Summer is passing us by in a blink of an eye and I was in need of a little getaway. Over the weekend, my blogger bestie Nancy and I had the opportunity to visit LA with Hannah to highlight some fun landmarks and a few great pit stops to keep us fueled up throughout our trip as a part of Pocky’s Summer campaign #PockyRoadTrips. Read along to see where we wandered off to after getting a much needed coffee and pastry from one of our favorite coffee shops – Communal Coffee!
After trekking our way to LA, we started off in Venice! We wandered around the Venice Canals, reminiscent of the Venice, Italy canals. And we kicked back, relaxed, and enjoyed some Pocky while crossing the canals and cute bridges for some fun photo opportunities.
What I love about Venice is how colorful and eclectic the neighborhood is. Just a few blocks away is the beach and then the shopping district. We found the infamous Venice sign, the #lovewall, and so many yummy stops (Salt & Straw, I’m talking about you!).
Our next stop, about 15 minutes away from Venice was Santa Monica. We trekked our way over to Santa Monica Pier and made it through a sea of so many people! We got to hang out for a little bit, enjoy some Pocky, and went on our way! Though it was a bit short lived, it was worth the incredible views of the coast and colorful rides.
Of course we couldn’t leave LA without a few foodie pit stops, so we went to Alfred Tea House, infamous for their delicious artisan teas and pastel pink walls. And then crossed the street for some espresso in a waffle cone (WHAT!) and a last minute caffeine fix before we headed back home to San Diego.
I had a blast exploring and wandering around with Nancy and Hannah! And it was about those moments in between that truly made this road trip one to remember. Have you taken any road trips this summer? If so, I’d love to hear all about it! If you need some road trip inspiration, Pocky has curated a road trip travel guide with some must-see landmarks and fun itineraries covering areas coast to coast! And if you happen to take Pocky along the ride, they are hosting a contest for a chance to win a Pocky Summer Prize Pack when you share your travel photos using the hashtag #PockyRoadtrips by August 14th!
Big thank you to Pocky for sponsoring our road trip!
*Photos taken by Hannah Bernabe