Thomas & Molly's Guidebook

Thomas & Molly
We are a well traveled couple and try and get away any chance we get. We loved many of the places we've been to: Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, France, Greece, the Domini... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

275 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The hub of Sunset Junction. Great place to sip and watch all the hipster locals, right in the heart of Silver Lake.


Griffith Park

Parks & NatureParks
4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

345 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Massive park starting in Los Feliz and going over the hill to the valley in Burbank and Universal City. You'll see horses and hikers, families and dog walkers. They even have a nice little train ar... read more

217 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cafe Stella is a very cute French restaurant with lovely outdoor seating. Bar Stella is in front. All manner of good looking people go here and you may see some famous actors here as well! We have.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 720 North Virgil Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Formerly a preserves company, Sqirl does breakfast and does it good!


The Echo

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Rolling Stones played this club in 2013. Right around the corner from us! Two Boots in conveniently located next door for your after clubbing munchies. They have dance nights here too.


Silver Lake Reservoir

Parks & NatureParks
1850 W Silver Lake Blvd·Map·

154 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Take a walk or a jog around the lake this area was named after. On the east side of the lake is the famous Neutra house which is across from the Silver Lake meadow that is adjacent to the lake.


Silverlake Ramen

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2927 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The bomb ramen place! The locals love this place and we do too. It is always busy and they take no reservations. One bowl will do you. Try going at off hours, like before 5:30PM for dinner. Yummy!


Cliff's Edge

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3626 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful outdoor patio at night. During the week you might spot some local famous actor with friends or family. Say hi to Brahm, an exceptional waiter who is always friendly

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just a short walk from our guesthouse, LAMILL has some of the best coffee in town.


Echo Park Lake

Parks & NatureParks
751 Echo Park Avenue·Map·

220 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Try the paddleboat rides on the lake. Beautifully re-done and a great place to go just hang out. A cute story about our Echo Park Lake locals:

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Authentic Thai food. The best Tom Ghar Gai soup we have ever had! For those of you that love spicy food, this is the place!

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dive bar, formerly a big cop hangout. The kids in the hood get down with DJ's spinning on the dance floor. Outdoor smoking patio too!



Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 4628 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really nice wine bar with 150 wines by the glass. Nice little food menu as well with small plates


Pine & Crane

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1521 Griffith Park Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

107 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Taiwanese food and craft beer, right in the heart of the Silver Lake triangle. Delish!


Tiki Ti

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 4427 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most awesome little tiki bar in L.A. and we have it! Not to be missed. Drinks are a little pricey but it's well worth the experience.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2442 Hyperion Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Adult upscale wine bar/restaurant. We have been known to try everything on the menu.



Drinks & NightlifeBars
4356 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Right around the corner from The Kitchen and our favorite gay bar. Dancing too!

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Little Joy is located the next corner over from the Short Stop, so if you like dive bars with locals, you might as well hit this too.


Two Boots Echo Park

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1818 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite delivery pizza. Try the Night Tripper, our fave. Not a place to go eat at, delivery is best.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1710 Silver Lake Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get your Italian on. This is the kind of place you just want to try everything on the menu


The Home State

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 4624 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A Texas breakfast/taco joint. Great reviews on Yelp. We haven't been here yet, but it looks real cute. Curbside service if you call ahead!



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4326 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's our home away from home Mexican inspired restaurant. The best Margaritas in town and you will always find local musicians working there. Get the Beef-Pickle Taco!

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just the hippest bar in Silver Lake right now. You can hit it a bit early to assure entrance and then later stock up on food & munchies right next door at Trader Joe's

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for delivery. A twist on your average Thai. Amazing drinks and Pineapple salad. Because anything is good with pineapple in it. Try the Watermelon Slushy or Pineapple Basil slushy. So refreshing!


Soap Plant / Wacko

4633 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Silver Lake most famous gift shop. This is where you go to bring back home something distinctively "L.A."


Bar Keeper

Drinks & NightlifeBars
3910 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great little shop for barware and accouterments for your drinking needs. The owner is very nice too.

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our closest health food store. It's cold in here, so bring a sweater! Even in the summer...



EssentialsGrocery Stores
1342 North Alvarado Street·Map·Hours·Website·

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our closest supermarket

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best Indian food in Silverlake! In the same min-mall as Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle and right around the corner from The Kitchen and Akbar. What a yummy little area of Silver Lake!



2530 Glendale Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our closest 24-hour pharmacy.