The problem with LA is there’s so much to do, you don’t know where to start! But hey, it’s good to know we’ll never run out of options, right? I’m obsessed with the good food, the short drive to the beach, the close proximity to the mountains (tons of hiking spots), the active lifestyle, the dance studios and exposure to so many industries that you can only get here in LA.

Hungry? If you’re craving Indian street fare, Peruvian grill, Vietnamese pho or are just down to explore the city streets, you’ll never go hungry again. I’ve reviewed some of my favorite food spots on Yelp. There’s so much good food around USC, so I never have to go far. Food trucks pretty much live in the vicinity of campus, adding some delicious variety to our college cuisine. Any dining hall can get tiresome after a while.

In the 3 years that I’ve been living in LA, I still haven’t been to all the beaches along the SoCal coastline… but I’m getting there! If I’m not at the beach, I’m probably at a dance studio or in downtown LA taking a yoga class. The Edge, Debbie Reynolds and Millennium are just some of the top notch dance studios around LA where world-renowned dancers and choreographers take class everyday! It’s amazing to be around that environment — there’s so much energy!

And when the weather is nice (which is 98% of the time), there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. I’ve been hiking at Point Mugu and biking along the Marina del Rey coastline. I really want to try the “flying” zip lines at Big Bear soon! Also something I haven’t tried but am dying to, is snowboarding.

The best thing to do is take advantage of long weekends during the school year to take a trip to the beach or the mountains, go on a road trip to a neighboring state or explore the food around LA. I’ve come to love this place so much and I know there’s so much more I have yet to discover!!