Guidebook for Los Angeles

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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Food Scene

Best Breakfasts and Branches in the area!
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Blue Daisy
609 Broadway
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Best Breakfasts and Branches in the area!
The Cheesecake Factory is a favorite America's chain. Its sprawling menu famously includes everything from fish tacos to chicken teriyaki. But thanks to the chain's name, at least everyone knows one of the options for dessert: the titular cheesecake. The Cheesecake Factory currently has 34 flavors to choose from.
The Cheesecake Factory
395 Santa Monica Blvd
The Cheesecake Factory is a favorite America's chain. Its sprawling menu famously includes everything from fish tacos to chicken teriyaki. But thanks to the chain's name, at least everyone knows one of the options for dessert: the titular cheesecake. The Cheesecake Factory currently has 34 flavors to choose from.
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant and Market is an American seafood restaurant chain inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant and Market is an American seafood restaurant chain inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump.

Sightseeing

With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years old. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with its one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, solar panelled Ferris wheel.It also has an original carousel hippodrome from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium operated by Heal the Bay, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, pubs, and restaurants. The pier's west end is a popular location for anglers.During the summer months the pier is venue to weekly outdoor concerts, movies, and other family friendly activities, many of which are free to the public.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years old. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with its one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, solar panelled Ferris wheel.It also has an original carousel hippodrome from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium operated by Heal the Bay, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, pubs, and restaurants. The pier's west end is a popular location for anglers.During the summer months the pier is venue to weekly outdoor concerts, movies, and other family friendly activities, many of which are free to the public.
The largest man-made small craft harbor in North America (and at one time, the world), Marina del Rey has 4,602 boat slips in 22 anchorages and marinas. Los Angeles County Department of Beaches Harbors oversees all anchorages in the Marina. Individual marinas are managed by a number of public and private organizations, including yacht clubs, hotels, and apartment management groups. A designated dockmaster is in charge of leasing slips in each marina. Below is a listing of the wet slip anchorages and marinas in our community.
Marina Del Rey Marina
13524 Bali Way
The largest man-made small craft harbor in North America (and at one time, the world), Marina del Rey has 4,602 boat slips in 22 anchorages and marinas. Los Angeles County Department of Beaches Harbors oversees all anchorages in the Marina. Individual marinas are managed by a number of public and private organizations, including yacht clubs, hotels, and apartment management groups. A designated dockmaster is in charge of leasing slips in each marina. Below is a listing of the wet slip anchorages and marinas in our community.
Watch the surfers, spot a dolphin, rub shoulders with movie stars, and leave the hustle bustle of the world behind.
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Malibu Pier
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Watch the surfers, spot a dolphin, rub shoulders with movie stars, and leave the hustle bustle of the world behind.

Essentials

Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.
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Whole Foods Market
1425 Montana Avenue
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Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.
The closest to the apartment grocery store (a few minutes walk)
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Vons
710 Broadway
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The closest to the apartment grocery store (a few minutes walk)

Shopping

The Downtown & 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica shopping ranges from luxury to boutique. Also enjoy lively outdoor events and the popular farmers market.
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3rd Street Promenade
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The Downtown & 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica shopping ranges from luxury to boutique. Also enjoy lively outdoor events and the popular farmers market.
Arizona Avenue, between 4th & Ocean Wednesdays 8:30am to 1:30pm Saturdays 8:00am to 1pm Chefs from all over Los Angeles County converge on Wednesday's Santa Monica Farmers Market for first pick of the goods. And with 75 farmers spread out over four blocks, the selection is vast. Roots also run deep. Three growers—Flying Disc Ranch in Thermal, Mike and Sons Egg Ranch in Ontario, and Scott Farms in Dinuba—have set up shop here since the market opened in 1981. (Tip: Free 90-minute parking is available in the structures on Second and Fourth Streets, and bike stands are plentiful.)
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Santa Monica Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market
155-199 Arizona Ave
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Arizona Avenue, between 4th & Ocean Wednesdays 8:30am to 1:30pm Saturdays 8:00am to 1pm Chefs from all over Los Angeles County converge on Wednesday's Santa Monica Farmers Market for first pick of the goods. And with 75 farmers spread out over four blocks, the selection is vast. Roots also run deep. Three growers—Flying Disc Ranch in Thermal, Mike and Sons Egg Ranch in Ontario, and Scott Farms in Dinuba—have set up shop here since the market opened in 1981. (Tip: Free 90-minute parking is available in the structures on Second and Fourth Streets, and bike stands are plentiful.)
When visiting one of California’s most adored and most popular cities, you’ll instantly learn that in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Place is the place to be. To shop a rare collection of stores unlike anywhere else in LA. To savor extraordinary flavors from the most visionary restaurants in town. To socialize with friends on the rooftop Dining Deck. With over 80 stores and restaurants, including Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Nike, an indoor/outdoor food court, there is something for everyone’s distinct taste.
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The Curious Palate
395 Santa Monica Pl
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When visiting one of California’s most adored and most popular cities, you’ll instantly learn that in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Place is the place to be. To shop a rare collection of stores unlike anywhere else in LA. To savor extraordinary flavors from the most visionary restaurants in town. To socialize with friends on the rooftop Dining Deck. With over 80 stores and restaurants, including Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Nike, an indoor/outdoor food court, there is something for everyone’s distinct taste.
Westfield Century City, formerly known as Century Square Shopping Center, is a two-level, 1.3 million-square-foot outdoor shopping mall in the Century City commercial district in Los Angeles, California. A flagship property of the Westfield Corporation, the mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, a Gelson's supermarket, and a 15-screen AMC multiplex.
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Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Westfield Century City, formerly known as Century Square Shopping Center, is a two-level, 1.3 million-square-foot outdoor shopping mall in the Century City commercial district in Los Angeles, California. A flagship property of the Westfield Corporation, the mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, a Gelson's supermarket, and a 15-screen AMC multiplex.

