Guidebook for Los Angeles

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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Food Scene
Fantastic food by Top Chef Brooke Williamson, along with a fantastic menu of cocktails. Great for brunch and dinner. Right by the beach -- the patio is perfect.
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Playa Provisions
119 Culver Boulevard
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Fantastic food by Top Chef Brooke Williamson, along with a fantastic menu of cocktails. Great for brunch and dinner. Right by the beach -- the patio is perfect.
Some of the best sushi around. Omakase for a real treat.
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Kanpai
8325 Lincoln Boulevard
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Some of the best sushi around. Omakase for a real treat.
Great neighborhood vibe with small plate servings. Excellent wine selection and reasonable prices.
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Bacari PDR
6805 South Vista Del Mar Lane
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Great neighborhood vibe with small plate servings. Excellent wine selection and reasonable prices.
Great Pho... located inside general store market.
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ASAP Phorage
303 Culver Boulevard
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Great Pho... located inside general store market.
Cheap, fast (and tasty) with friendly service.
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Señor G's Fresh & Healthy Mexican Food
343 Culver Boulevard
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Cheap, fast (and tasty) with friendly service.
Delicous gourmet mexican. Great scene and service.
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SOL Mexican Cocina | Playa Vista
12775 Millennium Dr
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Delicous gourmet mexican. Great scene and service.
Solid italian food -- great wine selection and service.
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Caffe Pinguini Italian Restaurant
6935 Pacific Avenue
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Solid italian food -- great wine selection and service.
Solid seafood and California cuisine. Fast, friendly service. Has a bar and TVs for those days you want to eat and watch something. Casual.
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FISHBAR
3801 Highland Avenue
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Solid seafood and California cuisine. Fast, friendly service. Has a bar and TVs for those days you want to eat and watch something. Casual.
One of the latest additions to the food scene. You won't be disappointed (the preztel Stanwich is the bees knees)
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Two Guns Kitchen
321 Main St
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One of the latest additions to the food scene. You won't be disappointed (the preztel Stanwich is the bees knees)
This is definitely the best delivery pizza around. It's thin crust and a huge pie. They have a full Italian menu, but we've only tried their pizza. Try their Pesto Pizza Bianca or the La Mamma if you like fresh ricotta. It's not particularly atmospheric, but you can walk there as well and sit down for a slice. It's on Manchester about a block and a half beyond Pershing.
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The Good Pizza
8115 West Manchester Avenue
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This is definitely the best delivery pizza around. It's thin crust and a huge pie. They have a full Italian menu, but we've only tried their pizza. Try their Pesto Pizza Bianca or the La Mamma if you like fresh ricotta. It's not particularly atmospheric, but you can walk there as well and sit down for a slice. It's on Manchester about a block and a half beyond Pershing.
It looks like a hole in the wall, but it's surprisingly cute on the covered patio. Cheap Mexican with loads of choices (think grilled veggies as well as shrimp and al pastor and a pretty decent kale salad), and they serve whole rotisserie chickens with sides. They deliver as well.
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Bennys Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie LA
7101 West Manchester Avenue
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It looks like a hole in the wall, but it's surprisingly cute on the covered patio. Cheap Mexican with loads of choices (think grilled veggies as well as shrimp and al pastor and a pretty decent kale salad), and they serve whole rotisserie chickens with sides. They deliver as well.
A long walk or short bike ride away, this hotel restaurant in the marina has lovely outdoor seating with heat lamps and a solid menu of continental favorites. Enjoy brunch or lunch while watching the boats go by or get drinks at sunset and reserve a table with an outdoor fire pit.
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Salt
13534 Bali Way
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A long walk or short bike ride away, this hotel restaurant in the marina has lovely outdoor seating with heat lamps and a solid menu of continental favorites. Enjoy brunch or lunch while watching the boats go by or get drinks at sunset and reserve a table with an outdoor fire pit.
This is an Italian market that makes the best submarine sandwiches around because they make their own bread in house and make the sandwiches with fresh baked bread. There's also a number of other deli items for picnics including salads, cheeses and olives and a wide array of oils, vinegars and packaged goods. Take a number and be prepared to wait a while on weekends or around the lunch hour.
