Kristin's Guidebook

I love this neighborhood; if you have to live in LA you might as well be living near the beach! I will always try to be responsive and helpful to guests and love the idea of sharing this incredible... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles



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

487 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's close, almost walking distance and lots to do and look at. Restaurants, boutiques, bars. Iconic scene.

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's also walking distance, but beware, this can be a rowdy crowd. Sort of like a biker bar or dive bar, pool tables, some loud music, right near the beach. Be ready for a loud crowd.

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can bike to the pier if you have some stamina and your kids will love you for it. Games, rides, food, great photo ops, plus right at the beach and then you are in Santa Monica for more fun!

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is not really a shopping mall- it's all outside and is several blocks long of unique shops and street performers and restaurants, and movie theaters. This is a good stop to find local surf sho... read more


The Getty Villa

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

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic and beautiful, the Getty Villa is located on PCH, also on your way to Malibu. It is pretty much a must see in Southern California if you are into art of the ancient world. If you simply want... read more

608 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun place to people watch, shop for souvenirs, eat, sun bathe, etc. This is where they filmed the TV show "Baywatch" with David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.


C&O Trattoria

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 31 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

KILLER GARLIC ROLLS!! Great food, family atmosphere, "half order" are plenty big


Baja Cantina

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 311 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's walking distance and you can get margaritas and Mexican food!


Mercede's Grille

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 14 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cuban fusion

416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You must check this out! And come hungry as their hot food choices are among the best. The largest selection of organic food in LA.

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lots to do in Marina from sport fishing to cruising, sailing etc.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another great LA experience- blend in with the ritzy locals and celebrities, by acting like you shop here everyday for high priced t-shirts. Restaurants, coffee, etc



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 37 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great burgers, wings, salads, a ton of craft beers on tap, and best of all it's walking distance!

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the trendiest streets in LA where you will find unique to LA boutiques, galleries, restaurants. Try "First Fridays" a gourmet food truck event on the first Friday of each month.


Santa Monica Place

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

84 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some of the best high end shopping you will find- bar none. Plus, a great rooftop deck for dining. Try Sonoma Wine garden around Sunset, or any of the other ones that have a view to 3rd street.



EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 4311 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Largest regular grocery store nearby- has everything you could need!

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walking distance from the cottage, this would be your go to place in a pinch. Not the cheapest and not the best selection but they probably have essentials and a nice wine selection and some nice s... read more

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You have to check out this uniquely California experience. Take your time and people watch along Venice, you won't soon forget it! Go all the way to Santa Monica and spend the day there.

365 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a beautiful drive up the coast on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to have lunch or dinner or just take a hike in Malibu. Make the Malibu Country Mart your destination for a day of shopping and eat... read more



$$· 100 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This hike is right on your way to Malibu and is not that difficult nor long. The reward is magnificent views of the "Queens Necklace" which is a panorama of the entire coast from Palos Verdes to M... read more