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Shana's Guidebook


I live in Los Angeles but am from the midwest, married with two boys ages 12 and 9, work in the performing arts/concert business, and love music and culture.

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Things to do in Los Angeles


The Grove La

Shopping MallsShopping Malls
$$· 189 The Grove Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

953 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walking distance and fun for whole family


Whole Foods Market

$$$· 6350 W 3rd St·Map·Hours·Website·

282 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Jon & Vinny's

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

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



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

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Easy breakfast spot right across the street.


Walt Disney Concert Hall


206 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


Trader Joe's

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

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend



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

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

cool sneaks and tees


Pan Pacific Recreation Complex

7600 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

459 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


The Broad

221 S Grand Ave·Map·

548 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



5905 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

1766 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

446 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


Erewhon Natural Foods Market

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

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



$$$· 8700 W 3rd St·Map·Hours·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

466 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.


Robata Jinya

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

41 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.



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

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unique finds


Sushi Time

$· 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.


Quality Food & Beverage

$· 8030 West 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Mandarette Chinese Cafe

8386 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·

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.



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

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Fred Segal

Clothing StoresClothing Stores
$$$· 8118 Melrose Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fancy shopping destination


Plan Check Fairfax

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

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yummy burgers and great beer selection just around the corner.


Carmela Ice Cream

$$· 7920 W 3rd St·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



8051 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super convenient coffee shop - delicious!



7623 Beverly Blvd·Map·Hours·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Indie coffee shop, personal service


Blue Bottle Coffee

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

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The hippest and best new coffee joint in the hood.



8384 Beverly Blvd·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Creatively curated shop with fun gifts for adults and kids


Japan LA

Clothing StoresClothing Stores
7320 Melrose Ave·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For your Little Twin Stars and Care Bears fix



Art GalleriesArt Galleries
8070 Beverly Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Eye-candy exhibits from Bowie to Yoga.

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