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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Lisa

Guidebook for Los Angeles

Food Scene
Best Mexican food anywhere! Sometimes long waits, but order a margarita and sit in the waiting area. Don’t miss their homemade flour tortillas!
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Paco's Tacos
4141 South Centinela Avenue
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Best Mexican food anywhere! Sometimes long waits, but order a margarita and sit in the waiting area. Don’t miss their homemade flour tortillas!
Thai food – close to our house and good but not stellar. For better Thai you can take a short drive to Celadon at 13364 Washington Blvd. https://celadonthaikitchen.com
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A La Carte Thai Bistro
12404 West Washington Boulevard
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Thai food – close to our house and good but not stellar. For better Thai you can take a short drive to Celadon at 13364 Washington Blvd. https://celadonthaikitchen.com
Beer and wine and small plates with a Swedish and Mediterranean flair – a surprisingly great combo and totally great vibe! Definitely try the gravlax!
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Gravlax
12400 West Washington Boulevard
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Beer and wine and small plates with a Swedish and Mediterranean flair – a surprisingly great combo and totally great vibe! Definitely try the gravlax!
Exellent sushi (very large pieces!) and Japanese food. There is sometimes a bit of a wait to get in.
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Sakura
4545 S Centinela Ave
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Exellent sushi (very large pieces!) and Japanese food. There is sometimes a bit of a wait to get in.
Small restaurant/bar with lively atmosphere. Nice small plates as well as entrees. Very small outdoor patio.
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The Corner Door
12477 Washington Blvd
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Small restaurant/bar with lively atmosphere. Nice small plates as well as entrees. Very small outdoor patio.
Small bar/restaurant with outdoor patio.
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The Detour Bistro Bar
12473 W Washington Blvd
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Small bar/restaurant with outdoor patio.
Not your typical chocolatier. They specialize in fair-trade dark chocolate made in-house from cacao beans. Try the chocolate sampler to get an idea of what unprocessed chocolate tastes like. If you have more of a sweet tooth, try the hot chocolate.
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ChocoVivo
12469 West Washington Boulevard
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Not your typical chocolatier. They specialize in fair-trade dark chocolate made in-house from cacao beans. Try the chocolate sampler to get an idea of what unprocessed chocolate tastes like. If you have more of a sweet tooth, try the hot chocolate.
Small café with lots of delicious pastries!
Laurent's "Le" Coffee Shop
12457 Washington Blvd
Small café with lots of delicious pastries!
American/Asian fusion cuisine. Around the back of the restaurant is speakeasy bar called Alley http://alleyloungela.com with traditional and craft cocktails.
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FIN
12223 West Washington Boulevard
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American/Asian fusion cuisine. Around the back of the restaurant is speakeasy bar called Alley http://alleyloungela.com with traditional and craft cocktails.
Hawaiian/Korean fusion cuisine in a family-style dining atmosphere. Cracklin Beer Can Chicken is a winner. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday with an interesting array of food, including all-you-can-eat pancakes!
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A-Frame
12565 West Washington Boulevard
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Hawaiian/Korean fusion cuisine in a family-style dining atmosphere. Cracklin Beer Can Chicken is a winner. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday with an interesting array of food, including all-you-can-eat pancakes!
Japanese rice balls (omusubi) with different fillings as well as other interesting side dishes. Very reasonable. A few small tables inside, several outside, or take-out.
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Sunny Blue
12608 West Washington Boulevard
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Japanese rice balls (omusubi) with different fillings as well as other interesting side dishes. Very reasonable. A few small tables inside, several outside, or take-out.
Reasonably priced comfort food with an Asian twist. They are known for their burgers and there is a nice patio in the back.
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Humble Potato
12608 Washington Boulevard
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Reasonably priced comfort food with an Asian twist. They are known for their burgers and there is a nice patio in the back.
As the name suggests, it’s a small seafood restaurant and also has a nice bar (besides the raw bar!). Excellent oysters!
Tangaroa Fish Market
12604 Washington Boulevard
As the name suggests, it’s a small seafood restaurant and also has a nice bar (besides the raw bar!). Excellent oysters!
Really good pizza and fits any culinary style (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, non-gluten-free, caveman!) If you are looking for old-school New York style pizza take a drive into Culver City to LaRocco’s Pizzeria. 3819 Main St. http://laroccospizzeria.com A no frills pizza joint – don’t even think about asking for a gluten free crust!
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Pitfire Artisan Pizza
12924 West Washington Boulevard
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Really good pizza and fits any culinary style (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, non-gluten-free, caveman!) If you are looking for old-school New York style pizza take a drive into Culver City to LaRocco’s Pizzeria. 3819 Main St. http://laroccospizzeria.com A no frills pizza joint – don’t even think about asking for a gluten free crust!
Known for their cupcakes...but everything is sinfully good!
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Hotcakes Bakes
4119 S Centinela Ave
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Known for their cupcakes...but everything is sinfully good!
Great breakfast and lunch with a varied menu. It's a small place, so there is sometimes a line outside.
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Maxwell's Cafe
13329 West Washington Boulevard
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Great breakfast and lunch with a varied menu. It's a small place, so there is sometimes a line outside.
Gorgeous setting and worth the drive. Just across from Tapia Park. The decor is elegant and rustic and the menu features exotic wild game. Very expensive but you can go and have a drink at the bar and appetizers if you don't want to break the bank!
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Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd
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Gorgeous setting and worth the drive. Just across from Tapia Park. The decor is elegant and rustic and the menu features exotic wild game. Very expensive but you can go and have a drink at the bar and appetizers if you don't want to break the bank!
Great spot overlooking the ocean on PCH at Sunset Blvd. If you're taking a drive up PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) this is a place worth dropping in.
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Gladstones Restaurant
17300 Pacific Coast Highway
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Great spot overlooking the ocean on PCH at Sunset Blvd. If you're taking a drive up PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) this is a place worth dropping in.
Another great place to eat if you're driving up the coast. It is a private beach and you can lounge in the sand if you so desire! Parking is crazy expensive but with the restaurant validation it is $6 with a 4-hour limit. Then you hit titanium pricing all over again. (Around $30) But 4 hours should give you plenty of time to eat and hang-out. Take a walk on their rickety looking pier, or just enjoy the sand and surf. Conversely, if you just want to spend time at the beach you can park up on PCH and walk down the road. Reservations are suggested.
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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
28128 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Another great place to eat if you're driving up the coast. It is a private beach and you can lounge in the sand if you so desire! Parking is crazy expensive but with the restaurant validation it is $6 with a 4-hour limit. Then you hit titanium pricing all over again. (Around $30) But 4 hours should give you plenty of time to eat and hang-out. Take a walk on their rickety looking pier, or just enjoy the sand and surf. Conversely, if you just want to spend time at the beach you can park up on PCH and walk down the road. Reservations are suggested.
