Recommendations

I am here for a few hours, and I would like someplace to eat”
Walking distance

Truxton’s American Bistro
Modern, casual spot for hearty comfort fare, including build-your-own omelets and customized pizzas.
Address: 8611 Truxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 417-8789

Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill
Petite, unpretentious restaurant offering Japanese staples alongside beer, wine & a variety of sake.
Address: 8736 S Sepulveda Blvd C, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-0533

Paco’s Tacos Cantina
Basic cantina cooking Mexican standards paired with margaritas in a casual, family-friendly setting. Paco’s isn’t a must but is good enough to stop into if you’re around the area
Address
: 6212 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 645-8692

I am willing to go farther
15-20 minute drive

The Point
Address: 850 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245
8 restaurants and shopping
North Italia, Mendocino Farms, Lil’ Simmzy’s, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Tocaya Organica – The Point, True Food Kitchen, Umi’s

Manhattan Beach Pier
Downtown Manhattan Beach
Address: 1142 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The “Heartbeat” of Manhattan Beach, Downtown is home to fashionably chic shopping, coastal finds, and award-winning and ocean-view restaurants.

 

“I am here for a day or 2, what is there to do?”

J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum, commonly referred to as the Getty, is an art museum in California housed on two campuses: the Getty Center and Getty Villa.
Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles
Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California
Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Los Angeles Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133-acre zoo
Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

California Science Center
The California Science Center is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. Admission is free to permanent exhibits at this kid-friendly spot, also boasting IMAX & the Endeavor.
Address: 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037

“Anything special to do at night?”

Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Address: 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Pantages Theatre
The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre, is located at Hollywood and Vine, in Hollywood.
Address: 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

“I want something more eclectic”

Griffith Observatory
A public observatory, this art deco landmark from 1935 features a high-tech planetarium, public telescopes & city views. Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park
Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Watts Towers Arts Center
The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist’s original residential property in Watts, Los Angeles. It’s much better WITH the tour that explains it.
Address: 1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs is the presidential library and final resting place of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, and his wife Nancy Reagan.
Address: 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Avalon, City on Santa Catalina Island
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. The city is a resort community with the waterfront dominated by tourism-oriented businesses.
Catalina Express Ferry from San Pedro and Long Beach
Phone: (562) 485-3200

“I want to stay in a resort nearby”

Terranea Resort
Upscale, Mediterranean-style oceanfront resort with golf, a spa & multiple pools & restaurants.
Address: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Shade Hotel
Upscale, contemporary hotel offering a rooftop pool, plus a bright lounge & free breakfast.

Shade Manhattan Beach 4.8 mi · 1221 N Valley Dr
Phone: (310) 546-4995

Shade Hermosa Beach 7.4 mi · 655 N Harbor Dr
Phone: (310) 921-8940