Tiffany's Guidebook

Tiffany

I am a freelance graphic designer. I have an Etsy store where I sell handmade upcycled lamps and home decor items. I also enjoy going to flea markets, DIY projects and fixing up vintage trailers.


Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Griffith Park

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

345 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the largest urban parks in North America. It boasts over 50 miles of hiking trails with awesome views of LA! See a trail map here: http://griffithobservatory.org/about/pdf/Griffith_Park_Map.pdf

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This art deco landmark from 1935 features a high-tech planetarium, public telescopes and fantastic city views. It's a fun way to take in the scope of Los Angeles. You can see it up on the hill from... read more

163 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gastropub serving California craft beers and a locally-sourced American menu with lots of vegan options. Set in a hip, brick-walled old Vaudeville theater space. Good for late nights -- food served... read more

222 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Vista is a historic single-screen movie palace known for its Egyptian decor, massive screen & lots of legroom. This is a great place to see a current film!

#5

Silver Lake Reservoir

Parks & NatureParks
1850 W Silver Lake Blvd·Map·

154 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There is a 2.2 mile dirt walking/jogging path just down the hill that goes around the reservoir. Great views of the lake and local architecture, including some mid-century legends.

#6

The Thirsty Crow

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

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Neighborhood bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails and a long list of whiskeys in a saloon-style setting. Get there for happy hour for the best deals and to beat the crowds. You might want to Ub... read more

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nearby coffee shop whose owners are devoted to the cult of coffee in the same way that a chapel might be dedicated to its saint. Great food too!

#8

Echo Park Lake

Parks & NatureParks
751 Echo Park Avenue·Map·

220 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Relax on the lawn, walk or jog around the lake, or even rent a totally fun paddle boat and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the middle of the busy metropolis! You'll recognize this iconic setting from man... read more

#9

Edendale

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2838 Rowena Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This beautiful restaurant is very nearby in a restored 1920s firehouse. It focuses on worldly comfort food and excellent cocktails. Dine in the tin-ceilinged lounge or outside on the romantic patio... read more

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Intimate venue for live indie music just down the hill on Silver Lake Blvd. Hard to park, so best bet is to walk -- if you can manage the hill coming back! Or they have valet parking.

#11

El Compadre

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1449 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite local place for Mexican food. Old-school spot with all the classics, including live mariachis and flaming margaritas! Stop by on the way to or from a Dodger game.

#12

Home Restaurant

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

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Heaping plates of homestyle comfort grub served on an airy patio or in a retro-style dining room. There is one in Los Feliz too, but the Silverlake location is much more relaxed!

#13

Barnsdall Park

Parks & NatureParks
$· 4800 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This unique park, which offers breathtaking views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign, is also home to the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Junior Arts Center and the famous Hollyhock House that was de... read more

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip vegan spot from musician Moby features Mediterranean, plant-based cuisine & woodsy-chic design.

224 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the closet Trader Joes location, but be warned -- it can be incredibly crowded at times. You can always go to Gelson's across the street if you can't find parking at TJs.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Scottish pub serving upscale burgers & pub eats in addition to a huge selection of beer & whiskey. A good place to watch sports in the area.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Section of Sunset Blvd (where Santa Monica crosses) full of fun and funky shops and dining -- including Intelligentsia Coffee, Pazzo Gelato, Mohawk General Store, The Cheese Store, etc.!

#18

Wacko

ShoppingStores
4633 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wacko is a really unique and fun pop-culture gift shop, art gallery, book store, handmade soap-slinger and toy emporium. This must-see shop has over 6,000 square feet of pop-culture ephemera, signa... read more

#19

Lassen's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
1631 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another grocery option is this upscale market in Echo Park specializing in organic foods and vitamins. It’s pricey, but they have a great deli/salad/juice bar.

#20

The Autry

Arts & CultureMuseums
4700 Western Heritage Way·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like the lore of the west you'll love this museum! The Autry presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lots of great shops, boutiques, bakeries and dining choices are all within a few blocks along Glendale Blvd. between the LA River and San Fernando Rd.

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just around the corner and the first of its kind in the country! Includes an in-house vegan restaurant, coffee and beer bar, tea kiosk and more affordable Whole Foods fare.

#23

Same Same Thai

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2835 West Sunset Blvd.·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This chic neighborhood wine bar fuses the old Rambutan Thai menu with some stellar, hand-picked wines by the glass and bottle, making it one of the better places to enjoy a late night date in Silve... read more

#24

Music Box Steps

SightseeingPoints of Interest
Sunset Blvd and Parkman Ave·Map·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're looking for a unique workout, try these outdoor steps that were made famous by the Laurel & Hardy 1932 short film "The Music Box" in which the comic duo attemped to haul a piano up an imp... read more

#25

Y Que Inc

ShoppingClothing Stores
1770 North Vermont Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great little gift shop with all sorts of oddities. Pick up some one-of-a-kind LA neighborhood T-shirts, used records, tote bags, used books, political toys, funny magnets and other kitsch... read more