We love recommending our favorite things about LA to guests. Here are a few.
Los Angeles, a city teeming with vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and endless adventure, offers experiences unique to its sprawling metropolis. At Open Air Homes, we pride ourselves on not just providing luxury accommodations but also in curating personalized experiences for our guests. Inspired by the concept of Oprah’s favorite things, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Los Angeles activities, dining spots, and hidden gems that make this city truly special.
1. Culinary Delights: Reservation-Required Dining
Los Angeles’ food scene is as diverse as its population. For those seeking an unforgettable dining experience, we recommend securing a table at Felix, Ospi, or Gjelina in Venice. In West Hollywood and Hollywood, Horses, Bestia, and Bavel are our top picks, while Nobu in Malibu offers an unbeatable combination of exquisite cuisine and ocean views.
2. Relax and Rejuvenate: Massage Therapy
For a touch of relaxation, our go-to is the Soothe app, offering convenient, high-quality massage services right in the comfort of your Open Air Home. For an unparalleled experience, we can connect you with JR, a massage therapist whose skill and understanding of the body are unmatched.
3. Outdoor Adventures: Hiking and Biking
Los Angeles is blessed with beautiful natural scenery, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Our favorite hidden gem hike starts at Berea Place and Chataquaqua Blvd, leading to breathtaking city and ocean views. For biking enthusiasts, the beach bike path stretching from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach offers a scenic ride along the coast.
4. Coffee Culture: LA’s Best Brews
Los Angeles takes its coffee seriously. With a plethora of options, some of our favorites include Intelligensia for cold brews, Groundworks for a great breakfast burrito and coffee combo, and Dues Ex Machina for a trendy vibe.
5. Relaxation: Beaches and Wine Tours
From the lively Venice Beach to the tranquil Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles beaches offer something for everyone. For a unique experience, we recommend the Malibu Wines 4×4 wine tour, combining scenic beauty with delightful tastes.
6. Stylish Finds: Furniture Shopping
Los Angeles is a haven for design enthusiasts. HD Buttercup offers a vast selection of ready-to-purchase furniture, while Big Daddies Antiques and Kelly Wearstler present unique, high-end pieces to elevate any space.
7. Discover and Explore: Iconic LA Sights
From the eclectic Venice Beach Boardwalk to the chic Malibu Country Mart and the historic Getty Villa, Los Angeles is full of places to explore and discover. Don’t miss the Malibu Pier or a drive up the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway.
Remember, this is just a taste of what Los Angeles has to offer. For a fully personalized experience, including exclusive recommendations tailored to your preferences, book a stay at one of our Open Air Homes. We can’t wait to share more of our beloved city with you!