Thomas's Guidebook


Often showered, mostly late, generally tolerable. I chew with my mouth closed.

Stay at Thomas's place

Entire home/apt

Things to do in Los Angeles

856 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hike here for the best views of the Hollywood sign. A busy trail with locals and entertainment types! Not a nature hike - primarily for sightseeing. 20 minute drive.

275 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For the coffee elitists! A 10 minute drive from our home, this is a must-visit if you're passionate about the beans. Visit Clementine flower shop + Silverlake Cheese Store next door.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 448 South Hill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

267 local Airbnb hosts recommend

French American food on the 13th floor penthouse of an old building. Best views of DTLA, live music (check website), rooftop bar. Date spot and a must-do for those who the full DTLA experience.

217 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for date night - or head next door to Bar Stella for drinks with friends. French American. Also, double thumbs up for Sunday brunch! 10 minute drive/uber.

359 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For film enthusiasts. Amongst the best places to view film in LA. 15 minute uber without traffic, next to Amoeba Records in Hollywood.

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best views of the earth and the sky. Panoramic views of LA. Best to go on a clear night, so check the weather and the hours. 20 minute drive. Avoid active Greek Theatre nights as traffic gets bad.

163 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An uber away. A beloved neighborhood spot, great for vegetarians. The buffalo cauliflower is a STAPLE! We recommend the "keenwah" salad w/ goat cheese. Great for sports/beer fans. Stop in photobooth!

145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious food (service/atmosphere not the best) and a local hotspot. You don't need to be vegan to enjoy the avocado tacos or the pasta pesto greens bowl! 10-15 min walk, 3 minute drive.

222 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This vintage theatre plays one film at a time, so be sure to check showtimes and to see what's playing beforehand. It's a delightful little place to view a new film. 10 minute uber.


The Echo

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want to see some local music, this is where they all come through. Plus, they serve Two Boots Pizza. 15 minute walk.

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A cozy spot to dine with a friend or date. Eclectic decor, reasonable prices, and locally famous deep dish pizza. 10-15 min walk.

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're a bookworm, this is the place for you. Two floors and literal labyrinths of books to explore. Some sections organized by color. A unique experience for book lovers. 15 minute drive.


The Broad

Arts & CultureMuseums
221 South Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

289 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For art enthusiasts. New exhibits. 10-15 minute uber.


Fix Coffee

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 2100 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Website·

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great coffee and free wifi. Just 3 minute walk from the house.



Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1261 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A taco classic. Outdoor seating only. A neighborhood staple. One of the original taco places in LA. 15-20 minute walk.

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want to check out DTLA, this rooftop bar is the place to go. Gets very crowded on weekends, so get there early. Best views of DTLA. 10 minute uber. The hippest of the hipster crowd.

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A really quirky spot - you can grab a beer from the fridges or wine from the bar. There are board games and an outside area. Fun + tucked away in the corner of a plaza. 15 minute walk.


Brite Spot

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1918 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

85 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our neighborhood diner. Open late night. Cheap and easy eat. Breakfast all day! Retro decor, quick and easy service. 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive.


El Prado

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 1805 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our local wine bar. Tuesday night = Origami Vinyl night. 10-15 min walk, 3 minute drive.

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great spot for a sunny day or to grab some food/coffee to go. Walking distance = 5-10 minute walk.

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local dive bar. Pool tables + photobooths. 15 minute walk from the house.


Urth Caffé

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 451 South Hewitt Street·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A cozy spot in the newly developing arts district of DTLA. The spanish latte is the move! Smoothies, sandwiches, pizzas, coffees, and teas. Organic and healthy. 15 minute drive.


Donut Friend

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 5107 York Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you've never heard of gourmet donuts, now's your chance. We recommend the "Nutellavision." Customize your own donuts. 20 minute drive, but worth it if you've got a sweet tooth.



Food SceneRestaurants
2547 Hyperion Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best homemade pasta in town. A quiet but buzzy spot, be sure to call for a reservation. The spaghetti pomodoro & the cheese plate are well worth the trip. Great for a date. 10 minute drive/uber.

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

By far THE BEST BRUNCH in the country. Call ahead on weekends. Open everyday! We recommend the chick pea bowl, the blueberry lemon pancakes, and the avo toast. 10-15 minute walk, 3 min drive.


Hyperion Public

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 2538 Hyperion Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great bar food, fun spot to meet with groups both big and small. Seasonal menu. 10 minute uber ride.


Two Boots Echo Park

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1818 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best late night pizza in the neighborhood. Classic slices, as well as some eccentric bites. We recommend the "Night Tripper!" 10-15 minute walk. (+ they deliver!)

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk, this is a must-do for an Echo Park first-timer. Grab a squash blossom breakfast burrito and hit the paddle boats! $10 paddle boat rides. Perfect for a little date.


Valerie Echo Park

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1665 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A neighborhood favorite and well kept secret - a perfect place for breakfast and tea. A fine spot to read or do some work. We recommend the soft scramble with toast + jam. 5 minute walk from house.


El Condor

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 3701 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A vibrant, bright, and authentic Mexican food experience. Quite the spot for margaritas. 10 minute uber ride, next to sunset junction.