LA Guide

Welcome to Los Angeles!

For those of you traveling from far away (or just looking for a staycation), we've put together a list of things to do and see around Los Angeles, as well as some of our favorite spots.

Sam & Aaron's Favorite Spots

  • Bavel
  • Charcoal
  • Bestia
  • Uzumaki Sushi
  • Langer's
  • Pasjoli
  • Death & Co - our favorite cocktail bar (and rated one of the best bars in the world!)
  • Auld Fella - modern Irish whiskey bar
  • The Culver City Hotel bar - always a posh hangout with live jazz (and a hidden speakeasy, if you can find it!)
  • Employees Only - great outdoor patio
  • Harlowe - our first date spot!
  • Angel City Brewery - drink some beer, play some games
  • Millcross - Culver City
  • Ministry of Coffee - Westwood Village (near the hotel)
  • La Colombe - Century City
  • Blue Bottle - Culver City

LA Attractions

  • Do some shopping (and people watching) on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
  • Play games and take in the ocean views at the Santa Monica Pier
  • Take a hike up to the famous Hollywood Sign
  • Craving culture? LA has wonderful art museums including LACMA, The Getty, and The Broad
  • Griffith Observatory offers one of the best views of the city, and is accessible by both car and hiking trails
  • Check out hipster central walking along Abbot Kinney in Venice, and browse some unique shops while you're there.
  • Spend an afternoon pedal boating on Echo Park Lake
  • Take a brewery tour of the Arts District downtown
  • Ever wanted to drink wine while feeding a giraffe? Check out Malibu Wine Safari

Day Trips

Each of these spots is within a 3 hour drive of LA, and some are accessible by train.
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ojai
  • San Diego
  • Palm Springs
  • Temecula