Babymoon in in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles area was an exceptional place to babymoon in California. There was so much to do without feeling like I was surrounded temptations to sip wine or cut into a juicy medium-rare steak.

A Perfect Babymoon in California: 4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary

Getting to Los Angeles

We flew into Burbank (BUR) Airport to avoid the crowds and traffic of Los Angeles LAX airport and were pleasantly surprised by the affordable flight options into this small airport. Be sure to talk to your doctor before flying during pregnancy.

A rental car is recommended for this itinerary.

Day 1: Hollywood, California

Start off your Babymoon in California by heading over to Hollywood.

Take the Warner Bros Studio Tour for a behind the scenes glimpse into Hollywood Magic. I had such a great time getting nerdy with my husband and posing for photo ops with various sets and props.

We walked through the sets of Friends, Lucifer, Shameless, and countless movies.   Ellen DeGeneres and the Big Bang Theory are also filmed here, but their sets were in use while we were touring.  Tickets for these shows are booked MONTHS in advance, so apply way ahead of time if you want a shot at tickets for a taping.

Babymoon in California

Hollywood Sign Hike

We found approximately a four mile version of the hike.  This was plenty for me as I’m 6 months pregnant and it was extremely hot the day we went!   

We didn’t get up close and personal with the sign, but felt we had a great view of the both sign and Los Angeles’ skyline. Bring lots of water.

Babymoon in Los Angeles

Grauman’s Chinese Theater

The theater where many of Hollywood’s most famous blockbusters host their movie premieres.  Imprinted in the concrete in front of the main entrance are approximately 200 celebrity signatures, hand prints, and footprints.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

If its your first time in the area, it almost feels obligatory to see the Walk of Fame on a 4 Day Los Angeles itinerary. It’s a busy area with lots of peddlers, so prepare for a less than peaceful stroll.

Babymoon in California Walk of Fame

Montalbán Theatre (Rooftop Movie)

We were so glad we found this Los Angeles hidden gem, not far from Grauman’s!  They have a rooftop movie series right after sunset. This was one of the favorite parts of our babymoon in California.

We were there in December so we went to watch the Muppet’s Christmas Movie, complete with artificial snow, hot chocolate and mulled wine, we loved the ambiance of this place!

It was the perfect escape from the bustle on the street below. 

Parking is hard to come by, but be patient and you’ll find a 2 hour street parking spot so you don’t have to pay an arm and leg for one of the garages.

Day 2: Santa Monica

Here are three ways to spend a relaxing day in Santa Monica, in addition to beach lounging, of course.

Palisades Park and Santa Monica Pier

We walked several miles along the beautiful coastline, starting at Palisades Park working our way south past the Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica Pier, with its iconic Ferris wheel and stunning Pacific Ocean views, offers something for any mood. You can savor delicious food at the numerous eateries, try out the vintage-style games at the Playland arcade, or simply enjoy the picturesque sunset views.

The Third Street Promenade

Great for window shopping or for splurging; a beautifully decorated street.

Sidecar Doughnuts and Cafe

INCREDIBLE doughnuts, made fresh throughout the day so stop for a taste anytime! This was the ultimate indulgence on our 4 day Los Angeles itinerary and is not to be missed!

4 Day Lost Angeles Itinerary Santa Monica Pier

Day 3: Venice

Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Abbot Kinney Boulevard made the trip down to Venice well worth it.  Lots of fun shops and tasty food stops.  We had lunch at Gjelina (expect to wait for a table).  Even the most basic menu options are something special. 

For dessert, head to Salt and Straw, a small chain. You can’t go wrong with their unique ice cream flavors.

Murals

Venice, California is a vibrant outdoor gallery known for its striking murals, which make for great bump photos!

One of the most iconic works is the #LoveWall on Venice Beach, adorned with colorful hearts. Another popular mural is the “Big Bear” by artist Greg Mike on Abbot Kinney. Jonas Never’s “A Touch of Venice” offers a stunning tribute to the local culture.

Babymoon Bump Photo Mural
Mural in Venice, CA “Bleeding Hearts” aka “Love Wall” by James Goldcrown – Joe’s Pizza

Venice Canals

Near the Boulevard are the Venice Canals.   We enjoyed our walk along the canals and over the many bridges, but is mainly residential. You won’t find restaurants or shops on the water.

4 Day Lost Angeles Itinerary Venice Canals

Day 4: Museums, Hidden Gems, and a Historic Farmer’s Market

Museums

Los Angeles, known for its rich cultural scene, boasts a plethora of museums that cater to every interest. Many of the institutions are free, making art, history, and culture accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget.

The Getty Center, renowned for its impressive collection of European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts, is a must-visit. Its sister institution, the Getty Villa, offers a glimpse into Ancient Greece and Rome with its antiquities collection. Both are always free, making them perfect choices for a short trip.

Another highlight is The Broad, a contemporary art museum housing works from artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Its striking architecture and free admission make it a popular choice among visitors.

Science enthusiasts should not miss the California Science Center, which houses exhibits on everything from space exploration to ecosystems.

For those interested in natural history, the La Brea Tar Pits showcases Ice Age fossils. If you’re not a resident of California, it’s harder to hit a free day, but it’s a fascinating spot!

And don’t forget the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), which offers free admission every Thursday evening. This was our first stop on the last day of our babymoon in California.

In March, many museums offer free admission as part of the SoCal Museums Free-For-All.

4 Day Lost Angeles Itinerary Museums

Hidden Gems

Near The Broad you’ll find two intriguing and Instagram worthy spots. These are two of many Hidden Gems in Los Angeles.

The Last Bookstore

As California’s largest independent bookstore, it offers an extensive selection of new and used books and vinyl. Beyond its vast collection, The Last Bookstore is known for its eclectic atmosphere, featuring labyrinth-like book tunnels and unique art installations.

Babymoon in California The Last Bookstore

The Bradbury Building

This charming and historic (free) site is a must if you’re in the area.

The Bradbury Building, a treasured architectural gem in downtown Los Angeles, was built in 1893.

Known as the city’s oldest commercial building, it is renowned for its skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs, and elevators, all adorned with ornate ironwork. Its five-story Victorian court is filled with natural light, marble stairs, and open-cage elevators.

Urban Light

In front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (near the La Brea Tar Pits) is a the iconic art installation, “Urban Light,” by Chris Burden. The installation comprises of about 200 restored 1920s street lamps arranged in a non-perfect grid, creating a captivating forest temple of city lights.

The Original Farmers Market

Just a short drive away from Urban Light is the historic Farmers Market. A beloved spot since 1934, it’s home to a variety of food stalls, restaurants, and specialty shops. Whether you’re seeking fresh produce, gourmet groceries, or a delightful meal, the Farmers Market offers a taste of LA’s diverse culinary scene.

Urban Lights and Farmers Market 4 Day Lost Angeles Itinerary

Key Ingredients of a Memorable Babymoon in California

There are 5 things you need to ensure you get out of your babymoon in California. This 4 day Los Angeles itinerary should give you a bit of everything!

  • The chance to connect with your partner exploring shared interests, new places, and new experiences
  • Indulgence in your favorite foods and desserts (ok maybe not sushi, rare meats, or papaya…but plenty of indulgences for sure)
  • Relaxation and vitamin D
  • Physical activity
  • Bump photos

Closing Thoughts on Babymoon in California: 4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary

The Los Angeles area offers an idyllic setting for a babymoon in California.

Whether it’s strolling under the enchanting Urban Light installation at LACMA, discovering the city’s rich cultural scene at its affordable museums, or delighting in the diverse culinary offerings at the historic Farmers Market, there’s something for every expecting couple.

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