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Samuel's Guidebook

Samuel
I am a life-long California native with knowledge of the areas in and around Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, the Central Coast, and all of our beautiful mountains, deserts, and national park... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

707 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Both an historic landmark AND a functioning modern space to take in some great first-run moves, this is where you will find hand and foot prints from stars since the Golden Age. Even R2D2 and C3PO!... read more

#2

CVS/pharmacy

1747 North Cahuenga Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our go-to store for anything needed day or night. They are friendly, have self-check-out, and it's open 24 hours!

#3

Trader Joe's

$$· 1600 N Vine St·Map·Hours·Website·

368 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our market for the items that are hard to find in other supermarkets. Prices are fantastic, they have great stuff, and it's within walking distance! Walk over to Vine St. between Hollywood and Suns... read more

#4

Kitchen 24

RestaurantsRestaurants
1608 North Cahuenga Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A very unique place...it's a diner open 24 hours but not like any you have seen before! They have a full bar and a very sleek, stylish interior. Their portions are huge, and the food is amazing. So... read more

#5

Te'kila

BarsBars
$· 6541 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite little spot to enjoy a margarita and some tacos RIGHT around the corner from our townhouse. They are super friendly, and they love our dogs! Known for Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays,... read more

#6

Hollywood Bowl

Music VenueMusic Venue
$$$· 2301 North Highland Avenue·Map·Website·

838 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you come to Hollywood during the summer, you MUST try and take in a show here. A unique venue that seats 18,000 people, It's just an incredible experience and within walking distance of us! It's... read more

692 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is my "church" every Sunday! A giant park with hiking trails ranging from easy to intense and you can hike with your dog off leash! Best of all? You can walk there from our house! (Note it is ... read more

#8

Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

1011 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A unique and educational experience in Griffith Park. A quick drive from our place, it offers great views of the city, and lots of good info about our galaxy. (My nephews love it here.) Best of all... read more

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Catch the Metro Red Line here to head toward Silver Lake or Downtown L.A., where you can transfer to the Blue Line to go all the way to Long Beach.

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just down the Boulevard from us, you can walk to a ton of clothing shops and chain restaurants, near all the theaters, a fountain where kids are running around, and pretty nice views of the Hollywo... read more

#11

Hollywood Farmers Market

$$· 1600 Ivar Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

171 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Only on Sunday morning and early afternoon. It's a great market with produce, crafts, and an awesome food selection. Go see Andres the Chef for some pretty amazing crepes stuffed with all kinds of ... read more

#12

Stout

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1544 North Cahuenga Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

91 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The BEST burgers in Hollywood. These things are incredible, and they have the most amazing beer selection to go with it. Try the onion rings...they're incredible.

#13

Bossa Nova

7181 Sunset Blv·Map·Hours·Website·

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual Brazilian cuisine...not like the expensive churrasquerias...close by and comfortable. There is another one in West Hollywood right across from the Abbey on Robertson.

#14

Griddle Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 7916 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the BEST breakfast/Brunch spots in L.A. Go early and on a weekday if you can, because the wait for a table is always ridiculous! But, it's worth it!

#15

Fred 62

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1850 North Vermont Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Like nothing you've seen before. Eggs Benedicts and Bloody Maries with a hipster diner vibe. Two stops away on the Red Line...exit Susnet/Vermont and walk half a mile north on Vermont Ave. Try the ... read more

#16

Shintaro Restaurant

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1900 N Highland Ave # 5·Map·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best sushi in Hollywood and walking distance from us. Just up on Franklin at Highland Avenue. Friendly spot, reasonable prices and a good selection of yummy Japanese delicacies.

#17

Osteria Mamma

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 5732 Melrose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A short cab ride fro our neighborhood, the best Italian food I've had in L.A. My guests from Italy love it (in case that says anything).

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An L.A. institution! Sample some soulful southern cuisine. This is THEE original Roscoe's Famously good and rightly so! Get the #13 (fried breast and a waffle) for a moderate sized taste.

#19

El Coyote Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
7312 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An L.A. Institution. If you want to eat and drink like a local, take a taxi over her to Beverly and La Brea and have a "scratch" margarita and anything from the great selection of fattening Mexican... read more

#20

Tiago Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 7080 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Their focus is coffee, but they have a pretty good food menu as well. Fantastic large patio far west at the La Brea Avenue end of the Boulevard. Great for sitting and relaxing a bit away from the c... read more

#21

Yucca Supermarket

1815 North Cahuenga Boulevard·Map·Hours·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our staple supermarket. Carries all the basics and has a very friendly and helpful butcher. Best of all, it's right around the corner from us.

#22

Loteria Grill Hollywood

BarsBars
$$· 6627 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An upscale Mexican restaurant with a great bar, appetizers, and modestly priced high quality dinners. The patio is a divine place to relax with a cocktail and watch the craziness of Hollywood Boule... read more

#23

Pig N' Whistle

BarsBars
6714 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An old Hollywood institution. This is where the first ever Oscar after party was held and where Judy Garland celebrated her 16th birthday.

#24

Original Tommy's

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 5873 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

AWESOME burgers. They come standard with chili on them, mustard, onions, and everything else. I won't lie...it's our go-to "drunk food" for late at night. About a mile east on Hollywood Boulevard, ... read more

#25

Rise~N~Grind

$· 6501 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The coffee here is good, though the service can be kind of blah. Still, it is very, very close to our house and so a quick and easy way to grab a coffee (an alternative to Starbucks).

#26

Ball & Chain

BarsBars
1643 N Cahuenga Blvd·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Something different! A nice little hidden tavern on Cahuenga where the service is friendly, the beer selection is awesome, and they have a great menu of burgers and appetizers that will stuff you.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Do you like Pizza? This is genuine New York style pizza and is the best in Hollywood. It's affordable and has a kitschy atmosphere. It's where we get all of our pizza! I admit I am addicted to it ... read more

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Only one metro stop away from us at Hollywood/Western you will find authentic Thai culture with tons of food and stores. Thai Patio is one of our mainstays with live music on the weekends! It's a l... read more

#29

Stairs

Stairs·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

The "secret stairs" are a way to see the historic Hollywoodland development, which is what originated the now famous sign. You can walk or bus to 2800 Beachwood Dr., and exercise with unreal views.... read more

#30

Hollywood Burger

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 6250 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

A fairly new casual burger place with counter service right near the Vine St Metro Station. Good burgers and sweet potato fries with friendly service. And, they serve beer! You can sit out side and... read more