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!
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater located in the Hollywood, California. The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 th... read more
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
You can't actually get to the Hollywood sign, as it is situated on a tightly guarded and fenced in property, however you can hike around and above it for a close view. There are miles of hiking tra... read more
364 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is way more than a market or a shopping mall. There are many food stall and restaurants, gift shops, a few bars, several butcher shops, a French market, jewelry shops, pet stores, a toy store... 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
The famous Chinese Theatre where all the biggest movie premieres take place, every movie star has walked into the theatre and walked the red carpet - every week you can catch a glimpse of your favo... read more
275 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is the defacto town hall for Silver Lake. Exceptionally good coffee, consistently prepared by dedicated baristas without the side of attitude you would expect from a place like this. Also th... read more
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
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.
One of the largest urban parks in North America, Griffith park has some of the most beautiful views and hiking trails. It also has an observatory, from which you can see the Hollywood sign and a bi... 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.
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
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 o... 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
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.
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
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
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... read more
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
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!
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
185 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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.
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
177 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Delicious sandwiches and salads; great brunch spot; full bakery offerings for coffee/dessert; garden seating; cocktails in the evening
Nice bar inside. Small indoor dining area. Big outdoor seating area under the trees. Great baked goods, coffees, teas. Big breakfast menu, good salads, sandwiches etc. You order inside, then s... read more
180 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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.
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
493 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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
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.
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
Architecture geeks revel in the design of the beautiful lady ship! Slip back in time and revel in the history of the Queen Mary. It's pricey to park and you have to pay a ticket to get on board, ... read more
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