My fiancé and I will be traveling to Los Angeles this June for 2 full days. We will be renting a car at LAX and will be staying near Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys.
We are planing on going to Malibu on our first day and exploring either Zuma or Westward Beach, heading down PCH-1 towards Santa Monica/Venice. We would like to eat at a place along the coast that offers quality/affordable food with a view. After visiting Malibu, we considered heading south but it is just an idea. Where might be the best place to visit that offers an authentic beach experience/non-touristy experience?
Secondly, on our next day we are considering doing some window-shopping (boutique style shops... not HIGH end) We read about Robertson Blvd, but are not sure what else we could do around that area. We are looking for culture, non-touristy areas, an LA experience that not everyone is trying to have. We also have considered driving through the hills to look at the houses... Any suggestions?
If you have any questions, or need more information, let me know. We really want to have an exciting 2 days in LA, and are looking for as much help as possible. THANKS!