Sightseeing in Los Angeles

Get your camera ready. All the main attractions, according to local Airbnb hosts.

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1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You get a 360 degrees view of LA. Popular tourist attraction, an excellent view of the Hollywood sign, and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Since the observatory opened i... read more

401 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Abbott Kinney is one of Venice's most popular and well known streets. There are tons of great breakfast/brunch spots, as well as dinner spots. Plenty of art galleries, ice cream shops, boutiques, a... read more

This trendy boulevard, named for the city’s founder, is full of hip boutiques, amazing restaurants and bars, coffee shops, art galleries, and beautiful people. Suggested Activities: First Fridays o... read more

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as ... read more

A walk to the pier is one of our favorite family activities. We love to walk across the parking lot, stay to the right past the DoubleTree and over to Olympic and head west (toward the big parking... read more

An amusement park on a pier! A super touristy, fun amusement park -- giant ferris wheel overlooking the ocean, and rides for all ages. Check the free concerts on the pier (people bring blankets & ... read more

330 local Airbnb hosts recommend

RODEO DRIVE In the heart of Beverly Hills, three blocks of Rodeo Drive are home to the epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle. Agent Provocateur Anne Fontaine Barbara Bui Battaglia Bottega Vene... read more

Famous Rodeo Drive is at the heart of Beverly Hills where you will find the top luxury boutiques and names. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in front of Rodeo Drive, is the famous hotel you see in "Pret... read more

Rodeo is the mecca of high fashion, exactly like the movies. Lots of places to eat and have hand-crafted cocktails. Beverly Hills Shopping From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind loca... read more

608 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The world-famous Venice Boardwalk is not to be missed! Restaurants, street vendors, street performers, local bohemians... you will find it all on this iconic beach-side stroll, just a mile and hal... read more

This 2.5 kilometer boardwalk has a bike path, rollerskaters and skateboard ramps, restaurants, sunglasses, and plenty of tourists. Venice beach is famous for muscle beach, where body builders work ... read more

560 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Here is where the celebrity stars on the sidewalk are. From Google: The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blo... read more

The Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, plus a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and L... read more

Tour 2 - Hollywood/Sunset Strip/BH: Walk to Lincoln Heights Metro. Buy a day pass ($7). Gold Line to Union Station. Explore Union Station. Red Line to Hollywood and Highland. Explore the H&H ... read more

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Great getaway from the city in Sleepy Malibu - but don't let that fool you - great restaurant on the pier check out Malibu Farms - If you can find street parking its free - otherwise there are seve... read more

The world famous Malibu pier overlooks Surfrider Point, the birthplace of surfing in California. Nothing beat a good South Summer swell for surfing or simply watching the locals play. Grab a caul... read more

189 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Long neglected downtown LA has come to life over the last 5 years. There are all sorts of great places to see: Clifton's Cafeteria (amazing restored interior from the 30's, 4 stories), the Last Bo... read more

Take the metro to 7th Street. When you get off the train head East on 7th. Tons of restaurants and bars...just get onto Yelp to find whatever you're in the mood for. The Counter, Wokcano, Sugarfish... read more

173 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rodeo Drive For many, Beverly Hills is synonymous to shopping - and with good reason. At the center of the city's "Golden Triangle" is the infamous Rodeo Drive (website). Perhaps one of most well-k... read more

From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experienc... read more

Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and eventually decided to ... read more

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Melrose Avenue is one of L.A.’s most famous streets, featuring a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. Melrose runs north of Beverly Boulevard and south of Santa Monica Bouleva... read more

Melrose Avenue is great for shopping. The east side has high end stores like Vince, Rag + Bone, Marc Jacobs, and Alice + Olivia, and the west side has an array one of a kind stores and vintage shops.

