Vanessa's Guidebook

Hello!!! My name is Vanessa!!! I love living in Los Angeles. I am a maker of many things. I make vintage style aprons, succulent arrangements, I love baking and many many, other things. My husband,... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles


The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb host recommends

An amazing day awaits you. The gardens, the art, the people... so much fun packed into on chill day of exploring. Park and then take the tram up the windy road for an awesome day. Take your time an... read more

224 local Airbnb host recommends

Go see great show or musical! The Pantages Theatre is so beautiful! Get your fill of great entertainment! Everyone could use a little more music in their life!

120 local Airbnb host recommends

Great place to wonder around forever! Tons of books, art, music. Plus it is in an amazing building! One of the best bookstores out there.

178 local Airbnb host recommends

You've never seen anything like it! Happy people, muscle people, dancing people, painting people, artist people, musical people... you get the point. You can go on day and you won't have to go agai... read more

170 local Airbnb host recommends

Great place to see unique buys. From the handmade to the corporate made, you can find almost anything here. Plus you'll be able to find some random places to have lunch and look for famous people.

142 local Airbnb host recommends

From 3rd street shopping and eating to the Santa Monica Pier to the beach, this place is hoppin! Great place to explore plus it's all pretty and stuff.

258 local Airbnb host recommends

Great place to take the fam or go on a date! Nothing is more romantic than looking at giant direwolf fossils or elephants trapped in tar. Seriously though it's super fun and plus food trucks are us... read more

106 local Airbnb host recommends

See some amazing art! And the best part is, it is now free every day! Great place to see some awesome art and get immersed in different mediums.

376 local Airbnb host recommends

Great place to do some shopping and possibly see some famous people. Go to the wax museum or Ripley's Believe It Or Not or go on a tour. Tons of things to get lost in. Also, must go up the stairs t... read more

34 local Airbnb host recommends

Looking for some fresh fruits and veggies? Look no further. This farmer's market has the best selection. Plus they give samples!! Peanuts, ribs, chicken!!! Mmmmmm!!!


The Apple Pan

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 10801 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb host recommends

They have been there forever and is a must when visiting LA. They have limited seating so be prepared to fight for a seat. Best burgers! MMmmm!!!!

26 local Airbnb host recommends

The absolute best coffee in town! Whenever you get a chance go and enjoy yummy coffee and pastries. Everyone there is super nice and very talented at making delicious cups of joe!


The Wellesbourne

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 10929 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb host recommends

Super classy. They have a huge selection of drinks. Want something from the top shelf? This is the place!

32 local Airbnb host recommends

Best part about this theater is it has a very special theater that you can't find everywhere. It's called Prime and it is amazing! The best theater!! It has individual recliners and is so much more... read more


Pho Show | Culver City

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4349 Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb host recommends

The Best Pho you have ever had! Their broth is seriously amazing! Also, their wings... like nothing you've ever had! Fresh, spicy, and just plain amazing! Also recommend their pork fried rice. You ... read more


Road to Seoul

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1230 South Western Avenue·Map·Hours·

12 local Airbnb host recommends

Do you like Korean BBQ? I love it and this is by far the best place to get it! Great for any type of night. MMmm... I think I'll go for dinner tonight!!!


John O'Groats

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 10516 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb host recommends

Yummy, yummy, yummy breakfast! First thing you need to order is a fresh apple juice. Get a large. It is so worth it! Also, pancakes, hash, and biscuits, can't forget biscuits.


Liquid Kitty

Drinks & NightlifeBars
11780 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Website·

9 local Airbnb host recommends

Bar... nightclub... whatever... Looking for a fun dive club? This would be it in all of it's glory. Super dark inside, cheap drinks, live sometimes music, sticky dance floor. You can't go wrong. Lo... read more

62 local Airbnb host recommends

It's true... it's called "whole paycheck" for a reason. Buuuuuttt... they do have some awesome stuff. This store in particular has a great selection of organic fresh produce and also thing you won'... read more

20 local Airbnb host recommends

Great way to explore downtown, Santa Monica, or anything else you can think of. Cheap and it saves the planet. No traffic for you!


Mr Ramen

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 341 East 1st Street·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb host recommends

So many kinds of ramen!!! I love it!!! I've been going since I move to LA and it never fails. Kinda of a hole-in-the-wall but great food!!!!

4 local Airbnb host recommends

Great burgers and combos that make you go mmmmm!!! They have great selection of drinks as well. Great atmosphere.

25 local Airbnb host recommends

Love this place! They have a great fresh produce selection and their prices are very good. Looking to eat a little healthier? They will have everything you need.


Baja Bud's

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 11205 National Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb host recommends

One of the best places to get taquitos! Seems crazy because it's just a plain ole Mexican food joint but seriously they are so good. The other food is also good but seriously recommend the taquitos!!!


Kiyokawa Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 265 South Robertson Boulevard·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb host recommends

Best sushi ever!!! My husband and I go for our anniversary and it's amazing! The Omakase is always amazing and you never know what head chef Kiyokawa is going to serve you. Sit at the bar so you ca... read more


Steingarten LA

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 10543 West Pico Boulevard·Map·

4 local Airbnb host recommends

Such a great place! Great drinks, great burgers, outside seating that is super awesome! Try their ribs! They're grrrreat!



EssentialsEverything Else in Essentials
$$· 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb host recommends

This is my Target. Anything I need, they have it. A lot of Targets are always out of stock. They do a pretty good job of keeping their shelves filled.

3 local Airbnb host recommends

Such a staple! The best of all the cafe type restaurants in LA. They have the best pancakes ever!!! Plus... budget friendly is always a plus!


Bed Bath & Beyond

$$· 11854 West Olympic Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb host recommends

This particular location has everything you need. Seriously! They have combined with a few other vendors like World Market and some other stores so it's a one shop stop.


La Serenata Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 10924 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb host recommends

Want some great authentic Mexican food? This is the spot. Everything I've gotten has been amazing! Aaaannnnnddd... great margaritas!