Melanie & Ben's Guidebook

Melanie & Ben

We look forward to welcoming you into our home and sharing tips about our favorite LA spots and sights.


Things to do in Los Angeles

349 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Catch a Lakers, Clippers, or Kings game

262 local Airbnb hosts recommend

for baseball lovers, catch a game at the stadium

#3

Bottega Louie

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 700 S. Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

205 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing Italian food and small bites for sharing! Beautiful art deco setting.

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of LA's most iconic spots--check out the free observatory and the sweeping views of the city!

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

food stalls with world cuisine

#6

Alcove

Food SceneBakeries
$$· 1929 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

177 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious sandwiches and salads; great brunch spot; full bakery offerings for coffee/dessert; garden seating; cocktails in the evening

293 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy the unique shape of this Frank Gehry-designed music hall. Across the street is a theater complex featuring incredible plays, operas and musicals. Look online or visit the box office for tickets.

#8

Little Dom's

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2128 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

142 local Airbnb hosts recommend

delicious Italian food with a prix fixe dinner on Mondays; great adjacent deli

222 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful restored movie theater playing one new release each week

#10

The Echo

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

lots of great shows here

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great gastropub and lively vibe

#12

The Broad

Arts & CultureMuseums
221 South Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

289 local Airbnb hosts recommend

New free contemporary art museum--book online or get free tix there

#13

The Dresden

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1760 N Vermont Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Steakhouse and dive bar all-in-one

106 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual beer and wurst spot--can have a long line, so go at odd hours.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Try the horchata latte

#16

The Red Lion Tavern

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 2366 Glendale Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

grab a pint and a bratwurst

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun and funky dive bar

#18

The Hermosillo

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 5125 York Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beer bar

#19

Urth Caffé

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 451 South Hewitt Street·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious food, coffee and pastries. Outdoor seating.

#20

Baco Mercat

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 408 South Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Creative Spanish-fusion fare; share dishes to keep the cost down! So delicious!

#21

Kitchen Mouse

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 5904 North Figueroa Street·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

brunch spot with vegan choices!

#22

Maximiliano

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 5930 York Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious food and lovely setting

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Old-school French spot in Echo Park with a great lounge for food and cocktails; cheap valet parking; close to the Echo and Echoplex

#24

Tiki Ti

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 4427 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

long-running and tiny LA tiki bar!

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

downtown brewery with several more, like Mumford Brewing Co., to open soon

156 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern Art Museum

#27

The Greyhound Bar & Grill

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 5570 North Figueroa Street·Map·Hours·Website·

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

pub food

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dive bar close to the Short Stop

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

bowling alley and bar combo

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vietnamese fusion--try Grandma's pho or the banh mi sandwiches with garlic fries