Back at the hotel, later that afternoon, we changed into something a little more sporty and headed for the hills.
Ever since we landed in LA, the Hollywood Hills have been calling my name.
Tipped to be the best views of LA, I was super keen to visit Runyon Canyon as soon as we landed.
Best part of all, you don't need to make friends with Orlando Bloom or Katy Perry to appreciate the stunning scenes from the Hills.
Best best of all there's a healthy brisk walk up to the top. Time to get Tom to do some secret exercising!
If there is a way I can get Tom to secretly exercise, I will do it!
The boy hates walking, like seriously absolutely loathes it! I have never met anyone that hates walking. Like who hates walking? There is nothing better than the wind in your hair, working up a little sweat and taking in the fresh air with your surroundings. I love getting lost in new places and discover things you never could with a car.
I always have to trick him in to walking, there has to be a reward at the end of it for him to agree. "Tom why don't we go for a walk on Saturday.....to the pub.....to watch rugby.....then walk back?"
I 100% tricked him in to walking around the entirety of Venice and I don't even feel bad about it! I pretended to be lost (I wasn't) whilst reading my map and kept twisting and turning through the narrow streets of this wonderful city until we accidentally (it wasn't a coincidence) came out by the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore! I legit thought Tom was going to launch himself into the canal and swim across to our hotel which was directly opposite (Read about it here).
The only thing he likes is walking the dogs, but we don't have a dog. That's why it's always good to steal his little family pugs for the weekend, but it's a struggle to even get them to go for walkies.
Anyway back to Runyon Canyon...
- North Fuller Ave Entrance: from Franklin and North Fuller Ave head north on North Fuller for about a block (roughly 200m) until you reach the park entrance.
- Runyon Canyon Road Entrance: from the intersection of Franklin Ave and N Vista Street head North on N Vista Street a block and a half (roughly 300m) until you reach Runyon Canyon Road, then head East on that road until you reach the park entrance.
- Mulholland Drive Entrance: where Pyramid Pl and Mulholland Drive intersect (right next to Katy Perry's houses)
1. Amazing Views
2. Secret Exercising
4. Dream House Hunting