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Sightseeing in Los Angeles

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


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1185 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

380 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

If you happen to be staying with us on the first Friday of the month, you can walk down to Abbot Kinney blvd for First Friday Night on Abbot Kinney. The streets are lined with every food truck i... read more

841 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Too many things to put in just one category. On the Pier you will find a roller coaster and theme park with rides and traditional carnival games, an Aquarium, giant horse carousel, street vendors,... 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

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

308 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

In the heart of Beverly Hills, three blocks of Rodeo Drive are home to the epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle.

Pretty Woman anyone? This is where the LA luxury begins. Take a stroll down this incredible road to see all the best high end shops in Beverly Hills. Have a fabulous lunch anywhere along this strip.

586 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

Rent a bike and bike north all the way to Santa Monica or south to Hermosa Beach.Officially known as the 22-mile long South Bay Bicycle Trail, locals call it The Strand. Enjoy a beautiful ride alon... read more

539 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tons to do on Hollywood Blvd just 1 mile north of our home. Famous Chinese Mann Theatre, walk of the stars, movie theaters, shopping/mall, restaurants and museums. Walk the Hollywood walk of Fame a... read more

This doesn't really need an explanation, as it's almost right outside our door. We are positioned right about in the center of the famous Walk of Fame, with stars depicting 'stars' of stage, screen... read more

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

174 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

179 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

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... read more

168 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

162 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 Pasadena is nationally recognized for its vibrant main street revitalization. Old Pasadena offers memorable architecture and reflects the traditions of early California, blending in a cultivate... read more

157 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.

Whether you're looking for posh party dresses or punk creepers, Melrose Avenue has many blocks of eclectic to chic shops, restaurants and drinking establishments. It is a colorful collection and wo... read more

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Venice Beach

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139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get there by 11 AM and leave by 4 or 5 PM. It gets raunchy at night, but this is the one place our Texas and NY family members cannot get enough of in LA. Great boardwalk shopping deals, Harry Pe... read more

Venice Beach is just a mile and a half South of Santa Monica. Park in Santa Monica, rent a bike and ride down the boardwalk to Venice beach, just like in the movies. Venice is the heartbeat of LA, ... read more

135 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 L... 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

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Venice Beach is home to the most diverse and eccentric people. Here you'll find fellow humans from all backgrounds and walks of life. Be entertained by things you've never seen. Enjoy the beach too!

Great place to find top quality restaurants: Gjelina, Hal's, Tasting Kitchen, Joe's, Primitivo, Seed, Shima sushi, Wabi-Sabi sushi, Saltair, and the list goes on.

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

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

Very successful outdoor mall built to evoke a Main Street feel with all of the bells and whistles of a trolley and a dancing water fountain. Shops, restaurants and the iconic Apple glass cube store.

118 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

Part of the 'Pueblo de Los Angeles' the oldest part of the city celebrates Mexican culture with restaurants, shops, and piñatas everywhere. Accessible by metro if you take the Red Line all the way ... read more

"Old Los Angeles" Historic landmark. This is the first street in LA, where it all started. It's a Mexican marketplace with traditional everything and lots of great food and margaritas. Take the met... read more

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

($ 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 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.

249 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

Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. The newly named La Brea Tar Pits Museum (located in the George C. Page M... 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

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Here are a few places to visit on sunset strip, which is packed with tourist adventures. Comedy store 8433 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069, Saddle ranch 8371 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 9006... read more

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

103 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 th... read more

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

97 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.

Take a walk or drive around the Marina Del Rey Peninsula. Parking at the end of the Peninsula where the boats enter in and out of the Marina. Great morning walk and early evening walk or drive.

177 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Abbot Kinney Loved Venice Italy, so he built the Venice Canals in 1905 to bring Venice Italy to America. Today there are only 4 canals left. In 1929 the remaining canals were filled in to create ro... read more

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just 8 blocks from The Loft House, Main Street hosts an eclectic collection of restaurants, boutiques, cafe's, salons, gift and home decor stores. Stretching for about a mile from Pico south to the... read more

A great walk from the House and Parallel to the beach, Main street Santa Monica is where the locals shop, and home to many unique boutiques and restaurants. The best section is between Rose Ave in... read more

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 tr... read more

109 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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 wes... read more

Hollywood is a hop skip and a jump... Well several hops - several skips and jumps, you may as well drive or get transportation. Beaches, Mountains, Desserts and Historic buildings.

People dress up in costumes from movies and hang out in front of the iconic Chinese Theater and let you take pictures with them! Tipping these people is recommended. Lots of movie gift shops nearby.

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. Many nice restaurants (17th St. Cafe and Father's O... read more

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.

A bit upscale. Many nice restaurants (17th St. Cafe), fun to stroll and window shop, in a pretty neighborhood. Great theatre to catch an artsy film-- The Aero-American Cinematheque.

58 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 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

Belmont Shore is our main street USA! GREAT shopping, coffee houses, dining, bars, ice cream and more. A very short walk from our home - about 5 minutes. Worth a visit.

119 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Kula sushi - revolving sushi $2.25/plate, green tea donuts, Lette macrons, japanese erasers and keepsakes, karaoke in the square - a fun place to visit and grab a delicious latter.

Little Tokyo on the north eastern edge of Downtown is home to many Japanese eateries and shops. The plaza that houses the infamous Shabu Shabu House has live open air karaoke for brave would be si... read more

Small little Japanese area with lots of Sushi Restaurants and Japanese Shops. Ventura Blvd between in Studio City (Between Laurel canyon and Tujanga ave) Also has a large number of Sushi and other ... read more

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

60 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.

Feel as though you stepped into another world where everything sold is a tenth the price of many stores in Los Angeles!

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