Matthew's Guidebook

I grew up in the midwest and now call Southern California my home. I love to travel and experience new adventures. I work in business development and when I'm not traveling or working I love to k... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles

499 local Airbnb host recommends

If you're here in the spring-fall I highly recommend this iconic venue. Check online and see what's playing when you are here from the philharmonic to rock concerts, it's pretty eclectic and the p... read more

529 local Airbnb host recommends

If you're doing the walk of fame, you have to check out the Chinese Theatre where you can find the footprints and handprints of the stars. It's a must-do once in your life...but you probably won't... read more

804 local Airbnb host recommends

Super close to the house, you can't visit without checking out that famous wizard who happens to be my neighbor...Harry Potter!

224 local Airbnb host recommends

Check out what's playing at the beautifully restored Pantages Theatre. It's where locals go to get a taste of the arts and see several touring Broadway shows.


Bob's Big Boy

Food SceneRestaurants
4211 West Riverside Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

53 local Airbnb host recommends

This is a fun place to hit up and on Friday nights all of the old cars come in and you can check them out. The food is about what you'd expect, it's perfect for that late night craving since it is... read more

54 local Airbnb host recommends

If you're in town, you have to check out Porto's. Prepare to wait in line, but it's worth the me. You'll want to try the fried potato balls and the meat pies at this Cuban bakery and... read more

135 local Airbnb host recommends

If seeing wax replicas of celebrities is your thing...then this is your place.

376 local Airbnb host recommends

This is a great starting point if you're looking to go to the Walk of Fame. The complex at Hollywood and Highland has a huge outdoor mall and easy parking. It's also just one stop on the metro if... read more

19 local Airbnb host recommends

If you want to try something more local, head over to Priscilla's for coffee in Toluca Lake Village. It's walkable from the house or 2 minutes in the car.


Don Cuco

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3911 West Riverside Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb host recommends

One of my favorite little Mexican places. Parking can be difficult, it's usually just easier to walk from the house. If you are a fan of margaritas, mole or albondigas soup, you can't go wrong he... read more


Bea Bea's

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 353 North Pass Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb host recommends

This place is crazy popular for breakfast. It's right across the street from the house. Tip: Go early because lines form early...especially on the weekends.


Tony's Darts Away

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 1710 West Magnolia Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb host recommends

This little local watering hole is great. It's right along Magnolia Blvd. and they have great beer on draft along with board games that you can play!

15 local Airbnb host recommends

Great little Irish Pub in Toluca Lake Village. Their food is actually really good and you can burn off all those carbs walking back to the house.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1250 East Harvard Road·Map·Website·

16 local Airbnb host recommends

This local gem is nestled in the hills with a spectacular setting overlooking the entire San Fernando Valley. The food is great, but pricey. Perfect for a night out and the weekend brunch is spec... read more



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3655 Cahuenga Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb host recommends

Great Italian food in a cool atmosphere. The waiters randomly sing with the live piano player and it's a perfect place to take friends and family. Secret tip: order the baked cookie desert, just ... read more

153 local Airbnb host recommends

Even if you decide not to go to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Universal CityWalk is worth checking out. You'll find an amazing movie theater, nightclubs, restaurants, shopping and more. ... read more


Patys Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 10001 Riverside Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb host recommends

This place is an institution and it's been in the Toluca Lake Village for decades. In my opinion, it's the best local option for breakfast, but they also have lunch and dinner.


Dino's Pizza

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3520 Burbank Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb host recommends

The best pizza in town. If you're planning a night in, have it delivered because the dining area there is small and not much to write home about. Interesting fact, the salads at this place are ph... read more


Griffith Park Dr

Parks & NatureParks
4730 Crystal Springs Dr,·Map·

18 local Airbnb host recommends

The largest municipal park in the nation. Just a short drive from the house, great for kids with tons of hiking and things to do.

3 local Airbnb host recommends

Great local sandwich joint. Don't be deterred by the rough looks, the food is great. Tip: It's cash only, so come prepared.

11 local Airbnb host recommends

This is the closest Metro station to the house. It's $3 to park all day or it's a 5 minute Uber ride. From this Metro station you can access the Red line which will take you into Hollywood and do... read more

3 local Airbnb host recommends

Just a few blocks North you'll find Magnolia Blvd which has an eclectic mix of shopping and eateries. It's worth taking a look around if you are staying close and want something low key.



EssentialsGrocery Stores
301 North Pass Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb host recommends

Right across the street, they'll have most everything you need.



$$· 347 North Pass Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb host recommends

You can almost throw a rock and hit this place from the house. Pop over to get your caffeine fix.


CVS Pharmacy

511 N Hollywood Way·Map·Hours·Website·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

It's a CVS. It's walking distance from the house, just on the other side of Warner Bros Ranch. If you haven't been to one of these before, I'm not sure where you've been.


Western Bagel

513 N Hollywood Way·Map·Hours·Website·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Great local bagels and walking distance to the house. If you're in need of a bagel fix, this is your place in the morning!