Angela's Guidebook

My name is Angela. I have lived in my Altadena home for more than 10 years. I speak English & Spanish and have worked as a nurse my whole life. My home is very quiet and am very happy to welcome gu... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

185 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sunday Rose Bowl flea and swap meet market. Its a massive sale from individual vendors with all sorts of antiques, vintage furniture and array of little gems. If you're in the mood to explore, this... read more


The Getty

Arts & CultureMuseums
1200 Getty Center Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

493 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Although across town from us, this is the most beautiful museum I've been to. Its grand and on top of hill overlooking the ocean in Santa Monica. It also has a classy and delicious restaurant with ... read more

257 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A VAST STUNNING estate of gardens: Japanese ponds and bridges, Greek statues on vast green lawns, art museums in small mansions through out the garden estate as well as a library. A coffee shop ri... read more


Old Pasadena

23 East Colorado Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Clothing stores like Zara to Banana Republic to Gap and beyond. Old Town pasadena is charming and beautifully laid out into a strip of shops and restaurants.


Norton Simon Museum

Arts & CultureMuseums
$· 411 West Colorado Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite museum in Los Angeles outside of the Getty museum across town. This is just 10 minutes from our house and is a local favorite. There is a beautiful botanical garden with modern statue a... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

So we are about 10 minutes from JPL. We have had many students from out of town stay with us doing internships at this NASA research center. I thought I'd lay out the public transit directions to... read more

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There aren't many small independent movie theaters like this one anymore. This local spot plays special foreign films, festival and independent art films that don't make it to the big theaters. A p... read more

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nothing beats the ArcLight theaters. There are a couple through out the city but we have our very own just a quiet 10 minute drive from the mountains if you want to catch an evening movie outside t... read more


Whole Foods Market

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$$· 465 South Arroyo Parkway·Map·Hours·Website·

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Biggest Whole Foods in Los Angeles, this has everything you may need from a healthy grocery store!

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

BEST HOMEMADE GELATO Ive ever had. Family run from Italy, this is as authentic as it gets around her. I recommend stopping in and trying the Pistachio flavor.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 30 North Fair Oaks Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite little family breakfast spot. It has the most amazing pancakes that I would take my family to on special occasions. Its got a great atmosphere of art covered walls and a very cozy venue.


Trader Joe's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 345 South Lake Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Everyone needs a Trader Joes near their house and ours is 10-15 minutes down into Pasadena.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This train station will take you to down town Los Angeles where you can connect into Hollywood area. It passes through China Town as well as Highland Park Its a nice well kept train. I've always f... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're a student or just want to read in a library nearby, this local independent library has been here longer than I have. Its my favorite in the city and love its unique mid-century architectu... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another beauty right up the mountain from our house. Great for mountain biking or just a good walk.



Food SceneRestaurants
2352 North Lake Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just 5 minute drive from our home is this old mom-pop family breakfast house. It is literally a home turned into a breakfast spot for locals. I LOVE taking my family here and getting home cooked st... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For anyone who loves good coffee and the best pastries in town, Patticakes is a gem in our neighborhood. Baked fresh pastries every morning with the nicest family running the place. A lovely place ... read more


Apple Pasadena

$$$· 54 West Colorado Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you need your mac or iPhone looked at or looking to purchase any electronics, the local apple store is in old town Pasadena just 10 minutes down the road.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

5 minutes from the house, a 24 hour fitness complete with classes, sauna, steam room and pool.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This nature preserve is one of the most beautiful in the area without having to drive deep into nature. This is a pocket of beauty with a waterfall and trails included.


Gabrielino National Scenic Trail

Gabrielino National Scenic Trail·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

This local gem of a hidden trail is tucked away next to the JPL Nasa center. It has rivers and luscious tree surrounding trails. An absolute beauty to stroll through and explore.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Another natural beauty to explore and enjoy in the area.


Langham Hotel Pasadena

2385 Amber Oak Ln·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

The Langham has a little bit of everything I like in a quiet evening out. Its a beautiful old hotel surrounded by historical Pasadena homes. Its filled with original paintings and charming fireplac... read more

1 local Airbnb host recommends

This family run community pharmacy has a lot more than your typical CVS. Aside from its charming old fashion demeanor, it has an interesting variety of products that I don't see in the mainstream s... read more