Our favorite Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place stores: Fred Segal (they have a great cafe for lunch too!) Paul Smith (be sure to take a picture outside the massive pink building!) Decades (Vintage) ... read more

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Old Pasadena boasts a shopping mall, upscale restaurants, a movie theater, nightclubs, shops, posh outdoor cafés, pubs, and comedy clubs. An active nightlife scene is popular with travelers and loc... read more

Old Pasadena has beautiful architecture and old-style store fronts along Colorado and Green St. Free 90-minute parking on Raymond Ave across from Memorial Park, on De Lacey Ave south of Colorado a... read more

Old Town Pasadena is only few miles from my home. It is a great place to hang out. You can find lots of things to do.. You can find museums, galleries, movie theaters, bars, restaurants, outdoor ca... read more

181 local Airbnb hosts recommend

See the the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, internationally recognized Hollywood icons. Take a tour of Hollywood on a hop-on hop-off double decker bus or visit the movie stars homes wi... read more

Attractions on Hollywood Boulevard - The "heart" of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. There you will find most of the most famous Hollywood tourist attractions... read more

I don't recommend walking on Hollywood Boulevard because if I'm being candid, it's underwhelming and sketchy at best, but I do recommend taking the Hollywood Tragical History Tour by Dearly Departe... read more

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Plenty of restaurants, coffee houses, a place in Los Angeles where people actually walk! For the best pizza in town go to Village pizzeria, also a farmers market on Sundays 8am-2pm. Lots of shoppin... read more

Larchmont Village is a quaint and friendly shopping district in the center of a bustling city. It's located in one of the oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Enjo... read more

142 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Where can you go to experience the excitement of Southern California, the lure of the big city, and the peacefulness of a trip to the seashore - all in one visit? The answer is Santa Monica, the Lo... read more

Santa Monica is great because you can go to the beach & check out the Santa Monica promenade for great shopping. There are lots of salons, eateries, stores & the location is dreamy. One can often s... read more

Santa Monica has it all. First stop - the Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy the rides in the amusement park on the pier called Pacific Park. And take a picture under the sign at the official end of Route 66... read more

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Grove is an out door shopping mall located next to the Historical Farmers Market with an amazing choice of things to eat, buy and see. There is great shopping, many restaurants, a movie theatr... read more

The Grove is a outdoor promenade that you can spend the day with your family or loved one. Heck even by yourself lol. From the Apple store to Cheese cake factory to the historical Farmers Market th... read more

The Grove is an out-door shopping mall destination next door to Historic Farmer's Market - shopping, food, movies, and free trolley rides on fair days.

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Venice Beach is a great place to visit by walking or rent a bike to enjoy the corridor who has many artist selling their art pain or made by hand. In this place, Arnold Schwarzenegger won the ... read more

If you have never been to Venice, it's a must-see spot. From sightseeing, to tourist attractions, to beach fun, to local bar and restaurants -- even the canals. I particularly hang out around the M... read more

Venice is probably one of the most famous beach communities in the world. You can walk the canals and view skateboarders at the skatepark, visit the snapchat headquarters, buy some weed from a "do... read more

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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 stru... read more

It's like being over the border in Mexico. You can see the oldest house in Los Angeles and get great authentic Mexican food and souvenirs. There are usually live performances in the plaza. At Chris... read more

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 stru... read more

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chinese mann theatre, Hollywood star signs, you can see the Hollywood sign and there is also the wax Museum and a huge shopping mall.

Hollywood Boulevard is a street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, splitting off Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west... read more

Take the Metro Red Line one stop from Universal to Hollywood/ Highland and explore Hollywood Blvd. All the stars on the sidewalk, Capitol Records, and the Kodak Theater where the Academy Awards are... read more

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills has great retail shops, eateries and galleries. But also check out Beverly Drive, one block over. Both Streets awesome for sight-seeing and shopping. Close distance.

($ if you dont buy something) The World Famous and most expensive shopping area in the world RODEO DRIVE where Hollywood's Stars shop, eat, and drink ($$$$ if you buy something)

Rodeo Drive baby! The iconic street where Pretty Woman gets snubbed then snubs. Walk into the stores and check out the jaw dropping prices and designer digs. Fan out your credit cards in front of T... read more

258 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. Lo... read more

Home to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, Petersen Automotive Museum and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Two of the museums are in Hancock Park, which featur... read more

The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up ... read more

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Step up your game with a night on the famed Sunset Strip where everyone who's anyone in Hollywood has spent time. Famous Viper Room, Rainbow Room, The Standard, Mondrian Hotel, Katana, House of Blues

The famous Sunset strip - while under going immense development - still has famous music establishments: whiskey-a-go-go, The Viper Room, The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, bars, smaller and larger m... read more

The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border with H... read more

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The world's largest man-made recreational boat harbor, Marina del Rey. Rent jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks. Visit Mothers Beach. Beautiful walks.

