Gorgeous 2 Bedrooms- 1 bath- Fireplace, balcony & Views! Seahorse Manor: DOLPHIN POD unit is located in , located in sleepy beach town, Playa del Rey. 1 block to beach, Del Rey Lagoon, Village shops and Restaurants and Ballona Wetlands. Marina del...
321 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, United StatesPhone: (310) 434-0066Distance: 6.87 mi
The iconic image of beautiful Santa Monica is undoubtedly the Santa Monica Pier. The pier carries a rich history and has housed many attractions. Currently, it is home to Pacific Park, an amusement park with requisite Ferris wheel, the Santa Monica Aquarium, multiple restaurants and a still-functioning carousel dating to the 1920s. It has been featured in many movies and television programs and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. A sort of cultural center, the pier plays host to summer concert series’ and experimental art events, namely the bi-annual Glow festival. Come for the fun and stay for one of the best sunset views around.
A must see and go and have fun. I spent my childhood here. Take your kids- go for a stroll- eat some fish. See a band at Rusty's Surf Ranch...Thursday night FREE concerts int he summer. It's all good fun.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1666Phone: +1 310 440 7300Distance: 12.19 mi
The Getty Center is without question one of Los Angeles’ top museums. Its mountain top location and unique architecture make it a sight to behold even before entering its world-class galleries and exhibits. Feast your eyes on works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless other artistic luminaries from past and present. If the buildings and the art aren’t enough, step out into a stunning garden complex replete with diverse regional species and water features. The view of Los Angeles from the Getty gardens can’t be beaten! In addition to the art and location, the Getty offers excellent dining options in the form of a modern cafeteria.
1905 Ocean Front Walk, CAPhone: +1 310 306 6001Distance: 5.17 mi
Venice has always been known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic. In the 1950s and 60s, Venice became a center for the Beat generation. There was an explosion of poetry and art. Major participants included Stuart Perkoff, John Thomas, Frank T. Rios, Tony Scibella, Lawrence Lipton, John Haag, Saul White, Robert Farrington and Philomene Long. Venice is today a vibrant area of Southern California and it continues a tradition of progressive social change involving prominent Westsiders.
A funny, crazy place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255Phone: +1 213 473 0800Distance: 27.75 mi
The Griffith Observatory is a large museum on Los Angeles’ Mount Washington offering brilliant views of the city and multiple science and space related exhibitions. Built in the early 1930s, the Observatory has become an important LA landmark and has been featured in multiple movies and television programs. Exhibitions include active Tesla coils, a Foucault pendulum and a planetarium theatre. Recent renovations have transformed the building into the modern facility it deserves to be.
Great views and observatory- if that's what you are here for...I'd rather be at the beach.
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CaliforniaDistance: 7.14 mi
Located 2 blocks from the beach is one of L.A.'s hippest shopping districts. The Third Street Prominade is a pedestrian-only shopping district filled with boutique shops and cafes together with large chains like Abercrombie & Fitch and Banana Republic. Street performers perform along the prominade on weekend days. Located between Broadway and Wilshire in Santa Monica.
6342 Mulholland Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90068-1648Phone: +1 323 258 4338Distance: 27.0 mi
The Hollywood sign is an iconic landmark in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. Built in 1923 by a housing developer, the sign originally read “Hollywoodland” and served as an advertisement for a new development in the Hollywood Hills. It was meant to be a short-term installation, but quickly gained international recognition as the film industry took off. The sign’s uneven layout and stark white lettering have spawned imitations the world over, from Serbia to New Zealand to Indonesia. The city of Los Angeles proved its dedication to the sign in 2010 when a successful city-wide campaign was launched to save the sign and surrounding land from an ambitious developer.
views you can see the sign from here...no need to drive there.
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028Phone: +1 323 464 8111Distance: 17.03 mi
One of Hollywood’s most iconic landmarks, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is known as much for the premiers it often hosts as it is for the display of celebrity hand and footprints preserved in concrete in its front courtyard. The theatre’s location on the Hollywood Walk of Fame makes it an extremely popular tourist destination. The sidewalk in front of the theatre is often crowded with street performers and character impersonators who pose for pictures with willing visitors. The theatre is in fact a functioning movie theatre within the Chinese 6 Theatres complex and tickets can be purchased for any show at the box office or online.