Funky Mexican restaurant open late - until 3AM - which is a rare thing in Los Angeles! Ambiance is authentic and the food is good. Try the homemade tortillas!
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La Cabaña
738 Rose Ave
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Funky Mexican restaurant open late - until 3AM - which is a rare thing in Los Angeles! Ambiance is authentic and the food is good. Try the homemade tortillas!
One of the best Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles unless you decide to trek to Montery Park or Alhambra!
HU's Szechwan Restaurant
10450 National Boulevard
One of the best Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles unless you decide to trek to Montery Park or Alhambra!
Great traditional Greek cuisine! If you spend the day in Long Beach, visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific or taking a whale-watching excursion this is a fine place to end the day!
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George's Greek Cafe
135 Pine Avenue
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Great traditional Greek cuisine! If you spend the day in Long Beach, visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific or taking a whale-watching excursion this is a fine place to end the day!
Popular Sunday buffet brunch on the water in Marina Del Rey. Massive amounts of food - go hungry! Pricey but you won't need to eat for the rest of the day!
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The Warehouse Restaurant
4499 Admiralty Way
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Popular Sunday buffet brunch on the water in Marina Del Rey. Massive amounts of food - go hungry! Pricey but you won't need to eat for the rest of the day!
Fine dining on the water. Excellent cuisine and atmosphere.
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Cafe del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way
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Fine dining on the water. Excellent cuisine and atmosphere.
As close as you will find to New York pizza in the area. Not much to look at, but who cares!
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LaRocco's Pizzeria
3819 Main Street
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As close as you will find to New York pizza in the area. Not much to look at, but who cares!
Excellent Thai food, one of the best in the area.
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Celadon
13364 West Washington Boulevard
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Excellent Thai food, one of the best in the area.
The food is just okay but with a drink and a small bite you can't beat the people watching potential when you sit along the patio railing!
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The Sidewalk Cafe
1401 Ocean Front Walk
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The food is just okay but with a drink and a small bite you can't beat the people watching potential when you sit along the patio railing!
You can't beat the views of downtown LA from this rooftop restaurant with 2 outdoor levels. Fine dining. Reservations a must! The restaurant is located on the 15th floor and you have the option of indoor or outdoor seating (but go for outdoor to soak in the views). And if you must wait there is a rooftop cocktail lounge on the 16th floor...very lively!
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Perch
448 S Hill St
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You can't beat the views of downtown LA from this rooftop restaurant with 2 outdoor levels. Fine dining. Reservations a must! The restaurant is located on the 15th floor and you have the option of indoor or outdoor seating (but go for outdoor to soak in the views). And if you must wait there is a rooftop cocktail lounge on the 16th floor...very lively!
An iconic Los Angeles cafeteria restaurant, recently remodeled. The food isn't great but the atmosphere in this quirky multi-leveled restaurant is totally unique.
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The Pacific Seas at Clifton’s Cafeteria
648 S Broadway
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An iconic Los Angeles cafeteria restaurant, recently remodeled. The food isn't great but the atmosphere in this quirky multi-leveled restaurant is totally unique.
This is an historic Los Angeles food court and market. During the summer they stay open till 10PM, though not all vendors are open but the website (or a phone call) should get you dialed in. Check out their website for a listing of the various vendors: http://www.grandcentralmarket.com
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Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
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This is an historic Los Angeles food court and market. During the summer they stay open till 10PM, though not all vendors are open but the website (or a phone call) should get you dialed in. Check out their website for a listing of the various vendors: http://www.grandcentralmarket.com
Excellent southern Italian food! Lisa the owner is always adding to the menu, but the basics are terrific. If you make a reservation, request a booth. Their eggplant parmesan is, bar none, one of the best you will ever have. (And when I say this, I can tell you I'm a former New Yorker - self-styled aficionados of Italian food!) If you have to wait, the Harbor Room bar is conveniently located next door.
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Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant
193 Culver Blvd
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Excellent southern Italian food! Lisa the owner is always adding to the menu, but the basics are terrific. If you make a reservation, request a booth. Their eggplant parmesan is, bar none, one of the best you will ever have. (And when I say this, I can tell you I'm a former New Yorker - self-styled aficionados of Italian food!) If you have to wait, the Harbor Room bar is conveniently located next door.
Excellent dim sum in Chinatown and a favorite among the Chinese locals!
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Ocean Seafood Restaurant
750 N Hill St
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Excellent dim sum in Chinatown and a favorite among the Chinese locals!
This restaurant is literally on the beach - it has indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor tables on the beach are great for toes-in-the-sand dining! There is also a patio option. Excellent breakfast and lunch and they are also open for dinner. Their burgers are grass-fed and delish! You can take the bike path if you're up for a bit of a ride! Otherwise, there is ample parking in the lot off of PCH.
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Back on the Beach Cafe
445 Pacific Coast Highway
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This restaurant is literally on the beach - it has indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor tables on the beach are great for toes-in-the-sand dining! There is also a patio option. Excellent breakfast and lunch and they are also open for dinner. Their burgers are grass-fed and delish! You can take the bike path if you're up for a bit of a ride! Otherwise, there is ample parking in the lot off of PCH.
The Original Farmers Market is a landmark and has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike since 1934. It's an area of food stalls, sit-down eateries, food vendors and produce markets. It is located next to The Grove outdoor shopping mall and a trolley runs between the two.
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The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
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The Original Farmers Market is a landmark and has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike since 1934. It's an area of food stalls, sit-down eateries, food vendors and produce markets. It is located next to The Grove outdoor shopping mall and a trolley runs between the two.
Very popular Venice eatery. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A farm to table American bistro that serves pizzas, salads, small and larger dishes. On the pricey side, but not exorbitant. Make sure to get reservations or expect to wait. If they are over booked go next door to GTA (Gjelina Take Away) they have pretty much the same menu.
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Gjelina
1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Very popular Venice eatery. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A farm to table American bistro that serves pizzas, salads, small and larger dishes. On the pricey side, but not exorbitant. Make sure to get reservations or expect to wait. If they are over booked go next door to GTA (Gjelina Take Away) they have pretty much the same menu.
Upscale juice bar and vegetarian cafe. As they put it: "At the Butcher's Daughter, we treat fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat: we chop, fillet and carve fresh produce into healthy vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
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The Butcher's Daughter
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Upscale juice bar and vegetarian cafe. As they put it: "At the Butcher's Daughter, we treat fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat: we chop, fillet and carve fresh produce into healthy vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Located on Washington Blvd at Ocean Front Walk, this is a reasonable and tasty spot for breakfast and lunch. From here take a walk down to the Venice Pier.
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The Venice Terrace
7 Washington Boulevard
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Located on Washington Blvd at Ocean Front Walk, this is a reasonable and tasty spot for breakfast and lunch. From here take a walk down to the Venice Pier.
