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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.

Park
“The vortex of great hiking near Venice, there are tons of good options from light hikes to difficult long day hikes. Close to Malibu and other great towns, easy to make a day of the whole area. Check out the Reel Inn near Malibu for dinner.”
  • 95 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Easy hiking trails with 360 degree views at the top. There is a polo field and a historic ranch house. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Blue-cheese burgers & beer are the stars of this bustling, 21-and-over American gastropub. Saturday12PM–2AM Sunday12PM–12AM Monday5PM–1AM Tuesday5PM–1AM Wednesday5PM–1AM Thursday5PM–1AM Friday12PM–2AM 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403”
  • 118 locals recommend
Beach
“Malibu is a city west of Los Angeles, California. It’s known for its celebrity homes and beaches, including wide and sandy Zuma Beach. To the east is Malibu Lagoon State Beach, known as Surfrider Beach for its waves. Nearby is the Spanish Revival–style Adamson House, with local history displays in its Malibu Lagoon Museum. Inland, trails weave through canyons, waterfalls and grasslands in the Santa Monica Mountains.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Temple
“A Temple, a Shrine, and a Meditation Garden offering a quiet oasis for meditation, prayer. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Beach
“If you want to chill at the beach, this is a great one to visit! Not as crowded as the Santa Monica one... you can find free parking on Temescal Canyon Rd. as long as you get there early enough and don't mind a little walking.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Pacific Palisades is an affluent residential neighborhood tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Temescal Gateway Park offers hiking trails with sweeping coastline views, and the sandy Will Rogers State Beach provides access to a 22-mile beachfront bike path. Landmarks include the sumptuous Getty Villa museum showcasing Greek and Roman antiquities, and the mid-century modern Eames House.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Delicious healthy, juice bar, and breakfast/lunch. Outdoor seating, good for kids. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Temple
“This beautiful garden is a hidden gem in Los Angeles, only about 20 minute drive. Entrance is free, parking is free, you're FREE to meditate or read a book with the scenic lake and swans in the background or just admire the garden, then head to the beach. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“10 block walk… Dog Friendly outside area & continuous service - awesome breakfast and brunch hang! Brunch Every day until 3pm. Social hour between 3-6pm has great small plates at lower prices. It's my favorite for breakfast over all the rest!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The best coffee in town! The staff is very nice and knowledgeable, and the coffee is purely delicious. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“If your i the mood for stair climbing this is the place. There are two sets of stairs to climb, look around you can go up/down one set and walk to the next to go up/down. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“This hiking trail is a great workout with awesome views and there's even a "waterfall" during the right time of year!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic breakfast and lunch spot about an 8 minute drive up Sunset. Park at a meter and wait about 15 minutes for a table, but the food is great and reasonably priced. Low key atmosphere, but keep an eye out for celeb sightings. NOTE - they don't serve alcohol here. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It’s a bit pricey for a cup but what place isn’t on the LA area. Minimalist scene with outdoor seating on a quaint street. Quaintish. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“To see Hollywood stars and plan to pay top dollar for a bowl of pasta but a must do and close by.”
  • 19 locals recommend