Before the trip to Vegas, I spent 5 days in Long Beach, another weekend in LA, and a few days in Santa Monica, with a trip to Venice Beach. All of these are connected by city transit, so there’s a lot to see in the LA area on a budget.
In order: Long Beach and the California Surf Museum , The Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, the Venice Canal, then LA again with views from the Getty Museum, a swap meet on Melrose Ave, and views from the Hollywood sign (a 2 hour hike to get there!).
Reviews of Lucidity and an update on my current location to come. Sleep for meow.