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I'm a Southern California native and have been living in Venice for about 12 years with my husband Jeff. We are a quiet, laid-back couple who love entertaining, the outdoors, making art, and seeing... read more

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James Beach Restaurant

$$· 60 North Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

175 local Airbnb hosts recommend



El Tarasco

$· 109 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go for the breakfast Burritos. Favorite is the Ranchero Breakfast Burrito or Huevos Rancheros.


Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

459 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Franklin Canyon Park

2600 Franklin Canyon Dr·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Hinano Cafe

$$· 15 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

206 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local bar. Pool tables. Beer and wine only. Plenty of colorful locals. Eat a Hinano Burger.


Sidewalk Cafe

$$· 1401 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Classic Venice Beach People Watching @ Breakfast The Sidewalk Café, 1401 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291, (310) 399-5547


Superba Food & Bread

$$· 1900 S Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

189 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Artisanal Breakfast - On the “trendier” side of the fence. Superba Food + Bread, 1900 S Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291



1800 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

293 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just hang out and watch the people go by.


Tony P's Dockside Grill

$$· 4445 Admiralty Way·Map·Hours·Website·

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sports Bar –Nicer -> Tony P’s Dockside Grill, 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, (310) 823-4534 Restaurant – Full menu.


Venice Fishing Pier

Venice Fishing Pier·Map·

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are a lot of little local spots on Washington Blvd right by the pier. Small bars and local restaurants. Good local vibe.


Deus Ex Machina - Emporium Of Post Modern Activities

$· 1001 Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Coffee joint meets motorcycle shop – (Closest coffee place to our house place) Deus Ex Machina, 1001 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291


Abbot Kinney Blvd

Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·

330 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you happen to be staying with us on the first Friday of the month, you can walk down to Abbot Kinney blvd for First Friday Night on Abbot Kinney. The streets are lined with every food truck i... read more


Casablanca Restaurant

$$· 220 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mexican - Seafood specialties Good Eats & Good Mex Style Seafood Get the table side prepared Margaritas. Handmade tortillas are great. Casablanca Restaurant, 220 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, (... read more


French Market Cafe

$$· 2321 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Breakfast place - Favorites are (1) the Le Cheval and (2) the egg scramble with choice of ingredients. (Better than the omelets.) Plus they have a great little grocery store with all imported Frenc... read more


La Cabana Restaurant

$· 738 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cheap and Open Late (until 3 am) Basic Mexican food. More for late night munchies when you r last buds are already a little dulled. La Cabana Restaurant, 738 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, (310) 392-7... read more


Museum of Jurassic Technology

9341 Venice Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tiny little funky not quite a museum. You get it or you don't.


Mao's Kitchen

$· 1512 Pacific Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chinese: --> Tasty, Inexpensive, “peasant style” Chinese 1512 Pacific Ave. Venice, CA 90291 1.310.581.8305 Don’t let the yelp “1 star-ers” steer you away. Those one stares are for delivery and ser... read more


Hama Sushi

$$· 347 East 2nd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sushi Local & Fun Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave Venice, CA 90291 (310) 396-8783



$$· 1427 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Artisanal Take out Sandwiches and salads. Very tasty foods for take out. Very tasty, they do sweat the details. Gjelina Take Away (GTA) 1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, (310) 392-7575


IRORI Japanese Restaurant

$$· 4371 Glencoe Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sushi - More Authentic Check your shoes at the front door. Irori Japanese Restaurant, 4371 Glencoe Avenue B4, Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Marina Del Rey Sportfishing

13759 Fiji Way·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Easy way to spend a day fishing in the ocean fish. They have all the rental gear you need.


Morfia's Ribs & Pies

$$· 4077 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

BBQ - Little Hole in the Wall – pretty sincere BBQ Morfia’s Ribs & Pies, 4077 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, (310) 821-6939


Sports Harbour Bar & Restaurant

$$· 13484 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sports Bar – Dive -> Sports Harbour, 13484 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, (310) 823-0933


Malibu Point


5 local Airbnb hosts recommend


George's Burgers

$· 3101 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Breakfast - Only if you dare… George’s Burgers, 3101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 The complete opposite of trendy. Not fancy, a little grubby, packed with locals. But the best bargain arou... read more


Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping

Shopping MallsShopping Malls
Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

135 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We are just blocks away from Abbot Kinney's famous shopping district. Brace yourself... there are some ridiculously priced merchandise.


Go Surf LA

Ocean Front Walk·Map·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Lincoln NB & Venice NS


1 local Airbnb host recommends

Best place to catch public transportation to other bus lines throughout the city.


Jeff's Back Deck BBQ

Points of InterestPoints of Interest
822 Woodlawn Ave·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Tired of eating out every night. Grab yourself some meat or other ingredients and use the BBQ facilities on my back deck. Chill. Have drinks. Grill. BBQ. Jeff will help with any of it. Cheers!

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