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Annabelle's Guidebook

Annabelle

Life is for strange adventures, midnight swims and rambling conversations.


Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Gjelina

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

487 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the hottest restaurants in Venice - serving seasonal New American cuisine presented in a beautiful rustic-chic dining room.

245 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Even foodies won't miss the meat at this vegan favorite offering salads, wraps, macrobiotic bowls and raw-food entrees.

#3

Tasting Kitchen

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

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mediterranean hot spot known for its creative plates, out-of-this-world cocktails, and bustling brunch. Widely considered to be the best restaurant in Venice - expect to pay a premium.

180 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual gastropub with boardwalk-side seating, specializing in organic American fare & craft beers.

#5

The Otheroom

Drinks & NightlifeBars
1201 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Zagat: "Feels like it was 'Fed-Exed from TriBeCa,' even if it’s filled with 'good-looking' Venetians who 'just rolled off a surfboard.'" Perfect at 5pm. Beer + wine only.

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a juice bar-bakery-deli-pizzeria-coffee shop-smokehouse—you get the idea. Named to Bon Appétit's "Hot 10" list of America's Best New Restaurants in 2015.

#7

Lemonade

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

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal California comfort in a bright cafeteria setting. Their salads are healthy and delicious and their lemonade is, of course, amazing.

#8

Wurstküche Venice

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291·Map·Hours·Website·

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This modern bierhall serves up exotic sausages and a delightful selection of German and Belgian brews.

#9

James Beach Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 60 North Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lively bar scene, outside seating and updated American eats - including their famous fish tacos. A true Venice institution that is not to be missed. Try the Adult Lemonade.

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual neighborhood breakfast spot featuring an impressive cereal bar and delicious breakfast sandwiches.

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Established in 1915, Townhouse is the oldest bar in Venice, boasting craft cocktails and a speakeasy vibe. Head over for Venice Underground Comedy + Red Light Burlesque, Wednesdays at 9pm.

#12

TOMS

ShoppingClothing Stores
1344 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stop by the TOMS Flagship for a coffee or juice; stay to enjoy their gorgeous backyard space - with free wi-fi and oh-so-cozy couches, it's perfect for an extended stay.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Grab a cold-pressed juice for the road or stay for a meal at this eco-cool eatery serving locally sourced, organic fare.

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whether dining-in, taking-out, or having your meal delivered, this inexpensive Venice institution is a local favorite.

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This low-key spot features a New American menu, patio dining and a standout selection of craft beers.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oakland-born Blue Bottle Coffee is housed in a sleek, minimalist space. Go for the New Orleans iced coffee, cold-brewed for 12 hours with roasted chicory and sweetened with organic cane sugar.

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Serves up Four Barrel Coffee and expertly crafted almond milk lattes.

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wine bar and restaurant offering an intimate setting for brunch and dinner. This hot spot can fill up fast - check out some of the neighboring bars and restaurants, like Oscar's, while you wait.

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perched atop Hotel Erwin, High Rooftop Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Venice Beach. Some of the best sunset views in LA.

416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This gigantic Whole Foods features a seriously impressive salad bar and a parking lot so hectic, someone wrote a song about it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UFc1pr2yUU

203 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The canals are truly one of the most beautiful sights in Venice. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while you explore a unique neighborhood featuring some of the architectural gems of Venice.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local favorite, Groundworks has a casual, inviting vibe that is uniquely "Venice." Their signature coffee blends are smooth and their iced coffee is always a good decision.

#23

Sunny Blue

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2728 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Serving up classic, Japanese rice balls—known as omusubi. Inexpensive, filling, and flavorful—you couldn't ask for an easier choice for a quick lunch or dinner.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This Modern California Asian Fusion brick and mortar establishment is an homage to Komodo's gourmet food truck roots. Quick, easy, and delicious - perfect for take-out. We're a fan of the "MP3."

#25

Simmzy's

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 37 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Simmzy’s features craft beer and high-end (but moderately priced) pub fare including a signature burger, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled fish tacos and more. Don't forget to order Brussels sprouts.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Blue Star Donuts is known for its brioche-style doughnuts and sophisticated flavors.

#27

3 SQUARE CAFÉ

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cafe + bakery in Venice Beach serving "Germanesque" breakfasts, tantalizing pretzel burgers, mini-sandwiches and pastries in a sleek space perfect for people-watching.

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Serves delicious, Australian savory pies - the ultimate comfort food!

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The breakfast burritos at Tacos Por Favor are guaranteed to start your day off right.

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quintessential Venice yoga studio with a full roster of awesome instructors. Single class drop-in rate: $17