Go to the upper floor patio for cocktails and appetizers or other choices off the menu. The food is pretty average but it's an excellent spot to watch the sunset and there is a dedicated clientele there at the end of the day for this very reason! Get there a little early to snag a good seat!
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The Venice Whaler
10 Washington Boulevard
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Go to the upper floor patio for cocktails and appetizers or other choices off the menu. The food is pretty average but it's an excellent spot to watch the sunset and there is a dedicated clientele there at the end of the day for this very reason! Get there a little early to snag a good seat!
Casual atmosphere and reasonably priced restaurant in Malibu serving fresh seafood in a down-to-earth atmosphere with a great view of the ocean.
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Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe
25653 Pacific Coast Highway
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Casual atmosphere and reasonably priced restaurant in Malibu serving fresh seafood in a down-to-earth atmosphere with a great view of the ocean.
A landmark seafood joint on the Pacific Coast Highway. The menu is casual, a lot of fried food. No table service. Known for being a biker hang-out, you'll see plenty of 'hogs' lined up out in front. Gets crowded on the weekends, but so does everywhere else. I wouldn't make this a destination for the food alone, but if you're up in 'the bu' as Malibu is called, you might want to stop in for a bite and check out the unique atmosphere. Good spot to see surfers doing their thing at the County Line beach.
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Neptune's Net
42505 Pacific Coast Highway
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A landmark seafood joint on the Pacific Coast Highway. The menu is casual, a lot of fried food. No table service. Known for being a biker hang-out, you'll see plenty of 'hogs' lined up out in front. Gets crowded on the weekends, but so does everywhere else. I wouldn't make this a destination for the food alone, but if you're up in 'the bu' as Malibu is called, you might want to stop in for a bite and check out the unique atmosphere. Good spot to see surfers doing their thing at the County Line beach.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it has reliably good food. Close to the house if you don't want to go far and want a varied menu.
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J Nichols Kitchen
4375 Glencoe Avenue
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Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it has reliably good food. Close to the house if you don't want to go far and want a varied menu.
One of the newer trendy restaurants on Abbot Kinney, it gets mixed reviews on Yelp. Pricey...they have interesting cocktails, and a more reasonably priced brunch on the weekend. Brunch runs till 2:30 and the restaurant keeps late hours! (Open till 2AM) Reservations a must, unless you're going late at night!
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The Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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One of the newer trendy restaurants on Abbot Kinney, it gets mixed reviews on Yelp. Pricey...they have interesting cocktails, and a more reasonably priced brunch on the weekend. Brunch runs till 2:30 and the restaurant keeps late hours! (Open till 2AM) Reservations a must, unless you're going late at night!
Kind of a sea shanty feel - this small, dark restaurant has indoor seating with booths on one side of the restaurant, and a very pleasant patio in the back. Despite the ship motif, their specialty is steak and they have other non-red meat offerings. The owner, affectionately known as Captain Ron, has kept mum about his salad dressing recipe. But it's a secret worth trying!
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The Galley
2442 Main Street
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Kind of a sea shanty feel - this small, dark restaurant has indoor seating with booths on one side of the restaurant, and a very pleasant patio in the back. Despite the ship motif, their specialty is steak and they have other non-red meat offerings. The owner, affectionately known as Captain Ron, has kept mum about his salad dressing recipe. But it's a secret worth trying!
A landmark Jewish delicatessen, Canter's sits in the middle of what is known as the Fairfax district. The Fairfax District is a 1.23-square-mile neighborhood. Historically the Fairfax District has been a center of the Jewish community in Los Angeles. All that said, you can get a good corned beef sandwich and all the other staples of a good Jewish deli!
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Canter's Restaurant, Bakery, Deli and Bar
419 North Fairfax Avenue
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A landmark Jewish delicatessen, Canter's sits in the middle of what is known as the Fairfax district. The Fairfax District is a 1.23-square-mile neighborhood. Historically the Fairfax District has been a center of the Jewish community in Los Angeles. All that said, you can get a good corned beef sandwich and all the other staples of a good Jewish deli!
Ultra casual beach fixture in Playa del Rey. It expresses all the telltale signs of shack-ness: burgers that arrive in plastic baskets, thin addictive fries, beer that is much cheaper when purchased by the pitcher, televisions jutting out from every crevice, a collision of cheap but serviceable furniture, and bored aging barmaids.
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The Shack
185 Culver Boulevard
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Ultra casual beach fixture in Playa del Rey. It expresses all the telltale signs of shack-ness: burgers that arrive in plastic baskets, thin addictive fries, beer that is much cheaper when purchased by the pitcher, televisions jutting out from every crevice, a collision of cheap but serviceable furniture, and bored aging barmaids.
Musso & Frank's has a history that reads like a Hollywood script. Deals were made on the old pay phone — the first pay phone to be installed in Hollywood. Scripts were discussed over a famous Musso’s martini. Contracts were signed over exquisite meals of Roast Duck and Lamb Chops. Stars were born. Musso & Franks is a Hollywood icon that has been around since the 1920's. The restaurant has kept to this day its original character, which includes high ceilings, dark wood paneling, and red booths. Its waiters and bartenders dress in the same red coats that they've worn for decades. Martinis come with a side car and the menu focuses on steak and seafood. Real old-school menu and vibe.
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Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd
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Musso & Frank's has a history that reads like a Hollywood script. Deals were made on the old pay phone — the first pay phone to be installed in Hollywood. Scripts were discussed over a famous Musso’s martini. Contracts were signed over exquisite meals of Roast Duck and Lamb Chops. Stars were born. Musso & Franks is a Hollywood icon that has been around since the 1920's. The restaurant has kept to this day its original character, which includes high ceilings, dark wood paneling, and red booths. Its waiters and bartenders dress in the same red coats that they've worn for decades. Martinis come with a side car and the menu focuses on steak and seafood. Real old-school menu and vibe.
Hop Li is known for its seafood, but the menu is extensive. Located in Chinatown, one of the better restaurants there. Full of Chinese locals - which is always a good sign.
Hop Li Seafood Restaurant
526 Alpine Street
Hop Li is known for its seafood, but the menu is extensive. Located in Chinatown, one of the better restaurants there. Full of Chinese locals - which is always a good sign.
Excellent Cuban cuisine. Their lemon garlic chicken is to die for, and comes with healthy sides of rice and black beans. Many other enticing items as well. The sangria is a nice wine to complement your meal.
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Versailles Cuban Restaurant
10319 Venice Boulevard
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Excellent Cuban cuisine. Their lemon garlic chicken is to die for, and comes with healthy sides of rice and black beans. Many other enticing items as well. The sangria is a nice wine to complement your meal.
In-N-Out is the quintessential burger joint for fast food aficionados! Try a double double with cheese and grilled onions...or whatever strikes your fancy. They have a 'secret menu' but I have no idea what's on it!
