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Turn your Breeders’ Cup Fun into an Ultimate Getaway

Turn your Breeders’ Cup Fun into an Ultimate Getaway

The Breeders’ Cup festivities will take place on Friday and Saturday November 1st & 2nd 2013, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the fun going and make a whole trip out of it by visiting hot spots all around the Santa Anita Park in California, including all that Los Angeles has to offer. Not everyone travels the same and cares about the same things on a trip, so pick from these four travel agendas based on your personal preference or even mix and match between them for the perfect customized trip!

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Every fashionista and shopaholic worth her salt knows that Rodeo Drive is a must before heading out to Santa Anita Park for the perfect Breeders’ Cup outfit.

The Fashionista: For the woman who is excited about fashion and can’t wait until her Vogue magazine comes in the mail every month, take advantage of the fact that Los Angeles has some of the best shopping in the US. Of course every fashionista and shopaholic worth her salt knows that Rodeo Drive is a must! It is probably one of the most famous shopping locations in the world. Just remember that the shops on Rodeo Drive are very high end and for many of them you need an appointment to go in and shop, but it is still fun to see all the shops and Rodeo Drive makes for great photo ops. If you want to get some real shopping in then check out the Grove. It is only about 35 minutes away from Santa Anita Park and it has a great mix of high and low end shopping. Also, don’t forget to Robertson Boulevard. It is a shopping site that is frequented by celebrities and it has the ever popular Kitson stocked with on trend fashion. Stay at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel or the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to get the full glamorous shopping experience.

The Celeb/Pop-Culture Obsessed: You are going to want to hit all the favorite Celeb hot spots and all the traditional Hollywood cites. First, take a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio and you might get a sneak peek of celebs like Ellen DeGeneres who films her talk show there. Then of course you have to hit the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Grauman’s Chinese Theater and check out your favorite celebrity’s Hollywood stars or see if your hands fit in their hand imprints. Make sure to grab lunch at the Ivey on Robertson or Villa Blanca which are two restaurants that celebrities frequent and maybe you will catch a glimpse of someone famous. Just make sure to get a reservation first. You’ll also have possible celeb citing at the Beverly Hills Hotel and you might also check out Hyatt Regency Century Plaza where important politicians have been known to stay.

The Foodie: There are so many great places to choose from in Los Angeles. For a wide variety check out the Silver Lake neighborhood as it boasts coffee shops and food trucks and plenty of interesting places to eat. Also try out Maddy’s Sweet & Savory for some delicious and affordable Vegan food and its famous ice cream. Make Sure to check out the Original Farmer’s Market as well for lots of fun dining and shopping or the iconic In and Out Burger. For more upscale high rated dining try Spago of Beverly Hills by Wolfgang Puck or Patina for high end French food. Of course Los Angeles is known for is California style Mexican so also be sure to check out Border Grill by famous chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.

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Spa Montage is the perfect place to recoup after your long weekend at Santa Anita Park.

The Spa Junkie: In the Los Angeles, beauty and pampering are obsessions so there are plenty of places to choose from, whether you want to relax or make sure that you look amazing. Check out Spa Montage in Beverly Hills and get pampered head to toe including getting your hair done at the famous Kim Vo salon and stay in their amazing hotel. Make sure to get a facial at a Kate Sommerville Clinic. Try the celeb favorite Oxygen Facial. The Beverly Hills Hotel also offers a luxurious La Prairie Spa.

The Culture Enthusiast: There is plenty of culture in the land of celebrities. Check out the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Phil Harmonic. Also find an eclectic mix of art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Finally, try the Getty Center with impressive pieces from Van Gough and Monet.

The Family Trip: For some outdoors fun, try the Santa Monica Pier. It has a giant ferris wheel and you can fish off the pier. There is also a high tech arcade and a roller coaster and other rides and games to have fun with kids of all ages. Also, you should check out the Griffith Observatory where you can look through high powered telescopes and see the planetarium and exhibits. And of course you can’t take a family trip to California and overlook that Disneyland is only about 30 minutes away from LA near Anaheim, CA. If you want a theme park that is a little bit closer you can take a short 15-20 minute drive to Universal Studios. For Family Friendly accommodations check out the Magic Castle Hotel, which full kitchens and heated pools and free breakfast.

Also, don’t forget that everyone loves a good beach! It you want a hip culture filled area with a lot of quirk, and then check out the iconic Venice Beach. Walk the Boardwalk or hit the Pier and find an eclectic mix of people, shops and restaurants. You could also check out the famous Malibu Beach and stay at the Malibu Beach Inn for an ocean front view. You’ll be sure to get a nice tan and glow so that you are looking fresh and spectacular for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championship at Santa Anita Park!

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