 or so years in Dallas. When she's not buzzing around L.A. planning awesome events for Bumble, she's working on her blog Brooke du jour, styling at a jewelry store in Venice and assisting a wedding coordinator. Oh and she's probably eating guacamole. Brooke is thrilled to have recently joined the Bumble Hive as the L.A. Queen Bee! She loves the Bumble mission and the overall “by women for women” vibe. Brooke has found better on Bumble and know you can, too.

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