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In-N-Out Burger
13425 Washington Boulevard
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In-N-Out is the quintessential burger joint for fast food aficionados! Try a double double with cheese and grilled onions...or whatever strikes your fancy. They have a 'secret menu' but I have no idea what's on it!
Californian cuisine, made with seasonal, organic ingredients, in a fairy-land-like romantic woodland setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon. Besides excellent dinners and brunch, you definitely can feel the vibe of the hippies of yore. There is a store on site with lots of New Age groovy books and trinkets. The 60's may be long over, but not here! It is especially magical at night, when twinkle lights abound. Just taking the drive to iconic Topanga Canyon is beautiful.
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Inn of the Seventh Ray
128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
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Californian cuisine, made with seasonal, organic ingredients, in a fairy-land-like romantic woodland setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon. Besides excellent dinners and brunch, you definitely can feel the vibe of the hippies of yore. There is a store on site with lots of New Age groovy books and trinkets. The 60's may be long over, but not here! It is especially magical at night, when twinkle lights abound. Just taking the drive to iconic Topanga Canyon is beautiful.
Close to the house and wonderful homemade ice cream...Treat yourself!
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Ginger's Divine Ice Creams
12550 W Washington Blvd
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Close to the house and wonderful homemade ice cream...Treat yourself!
Drinks & Nightlife
Cool speakeasy atmosphere. Around the back of the restaurant FIN. Specializes in traditional and craft cocktails.
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Alley
12223 West Washington Boulevard
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Cool speakeasy atmosphere. Around the back of the restaurant FIN. Specializes in traditional and craft cocktails.
Small bar with emphasis on craft cocktails. Eclectic appetizers with a Korean-fusion accent. Try the short rib taco with kimchi!
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Alibi Room
12236 Washington Boulevard
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Small bar with emphasis on craft cocktails. Eclectic appetizers with a Korean-fusion accent. Try the short rib taco with kimchi!
Nothing beats entering a barber shop and finding a speakeasy in the back! Cocktails and bar menu.
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Blind Barber
10797 Washington Blvd
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Nothing beats entering a barber shop and finding a speakeasy in the back! Cocktails and bar menu.
Words do not do this place justice. Check out their website to see the amazing decor: https://www.edisondowntown.com The bar and nightclub was renovated from an old electric generating plant and will transport you to the 1920's with elegant and cozy seating areas in a dimly lit wonderland. Bar emphasis is on craft cocktails, small bar menu. Go for happy hour before it gets crowded if you don't want to wind up in a crush of humanity! They offer music and eclectic entertainment later in the evening. Check out the details on their website and do note that they have a dress code.
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The Edison
108 West 2nd Street
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Words do not do this place justice. Check out their website to see the amazing decor: https://www.edisondowntown.com The bar and nightclub was renovated from an old electric generating plant and will transport you to the 1920's with elegant and cozy seating areas in a dimly lit wonderland. Bar emphasis is on craft cocktails, small bar menu. Go for happy hour before it gets crowded if you don't want to wind up in a crush of humanity! They offer music and eclectic entertainment later in the evening. Check out the details on their website and do note that they have a dress code.
Handcrafted cocktails & gastropub bites in a cozy setting with book-lined walls & leather couches.
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Library Bar
630 West 6th Street
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Handcrafted cocktails & gastropub bites in a cozy setting with book-lined walls & leather couches.
Known for their whiskey selection, they are serious mixologists in the craft cocktail world.
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Seven Grand
515 West 7th Street
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Known for their whiskey selection, they are serious mixologists in the craft cocktail world.
Expansive space for beer-friendly fare, house-brewed beers & Central Coast wines. California’s fourth largest craft brewery. The restaurant menu covers the gastropub bases with pizzas, burgers, tacos and a variety of small plates and snacks.
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Firestone Walker Brewing Company - The Propagator
3205 Washington Blvd
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Expansive space for beer-friendly fare, house-brewed beers & Central Coast wines. California’s fourth largest craft brewery. The restaurant menu covers the gastropub bases with pizzas, burgers, tacos and a variety of small plates and snacks.
Small, funky music club whose mainstay is the blues, but also features jazz, R&B, hip-hop, spoken word, burlesque and more.
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Harvelle's
1432 4th Street
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Small, funky music club whose mainstay is the blues, but also features jazz, R&B, hip-hop, spoken word, burlesque and more.
Catalina's is an old-school supper club featuring some of the greatest names in jazz. Check their schedule, some acts perform 2 shows nightly. There is an admission fee on top of either dinner or a 2-drink minimum. The food is good, so if you choose to have dinner you will be guaranteed a pretty good seat! Check out their schedule: http://www.catalinajazzclub.com
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Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard
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Catalina's is an old-school supper club featuring some of the greatest names in jazz. Check their schedule, some acts perform 2 shows nightly. There is an admission fee on top of either dinner or a 2-drink minimum. The food is good, so if you choose to have dinner you will be guaranteed a pretty good seat! Check out their schedule: http://www.catalinajazzclub.com
The rooftop lounge at the downtown LA Standard hotel draws a high-energy crowd with a heated pool, waterbed pods, DJs, and panoramic city views. Quite the spot for watching 'the beautiful people' in their (un)natural environment! Jazz on Thursdays from 5-8PM. Open from noon to 10PM.
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The Standard, Downtown LA
550 S Flower St
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The rooftop lounge at the downtown LA Standard hotel draws a high-energy crowd with a heated pool, waterbed pods, DJs, and panoramic city views. Quite the spot for watching 'the beautiful people' in their (un)natural environment! Jazz on Thursdays from 5-8PM. Open from noon to 10PM.
High-style, rooftop deck with DJs day & night, specialty cocktails, light bites & boardwalk views. Great spot for sunset. It is one of the newer hip venues in Venice, and quite popular, so reservations are highly recommended.
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Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Avenue
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High-style, rooftop deck with DJs day & night, specialty cocktails, light bites & boardwalk views. Great spot for sunset. It is one of the newer hip venues in Venice, and quite popular, so reservations are highly recommended.
Arts & Culture
Amazing art collection from pre Columbian art to contemporary art. Special exhibits year round. Free admission one day a week. Parking fee. Concerts, films, special events and Friday night free jazz.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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Amazing art collection from pre Columbian art to contemporary art. Special exhibits year round. Free admission one day a week. Parking fee. Concerts, films, special events and Friday night free jazz.
Small museum with eclectic modern art.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
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Small museum with eclectic modern art.
