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John And Charlotte's Guidebook

John And Charlotte
John is a long time resident of Venice Beach and a born & bred Californian. He loves surfing, playing his guitar and running his 'LAMBO STUDIO' wood furniture company. He is an artist and a vegan. ... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

$$· 23000 Pacific Coast Highway·Map·Hours·Website·

111 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Breakfast-&-lunch spot offering locally sourced American cuisine & fantastic pierside Pacific views. Great place to watch the surfers from at the famous Malibu Point Break.

#2

Nobu Malibu

$$$$· 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy·Map·Hours·Website·

227 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Japanese delicacies, plus California fare, in a modern, beachfront space. See and be seen! Celebrity hotspot with great views!

#3

Geoffrey's Malibu

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 27400 Pacific Coast Highway·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Romantic and great views of the ocean!

#4

Ramen Jinya

$$· 11239 Ventura Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bustling, airy hot spot with bar scene & happy hours, crafting a menu of Asian-fusion fare & sushi. Great happy hour.

#5

Tasting Kitchen

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

298 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip, inventive Mediterranean option known for its creative plates, cocktails & bustling brunch.

#6

Venice Beach Wines

$· 529 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

163 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Intimate, cozy neighborhood retail wine and beer place with a tiny but busy kitchen.

#7

Rose Cafe

$$· 220 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

211 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Remodel of a classic Venice cafe restaurant. Now a lofty, boho-chic all-day eatery with 2 patios, a bar & a bakery, serving rustic Californian menus.

200 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local international eats and beers.

#9

Gjelina

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

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Most famous restaurant in Venice at the moment - if not in the whole of Los Angeles.

91 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great old fashioned Mexican food. This restaurant has been in Venice forever.

213 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic for breakfast and lunch. Sister establishment of famous Gjelina on Abbot Kinney.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Italian food. Great happy hour menu at the bar. Lots of local regulars.

#13

James Beach Restaurant

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 60 North Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

189 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Comfy haunt with a lively bar scene, outside seating & updated American eats, including fish tacos.

#14

Hinano Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 15 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

224 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local dive bar in Marina del Rey with excellent live music.

#15

Hotel Erwin

$$$· 1697 Pacific Avenue·Map·Website·

179 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great views and ambiance from the High Rooftop Lounge.

143 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bustling, airy hot spot with bar scene & happy hours, crafting a menu of Asian-fusion fare & sushi. Great happy hour.

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest seafood restaurant.

126 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome breakfast spot!

#19

Hotel Shangri-La

1301 Ocean Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The sunsets at the Penthouse Bar at the Hotel Shangri-LA are really spectacular. If you get there early enough, they even have happy hour specials. And if you decide to stay for dinner, there is a ... read more

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All-day Californian-American diner eats served in a former firehouse with outdoor tables. Good vibe and happy hour.

#21

GTA

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1427 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Next door to famous Gjelina. Upscale versions of pizza & sandwiches feature at this carry-out joint with a modern storefront.

#22

Wurstküche Venice

$$· 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291·Map·Hours·Website·

186 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Exotic sausages, fries & unusual brews in an industrial-looking eatery with communal tables. Excellent outdoor seating beer garden style. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

#23

Casa del Mar

1910 Ocean Way·Map·Website·

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great 360 views of the ocean and drinks at the Terrazza Lounge. Go at sunset.

#24

Superba Snack Bar

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 533 Rose Avenue·Map·

109 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip eatery close by.

#25

Superba Food & Bread

BakeriesBakeries
$$· 1900 S Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

199 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for breakfast or brunch. Check out the shops next door as well.

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent vegan food in Santa Monica.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Traditional steak house. Inside a shopping mall.

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Asian Fusion cuisine.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern Indonesian restaurant on nearby Rose Avenue. Between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a breakfast menu of porridge, cakes and rujak (fruit salad), plus coffee from Demitasse. As the sun sets, the sp... read more

#30

The Butcher's Daughter

$$· 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vegetarian and vegan food.