Ryan's Guidebook

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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856 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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Gjelina

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

487 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.

989 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome art museum + famous light poles in front!

#4

Perch

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

267 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

#5

The Grove La

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

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Disneyland for shoppers... Aesthetically at least. Check out the adjacent Farmer's Market!

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Bottega Louie

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 700 S. Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

205 local Airbnb hosts recommend

1307 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

804 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb hosts recommend

163 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.

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The terminus of Route 66. Also the scene of many famous Southern California shots!

289 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!

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Bestia

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 2121 East 7th Place·Map·Hours·Website·

112 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

#14

3rd Street Promenade

ShoppingShopping Malls
1351 3rd Street Promenade ·Map·

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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Venice Beach

Parks & NatureBeaches
1500 Ocean Front Walk·Map·

178 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Famous Venice Boardwalk - where Gold's Gym got its start and a good place to people watch!

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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Commissary

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3515 Wilshire Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3500 West 6th Street·Map·Hours·

36 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.

25 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.

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Lawry's The Prime Rib

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 100 North La Cienega Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lawry's -- yes like the seasoning salt -- has an amazing and renowned prime rib (also have steak/seafood options) restaurant in Beverly Hills. Definitely a special place. Don't forget about the fre... read more

#21

Forma

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1610 Montana Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cheese bar + restaurant. Wonderful pasta tossed... in a cheese bowl... It's as cool as it sounds.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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Frank 'n Hank

Drinks & NightlifeBars
518 South Western Avenue·Map·Hours·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Your local 'American' dive bar in K-town!

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Gaam

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

10 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!

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local K-town movie theater. They often play American and Korean films. The American films get korean subtitles (but voices in english still). COMFY seats!

90 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

#27

Pot Lobby Bar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 3515 Wilshire Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

4 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

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Ralphs

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

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Instagram-ready dessert! Korean style shaved ice served in a bowl for sharing.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Creative soft-serve with toppings + cotton candy!