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Alicia's Guidebook


Design/marketing geek who loves the outdoors, travel, tech, healthy green living/organic eating, and the beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles


Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping

Shopping MallsShopping Malls
Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

135 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some of the best and most unique shopping in all of Los Angeles!


Abbot's Pizza Co

$· 1407 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

151 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy local pizza by the slice or full pie with unique bagel crust. Their salad pizza is out of this world and healthy!


Blue Bottle Coffee

1103 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious coffee only. No seating, no food. Best coffee on AK, but pricey.


Intelligentsia Coffee

$$· 1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

291 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another option for coffee, inside seating, wifi. Pastries, but no food.


Mother's Beach - Marina Del Rey

4101 Admiralty Way·Map·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Easy to reach secret beach, no waiting in lines to park, on the marina where they do paddleboard lessons. Great area for sunbathing, no waves or swimming here - Tiger sharks and mantas breed here.



1800 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

293 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go on down to see the crazies and get your tourism on. Classically weird. T-shirts, gypsies, carnival people, trinkets, snack-type food, bike path is a fun way to get over to Santa Monica.


Le Zinque

$$· 600 Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

166 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Easy French bistro/brunch/lunch spot with wifi, nice outdoor patio. Turns into a bar at 6pm.


Oscar's Cerveteca

$$$· 523 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

190 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious food with home-style flavor, locally owned and operated and Oscar's mama is often seen in the kitchen.


Superba Food & Bread

$$· 1900 S Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

189 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good coffee, breads, pastries, and healthy lunch/brunch fare. Nice spot for afternoon coffee on back patio.


Superba Snack Bar

$$$· 533 Rose Avenue·Map·Website·

109 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very interesting casual/upscale place, mostly heavy food great for dinner, pastas, nuevo Italian.


Cafe Gratitude Venice

$$· 512 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

331 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious vegan food that you wouldn't even know is vegan! Nice outdoor eating area, breakfast lunch and dinner.



1410 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Website·

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Flagship location. Go get some delicious gelato/ice cream while walking around. Open late. Best in the area! Love this place!


Salt & Straw

$· 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy ice cream straight out the door! Very sweet. Portland-based company.


Gjusta Bakery

$· 320 Sunset Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

197 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Takeaway-only deli and sandwich shop. Coffee, pastries, all artisan-style. Try their pastrami gravlox sandwich, they are known for their cured fish.



$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

223 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bright and family-friendly California healthy, cafeteria style, specializing in great combos and varieties of lemonade. Fun place, great food from meats to soups to salads to deserts. No alcohol.



$$· 910 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

159 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest grocery store, walk there in 5 minutes. They have it all, including organic produce.


Whole Foods Market - Venice


676 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest Whole Foods has everything from food to clothes to fresh-pressed juice and pizza by the slice. Outdoor seating is nice for a quick lunch there too.


Hama Sushi

$$· 213 Windward Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great sushi on one side, bar on the other, loud fun local vibe. Buy your sushi chef a beer and they sing you a song.


Abbot's Habit

$· 1401 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Website·

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Funky local coffee shop will be the 1st shop on the left corner. Great coffee, breakfast and lunch fare, and healthy snacks.


N Ice Cream

619 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go get some delicious gelato while you are out walking around the boardwalk. Best ice cream/gelato in town, Abbot Kinney location is my favorite.


Banh Mi. Venice

$· 307 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy bahn-mi sandwiches and thai iced tea great for lunch, takeaway, picnic at the beach. They also have tasty breakfast sandwiches.



1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite shop on Abbot Kinney. Japanese housewares and gifts.

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