Fiona's Guidebook

Fiona
Because of Airbnb, I've fallen in love with our house and garden all over again seeing them through others eyes. Hospitable household includes school-age children, a cat, an energetic young dog, a... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Take me out to the ballgame!

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Beautiful, historic home, art and grounds of Henry and Arabella Huntington. Library houses many rare volumes. Renowned Chinese Garden.

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Old center of Los Angeles. Mexican restaurants and mariachi bands and a chance to shop for souvenirs. Across the street from Union Station.

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Busy, vibrant area. Every city has one, this is L.A.s. Easy to get to by car or by the Gold Line (Chinatown stop)

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World class educational institution lousy with Nobel Prize winners. Big Bang Theory setting.

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Home of Seabiscuit and the setting for the equestrian events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Have breakfast watching the horses train or go for the races and retire the next day on your winnings.

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Very good restaurant located in the old Pasadena train station building. Right next to the Gold Line station for hopping down to L.A. Very kid friendly. Great English muffins you can buy to take away.

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Din Tai Fung

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$$· 400 S Baldwin Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

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Famous for their excellent juicy pork dumplings. You can watch the dough being formed and rolled while waiting for your table. Good service.

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State Theater of California, beautiful building with contemporary shows. Rich history of actors have passed through and perform now.

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Trailhead for hiking in the Angeles National Forest. Nature Center with exhibits.

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Beautiful, historic example of the Craftsman style of Greene and Greene. Open to the public. Behind the scenes tours can be booked in advance. The house was built for the Procter & Gamble family.

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Conveniently located close to the Metro Gold Line Mission Station. Excellent casual French food and lovely proprietress.

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Main train station for Los Angeles and a stop on the Gold Line from Pasadena. Beautiful building you'll recognize from many appearances onscreen. Departing point for the FlyAway bus to LAX.

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Metro station with plenty of parking if you want to leave the car behind and explore Los Angeles area.

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ALTAeats

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$$· 1860 Allen Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

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Great food, Sunday rosti, cute chef

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Peacock-filled botanic garden with interesting California history related to "Lucky" Baldwin and settlement of the area. Adobes, Queen Anne's Cottage (used for Fantasy Island TV series).

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Pie'n Burger

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$· 913 E California Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb host recommends

Pasadena institution, NOT kid/stroller friendly.

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California art

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Lovely spot for breakfast or lunch if you don't mind waiting for a table (worth it). Has a connected shop where you can buy treats for the day out.

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Beautiful building closely identified with the city of Pasadena. Nice to walk the grounds. Used on television in Big Bang Theory and Parks & Recreation among others. Especially nice at Christmastime.

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Train-lover's delight. Free entrance, open almost every day of the year.

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Founded in Pasadena by local Joe Coulombe, Trader Joe's is a great place for groceries, treats and flowers.

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Shopping mall with movie theatres, lots of shops and restaurants. Close to the Arboretum and next to Santa Anita Racetrack.

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Quiet, graceful museum in the heart of Pasadena devoted to Asian art. Great exhibitions.

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Basic, friendly Mexican restaurant that has been there for decades. Lots of parking.

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Shopping, movie theaters, restaurants

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Metro station within walking distance. It will take you straight to Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Next to Griffith Park, Travel Town and the Autry Museum - lots to do in this area! Nice zoo but it always feels twenty degrees hotter here than any place else. Best in the winter months.

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Mi Piace

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$$· 25 E Colorado Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb host recommends

Popular, well-located place in Old Town to meet for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious food, intimate setting, menu changes monthly.