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Shana's Guidebook

Shana
My husband and I moved to LA in 2002 from New York City. I love music and culture, work in the performing arts/concert business, and we have two wonderful boys ages 13 and 10. I have so much fun ho... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles

1044 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walking distance and fun for whole family

#2

Swingers

$$· 8020 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Easy breakfast spot right across the street.

#3

Griffith Park

ParksParks
4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

500 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's in the city but a large, diverse, gorgeous park with tons to do

#4

The Broad

MuseumsMuseums
221 S Grand Ave·Map·

658 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Reserve in advance or you'll have to stand in line for hours! Totally worth it either way. TheBroad.org

#5

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

1923 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ever expanding museum with plenty of fantastic exhibits to see plus lots of space for kids to run around.

#6

Erewhon Natural Foods Market

$$$· 7660-B Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Health foods and beyond. Pricey but you'll find anything you want in the "good for you" universe.

523 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Beverly Center has a wide variety of stores ranging from upscale to middle range. A 10 minute walk from our house.

#8

Robata Jinya

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 8050 West 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite local restaurants. The ramen is to die for. Go before 7pm for a great happy hour deal.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

10 min walk from the house. Great for dogs, kids, and grown-ups! Playgrounds and trails abound.

#10

Whole Foods Market

$$$· 6350 W 3rd St·Map·Hours·Website·

295 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#11

Trader Joe's

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

124 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#12

OK

StoresStores
$$$· 8303 West 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unique finds

#13

Sushi Time

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 8103 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Right across the street, in a strip mall but amazing sushi in a very casual, intimate atmosphere. Highly recommended.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We love the brunch here. Lower key than some of the other options on West 3rd Street.

#15

La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

482 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Such a fun, amazing place for families. It's hard to believe there is an enormous tar pit in the middle of LA, from which mammoths and saber tooth tigers and other prehistoric creatures have been d... read more

#16

Supreme

Clothing StoresClothing Stores
439 North Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

cool sneaks and tees

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's our favorite local Chinese restaurant. Easy for delivery or eat-in. The food is fresher and healthier than most Chinese places.

#18

Mercado

$$· 7910 West 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nuevo mexicano! Very creative. Great tequila list. I had the best chile relleno here. Close by!

#19

a.o.c

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 8700 W 3rd St·Map·Hours·Website·

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite restaurant, hands down. Sharable plates, everything is so thoughtfully done and uniquely delicious. Gorgeous restaurant - quite romantic!

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fancy shopping destination

#21

Plan Check Fairfax

BarsBars
$$· 351 N Fairfax Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy burgers and great beer selection just around the corner.

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Artisan ice cream shop, so delicious and close-by!

230 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Frank Gehry designed the world's most famous concert hall, right here in Los Angeles. It's absolutely stunning, inside and out. Make sure to catch a concert by the incredible Los Angeles Philharmon... read more

#24

Mojo

8051 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super convenient coffee shop - delicious!

#25

Andante

7623 Beverly Blvd·Map·Hours·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Indie coffee shop, personal service

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hot new restaurant with incredible, fresh Italian dishes. My kids love it! Super popular, reserve in advance.

#27

Blue Bottle Coffee

StoresStores
$· 8301 Beverly Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The hippest and best new coffee joint in the hood.

#28

TWEAK

StoresStores
8384 Beverly Blvd·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Creatively curated shop with fun gifts for adults and kids

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For your Little Twin Stars and Care Bears fix

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Eye-candy exhibits from Bowie to Yoga.