Curtis & Osvaldo's Guidebook

Curtis & Osvaldo
Osvaldo: Engineer & Design Enthusiast; Curtis: Music & Film Enthusiast; Both: Los Angeles Enthusiasts. AS HOSTS: We have been together in this home since 2006 and have enjoyed using it as ... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

856 local Airbnb host recommends

Great, close-by hiking that rewards you with spectacular views of L.A. - you might even see a celebrity hiking there.

499 local Airbnb host recommends

Take a picnic basket and wine, see a show under the stars, maybe with fireworks afterwards - a classic L.A. experience. Don't drive - parking is a b#%$@!


Hollywood Wigs

6530 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

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Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Parliament and Big Ben....we have this.

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The Grove was built right next door, so stop by and check out all the restaurants and little shops.

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Always something cool going on at LACMA. If you have no desire to go to a museum, AT LEAST just drive past at night - WOW. Download their app:

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This is where all the big movie stars left their handprints in cement. Check it out, see a movie even, but DEFINITELY take the behind-the-scenes tour:



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 448 S Hill St·Map·Hours·Website·

267 local Airbnb host recommends

Rooftop bar in downtown L.A. with stunning views of the city, and very good food in its restaurant. Atop the Pershing Square Building next to the Pershing Square Metro Station (Red Line).

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Even if you don't like the Dodgers, this is one of the last great old stadiums. One of the places that made Curtis fall in love with LA.


The Grove

ShoppingShopping Malls
$$· 189 The Grove Dr·Map·Hours·Website·

938 local Airbnb host recommends

Such a pleasant place to stroll and shop, eat, or see a movie. 0.9 miles from the house.


The Abbey

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 692 N Robertson Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

199 local Airbnb host recommends

This is considered the Mecca of gay bars and sets the standard. This is a must stop for gay visitors. This is where gay residents take their straight friends. VERY expensive drinks

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Our favorite movie theatre in L.A. for the sheer comfort, picture and sound quality. Reserved seating and great caramel popcorn.

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This is our favorite place to bring friends and family, especially at night. Spectacular view, cool observatory, awesome Planetarium show we've seen maybe a dozen times. Dinner at Tropicalia after!

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Pretty fun Disneyland alternative. Take the subway from Hollywood/Highland to avoid parking hassle and expense.


The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb host recommends

Pretty good museum, but the architecture, grounds and view are must-see. The setting for Star Fleet Command in "Star Trek Into Darkness" - that's how cool it is.

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A tourist destination near downtown. It's L.A.'s version of Times Square with bars and restaurants and theatres and lights and lots of people.

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#1: Free self-guided tours and open to the public. Amazing. #2: Concerts

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Not quite walking distance, but very popular see-and-be-seen coffee house that serves food and desserts. We saw Sarah Silverman here once.

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If you're going to the beach and the third street promenade, here's one more touristy thing to do. You may recognize this area from the opening credits of 70's sitcom "Three's Company."

150 local Airbnb host recommends

Cool old hotel in Hollywood where the first Academy Awards was held. Great restaurant (super-expensive) and upscale bar.

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Have a craving for a fast food hamburger and have never had an In-N-Out Burger? For the love of God go here. Get the Double Double with cheese and ask for your onions grilled, w/ a strawberry shake.

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Okay, this place is famous, and there is a long line ALL the time, day or night. We just don't get it, but people seem to NEED to have one of their dogs. Walk over and try it if you must.

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After Broadway or London, the big shows come to LA, and this is the premier theatre for shows. Beautifully restored.

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We have not been here yet but many guests have. The building is amazing, and we're told the art collection is pretty good too.


Katsuya Hollywood

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 6300 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

96 local Airbnb host recommends

Uber-hip Japanese restaurant and bar. Pricey but oh so good.

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Osvaldo's not a huge fan but Curtis loves this as a rare treat. Unbelievable French Toast and the best thick bacon ever. You will wait for a table, and you will need to exercise a lot to atone.

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If you go to the beach, bookend it with a stroll here.

108 local Airbnb host recommends

Want to see an amazing view? Want to see amazing Japanese architecture and gardens? Want amazing Japanese food? Or just have a drink? Want to spend some $$?



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 7205 Santa Monica Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

91 local Airbnb host recommends

Cool, hip bar that also serves pretty good food, and close enough to walk or take a taxi to.

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Funky and world-famous for the people-watching. Close to Santa Monica beaches when you are finished people-watching.

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Smaller version of Hollywood Bowl with performances under the stars. See who's playing here and catch a show before or after a visit to the Observatory. (This is the Greek in "Get Him to the Greek")