Mark's Guidebook


Recently moved from London to LA. Work in music. Married.

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Things to do in Los Angeles



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

487 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing food on the trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd. Worth a trip! Booking needed, especially at busy times. No booking for brunch so get there in good time as there is always a wait.


The Grove

ShoppingShopping Malls
$$· 189 The Grove Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing shopping mall! Outdoors.

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An observatory built for the people of Los Angeles. Opens to the public from 12pm most days (closed Mondays). Beautiful building with great views of the city all the way to the coast. Views of the ... read more


The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stunning architecture, art galleries and gardens. Wonderful views looking towards the coast and Catalina Island. Need 2-3 hours minimum to take full advantage. Family/kid friendly.

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. Also has a great bakery where I often buy our fresh loaves. Good take out pastries and coffee if you fancy a walk down Marco Place to see the old Venice ho... read more

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

End of Route 66. Aquarium, restaurants, amusement arcades and funfair. There are free, weekly music events on the pier in summer months.

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great brunch and lunch options. Nice outdoor terrace. Situated on Rose so good place to wander and look at shops.


Hotel Erwin

Everything Else
$$$· 1697 Pacific Avenue·Map·Website·

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rooftop bar at Venice beach. Brilliant spot to watch the sunset with a cocktail or a beer. The cocktails can be a bit hit and miss but the view is perfect. Kids allowed in the bar until sunset. I r... read more


3rd Street Promenade

ShoppingShopping Malls
1351 3rd Street Promenade ·Map·

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Large area of clothes stores including most of the main stores and a medium-sized Nordstrom. Lots of restaurants and cafes. Easy access to SM Pier (end of Route 66).

608 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must see on a visit to LA, especially when you're staying this side of town. If driving you can park at Venice pier and walk down for slightly easier parking but there are plenty of parking optio... read more

182 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The main aquarium in LA. Look into whale and dolphin watching trips from Long Beach tied to the ticket price for the winter months (main whale migrations).


Pitfire Artisan Pizza

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 12924 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good quality pizza restaurant. Great for dining with kids (the place is full of families with children from 4-7 so avoid if this is not your thing). Casual dining. Also do take out pizzas and will ... read more

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another good coffee place. Large outdoor seating area, great for kids.


The Corner Door

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 12477 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great artisan cocktails! Serves food too. Adults only ;)


Whole Foods Market

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$$· 225 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

1.8 miles away (towards Venice).


Hatchet Hall

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 12517 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good spot for a dinner without kids. Good cocktails.

203 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The namesake of Venice. Beautiful area of cute houses lining the Venice canals. A good spot to wander with an ice cream during your Venice sights day of sightseeing.

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Probably the best coffee in the local area. Cool cafe for a coffee and a pastry/light breakfast. Eat in or take away.


Skirball Cultural Center

Arts & CultureMuseums
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Interesting permanent exhibition on Judaism throughout the ages and throughout the world. Visiting exhibitions (see website for details). Also home to 'Noah's Ark' exhibition for children which is ... read more

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Such a nice swimming pool! Lane and recreational swimming available. Very clean facilities.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great outdoor pool. Lane swimming and recreational swimming (the latter in the summer months only).

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Safe, fenced-in kids' play park.



EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 910 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

1.7 miles away


Whole Foods Market

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$$· 11666 National Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

1.4 miles away (in direction of I-10/I-405)


Humble Potato

Food SceneRestaurants
12608 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good burgers. More of a cafe vibe than a restaurant vibe. Most of the seating is outside so take a sweater if the weather is cool.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gentrified street in Venice with individually owned boutiques and chain clothes, interiors and gift stores. Some great finds to be found!

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another amazing ice cream place!


Mitsuwa Marketplace

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$· 3760 South Centinela Avenue·Map·Hours·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Japanese food court with multiple vendors selling noodle bowls, tempura, miso, sushi and mochi. Casual. Great place for supplies for home cooking too.


Salt & Straw

$· 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very (!!!) good ice cream with a variety of inventive flavours!


Trader Joe's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 3456 South Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Where I do most of our grocery shopping. Great TJ's store!