Greg's Guidebook

I am a New York native and have been a Los Angeles resident for 18 years. Graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Graphic Design. Currently serve at Marketing Manger for HOK Architects... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

499 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The world-famous Bowl! Our favorite summer activity in LA! Amazing views, music and picnics! Private "Bowl Bus" departs from near our house & drops you directly at the entrance for concerts! Must see!

349 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lakers. Kings. The Staples Center is quite popular for sporting events and many concerts. Approx 30 minute drive depending on traffic (recommend taking the 105 Fwy to the 110 Fwy).

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The famous Griffith Observatory! Recently remodeled and better than ever. The views are amazing, and the Planetarium shows are excellent. Parking can be tricky and you must walk uphill.

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brought to you by Oscar! He started the Rose Avenue craze with Venice Beach wines. This spot has a Mexican-inspired menu and cocktails. Great food a drinks. Seating is tight but worth it.

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go Bruins! Beautiful campus.

401 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boutique shops galore. This street has changed rapidly in the past few years with many original shops now gone. Its a pretty trendy stretch with lots of people watching and good restaurants. Pricey.

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic LA Attraction.

289 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LA's newest art museum -- tickets are difficult to obtain through summer of 2016. Worth a trip to view the exterior and neighboring Disney Concert Hall.

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some of the best shopping in Santa Monica!


The Getty Villa

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

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Getty Villa is worthy of a morning or afternoon visit! The drive up is beautiful and the museum is a replica of an Italian Villa. Recently restored and expanded. Parking reservations required.

106 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great old-school lobby bar with live music most nights and indoor/outdoor seating. Historic hotel in Downtown Culver City.

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a local coffee house located on the southern end of Venice. This section of Venice is quieter than the northern portions and offers a nice quick stroll to the beach or Venice Canals.

608 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Venice has been changing rapidly but still has a very funky vibe. The beach has not changed much, but Abbot Kinney Blvd is now full of many boutiques, hot restaurants and bars.

142 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small(ish) outdoor amphitheater that hosts many big-name concerts in the summer. Set in a tranquil park atmosphere, its a great LA summer tradition!

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sunday Mornings! One of the best Farmer's Markets in West LA. Great selection of produce, food and entertainment! Easy parking.

189 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Downtown LA is booming. New construction, museums, restaurants and bars are opening daily. It is worth a visit to the Disney Concert Hall, Grand Park, Grand Central Market and Biltmore Hotel!

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great drink- and dine-in movie theater! Buy tickets online!

124 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best View of LA! Moderate or strenuous hike to the top. Parking also available at top for a fee. State run park and small exhibit space.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 12565 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hawaiian soul food with a LA outlook. A restaurant and bar by Roy Choi.


Sunny Spot

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 822 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A Caribbean cookshop and bar by Roy Choi.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nom nom nom! Part seafood restaurant, ice cream shop and bar. Owned by Top Chef Brooke Williamson.


Alibi Room

Food SceneBars
$$· 12236 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a casual bar, recently renovated with a touch of neighborhood dive and urban classy. Offers excellent food at the bar and several seating areas. Small outdoor patio. Great drinks!

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the first restaurants to open on the now hot Rose Ave in Venice! Great food and wine but very small space!

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a collection of art galleries, and offers a cafe and store. The site was previously a railroad station from 1875 to 1953, serving the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad.

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best rooftop bar in West LA! Its right in the center of Venice Beach, so it can get very busy on weekends and in summer. Reservations are recommended. Located atop a hotel. Valet parking offered.


The Corner Door

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 12477 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great small plate restaurant and bar, dark and small! One of our favorites.

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a restaurant and bar located atop the Huntley hotel. It offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean up to Malibu and of all of the Los Angeles area. Atmosphere is slightly stuffy and pricey.


Hotel Casa del Mar

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

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful hotel lobby bar overlooking the Pacific and the Santa Monica pier.


The Tripel

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 333 Culver Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great gastropub and bar. Small space and lively crowd!

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a tourist-friendly spot.. BUT the food is excellent, the views cannot be beat and the service is great. We recommend it!