Tema's Guidebook

Originally from the East Coast (NJ, NY, Boston) I'm a Production Designer and I teach Art Direction (backgrounds and props for movies). My husband is a props and fine art fabricator - originally f... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles

499 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can't go wrong with shows at the Bowl. The setting is fabulous. The acoustics terrific. You can picnic or purchase (slightly spendy) Wofgang Puck fair and drinks on premises.


The Grove

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

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A real old fashioned butcher, this is the go-to place for meatloaf mix or a leg of lamb. Nestled in the Old LA Farmer's Market, you'll want some juicy ribs for the bbq! The market itself is a treat.

257 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best reasons to visit L.A. Start your day early to enjoy all of the gardens and galleries, which are spectacular. The all you can eat high tea is a treat - make a reservation.

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The food and drinks range from very good to amazing. Being a bar, it's very dark, even for brunch. Menus are overhead on boards. If you want great fries, eggs, or a burger, you're in luck.

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fabulous night club with steam punkish theme, but higher end. They feature acrobats, light fare, and lots of pretty people to look at. Reserve a table.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy cakey, delicious donuts with the fancy flavoring of you choice such as Nutella, jam or fresh fruit. Donuts are named after punk bands and the kewl kids make a line on Second Saturday Art Night.

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great wall o' fish tank, 3d movies such as Hubble & Space Station 3D IMAX, not to be missed. Great for kids and kids at heart. Museum entry free, movies extra charge. Near Natural History Museum.

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful museum with somewhat creepy dioramas of exotic animals, awesome dino hall and FIRST FRIDAYS. The museum is turned into a nightclub with d.j., band, drinks. Near California Science Center.

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If you're flying to LA from, this is where you'll probably land or depart.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This neighborhood cheese shop has a fantastic selection and knowledgable, friendly staff. You can taste before you buy or have lunch there. They also have excellent salamis and olives.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely gardens and summer concerts. Hop back on the 2 freeway for the Angeles Crest Mountains.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful family French market and cafe with outdoor seating. Wonderful wine, dessert, and cheese selection. Nicole's has an especially festive vibe on Farmer's Market day - Thursdays at 4pm.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dim Sum Mania! You have to be strong in your conviction not to eat EVERYTHING the servers offer. Dumplings, shrimp w/ honey walnut...and it's hard to spend more than $10 a person on Sunday Brunch.

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This little French gem features a small, but delicious menu. The portions are not huge, so get the authentic french onion soup if you have an appetite. The staff are very friendly too.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A wonderful novelty, this old fashioned soda fountain mixes 5 and dime fun with upscale trinkets and toiletries. Get a burger, root beer float, aspirin, and fancy soap. All at the same place.


Trader Joe's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 1566 Colorado Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great supermarket with fresh fruits, veggies, and salads. The staff are always cheery and they concentrate on healthy, but delicious food. I recommend the pre packaged meals if you're on a budget.

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The salt water pools are a delight. You may even catch some Olympic hopefuls here. The also have a small workout room.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 30 N Fair Oaks Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best straight up burgers and fries in town. Mostly diner fare, but a little nicer. Validated parking lot. Expect to wait for a booth for breakfast. Any other time there is easy seating. Wifi a plus.


Hecho en Mexico

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4976 Huntington Dr S·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very decent Mexican food. On weekends they have a mariachi band! During the week, they show the game, but have a quieter room too.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious authentic Mexican pastries and cakes. Try the rich tres leches cake.

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Fabulous for ladies only! You will be in all your glory, but around normal bodies. Be sure to get the akuri scrub - you will never feel so clean! They even have heated toilets!

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Heavy Metal themed burger joint with quality food and beer. It's next to the 3D movie theater that often plays Opera in HD and first run films.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Groovy little North African/French food and atmosphere. It's located in Sunset Junction - a hipster shopping district where you can stretch your legs.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All our birthday cakes from here. It's THAT good and very reasonably priced. This is a genuine, old school Italian bakery an gourmet shop. The many varieties of cookies by the pound are addictive!

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My Kosher guests tell me that this is a wonderful market for fruits and veggies. Rumor has it that they have a spectacular Sunday barbecue with a Sephardic flair.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this little local thrift store! They have great stuff if you're as addicted to thrifting as we are. It's within walking distance of our place on Eastern, going North towards Huntington.

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you love beaux art architecture, this place is for you! Sip a cocktail at the bar, or splurge on high tea. You may recognize it from "Mad Men".


Food 4 Less

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$· 4910 Huntington Dr S·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Recently renovated, what this market lacks in glamour, it gains in necessities. National brands, fruits and veggies can be found. It's near our property, and they have very good avocados.

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like home made ice cream and coffee, you're in for a treat. Very family friendly and a must on a hot summer's day.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome Chinese Department store. Great tea, bowls, nick nacks. The Alhambra location has a fabulous wine and booze section. 725 W Garvey Ave Monterey Park, CA 91754