The views of the city are incredible from every direction. The permanent collection is world class and other exhibits rotate throughout the year. The lay-out invites you to wander indoors and out; walk around the spiral garden and admire sculpture situated throughout. There is no entry fee but parking costs $15. And once you are parked you get to take a monorail up to the museum! There are recently added bus lines that will take you to the Getty and avoid parking costs altogether. Check their website for schedule and other information. http://www.getty.edu
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The Getty
1200 Getty Center Drive
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The views of the city are incredible from every direction. The permanent collection is world class and other exhibits rotate throughout the year. The lay-out invites you to wander indoors and out; walk around the spiral garden and admire sculpture situated throughout. There is no entry fee but parking costs $15. And once you are parked you get to take a monorail up to the museum! There are recently added bus lines that will take you to the Getty and avoid parking costs altogether. Check their website for schedule and other information. http://www.getty.edu
This museum offers ancient Greek and Roman artifacts and antiquities. The grounds are stunning. Hours vary depending on the time of the year. Tickets are free but they do ask you to book your tickets online. Parking is $15 before 3PM and $10 after. Website: http://www.getty.edu
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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
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This museum offers ancient Greek and Roman artifacts and antiquities. The grounds are stunning. Hours vary depending on the time of the year. Tickets are free but they do ask you to book your tickets online. Parking is $15 before 3PM and $10 after. Website: http://www.getty.edu
Located next door to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) you can walk along the grounds and see the iconic mastodons mired in the muck! There is also a small museum here.
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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
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Located next door to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) you can walk along the grounds and see the iconic mastodons mired in the muck! There is also a small museum here.
A wonderful collection of the natural world. The grounds are lovely, check out the Rose Garden as well. Also located in this complex is the California Air & Space Museum - home of the space shuttle "Endeavor". There is a metro stop is conveniently located near the museum.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
900 West Exposition Boulevard
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A wonderful collection of the natural world. The grounds are lovely, check out the Rose Garden as well. Also located in this complex is the California Air & Space Museum - home of the space shuttle "Endeavor". There is a metro stop is conveniently located near the museum.
This is a museum way off the beaten track. If you're into the esoteric, you should go and you will get bragging rights because this is a place most tourists never see. The museum contains an unusual collection of exhibits and objects with varying and uncertain degrees of authenticity. New York Times critic Edward Rothstein described it as a "museum about museums", "where the persistent question is: what kind of place is this?" Smithsonian magazine called it "a witty, self-conscious homage to private museums of yore . . . when natural history was only barely charted by science, and museums were closer to Renaissance cabinets of curiosity." In a similar vein, The Economist said the museum "captures a time chronicled in Richard Holmes's recent book The Age of Wonder, when science mingled with poetry in its pursuit of answers to life's mysterious questions."
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The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Boulevard
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This is a museum way off the beaten track. If you're into the esoteric, you should go and you will get bragging rights because this is a place most tourists never see. The museum contains an unusual collection of exhibits and objects with varying and uncertain degrees of authenticity. New York Times critic Edward Rothstein described it as a "museum about museums", "where the persistent question is: what kind of place is this?" Smithsonian magazine called it "a witty, self-conscious homage to private museums of yore . . . when natural history was only barely charted by science, and museums were closer to Renaissance cabinets of curiosity." In a similar vein, The Economist said the museum "captures a time chronicled in Richard Holmes's recent book The Age of Wonder, when science mingled with poetry in its pursuit of answers to life's mysterious questions."
The acoustics are amazing - don't miss an opportunity to hear the Los Angeles Philharmonic or any other event for that matter! The Frank Gehry architecture is worth seeing even if you do not attend an event.
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
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The acoustics are amazing - don't miss an opportunity to hear the Los Angeles Philharmonic or any other event for that matter! The Frank Gehry architecture is worth seeing even if you do not attend an event.
The Downtown LA art walk is held the second Thursday of the month. Lots of galleries, restaurants and night life! Check their website for more info: http://downtownartwalk.org
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Art Walk DTLA
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The Downtown LA art walk is held the second Thursday of the month. Lots of galleries, restaurants and night life! Check their website for more info: http://downtownartwalk.org
Located in Little Tokyo the 55,000-square-foot facility gives enormous latitude to artists and encourages experimentation. It is ideally suited to large-scale sculptural works and conceptual, multi-media or electronic installations. It is typically used to display more recent works, often by lesser-known artists, and works which require a large amount of space.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
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Located in Little Tokyo the 55,000-square-foot facility gives enormous latitude to artists and encourages experimentation. It is ideally suited to large-scale sculptural works and conceptual, multi-media or electronic installations. It is typically used to display more recent works, often by lesser-known artists, and works which require a large amount of space.
European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries; Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints; and sculpture gardens displaying many sculptors' work in a landscape setting around a large pond. The museum contains the Norton Simon Theater which shows film programs daily, and hosts lectures, symposia, and dance and musical performances year-round.
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Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard
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European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries; Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints; and sculpture gardens displaying many sculptors' work in a landscape setting around a large pond. The museum contains the Norton Simon Theater which shows film programs daily, and hosts lectures, symposia, and dance and musical performances year-round.
Cars, cars and more cars! - The museum's goal is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as a prime example.
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Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
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Cars, cars and more cars! - The museum's goal is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as a prime example.
The Museum of Tolerance is a multimedia museum in Los Angeles. It is designed to examine racism and prejudice around the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust.
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Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Boulevard
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The Museum of Tolerance is a multimedia museum in Los Angeles. It is designed to examine racism and prejudice around the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust.
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum offers free general admission, but you must sign up online, and it books well in advance. However, you can just show up and wait on line and chances are you'll get in. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.
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The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
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The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum offers free general admission, but you must sign up online, and it books well in advance. However, you can just show up and wait on line and chances are you'll get in. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.
Sightseeing
I am generally not a fan of tourist attractions but this is really worth seeing. The celebrity replicas are amazingly life-like and creatively displayed.
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Madame Tussauds Hollywood
6933 Hollywood Boulevard
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I am generally not a fan of tourist attractions but this is really worth seeing. The celebrity replicas are amazingly life-like and creatively displayed.
There is nothing like Venice Beach. Period. From the street people selling wares, to the roller-skaters and skateboard park, to the bike path and the beach...it is a panoply of humanity! There are several bike rental shops along Ocean Front Walk: there is one at the end of Washington Blvd and there is also Jay's Rentals on Windward Avenue that rents bikes, skateboards, surf boards etc. They also offer surf lessons! http://jaysrentalsvb.com
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Venice Beach Boardwalk
1800 Ocean Front Walk
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There is nothing like Venice Beach. Period. From the street people selling wares, to the roller-skaters and skateboard park, to the bike path and the beach...it is a panoply of humanity! There are several bike rental shops along Ocean Front Walk: there is one at the end of Washington Blvd and there is also Jay's Rentals on Windward Avenue that rents bikes, skateboards, surf boards etc. They also offer surf lessons! http://jaysrentalsvb.com
You can't come to LA and not see the stars on Hollywood Blvd. And of course you must see Grauman's Chinese Theater and check out the celebrity hand & footprints immortalized in cement! Don't be afraid of the insane costumed weirdos who mill around the entrance - but if you have your picture taken with them, they'll expect money!
