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Things to do in Van Nuys, Los Angeles

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.
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
“Bike path, bike rentals, walking trails, lake and play area for the kids! located just across the street! Entrance to lake and walking area Hayvenhurst & Victory ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Fresh and very tasty, great for lunch or dinner, or happy hour 7 days a week. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Another close branch. It's in a large outdoor mall, so there's plenty of parking. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Starbucks uses the highest quality arabica coffee as the base for its espresso drinks. Learn about our unique coffees and espresso drinks today. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“A large fitness gym. You can get a free 3 day pass to try out the location before you purchase a membership. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
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“I love their chicken and beef kabobs! Their hummus is to die for!! The chef/owner Lusy is so welcoming and always greats us with a smile. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, the chef goes above and beyond to give you the best and ensure your experience is up to par. The parking lot is pretty small so please be careful when going in and out. Other than that, go ahead and enjoy a Gyro plate or Lula Lovers Combo Plate while you're at it; you won't be disappointed! :D”
  • 5 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 4 locals recommend
Food
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“We LOVE MacLeods Brewing Company. It's in a semi secret and strange location, but also very walkable from our location. The company often has unique events such as live Scottish Music or Yoga Sundays. It's not only family friendly, but you can also bring your own food. They usually have a food truck available to purchase food as well. MacLeods also has a ton of board games, bags, and outdoor jenga. It's a great place for a group, a single person to chill at the bar and chat or a family!”
  • 5 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“DRIVE: Fantastic BBQ. This hole in the wall joint is a good drive from The Cottage -- and it's not in the best of neighborhoods, but it is so worth the hike to get there. I mostly go there for lunch when I crave their saucy BBQ Beef Ribs -- but will drive there for dinner, too. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You name it, NORMS serves it. From our famous Bigger Better Breakfast to hand- cut 1/2 lb. Steaks and mouthwatering Burgers. All day... every day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“These Argentinian STEAKS are amazing! This is a market with about 8 tables for diners. It's a little out of the way, hidden place Try it! It's DELICIOUS!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite place for the classic Vietnamese bowl of pho - I'm a regular here. Short 15-20min drive to the valley in Van Nuys”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pharmacy
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Fresh and very tasty, great for lunch or dinner, or happy hour 7 days a week. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Another close branch. It's in a large outdoor mall, so there's plenty of parking. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“I love their chicken and beef kabobs! Their hummus is to die for!! The chef/owner Lusy is so welcoming and always greats us with a smile. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, the chef goes above and beyond to give you the best and ensure your experience is up to par. The parking lot is pretty small so please be careful when going in and out. Other than that, go ahead and enjoy a Gyro plate or Lula Lovers Combo Plate while you're at it; you won't be disappointed! :D”
  • 5 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“DRIVE: Fantastic BBQ. This hole in the wall joint is a good drive from The Cottage -- and it's not in the best of neighborhoods, but it is so worth the hike to get there. I mostly go there for lunch when I crave their saucy BBQ Beef Ribs -- but will drive there for dinner, too. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You name it, NORMS serves it. From our famous Bigger Better Breakfast to hand- cut 1/2 lb. Steaks and mouthwatering Burgers. All day... every day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“These Argentinian STEAKS are amazing! This is a market with about 8 tables for diners. It's a little out of the way, hidden place Try it! It's DELICIOUS!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite place for the classic Vietnamese bowl of pho - I'm a regular here. Short 15-20min drive to the valley in Van Nuys”
  • 4 locals recommend

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