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Annabelle

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Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

groundwork coffee company

StoresStores
3 Westminster Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

43 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.

#2

Townhouse Venice

BarsBars
52 Windward Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

110 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.

#3

The Otheroom

RestaurantsRestaurants
1201 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

213 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.

#4

Venice Ale House

BarsBars
$$· 2 Rose Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

250 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#5

Wurstküche Venice

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

182 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#6

Flake

RestaurantsRestaurants
513 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

119 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#7

CVS Pharmacy

StoresStores
255 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This well-stocked pharmacy is home to Jonathan Borofsky's famous "Ballerina Clown."

#8

Whole Foods Market - Venice

$$$·Map·Hours·Website·

676 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

#9

Mao's Kitchen

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 1512 Pacific Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#10

Blue Star Donuts

StoresStores
$· 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#11

Komodo Venice

RestaurantsRestaurants
235 Main St·Map·Hours·Website·

29 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."

#12

Gjusta Bakery

BakeriesBakeries
$· 320 Sunset Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

197 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.

#13

Cafe Gratitude Venice

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 512 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

331 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#14

Lemonade

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

223 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.

#15

Sunny Blue

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 2728 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

38 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.

#16

Gjelina

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

361 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#17

GTA

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1427 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy some of the best of Gjelina at this Venice takeaway annex offering a limited menu of super-tasty sandwiches and pizzas. GTA is the perfect stop-off during a stroll down Abbot Kinney.

#18

Venice Canals Walkway

299 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.

#19

High Rooftop Lounge

$$· 1697 Pacific Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

58 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.

#20

Library Alehouse

$$· 2911 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#21

YAS Fitness Centers - Venice

1101 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fitness studio dedicated to both yoga and spinning, offering hatha-based yoga classes for all levels.

#22

The Yoga Collective

512 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#23

Menotti's Coffee Stop

$· 56 Windward Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#24

Another Kind of Sunrise

$$· 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tucked in an adorable alleyway off Abbot Kinney Blvd., this magical spot serves up Buttery Brew (a must try!) and paleo-friendly treats.

#25

Blue Bottle Coffee

1103 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

81 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.

#26

Aussie Pie Kitchen

RestaurantsRestaurants
2510 Main St·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

#27

3 SQUARE CAFÉ

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

21 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.

#28

Simmzy's

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 37 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

21 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.

#29

Ocean Front Market

825 Ocean Front Walk·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This conveniently-located bodega is just around the corner. It's the perfect spot to grab water, soda, a tallboy or even a bottle of wine.

#30

Tacos Por Favor

RestaurantsRestaurants
826 Hampton Dr·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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