The marina is lovely, there are various places to rent boats, paddle boards etc. Fisherman's village is worth a visit, it offers free jazz on sundays. Some nice restaurants. Plus see the sea lions.

Marina del Rey’s the Marina is the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor with 19 marinas. It has the capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats. The marina house... read more

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Walk the Hollywood walk of Fame and touch the footprints/handprints of famous movie stars. See the sparkeling street of Hollywood Blvd and catch a glimpse of someone famous.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, which runs from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue (and an additional three blocks on Vine Street), was created as a tribute to artists working in the entertainment industry.

Stroll along the boulevard and see the stars from Michael Jackson to Marilyn Monroe. See the Graumans Chinese theater, the El Capitan (Disney) with live shows accompanying the Movie. Great for kids.

107 local Airbnb hosts recommend

So many great restaurants in China Town. I like the selection at the Far East Plaza at 727 N. Broadway which has many popular restaurants, among them Pok Thai, Chego, Ramen Champ and more. There a... read more

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 ... read more

Chinatown is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, that became a commercial center for Chinese and other Asian businesses in Central Los Angeles in 1938. Chinatown in Los Angeles is way more tha... read more

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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 evok... read more

A cool calm and quiet place for a walk and look at the canal homes. The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. The district is noteworthy for... read more

Gorgeous houses on the beautiful canals. Abbot Kinney first came to Venice and built these canals. Take a stroll along the canals and experience what makes Venice such a unique and beautiful place ... read more

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Upscale boutiques, coffee shops, sidewalk cafes, Whole Foods Yogaworks and Revolution Fitness between 7th St and 19th St. Great walking street. Location on the map is not accurate. Center is 14th St.

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 O... read more

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2nd Street in Belmont Shore has a huge variety of bars, restaurants, as well as shopping. Great night scene. It's next to the beach and Alamitos Bay, where you can enjoy kayaking and surf paddling.

Belmont Shore is only a mile away from the beach cottage. Restaurants, coffee, lunch on the patio, banks, business amenities are all on 2nd Street.

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 c... read more

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Blocks and blocks of all kinds of stores. Wholesale and retail business. Whether you are looking for shoes, clothing, phone accessories, textiles, flowers, you name it! Very nice place to shop around.

On the last Friday of every month this is the place to be for sample sales and great deals. Everything you can imagine . Samples are usually a size 2 or 4 and sometimes a 6, however you can always ... read more

The Los Angeles Fashion District is a design, warehouse, and distribution nexus of the clothing, accessories and fabric industry in Downtown Los Angeles.

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8 blocks away is Main Street, one of the area’s most popular destinations for upscale eateries and hip boutiques. Grab a cup of coffee, take in a yoga class, or have sushi or your favorite cocktails!

Food trucks on Main St for quick bites Every Tuesday is food truck festival night in the Heritage Square parking lot at 2640 Main Street. They also have live outdoor music at night during Summer.

Everything! Basement of the Victorian Inn has live music… "MAIN" is an exclusive nightclub.. lots of food options - shopping - M street Kitchen for brunch - it's a MUST to do the classic SM Main st... read more

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Built 1905 by Abbot Kinney as Venice of America, the Venice Canal is famous for its man-made canals, which evoked the canals of Venice, Italy & feature gondola rides; National Register Historic Places

No trip to Venice is complete without taking a stroll through the Venice Canals. Although not part of the original "Venice of America" theme park canal system, these canals are the only remaining c... read more

Casa Azul is located on Grand Canal. Take a stroll through the last remaining canals from the Abbot Kinney's original Venice. Abbot Kinney, who founded Venice, CA and modeled it after Venice, Italy... read more