Things to do in Los Angeles
Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts
Best of the best
499 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Take in a concert at one of the most historic music venues in the world. Great outdoor concert venue is worth price of admission. Seeing a concert at the Hollywood Bowl should be on your Bucket List!
487 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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 sur... read more
471 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A great way to experience the Hollywood sign is to hike there, it is located in Griffith Park. The trail that gets you closest to the sign actually drops you behind the sign, but most trails in Gri... read more
364 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Ongoing farmer's market at the Grove, which is a popular upscale shopping destination in LA. HUGE variety of merchants, and especially beautiful during the holidays! Check out Moruno next door f... read more
Iconic historic Los Angeles. Wonderful outdoor/indoor farmer's market stalls circa 1930's . Has a bit of the old gas station that it was built on (Gilmore) in the back area. A walk through and an... read more
349 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, and many of the hottest concerts and shows in town.
Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street.... read more
529 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Both an historic landmark AND a functioning modern space to take in some great first-run moves, this is where you will find hand and foot prints from stars since the Golden Age. Even R2D2 and C3PO!... read more
If you're doing the walk of fame, you have to check out the Chinese Theatre where you can find the footprints and handprints of the stars. It's a must-do once in your life...but you probably won't... read more
275 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is great if you want to see what Silver Lake is famous for, very pricey and scene-y coffee (along with Lamill.) "High-end coffee bar chain (the original) serving daily roasted brews in an indu... read more
Very hippppp. Lots of mustaches. Lots of beards. But a good strong pour over and honestly, super pretty interiors. Why not. Bring your leather moleskin and grab a gingersnap cookie with your cafe. ... read more
345 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Griffith Park is a must see for nature lovers. It has amazing hiking trails, horseback riding, a restaurant, the L.A. Zoo and the Observatory all wrapped up in one.
Griffith Park is massive and has everything you can possibly imagine for a day in the great outdoors. Golf, tennis, hiking, picnic benches, playground, merry-go-round, pony rides, train rides, Trav... read more
245 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Nom, nom, nom. All vegan menu is to die-for. Airy indoor/outdoor space is tasteful and buzzing.
Because it's so awesome! Organic, all plant-based food for everyone. Unique creative dishes, sourced locally and from regenerative farms whenever possible. Everything from appetizers to desserts an... read more
Locally sourced, organic vegan food & drinks served in a bright, spacious cafe with patio seating. Right on Rose Ave., which is pretty close by.
267 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is THE SPOT for drinks and appetizers at sunset. You can see the entire city on this rooftop. Once you find the small entrance, take the elevators up to the top floor, walk across the hall and... read more
262 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Baseball games in the summer. You can bring food in as long as it's sealed. Bring a pizza! The dodger dogs are not worth the $12 :) Save your money for beer. Or sneak in a plastic flask!
It's Dodger stadium the second oldest ball park in the National league. Take the tour and see behind the scenes Tours are available most days, check before you go. You can stand behind home plate, ... read more
938 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Most popular mall in LA. Adjacent to the Farmer's Markets. Only 10 years old, but looks like an outdoor town square with a huge fountain, its own trolly and many shops and places to eat. Excellent ... read more
The Grove features a large center park with an animated fountain. The Grove is anchored by Nordstrom and has flagship stores for British fashion chain Topshop/Topman, Barnes & Noble, and Apple. Ot... read more
199 local Airbnb hosts recommend
THE gay bar of LA for both men and women. Even if you're not gay, it's a fun bar to visit. It's always super packed and people here really let loose and go crazy. Party central!
199 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Trendy night spot. Long line on weekends. Pool table, ping pong, cool lounge rooms, indoor/outdoor spaces, people get dressed up or stay casual to come here. Bonfire in the back.
If you always wanted to spend your summers at sleepaway camp (or were always denied an invite to all the coolest house parties), The Bungalow is for you. Vintage details, oldies music and a retro c... read more
205 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Well known fancy eatery in Downtown LA. It's first come first serve and the food is great. Try the fried portebello mushrooms first. We came here on a few dates before we got engaged. The back ar... read more
217 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Somehow tucked away and secret feeling even though it's adjacent to Intelligentsia, Cafe Stella manages to be upscale and low key at the same time. Think charming, romantic Euro patio vibes. Summer... read more
Cafe Stella is located in Silver Lake's iconic Sunset Junction, their menu features approachable French cuisine, they serve wine, beer and cocktails. The decor is very nice, it is a perfect represe... read more
Cafe Stella is a very cute French restaurant with lovely outdoor seating. Bar Stella is in front. All manner of good looking people go here and you may see some famous actors here as well! We have.
359 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Definitely go see a movie in the Dome. It's a landmark and a really cool experience. The theater itself is great and concessions are not overpriced. They also serve wine, beer, and coffee
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265 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Classic outdoor food market. Lots of delicious vendors. Everyone's favorite is Eggslut.
804 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Universal Studios Hollywood - The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. The movie studio tour offers a behind-the-scenes... read more
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the Universal City county island (unincorporated) area of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It... read more
202 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Hip, upscale Mediterranean dining with great wine list and solid bar scene. Good drinks and open till 12am most nights.
196 local Airbnb hosts recommend
LA's most famous coffee destination located on Abbott Kinney (one of Venice's trendiest strips). They offer a variety of fancy coffee options, as well as teas and baked goods. Try the "Angeleno." I... read more
"High-end coffee bar chain serving daily roasted brews in an industrial-chic setting." Probably the best coffee on the Blvd. Also one of the best iced mochas I've ever had. Love their Tumeric Iced ... read more
One of the few coffee specific places on Abbot Kinney. It's great but always packed with locals. A high-end coffee bar serving daily roasted brew, great setting!
185 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The famous Rose Bowl Stadium is located in the Arroyo Seco, a dry river bed. There are many entrances to the Arroyo and many hiking trails. Near the Rose Bowl, there is an aquatic center and kids... read more
Yes, the famous Rose Bowl with football games, concerts, the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market with over 3000 vendors, a running track around the outside and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is close by too.
177 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Delicious sandwiches and salads; great brunch spot; full bakery offerings for coffee/dessert; garden seating; cocktails in the evening
The Alcove is one of the most reviewed L.A. restaurants on Yelp, and for good reason. This converted brick bungalow opened in 2004, and has been a favorite of Los Feliz residents, and those from ou... read more
180 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their 30 craft beers on tap as well as local California wines. It gets packed during the day... read more
Probably the best restaurant right on the Boardwalk - it gets packed during the day and for sunset sessions so plan ahead and give your name to the hostess early! Loud music and a medium sized pati... read more
Located right on the world famous Venice Boardwalk they offer over 30 craft beers on tap as well local California wines and a full menu of organic and sustainable food.
493 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Free Museum, Tropical Gardens, Art work, ride the monorail to top. Pay for Parking that's it. Eat at museum restaurant, book as soon as you arrive or call ahead reservations.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding qua... read more
176 local Airbnb hosts recommend
LA Live has The Staples Center (Lakers & Kings games), Grammy Museum, dance clubs, restaurants, movie theatre - anything you want, it's all here.
LA Live is a dining and concert area next to Staples Center. There are consistently free activities and events being held there for the public and especially for families. In the winter, LA Live is... read more
173 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with one of our exciting and informative guided tours. From the ship's groundbreaking construction and royal launch as the most luxurious and tec... read more
The Queen Mary is a must visit if you're ever in Long Beach. There is so much to do here, from their restaurants and bars to the shopping and just roaming around the ship. It is such fun to explore... read more