LA Travel Guide – Start-Up Edition II

Last minute trip to Los Angeles without enough time to fully plan? No problem.

Have you ever thought about leveraging LA’s robust startup options to plan your trip? Here’s a head start so you can hit the ground running and Startup-ify your weekend here in the Southland, ensuring your time in the City of Angels is top shelf.
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Here’s how you can utilize the best of what the LA startup scene has to offer.

–It’s Friday and you’ve dipped out of work early to catch a late afternoon flight into LAX. Thanks, boss! While you’re waiting for your flight, you useOneFineStay to make a last-minute reservation. Go ahead and book that luxury apartment downtown, you deserve it!

–After you put the final touches on your reservation, you suddenly realize that you know absolutely nothing about Los Angeles. With only a few minutes left before boarding, it’s time to see what’s up with the City of Angels. That’s whereTrippy has you covered. Ask native Angelenos about their favorite spots, activities and what you absolutely can’t miss. Stick to the path or make your own. Doing either is made easier with Trippy.

–You begin boarding your flight. But, oh wait, what’s this? You’ve been upgraded to first class? Make all of your friends back home jealous with a quick Snapchatstory. If you didn’t put it on Snapchat, did it actually even happen? Probably not.

–After hopping off the plane at LAX like your idol Miley, you need a way to get to your place. Through much coercion, one of your friends in LA sacrifices their Friday night plans to pick you up from LAX. Even after breaking down on the 405 and using HONK to get roadside assistance, your friend pulls through. If that’s not friendship, I don’t know what is.

–If the traffic was any worse, you might have missed that reservation at 8 you made using Resy. After starving in the airport for most of the day, you decided to splurge and snag a last-minute table at Alma in Downtown. And look at that, it’s right down the street from your place. After stuffing yourself silly, you take the rest of the night easy.

–The next morning you’re feeling a bit adventurous and need a way to offset last night’s heavy dinner. 5 Every Day, an app that suggests 5 unique activities or places to visit every day in LA, suggests a hike over at Solstice Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. LA is more than just beaches and high-rises, the natural beauty never ceases to amaze even the most local of locals. And with the Socal sunshine, the early morning is the perfect time to sneak in a quick workout.

–Post-hike you’re ready to chow down again, and there’s perhaps no better resource than Tastemade. After getting your fix of Korean, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Japanese or Persian food (or maybe all of the above?), it’s time for some more explorin’.

–It might be cool to check out the stuff around Hollywood or the Walk of Fame, but if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, check back in with 5 Every Day (If you couldn’t already tell, we’re huge fans). There could be an art gallery opening, a pop-up concert or a secret Angeleno hideout to explore.

–As your day winds to a close, you find yourself watching the sunset over the city at the Griffith Observatory. You’ve made it just in time to see the sun fall behind the lights of Downtown LA. You did it. A whirlwind tour of LA.

Innovation, style and unlimited discoveries. These are the aspects of LA that I love, and I hope you got enough of a taste to come back for more.

Thanks to Ryan Lim for compiling.