Arts & Culture in Los Angeles

From local plays to touring exhibitions, this is where local Airbnb hosts go to get in touch with their creative side.

Locals’ favorite places

1. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
989local recommendations
2. The Getty
1200 Getty Center Dr
493local recommendations
Faith says “Free Museum, Tropical Gardens, Art work, ride the monorail to top. Pay for Parking that's it. Eat a...” ·
3. Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
293local recommendations
Pamela says “Beautiful concert hall for classical music. Amazing acoustics. You can buy discounted tickets two ho...” ·
4. University of California, Los Angeles
202local recommendations
D. Marilyn
D. Marilyn says “My alma mater...huge campus in Westwood. Take Sunset going west to Hilgard, and make a left on Hilg...” ·
5. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd
257local recommendations
Angela says “A VAST STUNNING estate of gardens: Japanese ponds and bridges, Greek statues on vast green lawns, a...” ·
6. Hollywood Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd
224local recommendations
Stephan says “Jersey Boys, The Book of Mormon, Jason Mraz, Pippin, Wicked, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Motown, The Phanto...” ·
7. The Broad
221 S Grand Ave
289local recommendations
Kathy says “New museum, interesting building that looks like a waffle. Broad's extensive modern art collection....” ·
8. The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
265local recommendations
Kristin says “Iconic and beautiful, the Getty Villa is located on PCH, also on your way to Malibu. It is pretty mu...” ·
9. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Ave
166local recommendations
Erick says “Great improv shows for $5. Little known fact, you can bring your own beer to drink as you watch the ...” ·
10. Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd
165local recommendations
Fotini says “The Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium that hosts the Acade...” ·
11. The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
142local recommendations
Curtis & Osvaldo
Curtis & Osvaldo says “Smaller version of Hollywood Bowl with performances under the stars. See who's playing here and cat...” ·
12. University of Southern California
111local recommendations
Jean says “Beautiful Campus with lots going on open to the public” ·
13. Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E Ocean Blvd
77local recommendations
Emily says “This place has a *gorgeous* patio sitting atop the bluff. If you're here on the weekend, go for brun...” ·
14. The Getty
1200 Getty Center Dr
189local recommendations
Michelle says “Incredible museum of the arts. It's FREE to enter. $20 to park. Art beginning from the first century...” ·
15. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
156local recommendations
Sandra says “Museum of Contemporary Art, Gold Line to Union Station and transfer to Red/Purple Line to...” ·
16. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
6933 Hollywood Blvd
135local recommendations
Fotini says “Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction, boasting the most life-like waxworks display of histo...” ·
17. Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd
131local recommendations
Hometch says “The famous Norton Simon Museum which features art from Monet, Van Gogh, and other famous, period-cen...” ·
18. Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave
51local recommendations
Greg says “This is a collection of art galleries, and offers a cafe and store. The site was previously a railro...” ·
19. Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd
120local recommendations
Anita says “It is a delight even if you are not into cars. Set up interactively, the walk around transports you...” ·
20. Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
106local recommendations
Yvonne says “Great Architecture combined with very interesting contemporary art works, Impressionist and Post-Imp...” ·
21. The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd
88local recommendations
Mairin says “Tea and cookies upstairs, weird and cool exhibits downstairs: superstitions, old wives' tales, Russi...” ·
22. California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr
95local recommendations
Tema says “Great wall o' fish tank, 3d movies such as Hubble & Space Station 3D IMAX, not to be missed. Great ...” ·
23. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
900 W Exposition Blvd
97local recommendations
Randy says “20 complete dinosaurs and ancient sea creatures! Mummies! The Spider Pavillion! Insect Zoo! African ...” ·
24. California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd
45local recommendations
Dave & Vera
Dave & Vera says “Before the Big Bang Theory sitcom, Caltech was best known for its technical excellence. At least 22...” ·
25. The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S Grand Ave
71local recommendations
Sophie says “Always great exhibitions, short walk from Little Tokyo and some great sushi bars” ·
26. Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
38local recommendations
Mary says “They have a great Olympic sized public swimming pool open to the public. During the Summer, they ha...” ·
27. The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S El Molino Ave
41local recommendations
Wendy & Markus
Wendy & Markus says “The Pasadena Playhouse has a rich and vibrant history dating back to 1917. California legislature vo...” ·
28. GRAMMY Museum L.A. LIVE
800 W Olympic Blvd
60local recommendations
Anna says “Incredible museum featuring contemporary and historic popular music- every aspect of it. A MUST SEE.” ·
29. Hollywood Wax Museum
6767 Hollywood Blvd
57local recommendations
Pradeepa says “The Wax Museum. If you're into taking selfies with stars, this may be your place.” ·
30. Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
22local recommendations
Jake says “The Noah's Ark exhibit is amazing. Using recycled material to create a fun, interactive play space.” ·