Parks & Nature

Located in the cliffs and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains,Topanga Park features 36 miles of trails through open grassland, live oaks and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. A good place to start a visit to Topanga Park is Trippet Ranch, once a "gentleman's ranch" for a weekend getaway from the city. From Pacific Coast Highway, travel north on Topanga Canyon Blvd, pass the post office at the center of "town," then turn right on Entrada Rd. Keep to the left at every opportunity until you reach the park's main parking lot (about one mile). From the Ventura FWY (101), exit at Topanga Canyon Blvd, drive south over the crest of the mountains and proceed 3miles to Entrada Rd and turn left
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Topanga State Park
20828 Entrada Road
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Located in the cliffs and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains,Topanga Park features 36 miles of trails through open grassland, live oaks and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. A good place to start a visit to Topanga Park is Trippet Ranch, once a "gentleman's ranch" for a weekend getaway from the city. From Pacific Coast Highway, travel north on Topanga Canyon Blvd, pass the post office at the center of "town," then turn right on Entrada Rd. Keep to the left at every opportunity until you reach the park's main parking lot (about one mile). From the Ventura FWY (101), exit at Topanga Canyon Blvd, drive south over the crest of the mountains and proceed 3miles to Entrada Rd and turn left
The park includes an amphitheater, playground, garden, fountains, picnic areas, and restrooms. An overlook offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and of the Santa Monica Pier.
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Tongva Park
1615 Ocean Avenue
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The park includes an amphitheater, playground, garden, fountains, picnic areas, and restrooms. An overlook offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and of the Santa Monica Pier.

Everything Else

Tourists and visitors come to the Santa Monica State Beach because it: - is large, at 3.5 miles in length, - has a maintained, soft sand beach, - is within walking distance to popular hotels, shops and restaurants, - offers a variety of activities and attractions, - is an iconic beach in Southern California
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Santa Monica State Beach
1550 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Tourists and visitors come to the Santa Monica State Beach because it: - is large, at 3.5 miles in length, - has a maintained, soft sand beach, - is within walking distance to popular hotels, shops and restaurants, - offers a variety of activities and attractions, - is an iconic beach in Southern California

Entertainment & Activities

The World famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. If you are visiting the Los Angeles area, you owe it to yourself to come to Southern California’s number one visitor attraction. Stretching about one a half miles along the manicured sands of the Pacific Ocean, the boardwalk is a large part of what makes Venice unique. On the west side of the “walk” are hundreds of street vendors and performers. You can see everything from break-dancing to broken glass walking. Mimes to musicians, jugglers to jesters and everything in between make up the human landscape. You can have your fortune read, get a temporary tattoo or have your name written on a grain of rice.
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Venice Beach Boardwalk
1800 Ocean Front Walk
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The World famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. If you are visiting the Los Angeles area, you owe it to yourself to come to Southern California’s number one visitor attraction. Stretching about one a half miles along the manicured sands of the Pacific Ocean, the boardwalk is a large part of what makes Venice unique. On the west side of the “walk” are hundreds of street vendors and performers. You can see everything from break-dancing to broken glass walking. Mimes to musicians, jugglers to jesters and everything in between make up the human landscape. You can have your fortune read, get a temporary tattoo or have your name written on a grain of rice.
The most iconic movie theater in the world also happens to be one of the few places to see 3D films the way God intended—in IMAX with laser projection. The technology makes for a crystalline picture with crazy depth, and only nine theaters in the U.S. are equipped with it (including the AMC at CityWalk, which is great except that CityWalk is the fourth circle of Hell). If you think you hate 3D movies because they’re blurry, or dim, or give you a migraine, you haven’t seen one in this format. Trust us, it will change your life.
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TCL Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd
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The most iconic movie theater in the world also happens to be one of the few places to see 3D films the way God intended—in IMAX with laser projection. The technology makes for a crystalline picture with crazy depth, and only nine theaters in the U.S. are equipped with it (including the AMC at CityWalk, which is great except that CityWalk is the fourth circle of Hell). If you think you hate 3D movies because they’re blurry, or dim, or give you a migraine, you haven’t seen one in this format. Trust us, it will change your life.