Next on the list of essential things to do in L.A, was spend the day at Universal Studios. The hotel we stayed at had a free shuttle to Universal Studios but we hadn't checked the times the night before and as we walked out we had just missed one. We decided to catch an uber there instead as it was super cheap and the next shuttle only ran hourly, only after a quick visit to Starbucks of course :).
We didn't pre buy tickets and just grabbed them at the door, I think you can save a little bit of money by pre buying them online. We also made sure we went on a week day to avoid peak times as we didn't want to fork out the extra money for a front of the line ticket. I know that for most people the highlight of Universal would be Harry Potter but I will admit I am not a Harry Potter fan. I know this will shock and disgust most people but I just never really got into it, I've never read the books and I have seen maybe the first movie. I think maybe I was a bit too old by the time it became popular so it doesn't have the nostalgia for me. What does have nostalgia for me is The Simpsons, I feel like I was practically raised by that show. I was super excited to check out The Simpsons section of the park.
THE GIANT DONUT!!