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Shana's Guidebook

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

499 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In the summer, the Hollywood Bowl is the highlight of music entertainment in Los Angeles. It's an iconic venue, the nation's largest natural amphitheater. It has nearly 18,000 seats at all price po... read more

364 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Farmer's Market has something for everyone. It's a legendary place with all kinds of food vendors from around the world. Very good quality food, creative and fun.

989 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Griffith Park

Parks & NatureParks
4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

345 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


The Grove La

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

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walking distance and fun for whole family

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

See the stars at the observatory itself but also hike to the Hollywood Sign and around Griffith Park. This place is such a treat.

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Downtown LA has transformed and Grand Central Market is a hub for some of the best food it has to offer, in a fun stall-like atmosphere kind of like the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Super hip a... read more

293 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

289 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 419 North Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The food isn't great here but this is a legendary deli with loads of baked goods available at all hours in case you need a sugar fix.

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



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

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Meat-driven and so scrumptious. Jon and Vinny are incredibly creative and the food is flavorful and delightful every time.


The Little Door

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

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

French bistro hidden and intimate, a romantic, delicious getaway.


Beverly Center

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

422 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.



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

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Easy breakfast spot right across the street.


Jon & Vinny's

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 412 N Fairfax Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



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

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

258 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

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Big grassy areas and play structures, a nice service center with balls and other park supplies, and right near the fantastic West Hollywood Library.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 8700 W 3rd St·Map·Hours·Website·

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Real Food Daily

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 414 North La Cienega Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Legendary vegan spot. Always extremely good. My favorite dessert is the key lime pie (made with avocado and pecan crust!).

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy burgers and great beer selection just around the corner.


Robata Jinya

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 8050 West 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

30 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.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sunday mornings. Not too far, really good farmer's market, manageable size, plus on Larchmont Blvd where there are fun things to do and eat all the time.


Fred Segal

$$$· 8118 Melrose Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fancy shopping destination


Rosewood Tavern

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 448 North Fairfax Avenue·Map·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great scotch list!

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fantastic addition to the Arts District with some very unique exhibitions in a beautiful space.

169 local Airbnb hosts recommend

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The hippest and best new coffee joint in the hood.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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