Guidebook for Los Angeles

Sam
Guidebook for Los Angeles

Eat and Drink

Checkout our favorite local spots for food and drinks
Best Breakfast sandwiches and very moderately priced.
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Flake
513 Rose Avenue
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Best Breakfast sandwiches and very moderately priced.
Great restaurant for all day dining. 3 great patios. Nice chill bar at night. Very close.
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The Rose Cafe & Restaurant
220 Rose Ave
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Great restaurant for all day dining. 3 great patios. Nice chill bar at night. Very close.
We love Gjusta. This is a day time bakery/cafe. FAntastic breads and deli items. Recently mentioned in LA weekly as one of top 10 places to visit in LA. We love their food and the rustic feel, it really is a unique place even though I find a lot of their staff members not very friendly. You can also try their sister restaurant Gjelina on Abbott Kinney if you want to have more of a sit down experience and slightly friendlier staff :)
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Gjusta
320 Sunset Avenue
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We love Gjusta. This is a day time bakery/cafe. FAntastic breads and deli items. Recently mentioned in LA weekly as one of top 10 places to visit in LA. We love their food and the rustic feel, it really is a unique place even though I find a lot of their staff members not very friendly. You can also try their sister restaurant Gjelina on Abbott Kinney if you want to have more of a sit down experience and slightly friendlier staff :)
Hands down. Best Ice cream in LA. MUST have.
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Salt & Straw
1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Hands down. Best Ice cream in LA. MUST have.
So this is a shoe/accessories store BUT it has the best coffee in the Neighborhood and a cool outdoor seating area. Some of our friends like intelligentsia across the street as well.
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TOMS Flagship
1344 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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So this is a shoe/accessories store BUT it has the best coffee in the Neighborhood and a cool outdoor seating area. Some of our friends like intelligentsia across the street as well.
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, this is a FANTASTIC place to eat. Great food and ambiance. Great coffee as well.
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The Butcher's Daughter
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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If you are a vegan or vegetarian, this is a FANTASTIC place to eat. Great food and ambiance. Great coffee as well.
A great Italian restaurant. Cozy and warm. Great Pasta and Wine.
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Barrique
796 Main Street
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A great Italian restaurant. Cozy and warm. Great Pasta and Wine.
Great ambiance, food, drinks, and service. Little upscale and good for a date.
Makani
512 Rose Ave
Great ambiance, food, drinks, and service. Little upscale and good for a date.
Super cool daytime restaurant/coffee shop. Tasty food and great healthy options. Love the patio and the service.
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Bluestone Lane Venice Beach Cafe
523 Rose Ave
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Super cool daytime restaurant/coffee shop. Tasty food and great healthy options. Love the patio and the service.
Great place for dinner. Love the decor, cocktails, ambiance, and the flare of the food. The menu is Singaporean so has many different influences from many Asian countries. If we had a choice I will eat and drink here at least once a week.
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Wallflower
609 Rose Ave
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Great place for dinner. Love the decor, cocktails, ambiance, and the flare of the food. The menu is Singaporean so has many different influences from many Asian countries. If we had a choice I will eat and drink here at least once a week.
Neighbor is a great hip chill spot for Brunch or dinner or just drinks. Definitely a great place if you are under 30, but also fun for older adults.
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Neighbor
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Neighbor is a great hip chill spot for Brunch or dinner or just drinks. Definitely a great place if you are under 30, but also fun for older adults.
Just renovated. Super cool spot to day drink, eat, and watch people on the Venice boardwalk. Younger crowd.
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The Waterfront Venice
205 Ocean Front Walk
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Just renovated. Super cool spot to day drink, eat, and watch people on the Venice boardwalk. Younger crowd.
# 1 spot to eat Dinner or Brunch in Venice. Very busy so prepare to wait. Great atmosphere and food.
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Gjelina
1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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# 1 spot to eat Dinner or Brunch in Venice. Very busy so prepare to wait. Great atmosphere and food.

Essentials

Pharmacy with a few essential groceries one block from the house.
Closest BIG grocery store. Excellent place to shop. Not the cheapest. Little further out there is a Ralph's you can google for directions.
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Whole Foods Market
225 Lincoln Boulevard
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Closest BIG grocery store. Excellent place to shop. Not the cheapest. Little further out there is a Ralph's you can google for directions.
Pharmacy with some grocery essentials. One block to the house.
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CVS
255 Main Street
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Pharmacy with some grocery essentials. One block to the house.

