Why New York is Better than Los Angeles

“When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” – Neil Simon

New York City is the greatest city in the world. After coming back from a week long trip to California, Los Angeles is awesome, but it just doesn’t even compare.

While there are some good perks in and around LA that I will show you, namely, the clean beaches, delicious fish tacos, and hollywood sights… NYC is on a totally different level of awesomeness.

Here’s why Cali is cool, but it will never be New York:

1. The beaches are beautiful here, but they’re like this almost everyday. No seasons? Where’s the variety, people?

laguna beach
Laguna Beach

2. The Mexican and Spanish-inspired food around here is amazing, but that’s really it.

Hello, fresh avocados! Possibly, this kind of food tastes more authentic than some places in NYC, but we have more of a variety of food and culture in the big city.

salad and guac
taco salad with lots of guac
Ahi tuna nachos
ahi tuna nachos and some craft brews

3. LA is just not a walkable city.
Everything is so far apart. We had to drive and park near our hotel in downtown LA, take the Metro Rail, tour bus, and trolleys to get to all of the sites. Oh, and Uber is huge here! Especially late at night!

Marilyn Monroe’s handprints fit mine! But – Gentleman do not always “prefer blondes”
The Beatles and so many others recorded here

los angeles

I’d rather have a glass of rosé and see LA through it 🙂

 Down the Coast to San Diego

San Diego, on the other hand, is one of the chilliest cities in the world. Unfortunately, we visited during a storm and it was named, “the wettest day of the year,” but we got by just fine (for the most part).

San Diego
San Diego


Ballast Point Brewery
San Diego is home to over 100 breweries. Here is our favorite: Ballast Point Brewery
Again, the Mexican food and culture here is amazing!

California will never be New York, but there are a ton of sites and places to check out here. What’s your favorite city?

 Love always,

Elizabeth Kate

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