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Sheryl's Guidebook

Sheryl
I love traveling, home improvement projects, walking, ice cream, my cats and reading very cheesy romance books. I am a woman for all seasons - provided that they're temperate and I can wear sandal... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

The Getty

MuseumsMuseums
1200 Getty Center Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

810 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An amazing museum with stunning gardens, and beautiful views of Los Angeles. Closed on Mondays. Entry is free, but parking is $15, or $10 after 3 pm. I prefer to take a rideshare for $8-10. Grab a ... read more

277 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as ... read more

#3

Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica Pier·Map·Hours·Website·

387 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Third Street Promenade is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California. It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the West... read more

#4

Hammer Museum

MuseumsMuseums
10899 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

213 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Hammer Museum, which is affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles, is an art museum and cultural center. It is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Of all of the solo exhibiti... read more

#5

Gladstones Malibu

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 17300 Pacific Coast Highway·Map·Hours·Website·

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gladstones is a bit touristy, but that doesn't mean the locals don't appreciate its impressive views. There are plenty of ocean view tables, so hang in there and wait for one to become available. T... read more

#6

Fathers Office

BarsBars
$$· 3229 Helms Ave·Map·Hours·

151 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Father's Office is a lively gastropub with a big patio that is known for its famous "Father's Office Burger." The burger boasts a patty of dry-aged beef topped with caramelized onions, Gruyère and ... read more

#7

Upstairs 2

$$$· 2311 Cotner Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Are you into wine? This is an amazing restaurant situated directly above the Wine House - or as I like to call it - the Costco of wine. If you purchase any bottle downstairs, and save the receipt... read more

93 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bay Cities iconic "Godmother" sandwich is one of the most popular items delivered by Uber Eats, and for good very reason -- it is amazing. One of the reasons The Godmother reigns supreme is the am... read more

#9

Teddy's Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 12043 West Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Skip a chain restaurant and come here for delicious coffee and breakfast. Their prices and food are better. Their bacon is to die for! The only downside? CASH ONLY.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This charming coffee/chocolate shop is owned by a delightful Italian couple. They clearly love good espresso and Belgium chocolate, because they serve the best! They also have fresh waffles with... read more

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Brentwood Country Mart was built in 1948 as West LA's version of Los Angeles's famed Farmer's Market (at Fairfax and Third). It is a popular, upscale shopping center that retains its original ... read more

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Groundlings is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for over 40 years. Our alumni include Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, P... read more

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local favorite for the charming ambiance and wifi. Literati serves quick yet refined dishes. You place your order at the counter and they deliver it to your table. The pastries are good and there... read more

#14

Cabo Cantina

RestaurantsRestaurants
11829 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fun college bar with beer pong, cute waitresses, and amazing chips and salsa. The food is good and affordable. The kitchen is open until 11 pm. The margaritas are huge and tasty. Drinks are 2-f... read more

#15

Ralphs

$$· 12057 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This Ralphs boasts a sushi bar, bakery, and a huge deli with many delicious ready-to-eat foods. This Ralphs definitely attracts the beautiful and famous people of Brentwood, so it's also a people-... read more

#16

O'Briens Irish Pub

BarsBars
$$· 2226 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

O'Briens Irish Pub is located right on Wilshire and 26th street. It is an Irish themed pub with good, affordable food. The staff are clearly happy working here and do their best to make everyone fe... read more

#17

Topanga Beach

18700 Pacific Coast Highway·Map·Website·

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best Beach for Sunshine and Wine: Topanga State Beach Sunbathe and then sip — or vice versa. Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, south of the oddly placed oceanfront American Apparel, Topanga State... read more

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Midnight Showing of Rocky Horror with actors and props. It's wild and fun! The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania”... read more

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This unassuming, Mediterranean quick food restaurant is big on fresh, quality ingredients. They only use chicken breasts and grind their own meat for kebabs. The burgers (really!) or the salmon ar... read more

#20

Fresh Brothers

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 11740 San Vicente Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You don't have to leave the condo for a delicious deep dish pizza. Call Fresh Brothers and they'll deliver pies, big tasty salads, and their famous sliders. If you decide to dine-in (it's a very s... read more

#21

Sprinkles Ice Cream

StoresStores
$· 9631 S Santa Monica Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Are you up late and longing for sweets... and a novel experience? Stop in at the Sprinkles Cupcakes 24 hour ATM machine! Drive or Uber to Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills and get your credit ca... read more

#22

Randy's Donuts

805 W Manchester Blvd·Map·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Randy's donuts in Inglewood is an LA icon. From its enormous roof-mounted donut to its melt-in-your-mouth apple fritters and maple bars, it is a must stop if you have late night carb cravings. Ho... read more

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Angela Lansbury's daughter is the chef and owner of this small, authentic Italian restaurant. The pasta is handmade and the meats are seafood are cooked perfectly. Try the antipasti de mar, the f... read more