John & Charlotte's Guidebook

John & Charlotte
John was born & raised in California and is a long time resident of Venice Beach. He loves surfing and running his 'LAMBO STUDIO' wood furniture company. Charlotte hails from Europe and worked in v... read more

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416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Upscale grocery store. Great to stock up for a picknick. Excellent wine selection.

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Hotel Casa del Mar

Everything Else
$$$$· 1910 Ocean Way·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bike over to scenic Marina del Rey to enjoy watching the boats. The bike path goes further south along the coast.

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vegetarian and vegan food.

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Temescal Canyon Loop offers a good workout along with ocean and canyon views. Temescal Gateway Park is situated just off Sunset Blvd in the Pacific Palisades, and this convenient urban location mak... read more

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent museum of modern art.

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There is no shortage of testosterone at the first U.S. location of Australian brand Deus Ex Machina. Filled with hand-glassed surfboards, menswear collection and custom-built motorbikes favored by ... read more

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Elegant shopping and eateries away from the tourist zone.

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Real Food Daily

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 514-516 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent vegan food in Santa Monica.

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Venice Canal is a Historical District noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan. Its a beautiful, relaxing space with cute... read more

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#43

Cassia

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1314 7th St·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Asian Fusion cuisine.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Traditional steak house. Inside a shopping mall.

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JINYA Ramen Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 11239 Ventura Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get your Australian sausage roll on! Vegetarian option as well.

9 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

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lots of great shopping, eating and people watching on trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd.

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Santa Monica Place

ShoppingShopping Malls
1453 3rd Street Promenade·Map·Hours·Website·

84 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great shopping, restaurant and movie theater. Also excellent views from the rooftop.

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest yoga studio - best in Venice!

#51

General Store

ShoppingStores
$$· 1801 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Features a carefully curated mix of clothing, household items, books, jewelry and other small treasures from local California artisans.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic Gold's Gym made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest pharmacy towards the beach.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Low key complex of stores and restaurants. Where the Brentwood celebrities shop, eat and hang out.

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99 Cents Only Stores

ShoppingStores
$· 201 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Conveniently located in between Whole Foods and a pharmacy on the other side.

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#58

Paseo Miramar Trailhead

Parks & NatureParks
865 Vista Pacifica Street·Map·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The trail is in the Pacific Palisades, right off of Sunset. Drive to the top of Paseo Miramar and that is where the hike begins. If you are able to make it to the top, then you’ll see an amazing vi... read more

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest Barre classes.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Post office in Venice.