Mike & Ruthie's Guidebook

Mike & Ruthie
Our family of four (well, six if you count the two dogs) live in Venice, CA in our house, which we love. We also have an airbnb in upstate NY: The Robin's Nest https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/239... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

196 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I am not a coffee drinker, but people swear by it. Expect a wait.

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place has a great brunch and it's not that crowded, and it is also a fun and delicious dinner spot!

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun, great cuisine, outdoor area to sit on a nice day. Only beer and wine, but amazing bread, great service and some fine culinary creations!



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$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great lemonade, ice teas and a good alternative to fast food, although not quite as cheap as fast food

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home of the famous "fish tacos" from I love you man - they are great, as is the atmosphere and food at this Venice local establishment!

111 local Airbnb hosts recommend

great food and atmosphere, although a bit pricey, but worth it if you are looking for a nice meal and night out. Very close. Pretty much across the street so you can walk!

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An outing - full of shops, restaurants and street performers

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local coffee shop. Delicious ice tea, smoothies and sandwiches, and apparently, great coffee. Been in Venice forever!

608 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A definite must when you come to Venice Beach. We still do not tire of it and we have lived here for over 20 years!

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

and another local venice haunt

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite bars in Venice, make sure to check out the authentic and very old, but newly refurbished speak easy downstairs

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Standard American Restaurant Chain with giant portions, great cheesecake and Mother's Beach right in front of it for kids to play at playground. I would not go in the water, but the view is beautiful.

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This one happens every Sunday morning and I think Wednesday's but don't quote us on that


Pitfire Pizza

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$$· 12924 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

More artisan pizzas and salads. Great chicken meatballs. Just up Washington, maybe a 15 minute walk East of Lincoln or a 5 minute drive. Use some organic ingredients. Brick fire/wood oven. Delish!

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can eat and drink at this movie theaters - waiters/waitresses, comfy seats and great movies. You pay a bit of a premium for the tickets, but sometimes it is worth it!


Sunny Spot

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$$· 822 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Interesting (cuban influenced) cuisine. Great spot for happy hour or drinks also. Large outdoor patio.


In-N-Out Burger

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$· 13425 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In n Out Burger - famous fast food California burger - giant line. Some swear the wait is worth it. Get the shake and fries too.

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great American Chinese Cuisines and pretty affordable for Venice Beach. Entrees are usually $7 to $13 roughly, although don't quote us on that. Try the orange ginger chicken and hot and sour soup!

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This farmer's market is every Friday early morning until mid-day - definitely a great place to get some farm fresh, often organic produce

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite places in Venice and LA! Authentic mexican cuisine, mariachis, homemade tortillas and great margaritas!


Canal Club

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$$· 2025 Pacific Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite spots for Happy Hour in Venice . . . great sushi and other asian influenced cuisine, great margaritas.


26 Beach

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$$· 3100 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is our go to restaurant - great food right across the street - a great place for brunch. Also known for their burgers, but they pretty much have everything on the menu, and then some.

416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whole Foods Market

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bowling, pool, sort of fancy style but still fun


Cafe Buna

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$$· 3105 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local breakfast spot - cheaper, faster but expect a wait.


Hatchet Hall

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$$$· 12517 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like meat, this place is for you. the space is beautiful, and the Old Man Bar is cozy and makes you want to saddle up to the bar and have a drink



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$$· 427 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing BBQ and great local vibe!



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$$· 220 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing flour tortillas that melt in your mouth, delicious salsa verde, great seafood selection and a wide selection of tequilas

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great breakfast spot and reasonable. If you go at "rush hour" brunch or breakfast time, you might have a wait. Try their pancakes - delicious!


C&O Cucina

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$$· 3016 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another restaurant that is pretty much across the street. Large family portions, generally Italian cuisine. The Rat Pack Lounge there is a bit more intimate and cozy. Try the garlic balls.