Drinks & Nightlife

This a good place to drink Wine and Beer and share small plates in an outdoor Biergarten like setting
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Ashland Hill
2807 Main Street
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This a good place to drink Wine and Beer and share small plates in an outdoor Biergarten like setting
Best Sports bar in the area.
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Brick + Mortar
2435 Main Street
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Best Sports bar in the area.
This is fun GastroPub with a great Beer Menu and decent Wine List and good bar food.
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Library Alehouse
2911 Main St
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This is fun GastroPub with a great Beer Menu and decent Wine List and good bar food.
Great little wine bar with small plates. Fun front patio. Good local experience. Another great wine place and cafe to check out but a further walk is Zinque.
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Venice Beach Wines
529 Rose Avenue
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Great little wine bar with small plates. Fun front patio. Good local experience. Another great wine place and cafe to check out but a further walk is Zinque.

Sightseeing

A cool calm and quiet place for a walk and look at the canal homes. The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. The district is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan. Kinney sought to recreate the appearance and feel of Venice, Italy, in Southern California.
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Venice Canals
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A cool calm and quiet place for a walk and look at the canal homes. The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. The district is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan. Kinney sought to recreate the appearance and feel of Venice, Italy, in Southern California.
World famous. Little too touristy. We love to go there every Thursday night in the summer for the Twilight Concert series. Check out the line up here (Free by the way) http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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World famous. Little too touristy. We love to go there every Thursday night in the summer for the Twilight Concert series. Check out the line up here (Free by the way) http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/
World famous walking street with tons of shopping, eating, and performers.
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3rd Street Promenade
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World famous walking street with tons of shopping, eating, and performers.
It goes without saying. This is a block from the house, if you turn left, you go south on the famous Venice Boardwalk all the way down to Muscle Beach and the end of Venice; if you turn right you take the boardwalk up to the Santa Monica Pier.
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Венис Бич
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It goes without saying. This is a block from the house, if you turn left, you go south on the famous Venice Boardwalk all the way down to Muscle Beach and the end of Venice; if you turn right you take the boardwalk up to the Santa Monica Pier.

Getting Around

Breeze is a Fantastic new program we have in Santa Monica. There are many closer stations than the one I have mapped here, but the AirnBnB map did not have them. Go to the web and check out all the locations: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Programs/Santa-Monica-Bike-Share/ The closest one to the house is #72 on the map and is Ocean Front Walk and Rose. You will see the bikes in the neighborhood they are Green and they will have Breeze word on them and Hulu ad.
Breeze Bikeshare Satation
Breeze is a Fantastic new program we have in Santa Monica. There are many closer stations than the one I have mapped here, but the AirnBnB map did not have them. Go to the web and check out all the locations: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Programs/Santa-Monica-Bike-Share/ The closest one to the house is #72 on the map and is Ocean Front Walk and Rose. You will see the bikes in the neighborhood they are Green and they will have Breeze word on them and Hulu ad.

Parks & Nature

If you have a car, take a scenic drive on the world famous PCH (Highway 1) up through Malibu to Leo Carillo State Park. It is a Beach with coastal caves & reefs, plus swimming, surfing, camping, hiking & surf fishing. Also good for "rock climbing" and exploring a sea cave and tidal pools."
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Leo Carrillo State Park
35000 Pacific Coast Highway
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If you have a car, take a scenic drive on the world famous PCH (Highway 1) up through Malibu to Leo Carillo State Park. It is a Beach with coastal caves & reefs, plus swimming, surfing, camping, hiking & surf fishing. Also good for "rock climbing" and exploring a sea cave and tidal pools."

Arts & Culture

It is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors' parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hovertrain funicular. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Center is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum and draws 1.3 million visitors annually. (The other location is the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood. which is closer to the house, and off the PCH - Hughway 1) The Center branch of the Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs. In addition, the Museum’s collection at the Center includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens and the large Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin. Among the artworks on display is the Vincent Van Gogh painting Irises. Designed by architect Richard Meier, the campus also houses the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Center's design included special provisions to address concerns regarding earthquakes and fires.
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Центр Гетті
1200 Getty Center Drive
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It is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors' parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hovertrain funicular. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Center is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum and draws 1.3 million visitors annually. (The other location is the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood. which is closer to the house, and off the PCH - Hughway 1) The Center branch of the Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs. In addition, the Museum’s collection at the Center includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens and the large Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin. Among the artworks on display is the Vincent Van Gogh painting Irises. Designed by architect Richard Meier, the campus also houses the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Center's design included special provisions to address concerns regarding earthquakes and fires.