Hollywood Icon building and the entire street is full of color and life. A day trip from here...go in see it- hang outré- have lunch and then get the heck back to the beach before you go mad.
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272Phone: (310) 440-7300Distance: 16.42 mi
What legacy do you leave when you're one of the wealthiest Americans in history? How about creating a villa-like museum on the hills above Malibu, filled with a rotating collection of over 44,000 works of Roman, Etruscan and Greek art and artifacts spanning thousands of years of ancient history? Don't show up unannounced, a pre-booked timed ticket (free!) is required for entry.
20 min drive up the PCH - great museum. I prefer the beach.
6333 West 3rd Street #175g, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesPhone: (323) 954-4244Distance: 14.23 mi
The LA Farmers Market has evolved from a group of farmers selling their wares in a dirt parking lot to its modern day venue, a beautiful row of shops, restaurants and produce stalls. Known as a mecca for both Los Angeles foodies and tourists, the variety of specialty foods is impressive - stock up on meat at Huntington Meats & Sausage, buy fresh linguine at Pappardelle's Pasta, and get a snack for the ride home at the Magic Nut & Candy Company stall. Stores full of knickknacks and quality appliances alike dot the street, and it's easy to come away with both groceries and a few new wardrobe additions.
Very quaint and fun shopping and food. A nice piece of Hollywood history
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802-6331Phone: +1 562 435 3511Distance: 25.39 mi
The Queen Mary luxury ocean liner has been a Long Beach, CA attraction since 1967. It once was one of the most exquisite vessels hosting a multitude of the rich and famous. Now stationed at its Long Beach home, the Queen Mary still exudes a stateliness no other cruise ship can compare to while serving the public with luxurious overnight accommodations, dining options and acting as host to numerous meetings and celebrations. For the curious at heart, and history lovers, visiting the Queen Mary is a fun and interesting step back in time for individuals and families alike to explore.
It's a drive south to Long Beach but worth the ride if you like big ships, history and carved, polished, wood furnishings. The pier nearby is a fun place to stop for a fish lunch too.
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291Distance: 4.26 mi
Experience the sand, sea, and laid-back beach culture of Southern California's famous Venice Beach on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Full of clothing stores of all shapes, sizes and styles as well as some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles that you've never heard of, Abbot Kinney is a fantastic spot to visit on a sunny, Southern California afternoon. It's buildings and ambiance seamlessly blend chic, modern trends with the oceanfront modesty that made it famous. After lunch and shopping, take a quick stroll to the Venice Boardwalk where you can find all kinds of quirky store fronts, meet the bizarre, peculiar and unusual street performers, and expose yourself to a lifestyle and atmosphere unlike any other.
Cool hip shopping and food - like Greenwich village by the sea...
Try Hals Bar and Grill or Primotivo's for good wine and tapas.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City , CAPhone: (818) 508-0711Distance: 26.17 mi
Universal Citywalk, a three block long promenade featuring shopping, dining, nightlife, entertainment and live performances, is located just outside the Universal Studios theme park in California. Citywalk has over 30 stores and more than 30 restaurants, ranging from fast food to full service dining. There is indoor skydiving, a bowling alley, and a 19 screen theater multiplex with a 7 story IMAX screen. There are seven nightspots for drinking, dancing, and clubbing, and a concert pavilion that offers free live performances. All this in a safe, secure environment, and admission is free!
take the kids for the day at the Universal Studio tour and then go eat on the city walk after. It's very loud and bright- sensory overload but fun to visit...then get back to the beach in a hurry.
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2312Phone: 310-394-5451Distance: 6.63 mi
Santa Monica Place was re-opened in 2010 as a modern, open-air shopping destination boasting stores like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Louis Vuitton. It is a 500,000 sq. ft. shopping area with plenty of restaurants located at the end of the 3rd Street Promenade near the Santa Monica Pier.
I like to shop and dine here. Great Happy Hour specials too. The rooftop restaurants are great. I like Zengo best
205 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293Phone: (310) 306-0059Distance: 0.25 mi
Breakfast Burrito's a must- Blueberry Pancakes to die for - Omelet's, sandwich's and more!
I call ahead and place my order then walk a block to eat it or bring it home.
Early morning coffee klatsch w/ the neighborhood newsy know-it-alls ;-)