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Sean
Hello there! I am a Detroit native, who has spend the majority of his adult life in the fertile lands of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Portland and Olympia). After a lucrative career in Seatt... read more
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Things to do in Los Angeles

#1

Perch

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 448 South Hill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

267 local Airbnb hosts recommend

PERCH LOS ANGELES is an elevated resting place. A French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that makes it feel as though you are floating at the skyline.... read more

176 local Airbnb hosts recommend

L.A. LIVE is the sports and entertainment district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. The campus features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museu... read more

293 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. The building was designed by Frank Ge... read more

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. Currently in our third incarnation, we began in 2005 in a downtown Los Angeles loft. That’s when owner Josh Spencer to... read more

289 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles which opened in September of 2015. The museum is designed by Dille... read more

#6

Bestia

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 2121 East 7th Place·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The top rated Italian restaurant in Los Angeles (amazing pastas, pizzas, salads and cocktails). Be warned though, reservations can be tough. They do allow walk-ups for the bar. Highly recommended.

106 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local favorite or Wurstkuche or "sausage kitchen" is a contemporary taken on the classic German Brew House. Best known for their sausage and Belgian style fries though, this place is a must try.

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In 2008, Urth opened its’ Downtown LA cafe and headquarters – the home of our coffee roasting, tea blending, baking, cooking, and offices. One of the most acclaimed restaurants and coffee houses ... read more

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Arguably the best coffee in Los Angeles. This is the only Stumptown coffee shop the city. See why this Portland based roaster continues to win awards for best coffee.

#10

Villains Tavern

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 1356 Palmetto Street·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Artsy bar lures locals with vintage decor & artisanal drinks, plus live music on the outdoor stage. Very hip!

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#12

Bread Lounge LLC

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 700 South Santa Fe Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Award winning bakery with great minimalist design. Ideal for breakfast or lunch.

#13

Pizzanista!

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2019 East 7th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best places in DTLA to get a slice of New York style pizza. The have a wide variety of slices for walk up or you can order a custom pie for there, delivery or pick up.

#14

MOCA

Arts & CultureMuseums
250 S Grand Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los A... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An intimate outdoor setting set on the passageway between two former vintage warehouse buildings. Great coffee and great food. Try the avocado toast.

#16

Tony’s Saloon

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 2017 East 7th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the most popular and hip bars in the DTLA Arts District. Stiff drinks, interesting crowd, great music, billiards, darts and a spacious back patio with ping pong. A great place to meet locals.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both ... read more

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iwan Wirth, president and owner of Hauser & Wirth, the internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary art and modern masters with exhibition spaces in Zurich, London, and New York, opened Los An... read more

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

OUE Skyspace LA®, located in the iconic US Bank Tower, brings to life California’s must-see attraction. The Skyspace experience, nearly 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles, boasts entertainment a... read more

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Funky industrial-chic spot with outdoor space, craft cocktails, draft beers, DJs & live music.

#21

Manuela

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 907 E 3rd St·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Manuela, helmed by Chef Wes Whitsell, is heavily influenced by his culinary roots and upbringing in rural North Texas. The menu highlights artisanal techniques, including in-house smoking, fermenti... read more

#22

Pershing Square

Parks & NatureParks
532 South Olive Street·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pershing Square is a public park in downtown Los Angeles, California, one square block in size, bounded by 5th Street to the north, 6th Street to the south, Hill Street to the east, and Olive Stree... read more

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best ice cream shop in Los Angeles, hands down.

#24

Poketo

ShoppingStores
$$· 820 East 3rd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo is a lifestyle brand and purveyor of design-driven wares meant to instill art into everyday living. Over the years, Poke... read more

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

WITTMORE is a modern and approachable lifestyle shop, offering clean, smartly edited clothing, accessories, grooming supplies and gifts from brands with a global perspective. WITTMORE strives to be... read more

#26

Hennessey + Ingalls

ShoppingBookstores
300 S Santa Fe Ave M, Los Angeles, CA 90013·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Spacious bookseller featuring a large inventory of volumes about art, architecture & design.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most elaborate tea house in all of Los Angeles. Great for drinking in our to go. Gorgeous interior design as well.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very high-end grocery market that makes Whole Foods look like Safeway. Excellent produce, deli, butcher, snakes and an outside restaurant that serves up some incredible dishes.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Designer's flagship store selling men's, women's & children's clothing with a California beach vibe.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Officine BRERA is a TRATTORIA inspired by the -Cucina Povera- typical of the countryside along the River Po’ Valley in Northern Italy where both Partners Chef Angelo Auriana and Matteo Ferdinandi g... read more