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Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery
1517 Lincoln Boulevard
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This is an Italian market that makes the best submarine sandwiches around because they make their own bread in house and make the sandwiches with fresh baked bread. There's also a number of other deli items for picnics including salads, cheeses and olives and a wide array of oils, vinegars and packaged goods. Take a number and be prepared to wait a while on weekends or around the lunch hour.
The vegetarian and vegan restaurant serves food that is hearty and delicious and beautifully presented in a lovely setting on Abbot Kinney. It appears most popular for brunch, but I've only dined there at the bar on artichokes served like lamb chops and a roasted beet salad with spinach, vegan cashew ricotta, caramelized candied walnuts and a beet dressing. Everything was satisfying and memorable.
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The Butcher's Daughter
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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The vegetarian and vegan restaurant serves food that is hearty and delicious and beautifully presented in a lovely setting on Abbot Kinney. It appears most popular for brunch, but I've only dined there at the bar on artichokes served like lamb chops and a roasted beet salad with spinach, vegan cashew ricotta, caramelized candied walnuts and a beet dressing. Everything was satisfying and memorable.
This is the place to get a sandwich or salad, delicious bread and desserts. It's pricey, but it's a Venice experience. It's related to the restaurant Gjelina, which is also quite good, but too busy to recommend.
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Gjusta
320 Sunset Avenue
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This is the place to get a sandwich or salad, delicious bread and desserts. It's pricey, but it's a Venice experience. It's related to the restaurant Gjelina, which is also quite good, but too busy to recommend.
Pretty decent place to grab a sandwich on ciabatta or even pretzel bread. Not a fan of their salads.
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Del Rey Deli Co.
8501 Pershing Dr
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Pretty decent place to grab a sandwich on ciabatta or even pretzel bread. Not a fan of their salads.
Sightseeing
This is a great place to learn how to kayak. You launch inside a harbor, so there are no waves or rough water to contend with. The rental kayaks are in good shape, and the staff is friendly. They kinda walk you through the process, which is essentially a piece of cake. Sometimes they can be hard to get a hold of. Walking distance from our house.
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UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way
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This is a great place to learn how to kayak. You launch inside a harbor, so there are no waves or rough water to contend with. The rental kayaks are in good shape, and the staff is friendly. They kinda walk you through the process, which is essentially a piece of cake. Sometimes they can be hard to get a hold of. Walking distance from our house.
Abbot Kinney has become Venice's most stylish street and home to some of the city's best boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. It is one of the Westside's hippest havens, offering a day's worth of beach-adjacent exploration that's one of L.A.'s quintessential must-dos.
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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Abbot Kinney has become Venice's most stylish street and home to some of the city's best boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. It is one of the Westside's hippest havens, offering a day's worth of beach-adjacent exploration that's one of L.A.'s quintessential must-dos.
Essentials
Very convenient small market in Playa Del Rey. The owner Theresa is super nice lady.
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Gordon's Market
303 Culver Boulevard
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Very convenient small market in Playa Del Rey. The owner Theresa is super nice lady.
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Whole Foods Market
12746 West Jefferson Boulevard
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Ralphs
8701 Lincoln Boulevard
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Trader Joe's
8645 South Sepulveda Boulevard
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Great beer and wine selection -- surprisingly well-stocked produce section as well. Great for the quick run to the store. Friendly staff, great prices -- nice ice cream and snack food selection.
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Dales Jr Market
8105 West Manchester Avenue
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Great beer and wine selection -- surprisingly well-stocked produce section as well. Great for the quick run to the store. Friendly staff, great prices -- nice ice cream and snack food selection.
Entertainment & Activities
One of the best movie theaters in all of Los Angeles.
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Cinemark Playa Vista And XD
12746 West Jefferson Boulevard
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One of the best movie theaters in all of Los Angeles.
Parks & Nature
Nice place to go with the kids. Bring a ball and a blanket, you're set.
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Del Rey Lagoon
6660 Esplanade Place
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Nice place to go with the kids. Bring a ball and a blanket, you're set.
This is a great place to stroll around and see some lovely cottage houses (and some larger modern ones) that sit on the water. You'll see ducks as well, and you can make your way over to Venice Beach after by crossing Pacific.
