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Greg & Travis
Greg is originally from the New York City area and moved to LA to attend college at Loyola Marymount University in 2000! Since then, he has worked as a graphic designer in the commercial and reside... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier·Map·

1156 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic LA Attraction.

#2

Loyola Marymount University

1 Loyola Marymount University Drive·Map·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful college campus and great views from their cliffs!

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hot bed for tech companies...including Google's newly purchased 12 acres of land!

#4

Marina del Rey Visitor Center

Marina Del Rey Visitor Center·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great seaside marina with a neat walking village!

#5

Third Street Promenade

Shopping MallsShopping Malls
1351 3rd Street Promenade·Map·

122 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some of the best shopping in Santa Monica!

#6

Venice Beach Boardwalk

Amusement ParkAmusement Park
1800 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

360 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.

#7

Westfield

Shopping MallsShopping Malls
6000 Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Formerly the Fox Hills Mall. Recently renovated with a good mix of shops including Target, H&M and a Best Buy. Generally easy, free parking.

#8

Bristol Farms

8448 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Recently renovated. Closest higher-end grocery store with lots of produce and specialty items. Pricey. Also has dining area.

#9

Playa Provisions

RestaurantsRestaurants
119 Culver Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#10

Bacari PDR

BarsBars
$$· 6805 S Vista Del Mar Ln·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great happy hour menu! Small space with patio. Wine bar and small plates.

#11

The Humble Potato

RestaurantsRestaurants
8321 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Crazy Japanese burgers! Casual restaurant with amazing burgers, fries and salads.

#12

In-N-Out Burger

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 9149 South Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic burger with a view!

#13

Trader Joe's

$$· 8645 South Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great selection of their own line of groceries, produce, alcohol and small selection of toiletries.

#14

Good Pizza

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 7929 Emerson Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very... good local pizza and pasta! Also open in the morning for coffee and breakfast. Nice local place, some outdoor seating.

#15

Vons

BakeriesBakeries
6571 W 80th St·Map·Hours·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest grocery store in our neighborhood! Small store but carries all essentials and has deli.

#16

The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

Shopping MallsShopping Malls
6081 Center Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Decent shopping center, currently being remodeled as of Fall 2015. Large movie theater and several restaurants. Paid parking only.

#17

Los Angeles International Airport

345 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LAX Airport. About a mile drive from our unit.

#18

University of California Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Avenue·Map·Website·

341 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go Bruins! Beautiful campus.

#19

S Bluff Trail Rd

S Bluff Trail Rd·Map·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great walk atop the Westchester bluffs. Views of the Pacific, West LA, Malibu and Hollywood.

#20

Tompkins Square Bar and Grill

BarsBars
$$· 8522 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local dive bar, recently renovated and good food! Can be full of LMU students during the year but its a tame crowd and fun spot.

#21

Cinco

BarsBars
$$· 7241 W Manchester Ave·Map·Hours·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Relatively new Mexican restaurant and bar. Caters to locals and LMU students.

#22

Sony Pictures Studio Tour

10202 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Formerly the historic MGM Studios and the current home of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!

#23

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

ParksParks
6300 Hetzler Rd·Map·

36 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.

#24

Starbucks

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 8817 South Sepulveda Boulevard·Map·Hours·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of several LAX-adjacent Starbucks.

#25

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

StoresStores
$· 13020 Pacific Promenade·Map·Hours·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local spot in Playa Vista. Saturday Farmers market nearby.

#26

Burton Chace Park

ParksParks
13650 Mindanao Way·Map·Hours·Website·

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful views of Marina del Rey and the Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy a picnic here or a concert in Summer.

#27

Venice Canals

Map·

222 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy a beautiful stroll through the canals of Venice! There are many beautiful homes that line the canals and its a easy stroll through this unique LA neighborhood.

#28

Westchester Golf Course

Map·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This 18-hole, 4,364 yard public golf course is a fun and affordable challenge for golfers of all abilities. Also has great driving range.

#29

Del Rey Lagoon Park

ParksParks
6660 Esplanade Pl·Map·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful park near the beach. Enjoy a walk around the lagoon and stop by the bridge overlooking the ocean and Marina del Rey!

#30

Abbot Kinney Blvd

Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·

268 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.

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