Corral Canyon's Backbone Trail Malibu Distance: 2 miles (the entire Backbone Trail is actually 12.2 miles out and back) One thousand acres of the Santa Monica Mountains make up the Corral Canyon loop, but take the segment of Backbone Trail that leads you to Corral Canyon Cave, aka Morrison’s Cave, where Jim Morrison used to write. There's a zen rock spiral at the base of the cave formation left as a tribute to "The End" and Morrison.
The Alcove, Los Feliz, Los Angeles. A must for us when visiting our kids in LA. Oasis in the middle of urban hipsterville. Stopped for coffee and always end up ordering from the menu whether it's morning, noon or evening. Can't just have coffee! Gorgeous brick patio for people watching. Check out their website and Yelp. Add this place on your next visit to LA.