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BEST STAY LA Guidebook for our Airbnb Friends!

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BEST STAY LA Guidebook for our Airbnb Friends!

Entertainment & Activities
LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series.
The STAR Eco Station is an environmental science museum, an exotic wildlife rescue center, and a haven for endangered and illegally-trafficked exotic animals confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A great place to take the kids if you can't make it to the zoo during your stay.
Star Eco Station
10101 Jefferson Boulevard
The STAR Eco Station is an environmental science museum, an exotic wildlife rescue center, and a haven for endangered and illegally-trafficked exotic animals confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A great place to take the kids if you can't make it to the zoo during your stay.  
Play L.A.'s hottest casino. From No Bust Blackjack, Baccarat to Ultimate Hold'em & more. Minutes from downtown. Nightly winners. Look no further, the party starts here.
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Hollywood Park Casino
3883 W Century Blvd
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Play L.A.'s hottest casino. From No Bust Blackjack, Baccarat to Ultimate Hold'em & more. Minutes from downtown. Nightly winners. Look no further, the party starts here.
It's gorgeous. Rolling hills, ponds with fish & ducks to feed. Bar-b-que pits, playgrounds & hiking trails. This park has breathtaking views & is the ideal place for a quiet weekday romantic picnic.
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 South La Cienega Boulevard
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It's gorgeous. Rolling hills, ponds with fish & ducks to feed. Bar-b-que pits, playgrounds & hiking trails. This park has breathtaking views & is the ideal place for a quiet weekday romantic picnic.
16 wooded acres with kids playground, exercise area with equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball field, picnic grills, amphitheater & recreation center.
Ladera Park
6027 Ladera Park Avenue
16 wooded acres with kids playground, exercise area with equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball field, picnic grills, amphitheater & recreation center.
Fun for the whole family.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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Fun for the whole family.
Food Scene
Great laid back spot for Northern Italian cuisine. Pizza, pastas & outdoor patio. Take the whole family.
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Compari's Trattoria Pizzeria
5490 West Centinela Avenue
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Great laid back spot for Northern Italian cuisine. Pizza, pastas & outdoor patio. Take the whole family.
A neighborhood favorite since 1984. Health food restaurant, market & entertainment destination. Serving meals for vegans, vegetarians & meat eaters too. All wholesome & healthy fare. Sit out on the patio and enjoy the live music or just people watch.
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Simply Wholesome
4508 West Slauson Avenue
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A neighborhood favorite since 1984. Health food restaurant, market & entertainment destination. Serving meals for vegans, vegetarians & meat eaters too. All wholesome & healthy fare. Sit out on the patio and enjoy the live music or just people watch.
Delicious & generous NYC style Sandwiches, Wings, Salads & Desserts made with only the best ingredients. Featuring Boars Head Meats & Cheeses.
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Mike's Deli
4859 West Slauson Avenue
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Delicious & generous NYC style Sandwiches, Wings, Salads & Desserts made with only the best ingredients. Featuring Boars Head Meats & Cheeses.
Featuring authentic Cajun/Creole American traditional cuisine. Voted Best Po’Boy, August 2015 by Los Angeles Magazine.
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Orleans & York
4454 West Slauson Avenue
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Featuring authentic Cajun/Creole American traditional cuisine. Voted Best Po’Boy, August 2015 by Los Angeles Magazine.
Trader Joes is the best grocery store in my opinion. The food is always fresh, healthy & delicious!
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Trader Joe's
9290 Culver Boulevard
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Trader Joes is the best grocery store in my opinion. The food is always fresh, healthy & delicious!
Shopping
Lots of great stores. Macy's H&M Target Best Buy & Much much more. Good food court. Ample parking in the parking structure. Great place to get most of your shopping needs met.
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Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Boulevard
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Lots of great stores. Macy's H&M Target Best Buy & Much much more. Good food court. Ample parking in the parking structure. Great place to get most of your shopping needs met.
The Grove is a cool place to browse around and relax. Aside from that, the shopping was amazing. Delicious food. Upscale shopping.
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The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
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The Grove is a cool place to browse around and relax. Aside from that, the shopping was amazing. Delicious food. Upscale shopping.
It not only has great deals but now Target also has groceries. Can go here and it will have EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE STOP SHOPPING!
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Target
3535 South La Cienega Boulevard
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It not only has great deals but now Target also has groceries. Can go here and it will have EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE STOP SHOPPING!
Great place to go in downtown to score amazing deals on clothes & more.
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The Santee Alley
210 East Olympic Boulevard
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Great place to go in downtown to score amazing deals on clothes & more.
Great Flea market full of unique items & amazing deals.
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Melrose Trading Post
7850 Melrose Avenue
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Great Flea market full of unique items & amazing deals.
Sightseeing
Venice Beach is iconic; chances are you've seen it a million times on television or in the movies If you want a colorful walk along the ocean, this is the place to go. www.govenicebeach.com
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Venice Beach
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Venice Beach is iconic; chances are you've seen it a million times on television or in the movies If you want a colorful walk along the ocean, this is the place to go. www.govenicebeach.com
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution. Just gorgeous place to spend the day. Tickets for the FREE ADMISSION DAY are available the first day of each month at 9 a.m. preceding the month you wish to visit*. Go online for more info.
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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution. Just gorgeous place to spend the day. Tickets for the FREE ADMISSION DAY are available the first day of each month at 9 a.m. preceding the month you wish to visit*. Go online for more info.
Olvera Street is a historic district in downtown Los Angeles, and a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Los Angeles was officially founded in 1781, Olvera Street obtained its current name in 1877.
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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo De La Plaza
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Olvera Street is a historic district in downtown Los Angeles, and a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Los Angeles was officially founded in 1781, Olvera Street obtained its current name in 1877.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is worth checking out at least once in your lifetime. See the stars..
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Walk Of Fame
6901 Hollywood Blvd
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is worth checking out at least once in your lifetime. See the stars..
Great hike with some of the best views in Los Angeles.
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
6300 Hetzler Road
Great hike with some of the best views in Los Angeles.

City advice

Getting around
Don't Take Public Transportation.. Why?
Because LA is a huge city. MASSIVE. When you take the bus or train be prepared to spend at least a hour both directions to get where you're going. The price won't be cheap either.. For the price of 2 day passes and all the the time it takes? The crowds, waiting, & unsafe conditions on public transportation make Uber the best & only choice I recommend. If you must take the bus or train?? Secure all of your valuables before you ride. Don't use your expensive cell phone on public transportation. Snatch and Grab robberies are a very common occurrence.. Don't be an easy target. Skip the Bus. UBER.