If you have an overnight stop in LA, stay in Santa Monica. It is close to the airport but right on the beach where locals hang out. Take a sunset walk on the boulevard and feel like a Californian. You also save a bit of money by staying at the airport, just a 15 minute taxi ride away.
Well worth visiting the JP Getty Centre. Set on a hill above Los Angeles you get fantastic views and the whole complex is amazing. Stunning art collections and gardens. Take a picnic and enjoy it sitting on the grass overlooking Los Angeles.
Hungry? Exploring a less touristy side will make you work up an appetite. When this happens, head to Grand Central Market
An architectural highlight, The Bradbury Buliding with many stairways, open cage elevators and intricate ironwork is enough to leave you jaw-dropped.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is well worth a visit, tickets U$19-US$25 per person.
The Legion of Honor covers 4,000 years of art history with a focus on European works inside a Beaux Arts-style building
Alamo Square Park is an iconic and delicious urban stretch of San Francisco, you can spot the Painted Ladies, hit the park, and enjoy Divisaderos restaurant renaissance in an afternoon.
Ferry Building Marketplace is a centrally located landmark packed with wonderful food purveyors.
New York is best explored by foot, so pack your walking shoes. A walking tour by Luke from realnewyorktours.com is a perfect start to your New York adventure
On of the coolest thing to do in Manhattan is to walk The High Line
A Broadway show is a must. If you do not purchase your tickets beforehand you can buy discounted tickets on the day of the show at TKTS.
For a drink pre or post show, Monarchs roof top bar or The Elephant Room
For a 360 degree view of the city, Top of the Rock observation deck at the Rockefeller Center. In the winter there is an outdoor skating rink. Just across the street is Morrells, a great little wine bar.