Jay's Guidebook

Jay
I love the beach, salt air, good healthy food, films, great stories and travel to far flung destinations. I'm also an aesthete and love beautiful surroundings. My house is an extension of all of ... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

856 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best hikes in all of LA...views to downtown, the ocean and the Hollywood sign. Lots of celebrity sightings if that's your thing.

#2

Gjelina

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

487 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Favourite spot on Abbot to grab a sandwich, pizza, or coffee... and people watch while eating in their tiny 'milk crate' seating garden.

245 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great vegan food - seriously some of the tastiest you'll ever have - in a wonderful atmosphere.

#4

The Grove

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

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The one and only Grove...well that's not true..they're copying this original all over the place. Right next to the famous LA Farmer's Market. Movies, Apple Store, restaurants, Nordstrom, Nike, etc..

804 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The one and only Universal Studios with it's huge entertainment complex and behind the scenes tours. And it's usually 15 degrees hotter than Venice so be warned...

#6

The Tasting Kitchen

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some of the best food and service on the West Side. A fantastic dining experience. Just tell Cynthia, the reservationist, that Jay sent you.

196 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Expensive gourmet coffee... but really tasty and a one of a kind (kinda annoying) experience.

180 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beers and sunset on the boardwalk -- you asked for it, here it is.

#9

The Getty

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

493 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best views in LA and a great trip for the whole family. Interesting collection with changing specialty shows. Not to be missed.

293 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gorgeous architecture and incredible music make this a must see if you're into one or both.

#11

Cerveteca

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 523 Rose Ave·Map·

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Otherwise known as Oscar's... the best local tacos and Mexican food and a really happening atmosphere any night of the week.

#12

The Otheroom

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

So many beers.... so little time.

401 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great restaurants, bars, coffee, shopping and more. The coolest street. And only blocks away!

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great views and fun atmosphere (especially for kids).

#15

Lemonade

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tasty, healthy buffet style restaurant heavy on salads of all stripes. Great to grab to-go and head to the beach.

#16

James' Beach

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 60 N Venice Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the original Venice Beach bar/restaurants. Still a great place to grab a bite to eat or enjoy the bar crowd.

330 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Because sometimes you just feel like dropping 10k on a new outfit....

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great shopping, tons of movie theaters, and an easy place to walk around and get to know Santa Monica.

#19

The Getty Villa

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

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The original Getty Museum located in Malibu. Need to get a parking reservation ahead of time. A must-do for Malibu.

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home of the bagel crust pizza. Great for a slice while walking Abbot Kinney.

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You want Ribs? You want BBQ? You want coleslaw and cornbread? And all incredibly done? You've found it.

#22

The Brig

Drinks & NightlifeMusic Venue
$$· 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cause sometimes you just want a cocktail at a bar with sticky floors and a very diverse crowd. And you can walk back to the cottage no matter how wasted you get.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Coffee, juices, great place to hang out on wi-fi and buy some killer shoes at the same time.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great healthy eatery open from breakfast to dinner and a HUGE selection of cold pressed juices. One of my favorites.

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the only dine-in movie theaters - a fun and sooooo comfortable experience.

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Not the best, not the worst, but always tasty and right down the block. My go-to Chinese.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The original 'cottage hotel' - stop by for a cocktail or dinner in one of their great restaurants.

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Friday mornings until 11am.... get everything you could want to stock up on for the weekend!

416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the Whole Foods that the hilarious "Whole Foods Parking Lot" YouTube video comes from. Great prepared food like none other.

#30

Hotel Casa del Mar

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

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The sister hotel to Shutters, great lobby bar with views of the ocean and live music. Very old school beach hotel.