Lisa's Guidebook

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

Things to do in Los Angeles



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

487 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


Griffith Park

Parks & NatureParks
4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

345 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

401 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

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


James Beach Restaurant

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

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend


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Just hang out and watch the people go by.

77 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

58 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

60 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

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

31 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.

34 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


Sidewalk Cafe

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

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

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


Hama Sushi

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

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Sports Harbour Bar & Restaurant

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

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

76 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.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

6 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


Morfia's Ribs & Pies

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

7 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

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


El Tarasco

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

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Go Surf LA

Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

1 local Airbnb host recommends

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

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!