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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Coffee shop/vintage motorcycle store/surfboard maker/men’s clothing store. Great place to get a coffee, a pastry/sandwich, or do work if you need to.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“At the end of the street so ideal for an easy dinner. Pizzas and salads are good. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Did someone say brunch?! Go to A-Frame! Unlimited Hawaiian style pancakes and bottomless drinks for about $20 a person! The pancakes come in perfect portions, leaving you the opportunity to get 4 stacks and try them all. My personal favorite is the fried chicken stack with a bloody Mary (they have great bloody's!). I love eating on the patio there!”
  • 74 locals recommend
“This is a bar. But a bar with Kogi truck tacos. There is also a burger, quesadillas and a full stocked bar. Seating can be sparse but well worth the trip. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Sundays from 9am - 2pm. Drop by to find all kinds of interesting food, enjoy some music, and some people watching!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Bowlero is a new spin on bowling and social entertainment-featuring retro-modern decor, uniquely themed lounges, nostalgic games, and an over-the-top menu of outrageous culinary creations. Bowlero offers guests a hip alternative to traditional bowling.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seasonal Southern plates and whiskey in a rustic locale
“Nice special occasion restaurant and great wine list. I would make reservation. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Walk or take the bikes to this friendly, neighbourhood bar and restaurant. Comfy, casual vibe with hip patrons, great service, delicious cocktails and small outdoor patio. Happy hour 3-7pm daily with prices that allow you to explore their extensive drink menu. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“New America eats, market-fresh drinks. Great burger, nice bar too 3321 Pico Blvd ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Come for the fresh tortillas, made by hand in the dining room. Divine! Authentic Mexican restaurant, classic margaritas etc. But the tortillas are what you will remember. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
“European style bakery, coffee, breakfast, lunch and brunch. Casual. Good stuff.”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Here's an inexpensive place to stop for fans of airplanes and air travel history. Sit on the outside deck and watch the planes take off from Santa Monica airport just yards away. Across the street there's a place to grab great burgers.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Nice restaurant. Inside outside area. good food. Good prices. 10 mins walk.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Great Sushi Restaurant with a cool hidden bar in the back called Alley lounge”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Come play soccer with me here Monday-Friday! (There is also basketball, tennis courts, swimming pool (open during summer), indoor basketball, volleyball, Outdoor Tai Chi classes, etc.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Burgers! Build you own. It's a great concept that's done well here. This is the flagship store of this mostly-California chain.”
  • 27 locals recommend