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Hollywood Walk Of Fame HQ
6255 Sunset Boulevard
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You can't come to LA and not see the stars on Hollywood Blvd. And of course you must see Grauman's Chinese Theater and check out the celebrity hand & footprints immortalized in cement! Don't be afraid of the insane costumed weirdos who mill around the entrance - but if you have your picture taken with them, they'll expect money!
These are the last vestiges of the Venice canals - they used to run through much of Venice! Built in 1905 by Abbot Kinney as Venice of America, it became famous for its man-made canals, which evoked the canals of Venice, Italy and featured gondola rides. Take Washington Blvd to Dell Ave and turn right. You will see homes on the canals off both sides of the road. The road will end at Venice Blvd.
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Venice Canals
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These are the last vestiges of the Venice canals - they used to run through much of Venice! Built in 1905 by Abbot Kinney as Venice of America, it became famous for its man-made canals, which evoked the canals of Venice, Italy and featured gondola rides. Take Washington Blvd to Dell Ave and turn right. You will see homes on the canals off both sides of the road. The road will end at Venice Blvd.
Chinese restaurants, local grocery stores, lots of things to see including traditional Chinese architecture designed for the tourist scene. Shop for Chinese products you can only find here. Check out Ocean Seafood at 750 Hill Street - great dim sum.
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Chinatown
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Chinese restaurants, local grocery stores, lots of things to see including traditional Chinese architecture designed for the tourist scene. Shop for Chinese products you can only find here. Check out Ocean Seafood at 750 Hill Street - great dim sum.
Take a walk along the pier, go on the rides or play arcade games. There is a vintage merry-go-round that is wonderful! The ferris wheel at sunset is a wonderful time to catch the views... During the summer there is a twilight concert series. Check the website for schedule. http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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Take a walk along the pier, go on the rides or play arcade games. There is a vintage merry-go-round that is wonderful! The ferris wheel at sunset is a wonderful time to catch the views... During the summer there is a twilight concert series. Check the website for schedule. http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/
Take a stroll along the pier and watch the fishermen (and women) do their thing.
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Venice Fishing Pier
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Take a stroll along the pier and watch the fishermen (and women) do their thing.
Spectacular aquarium! You may also want to take a whale watching boat trip when the whales are migrating. Check the website for best seasons and schedules. http://www.2seewhales.com You can take the Metro Blue Line and exit at Transit Mall. The Aquarium is a 10 minute walk downhill from there or you can take Uber to the aquarium from there. When patrons Go Metro, they will receive $2 off adult admission, just show your tap or metro card. Check Groupon for discounted admission to the aquarium and the whale-watching excursion.
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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
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Spectacular aquarium! You may also want to take a whale watching boat trip when the whales are migrating. Check the website for best seasons and schedules. http://www.2seewhales.com You can take the Metro Blue Line and exit at Transit Mall. The Aquarium is a 10 minute walk downhill from there or you can take Uber to the aquarium from there. When patrons Go Metro, they will receive $2 off adult admission, just show your tap or metro card. Check Groupon for discounted admission to the aquarium and the whale-watching excursion.
First Fridays on Abbot Kinney - The event starts around 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. first Friday of every month. Shops stay open late. Lots of gourmet food trucks - fun!
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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First Fridays on Abbot Kinney - The event starts around 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. first Friday of every month. Shops stay open late. Lots of gourmet food trucks - fun!
Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los Angeles” with a block-long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops. Short walk from the Union Station Metro stop.
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Olvera Street
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Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los Angeles” with a block-long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops. Short walk from the Union Station Metro stop.
Union Station built in the 1930's is the main railway station in Los Angeles. The structure combines Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style. There is a fine dining restaurant Traxx here as well as fast food and convenience stores. The Metro red line and purple stop here. You can also take the Metro gold line from this station. From here it is a short walk to Olvera Street.
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Alameda / Los Angeles
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Union Station built in the 1930's is the main railway station in Los Angeles. The structure combines Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style. There is a fine dining restaurant Traxx here as well as fast food and convenience stores. The Metro red line and purple stop here. You can also take the Metro gold line from this station. From here it is a short walk to Olvera Street.
Shopping mecca for where the other half (or is that the 1%?) shops! Take a sociological stroll down this iconic street famous for label-conscious conspicuous consumption! All the luxe franchises are located here: Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Armani, Prada, etc.
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North Rodeo Drive
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Shopping mecca for where the other half (or is that the 1%?) shops! Take a sociological stroll down this iconic street famous for label-conscious conspicuous consumption! All the luxe franchises are located here: Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Armani, Prada, etc.
The Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Hollywood Bowl, Capitol Records Building, Mann (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theater, Magic Castle, Greek Theatre, Scientology building and L Ron Hubbard museum!
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Hollywood
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The Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Hollywood Bowl, Capitol Records Building, Mann (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theater, Magic Castle, Greek Theatre, Scientology building and L Ron Hubbard museum!
The city of West Hollywood is a trendy, hip part of town. Great shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. WeHo as the locals call it - is the center of night life for the LGBT community. Check out The Abbey if you are gay and/or adventurous! Here you will find the famous Sunset Strip, and many live music venues like the Troubadour, the Roxy, the Viper Room and the Whisky a Go Go among others. Rock and Roll music history was made in these clubs in the 60's and is a vibrant scene today.
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West Hollywood
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The city of West Hollywood is a trendy, hip part of town. Great shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. WeHo as the locals call it - is the center of night life for the LGBT community. Check out The Abbey if you are gay and/or adventurous! Here you will find the famous Sunset Strip, and many live music venues like the Troubadour, the Roxy, the Viper Room and the Whisky a Go Go among others. Rock and Roll music history was made in these clubs in the 60's and is a vibrant scene today.
A Japanese town - Some of LA's best sushi, ramen, yakitori, shabu shabu, and other Japanese foods are right here!
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Little Tokyo
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A Japanese town - Some of LA's best sushi, ramen, yakitori, shabu shabu, and other Japanese foods are right here!
Upscale boutiques, coffee shops, sidewalk cafes, Whole Foods, Yogaworks and Revolution Fitness between 7th St and 19th St. Great walking street. Many nice restaurants (17th St. Cafe and Father's Office for burgers and beer), fun to stroll and window shop in a pretty neighborhood. Great theater to catch an artsy or foreign film-- The Aero-American Cinematheque. Location on the map is not accurate. The center of the action is 14th St.
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Montana Avenue
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Upscale boutiques, coffee shops, sidewalk cafes, Whole Foods, Yogaworks and Revolution Fitness between 7th St and 19th St. Great walking street. Many nice restaurants (17th St. Cafe and Father's Office for burgers and beer), fun to stroll and window shop in a pretty neighborhood. Great theater to catch an artsy or foreign film-- The Aero-American Cinematheque. Location on the map is not accurate. The center of the action is 14th St.
