Having been in Los Angeles for a few months now I am starting to get a real feel for the city. I am learning the things I like and things I find difficult, as well as how different or similar the city is to how I imagined it. However, I think the thing that I love most about Los Angeles is something I never even thought of, the ability to be hiking somewhere incredible in a matter of hours. There is no shortage of amazing places to explore near Los Angeles, whether you want to go to the beach, or the mountains, sand dunes, or even a canyon, they are all very easily accessible and very worth the trip. I have tried my best to explore one new place around Los Angeles each week, and it has proven to be my favorite thing to do here. While the city is nice, it is great to have the option to get out and explore the unique places around it!