Jason's Guidebook


Film and television writer in Los Angeles, CA.

Stay at Jason's place

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Things to do in Los Angeles

499 local Airbnb hosts recommend

See a show here if you're visiting. It's one of the best live-music venues ever.

989 local Airbnb hosts recommend

275 local Airbnb hosts recommend

These people are passionate about coffee. Amazing hipster-watching.

262 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dodger's Baseball.

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Top of Griffith Park, the iconic park in L.A.; observatory, train ride, horseback riding, bike rentals, L.A. Zoo, Gene Autry Western Museum, hiking (warning: watch out for mountain lions-really!)



Food SceneBakeries
$$· 1929 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

177 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food, great deserts, beautiful outdoor seating. A very LA dining experience.


The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb hosts recommend

163 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An old movie theatre turned super hip gastropub. Gorgeous architecture. Good food and all-California wines, beers, and hard liquor. Great cocktails. Get the cast-iron chocolate chip cookie!

145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic Vegan Bistro, also serve good Vegan Ice Cream. Great menu and daily specials in historic Jensen Recreation Building a few doors down from Blue Bottle



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 720 North Virgil Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super awesome food! Try their famous TOASTS! Their coffee is also sublime.

222 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Historic LA movie theatre that shows new releases.


The Echo

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Echo is a legendary East Side music venue and dive bar. Live indie music nightly.

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really good deep dish Chicago style pizza that everyone talks about. Funky living room setting inside. Deep dish pizza takes 45 minutes.


Silver Lake Reservoir

Parks & NatureParks
1850 W Silver Lake Blvd·Map·

154 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great place to walk or run, with a nice park on the east side of the reservoir. Walkable from our house through the Silverlake hills. Keep an eye out for the hidden staircases on your way down.


Silverlake Ramen

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2927 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terrific authentic Japanese casual cuisine. Fantastic soups and sushis, very reasonably priced.


The Thirsty Crow

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 2939 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dive bar that isn't a dive bar - a little more upscale. Pricy but killer cocktails, great ambiance, neighborhood crowd. Parking is impossible - take an Uber!


Cliff's Edge

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3626 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Secret special spot; no sign. Look for valet parking on corner. AMAZING magical outdoor eats with tables terraced up a hillside. Cool inside bar with classic black/white movies projected on walls.

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing, amazing coffee, great pastries, and good boutique shopping in the places next door. Excellent people watching too. Walk around the reservoir and come here after!


Fix Coffee

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 2100 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Website·

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some consider this the best coffee in the heart of Echo Park. Great pastries/breakfast/lunch. Outdoor covered patio with everyone working on their laptops.


The Dresden

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1760 N Vermont Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must-see, featured in the movie Swingers. Restaurant and lounge packed full of hipsters 9 pm onward. One of a kind musical act Marty and Elayne perform Tues thru Sat 9 pm til 1:15 am.


Echo Park Lake

Parks & NatureParks
751 Echo Park Avenue·Map·

220 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great place to walk or run. The park has been reopened as of June 2013 and is beautiful. Water lily gardens on either side of the lake.


The Getty Villa

Arts & CultureMuseums
$$· 17985 Pacific Coast Highway·Map·Hours·Website·

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3823 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible organic farm-to-table casual cuisine. Order at the counter. Reasonably priced. Deserts are awesome. Not open Sundays (we think.)

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Craft beers on tap plus hundreds of bottles for sale. Small location in a strip mall.


Brite Spot

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1918 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

85 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mind-blowing pies. Good diner food and staff is very nice. Parking just behind the restaurant. Lovely outdoor seating. It doesn't get busy until after 9 pm. A favorite for local hipsters.


Pho Café

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2841 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but this is the best pho on the east side. Cash only!


Home Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1760 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great breakfast/lunch/dinner & coffee. Hip.

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Music club. Independent music scene.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the oldest restaurants in LA. Wonderful and kitschy. Good French food.

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unbelievable salads. The lettuce leaves are like no other lettuce leaves. Casual dining. It's quickly become a chain and there are also locations in Pasadena and Santa Monica.