Some claim that bodybuilding started here, at any rate its still going on. Watch bodybuilders pump iron from benches and bleachers. There's also basketball & handball courts, as well as paddle tennis.
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Venice Muscle Beach
1800 Ocean Front Walk
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Some claim that bodybuilding started here, at any rate its still going on. Watch bodybuilders pump iron from benches and bleachers. There's also basketball & handball courts, as well as paddle tennis.
More shops and restaurants on Main Street between Venice and Santa Monica. There is a fun farmer's market on Sundays in Heritage Square 2640 Main Street 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Every Tuesday is food truck festival night also located in the Heritage Square parking lot. They also have live outdoor music at night during Summer.
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Main Street Santa Monica
2802 Main Street
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More shops and restaurants on Main Street between Venice and Santa Monica. There is a fun farmer's market on Sundays in Heritage Square 2640 Main Street 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Every Tuesday is food truck festival night also located in the Heritage Square parking lot. They also have live outdoor music at night during Summer.
If you feel you must go to this overpriced tourist attraction, have at it! It does have its share of entertainment value, particularly some of the theme rides. You can also visit Universal City Walk, full of restaurants and other shops. It's a Disney-fied idea of what a clean, safe street would look like. And there's no entrance fee! Metro stop convenient to this location.
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Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
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If you feel you must go to this overpriced tourist attraction, have at it! It does have its share of entertainment value, particularly some of the theme rides. You can also visit Universal City Walk, full of restaurants and other shops. It's a Disney-fied idea of what a clean, safe street would look like. And there's no entrance fee! Metro stop convenient to this location.
Echo Park with its picturesque iconic small lake and fountain is worth a visit. You can rent a paddle boat or just take a walk around the lake. Echo Park is a neighborhood close to hip and trendy Silver Lake. (Though Echo Park is no slouch in the hipster dept.) You can take a walk on Sunset Blvd for restaurants, shops and such to get the gist of what these two neighborhoods have to offer.
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Echo Park
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Echo Park with its picturesque iconic small lake and fountain is worth a visit. You can rent a paddle boat or just take a walk around the lake. Echo Park is a neighborhood close to hip and trendy Silver Lake. (Though Echo Park is no slouch in the hipster dept.) You can take a walk on Sunset Blvd for restaurants, shops and such to get the gist of what these two neighborhoods have to offer.
The historic draw is the Marion Davies house, built by William Randolph Hearst. The Beach House was a Santa Monica hot spot with Hearst and Davies entertaining luminaries from the Hollywood set, such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and other stars of the day. Tours of the house are available. The Beach House is a unique destination and offers many other activities. Check out their website: http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com This is also where the Back on the Beach restaurant is located. Toes-in-the-sand dining if you like!
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Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
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The historic draw is the Marion Davies house, built by William Randolph Hearst. The Beach House was a Santa Monica hot spot with Hearst and Davies entertaining luminaries from the Hollywood set, such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and other stars of the day. Tours of the house are available. The Beach House is a unique destination and offers many other activities. Check out their website: http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com This is also where the Back on the Beach restaurant is located. Toes-in-the-sand dining if you like!
Belmont Shore is a cool cozy town by the beach. Belmont is located on in a hidden area on 2nd street stretching across about 15 blocks. There are a lot of good restaurants, shopping, dessert/ice cream shops.
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Belmont Shore
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Belmont Shore is a cool cozy town by the beach. Belmont is located on in a hidden area on 2nd street stretching across about 15 blocks. There are a lot of good restaurants, shopping, dessert/ice cream shops.
Parks & Nature
This small inlet of calm water contrasts the more rollicking waves of the Pacific. Named Mother's Beach because of its popularity with mothers and nannys with their kids. It's also a quiet spot for reflection and to catch sunset.
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Marina Beach
4135 Admiralty Way
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This small inlet of calm water contrasts the more rollicking waves of the Pacific. Named Mother's Beach because of its popularity with mothers and nannys with their kids. It's also a quiet spot for reflection and to catch sunset.
Great local hike - steep in places, about an hour loop - great views of the city and Pacific Ocean, Malibu and Catalina Island. Parking $7 inside the park/free on Sunset Blvd. Bring water.
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Temescal Canyon Trail
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Great local hike - steep in places, about an hour loop - great views of the city and Pacific Ocean, Malibu and Catalina Island. Parking $7 inside the park/free on Sunset Blvd. Bring water.
Hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, public golf course. Check out the Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium, the Merry-go-round, the LA Zoo and the Autry museum if you want to know more about cowboy culture and the American West. Check their website for more information: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/
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Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
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Hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, public golf course. Check out the Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium, the Merry-go-round, the LA Zoo and the Autry museum if you want to know more about cowboy culture and the American West. Check their website for more information: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/
Very scenic and secluded. It is not uncommon to see sea lions and dolphins. From the El Pescador Beach parking lot you will hike down a trail to reach the beach. It is a strenuous hike up to the parking lot but well worth the scenery and seclusion. $8 fee so pay the machine cause they do check and tickets are expensive! Parking for 15 cars or so and 1 Outhouse. 3 minute walk to sand. Bring in water and snacks, or picnic. There are no amenities here.
El Pescador State Beach
32860 Pacific Coast Highway
Very scenic and secluded. It is not uncommon to see sea lions and dolphins. From the El Pescador Beach parking lot you will hike down a trail to reach the beach. It is a strenuous hike up to the parking lot but well worth the scenery and seclusion. $8 fee so pay the machine cause they do check and tickets are expensive! Parking for 15 cars or so and 1 Outhouse. 3 minute walk to sand. Bring in water and snacks, or picnic. There are no amenities here.
This is a lovely beach with large rock formations which make for great pictures. The beach is accessible by stairs which lead from the parking lot down to the beach in a bit of a circuitous route. Good for people who can manage the climb, and well worth the trek. Bring in water and snacks, or picnic. There are no amenities here.
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El Matador State Beach
32350 Pacific Coast Highway
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This is a lovely beach with large rock formations which make for great pictures. The beach is accessible by stairs which lead from the parking lot down to the beach in a bit of a circuitous route. Good for people who can manage the climb, and well worth the trek. Bring in water and snacks, or picnic. There are no amenities here.
It is a long and wide strip of sandy beach extending a mile or two. Great place to play volleyball, surf, body surf and people watch. Surf lessons are available as well. Like all State beaches there is an $8 parking fee. There are amenities and snack bars. Just south of Zuma is a sign for Westward Beach. This is a smaller beach with a significant rock formation at it's southernmost end. This is a popular film location and, of particular note, this beach was where they shot the final scene of the original "Planet of the Apes" movie.
Zuma Beach
30000 Pacific Coast Hwy
It is a long and wide strip of sandy beach extending a mile or two. Great place to play volleyball, surf, body surf and people watch. Surf lessons are available as well. Like all State beaches there is an $8 parking fee. There are amenities and snack bars. Just south of Zuma is a sign for Westward Beach. This is a smaller beach with a significant rock formation at it's southernmost end. This is a popular film location and, of particular note, this beach was where they shot the final scene of the original "Planet of the Apes" movie.