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Venice Canals
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This is a great place to stroll around and see some lovely cottage houses (and some larger modern ones) that sit on the water. You'll see ducks as well, and you can make your way over to Venice Beach after by crossing Pacific.
Los Liones Trail weaves up a lush canyon at the south end of Topanga State Park, just a mile from the ocean. You can make it quite a long hike if you wish, and do the 7 mile loop to Parker Mesa Overlook where you'll have sweeping views of the Ocean all the way out to Catalina as well as inland to the San Bernadino Mountains.
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Los Leones Canyon Trailhead
510 Los Liones Dr
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Los Liones Trail weaves up a lush canyon at the south end of Topanga State Park, just a mile from the ocean. You can make it quite a long hike if you wish, and do the 7 mile loop to Parker Mesa Overlook where you'll have sweeping views of the Ocean all the way out to Catalina as well as inland to the San Bernadino Mountains.
A lovely park in the Santa Monica Mountains with numerous hiking trails of various lengths. At the base of the park, there's a historic museum that was Will Rogers' ranch house. The park also has horseback riding lessons and trail rides, and you can bring a picnic (from Bay Cities) and watch polo matches that occur every weekend in summer (Saturdays from 2-5 and Sundays from 10-1). Be forewarned, though it is a park, parking is $12 per car.
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Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Road
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A lovely park in the Santa Monica Mountains with numerous hiking trails of various lengths. At the base of the park, there's a historic museum that was Will Rogers' ranch house. The park also has horseback riding lessons and trail rides, and you can bring a picnic (from Bay Cities) and watch polo matches that occur every weekend in summer (Saturdays from 2-5 and Sundays from 10-1). Be forewarned, though it is a park, parking is $12 per car.
This very extensive park with miles and miles of hiking trails with stunning views from downtown to the beach as well as a couple of ponds and a large grassy field is tucked away in a residential neighborhood, and most locals don't even know anything about it.
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Franklin Canyon Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority
2600 Franklin Canyon Dr
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This very extensive park with miles and miles of hiking trails with stunning views from downtown to the beach as well as a couple of ponds and a large grassy field is tucked away in a residential neighborhood, and most locals don't even know anything about it.
The only beach in Los Angeles County where you can make a fire is just a mile down Vista Del Mar at Dockweiller State Beach.. You need to get thee early in the day to reserve your fire pit.
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Dockweiler Beach
12001 Vista Del Mar
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The only beach in Los Angeles County where you can make a fire is just a mile down Vista Del Mar at Dockweiller State Beach.. You need to get thee early in the day to reserve your fire pit.
Shopping
Great little locals shop with art, gifts, clothing and more... definitely stop by and say hi.
CLEAN {aesthetic}
323 Culver Blvd
Great little locals shop with art, gifts, clothing and more... definitely stop by and say hi.
Stop in on Saturday mornings for fresh produce and prepared foods. It's right next to the Whole Foods in Playa Vista so you can get pretty much anything you need (food wise) with one stop.
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Playa Vista Farmers' Market
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Stop in on Saturday mornings for fresh produce and prepared foods. It's right next to the Whole Foods in Playa Vista so you can get pretty much anything you need (food wise) with one stop.
Much larger than the Playa Vista Farmers Market, the Mar Vista market on Sunday mornings will have all your produce needs plus some food trucks and prepared food.
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Mar Vista Farmers' Market
3826 Grand View Boulevard
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Much larger than the Playa Vista Farmers Market, the Mar Vista market on Sunday mornings will have all your produce needs plus some food trucks and prepared food.
Drinks & Nightlife
Enjoy the sunset while listening to music at the only rooftop bar/lounge in Venice at the Hotel Erwin, right in the heart of Venice beach.
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Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Avenue
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Enjoy the sunset while listening to music at the only rooftop bar/lounge in Venice at the Hotel Erwin, right in the heart of Venice beach.
Just at the bottom of the hill, the Shack is a Playa Del Rey institution. It's a sports bar with pool tables, a burger joint, and a dive bar all in one.
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The Shack
185 Culver Boulevard
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Just at the bottom of the hill, the Shack is a Playa Del Rey institution. It's a sports bar with pool tables, a burger joint, and a dive bar all in one.