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

Gjelina

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

487 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent views of the city.

#3

Tasting Kitchen

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#4

The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A visit to LA is not complete without a visit to the Getty!

293 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic architecture and great music performances.

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local international eats and beers.

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great people watching and summer concerts.

#11

Rose Cafe

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

133 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.

#12

Wurstküche Venice

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

129 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.

#13

James Beach Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 60 North Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#14

Hotel Erwin

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

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great views and ambiance from the High Rooftop Lounge.

289 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LA's newest and coolest museum of modern art! Make a reservation months in advance as this is LA's most popular museum at the moment.

#16

3rd Street Promenade

ShoppingShopping Malls
1351 3rd Street Promenade ·Map·

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Outdoor shopping with lots of street artists.

#17

J. Paul Getty Villa

Arts & CultureMuseums
$$· 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy·Map·Hours·Website·

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The old Getty museum.

608 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. Full of street performers, food venues, cheap clothing and funky people.

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome breakfast spot!

69 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.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cold pressed juicery.

#23

Venice Beach

Parks & NatureBeaches
1500 Ocean Front Walk·Map·

178 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest beach.

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very close as well.

#25

Superba Snack Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 533 Rose Avenue·Map·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip eatery close by.

54 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

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fresh off a 90 million renovation, with an exterior newly clad in stainless steel ribbons that suggest the dynamic motion of what's inside. Go see some very cool cars in the most cherry museum in L... read more

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest seafood restaurant.