California Bucket List

Jason and I have been working on our ‘California Bucket List’ since we found out we were moving here. We have about 5 months left here, before we move to the mountains of Colorado. We are so ready for our next step, but hope to cross off as many of these things as possible in the next few months.



The Golden Gate Bridge, row houses and cable cars in the unique city of San Francisco

The gorgeous cliffside views in Big Sur

The quaint seaside village of Carmel

The beaches and architecture of San Diego

The desert and art deco of Palm Springs

The Danish village of Solvang



Attend the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

See a Dodgers game

Spend as much time at Disneyland as possible

Ride the roller coaster at the Santa Monica Pier

Spend some time taking in the pink of the Beverly Hills Hotel

Have a churro and Mexican food on Olvera Street

Window shop on Rodeo Drive

Hang out in Chinatown

Stroll the Canals of Venice



Watch an outdoor movie

Hang with the bats at the Bronson Caves

Enjoy the solitude and beach at El Matador State Beach in Malibu

Catch a sunset at Griffith Observatory

Visit Joshua Tree

Take a hike in the San Gabriel Mountains

Take a hike that has views of downtown LA and ocean views

img_2940-001 copyArt & Museums

See the LACMA

Visit the Getty Villa to take in art and gorgeous views of the ocean

See the Museum of Contemporary Art

See Walt Disney Concert Hall


Tours and TV

Take a studio tour

Attend a live taping

Go on a Disneyland tour

See the Brady Bunch house

Hang out at the Peach Pit

See Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

img_3585-1 copyFlea Markets

Pasadena City College Flea Market

Melrose Trading Post

Rose Bowl Flea Market

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Cupcakes at Confexions in Pasadena

Chilaquiles and tres leches pancakes at Cacao Mexicatessen

Truffle fries at Umami Burger

Ginormous pancakes at the Griddle Cafe

A Pink’s hot dog

Bob’s Donuts at the Farmer’s Market

Burgers at Father’s Office

Gelato from GROM, one of our favorite Italian gelato spots in Italy who have an outpost in Malibu

Chinese chicken salad and cupcake at Joan’s on Third

Cajun food at Preux and Proper

A sweet at Magnolia

Beach tacos

Potato balls, meat pies and guava pies at Porto’s Bakery 

Flannel Cakes at Musso and Frank’s Grill in Hollywood

Ice cream at Fair Oaks Pharmacy

Canter’s Deli

img_5133_edited-1 copyDrink

Drinks on a rooftop

Green tea latte at Urth Caffe

Wine in Napa Valley

Mint Mojito Latte at Philz

Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco

Hot chocolate at Ghirardelli

Cafe Oaxaca at La Monarca Bakery

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