Shayna's Guidebook

Shayna
Traveling is a passion, but when I'm not visiting new areas outside of California, I'm often exploring the vast landscape which makes up the Greater Los Angeles Area. I'm a native of Los Angeles an... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles

364 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must see! Includes food stalls, sit-down eateries, prepared food vendors, and produce markets in Los Angeles. First opened in July 1934, it is also a historic LA landmark and tourist attraction.

989 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The largest art museum in the western US. Of international stature, it shares its vast collections via exhibitions, public programs, & research facilities attracting nearly a million visitors annually

#3

The Grove La

ShoppingShopping Malls
$$· 189 The Grove Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A retail and entertainment complex housing Nordstrom's, Michael Kors, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Barney's NY, American Girl Place and more. It also features a large center park with an animated fountain.

161 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Organic coffee company with its own brand of premium, fresh roasted whole bean organic coffee, and hand selected fine teas. Their food gets two thumbs up! This is also a great place to people watch.

#5

Animal

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 435 North Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A meat eater's haven!

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A small neighborhood cafe with incredible desert! Coffee is pretty good as well. Great venue to get out of the house to read a book, play/work on your laptop or simply relax.

#7

The Little Door

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048·Map·Hours·Website·

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Discover a hidden paradise, colorful crowd, romantic courtyard, and elegant displays of rustic Mediterranean cuisine. Winner of the "Best Romantic Restaurant of LA." Its pricey but worth a visit.

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Made famous from the TV series Melrose Place, you will find a long street, encompassing many blocks of eclectic to chic shops, restaurants and drinking establishments. A must-see colorful collection!

#9

Beverly Center

ShoppingShopping Malls
$$$· 8500 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

422 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Southern California's premier fashion destination with 160 distinctive specialty boutiques reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture. They have a very impressive collection of vehicles and history.

#11

Public School 310

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 9411 Culver Boulevard·Map·Hours·

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A hip and new trendy restaurant with a pretty good wine and beer happy hour

258 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. Over centuries, bones of animals trapped in the tar were preserved. A registered National Natural Landmark.

#13

Rush Street

Food SceneRestaurants
9546 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In downtown Culver City, a restaurant, bar, lounge serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. Serves American food.

#14

Dialog Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 8766 Holloway Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Espresso bar and cafe serving breakfast and lunch daily.

169 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whole Foods Market is the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with stores throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

#16

Plancha Tacos

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 8250 W 3rd St #108·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A Mexican street food that is both delicious and cheap (half the menu is under $5)

#17

La Maison Du Pain

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 5373 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This little French bakery is definitely worth checking out. You cannot go wrong with the croissants and I hear their breakfast is delicious as well.

#18

Meals By Genet

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1053 South Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Featured on Food Network's, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate", this restaurant serves vibrant, traditional, and the best Ethiopian cuisine in a casual but somewhat romantic bistro setting. Two thumbs up!!!

#19

Umami Burger

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 189 The Grove Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Customizable gourmet burgers

109 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Joan’s on Third is a family owned and operated gourmet marketplace and café. I've had a dozen breakfast, lunch and desert dishes here and have never been disappointed!

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A non-profit, tertiary 958-bed hospital and multi- specialty academic health science centre. Among the top tier and highly regarded hospitals in LA.

#22

Trader Joe's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 175 South Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Specialty retail grocery store chain

#23

Westfield Century City

ShoppingShopping Malls
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Website·

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Outdoor premier shopping and dining destination. You can find popular department stores and luxury retailers (Louis Vuitton, Tiffany&Co, etc.), AMC movie theater, restaurants, and upscale food court.

#24

Vons

EssentialsGrocery Stores
1430 South Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Groceries less than 1/2 mile away...

#25

Westside Pavilion

ShoppingShopping Malls
10800 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A three-story urban-style shopping mall with 150 shops and is anchored by a Macy's and Nordstrom. Other stores include Aldo, Banana Republic, BCBG, Forever 21, Gymboree Play & Music, H&M, and more.

#26

Boss Sushi

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 270 South La Cienega Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

By far, one of my favorite sushi restaurants. The fish is always fresh and I have yet to have a specialty design roll I haven't loved. Great quality food with friendly service.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food and coffee along with a nice little seating area outside for people watching

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An Italian restaurant with tasty gelato and pretty good food.

#29

Pink Taco

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 8225 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A hip and trendy Mexican restaurant offering a decent meal and strong drinks. Happy Hour is 3 - 7 every day of the week!

#30

Starbucks

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 8783 West Pico Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain

#31

Cedars Sinai

8383 Wilshire Blvd·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Urgent Care is a few blocks down at 8501 Wilshire Blvd., #150, Beverly Hills