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Ryan
Hi, my name is Ryan and I'm a Los Angeles native! I have loved this city as long as I can remember and am happy to share it with you. When I travel, I love exploring the intricacies of every city, ... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Runyon Canyon Park

ParksParks
2001 N Fuller Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

729 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Spot celebrities - and wannabe celebrities while taking in gorgeous views of LA.

#2

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

1929 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome art museum + famous light poles in front!

#3

The Getty

MuseumsMuseums
1200 Getty Center Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

810 local Airbnb hosts recommend

270 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#5

Bottega Louie

BakeriesBakeries
$$· 700 S. Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

402 local Airbnb hosts recommend

154 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lots of great innovative food, shops, art galleries, and fashion. Named "Coolest Block in America" by GQ magazine. Check this place out on the First Friday of every month for the original "First Fr... read more

#7

Mohawk Bend

$$· 2141 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

240 local Airbnb hosts recommend

HIPSTER - This theater turned restaurant has tons of charm and will make all of your IG followers jealous. They take reservations so I would suggest that if you plan ahead.

#8

Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Rd·Map·

1272 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I would suggest seeing the Observatory ONLY after you have taken LA in for a day or so, so you can truly appreciate its expanse and how such an eclectic bunch of people can live amongst each other ... read more

#9

The Broad

MuseumsMuseums
221 S Grand Ave·Map·

660 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LA's newest Contemporary/Modern art museum opened in 2016. Lines to get in can be long, so suggest reserving a ticket ahead of time. Wonderful museum!

#10

Perch

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

450 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rooftop bar/restaurant right in the heart of the Historic Core of Downtown. Good mixed drinks and decently priced beers! Food here is decent! If you plan on staying for dinner, I would suggest com... read more

#11

Commissary

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 3515 Wilshire Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Roy Choi's famous rooftop greenhouse restaurant. Amazing ambiance and good eats. $50 brunch buffet on Sundays includes Bottomless Mimosas!

#12

Gjelina

$$$· 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

4 stars and 3500 reviews on Yelp can't be wrong - unique farm-to-table restaurant in Venice. Charming, rustic, but not pretentious. Pricey but not overly so. Call ahead for reservations.

330 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An array of (mostly) mall + high end stores. Also check out Santa Monica Main Place (adjacent)

1134 local Airbnb hosts recommend

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#16

Ralphs

$$· 670 South Western Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#17

Bestia

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 2121 East 7th Place·Map·Hours·Website·

198 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hands down top 5 restaurants in LA for me. Used to have 3 month reservation queues but now the hype has died down, still great food. Roughly $25-50 per person, but well worth it. GET THE BONE MARRO... read more

#18

Bank of America

3320 West Olympic Boulevard·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bank of America with walk up and drive-through ATMs.

#19

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 3500 West 6th Street·Map·Hours·

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Afternoon and late night happy hour! $1 oysters and $5 beers and house wine! Everything else is also very good, including calamari and the infamous Uni Pasta.

#20

Pot Lobby Bar

BarsBars
$$· 3515 Wilshire Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The downstairs bar at the Line Hotel. I'm not sure when they open, but they have Happy Hour from the afternoon until 8 PM. During this time, they also serve food. Can get crowded in the later hours... read more

#21

Gaam

$$· 3465 W 6th St # 300·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Your quintessential KoreaTown lounge/bar. Start here for the happy hour on weekdays - 4:30 - 8:30 - 50% off food and drinks!

#22

Verve Coffee

$· 833 S Spring Street·Map·Hours·Website·

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good coffee + if you've ever had a beer flight.. Try the LA version - a juice flight. Also a location near the Grove / Beverly Center.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Metro Purple Line (subway). Also major bus line hub.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Bus Stop

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Bus stop

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Bus Stop

#27

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

3412 W Pico Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get a (near) 360 degree view of LA + try out the sky slide!

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Best AYCE KBBQ restaurant walking distance from the home! Around $20 per person.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Not really a restaurant - more of a grab and go lunch place that has cheap/good Japanese/Korean fusion eats. 50% off everything after 8PM!