Celine's Guidebook

I am basically a southern California girl, although I've lived abroad and traveled on all continents but Antarctica! I love films, especially indie and French. I'm sort of a foodie, but I hate to c... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

856 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great hike with even better people watching and celeb spotting. Gets really crowded on weekends. Moderately challenging, 3 miles. Dog friendly.

989 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern art museum. Free after 5pm


The Grove

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

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great outdoor shopping mall with water fountain show and great dining, shopping and movie theaters.

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Space and science observation center with shows and interactive exhibits. Also great hiking.

124 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is an amazing vegan restaurant! I am a meat lover, but this place is so good, it's nearly always packed! Try sitting at the community table... fun!


The Hudson

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Always packed with a pretty friendly, casual crowd.

422 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Shopping mall



Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 1233 Vine Street·Map·Hours·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome New Orleans themed bar.


Pour Vous

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 5574 Melrose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Think Paris 1920s, complete with a mini cabaret every 30 minutes or so... a girl lowering from a cage in the ceiling or doing a trapeze show with ribbons... amazing drinks too!



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$$· 465 South La Cienega Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You have to see this place! Spanish tapas bar meets chic Beverly Hills meets Alice in Wonderland... Everything here is delicious!


The Counter

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 5779 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Huge, yummy burgers and full bar too!

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Legendary motion picture studios.


Le Petit Greek

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 127 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic Greek food. (My Greek friend Dawna's favorite Greek restaurant in Los Angeles!)


Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 133 North La Cienega Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

YUM!!! This is a Brazilian meatery! Everything is delicious, and they won't stop bringing you meat until you tell them to!


Astro Burger

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 5601 Melrose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Classic burger joint right next to Paramount Studios.


Frank 'n Hank

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

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cheap drinks in a dingy classic neighborhood dive bar with one pool table, a jukebox and a grumpy owner bartender.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great little bar with cabaret show on Monday nights.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 225 N Larchmont Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious Italian food.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Supermarket with deli, bakery, and fantastic soups.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All the drinks here are fantastic, specially created for the Luxe. Do some window shopping and people watching on Rodeo, then stop in here to take a break!

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walk here, or park in the lot on Manhattan Place. There is an automated machine but the lines usually move pretty fast.


California Roll & Sushi Fish

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 125 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good sushi and lunch specials with an outdoor seating area for some great people watching!

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Right across the street from high-end Beverly Center, all the discount designer shops are here: Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross and more.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend



The Phoenix

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 8480 West 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Always packed, cheap happy hour drinks, Connect Four, pool table and fun people watching.


Heavenly Couture

133 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

$16 for anything in the store. Love it!


M Bar

$$· 1846 1/2 East 1st St·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Unexpected location in a random strip mall, but great little place with great character that harkens back to the days of dinner and jazz shows.


Hamburger Hamlet

$· 217 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

For a good, fast burger on the Boulevard, this is the place!