There are many private spots to enjoy the beauty here. There are a lot of inlets between the rocks which creates sort of private mini beaches. The caves and tide pools are fun to explore and the views are just stunning. Easy parking, easy beach access, lots of walking trails above the beaches.
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Leo Carrillo State Park
35000 Pacific Coast Highway
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There are many private spots to enjoy the beauty here. There are a lot of inlets between the rocks which creates sort of private mini beaches. The caves and tide pools are fun to explore and the views are just stunning. Easy parking, easy beach access, lots of walking trails above the beaches.
There is a campground here that is very popular with the hiking set. But there is also a day-use area on the beach side of PCH that is a nice spot to hang out, use the barbecue facilities, or bring a picnic and lounge on the beach.
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Sycamore Cove Beach
9000 Pacific Coast Highway
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There is a campground here that is very popular with the hiking set. But there is also a day-use area on the beach side of PCH that is a nice spot to hang out, use the barbecue facilities, or bring a picnic and lounge on the beach.
The Ballona Wetlands is a nature preserve which has three different parts.. freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh and a dune area. There is also a public trail (just off the corner of Jefferson and Lincoln Boulevards) that displays informational signage for those wanting to explore on their own, though there are several free tours given by the group that oversees the preserve. A great spot for bird watching, there are over 200 species of birds as well as other flora and fauna. But if you just want to take a nice walk, the public trail along the marsh is a pleasant outing. You can park on the south side of Jefferson Blvd. For more information check their website: http://www.ballonafriends.org
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Ballona Wetlands
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The Ballona Wetlands is a nature preserve which has three different parts.. freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh and a dune area. There is also a public trail (just off the corner of Jefferson and Lincoln Boulevards) that displays informational signage for those wanting to explore on their own, though there are several free tours given by the group that oversees the preserve. A great spot for bird watching, there are over 200 species of birds as well as other flora and fauna. But if you just want to take a nice walk, the public trail along the marsh is a pleasant outing. You can park on the south side of Jefferson Blvd. For more information check their website: http://www.ballonafriends.org
Point Dume affords great vistas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Catalina Island. Zuma Beach lies to its immediate northwest. Free roadside parking is available most of the time. Waves are great, nice white sand, provides a small hike for adventurers (you can walk to the hill overlooking the point and go down an (extremely rickety) staircase to the beach). You can boogie board, surf or just lie around in the sun! Can get a little windy in the afternoon...so bring something to wear just in case.
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Point Dume
Cliffside Drive
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Point Dume affords great vistas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Catalina Island. Zuma Beach lies to its immediate northwest. Free roadside parking is available most of the time. Waves are great, nice white sand, provides a small hike for adventurers (you can walk to the hill overlooking the point and go down an (extremely rickety) staircase to the beach). You can boogie board, surf or just lie around in the sun! Can get a little windy in the afternoon...so bring something to wear just in case.
Entertainment & Activities
Hip upscale bowling alley in the neighborhood.
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Bowlero Mar Vista
12125 Venice Boulevard
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Hip upscale bowling alley in the neighborhood.
This 1920's amphitheater is one of the most celebrated cultural venues in the US and has been the summer home of the LA Philharmonic since 1922. Bring a picnic (we have a picnic basket you can borrow) and enjoy a concert under the stars!
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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
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This 1920's amphitheater is one of the most celebrated cultural venues in the US and has been the summer home of the LA Philharmonic since 1922. Bring a picnic (we have a picnic basket you can borrow) and enjoy a concert under the stars!
A smaller outdoor venue than the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre is an intimate spot to see great music and picnic on the grounds. We have a picnic basket you can borrow! See their website for more info: https://www.lagreektheatre.com
Greek Theatre
5601 Hollywood Blvd
A smaller outdoor venue than the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre is an intimate spot to see great music and picnic on the grounds. We have a picnic basket you can borrow! See their website for more info: https://www.lagreektheatre.com
If you are a baseball fan, and even if you are not, catching a ball game at Dodger Stadium during baseball season is big fun! Tickets can be bought online or at the box office if the game is not sold out. Not to be missed are Dodger dogs - an exceedingly long hot dog - definitely the best in the major leagues in my opinion! If you don't want to park (and spend $20 at the gate), take the Metro to Union Station. From there there is a bus that will take you to the stadium free of charge. Give yourself enough time though! Tickets and schedule can be found here on the Dodger's website: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=la You can also choose to buy tickets privately through stubhub: http://www.stubhub.com Expect to pay more on this site! The most reasonable seats are in the bleachers in the outfield.
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Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave
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If you are a baseball fan, and even if you are not, catching a ball game at Dodger Stadium during baseball season is big fun! Tickets can be bought online or at the box office if the game is not sold out. Not to be missed are Dodger dogs - an exceedingly long hot dog - definitely the best in the major leagues in my opinion! If you don't want to park (and spend $20 at the gate), take the Metro to Union Station. From there there is a bus that will take you to the stadium free of charge. Give yourself enough time though! Tickets and schedule can be found here on the Dodger's website: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=la You can also choose to buy tickets privately through stubhub: http://www.stubhub.com Expect to pay more on this site! The most reasonable seats are in the bleachers in the outfield.
How can you miss the "Happiest Place on Earth?" It's iconic, crowded and expensive. But if you've never been, you have to go at least once! California Adventure Park is adjacent and charges a separate entrance fee - but there may be some special rates for both, so do check that out.
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Disneyland Park
1313 Disneyland Drive
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How can you miss the "Happiest Place on Earth?" It's iconic, crowded and expensive. But if you've never been, you have to go at least once! California Adventure Park is adjacent and charges a separate entrance fee - but there may be some special rates for both, so do check that out.
Getting Around
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
3240 Washington Blvd
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This is one of the Metro stops on the Expo line that will take you to downtown LA and other Metro train connections. There is a large parking lot at this location. The other closest Metro stop is on Bundy Ave though parking is limited. The Expo line will also take you to Santa Monica and either the Sepulveda/Exposition station (has a bigger parking lot) or the Bundy/Exposition station would be a closer ride to Santa Monica than the Washington/National stop. The Washington/National stop is a better one for when you want to head downtown.
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Culver City
8817 Washington Boulevard
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This is one of the Metro stops on the Expo line that will take you to downtown LA and other Metro train connections. There is a large parking lot at this location. The other closest Metro stop is on Bundy Ave though parking is limited. The Expo line will also take you to Santa Monica and either the Sepulveda/Exposition station (has a bigger parking lot) or the Bundy/Exposition station would be a closer ride to Santa Monica than the Washington/National stop. The Washington/National stop is a better one for when you want to head downtown.