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    The Museum of Jurassic Technology 9341 Venice Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    (310) 287-2267

    The less said the better. Just go. No one has regretted it.

    The Center for Land Use Interpretation 9331 Venice Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    This museum keeps bizarre hours, but if you’re already at the MJT, it’s right next door and worth seeing.

    Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 250 South Grand Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Check out the current show: WACK! Art and the feminist revolution.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Getty

    1200 Getty Center Drive

    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    No one really goes here for the art, but it has amazing gardens and views.

The Getty Villa

    17985 Pacific Coast Highway

    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

    Though tickets to the Getty Villa are free, reservations are essential.

Griffith Observatory

    2800 East Observatory Road

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Learn about the night sky in this Los Angeles landmark, which just underwent a massive renovation.

    Reservations are required.

Disney Concert Hall

    111 South Grand Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Even if you think Frank Gehry is overrated, this building is breathtaking. Check it out during the day.

    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 West Temple Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Incredible building. Open daily for all to walk around and look at the building and grounds.

Egyptian Theater

    6712 Hollywood Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    A beautifully restored old theater that specializes in film series, so your favorites can be seen on the big


Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    6925 Hollywood Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    This spot is lousy with tourists but there’s a good reason why. Click on the link to find out where your

    favorite celebrity’s star is located.

The Venice Boardwalk

    1800 Ocean Front Walk

    Venice, CA 90291

    Muscle Beach, patchouli, wierdos and tourists. Go to Zelda’s for mini donuts and a sandwich or head north to On the Waterfront Café, an excellent beer garden.

Zelda’s Corner

    9 Westminster Avenue

    Venice, CA 90291

    Delicious sandwiches and hot mini donuts. Kyle used to eat lunch here when he worked on Pacific Avenue.

On the Waterfront Café

    205 Ocean Front Walk

    Venice, CA 90291

    This place is a little bit of a schlep on the crowded boardwalk, but you can usually get a seat. The Hefewiezen and fries are delicious.

Border Grill th1445 4 Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Well-prepared high-end Mexican food. Order the scallop ceviche, skirt steak, and/or Border Vegetables. You

    won’t be disappointed. If you like beer, order the Michelada. If you like tequila, the margaritas are unparalleled.

Jinky’s Café

    1447 Second Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Great breakfast place close to the Santa Monica hotels. Everyone will find something they love.

Gate of India

    117 Santa Monica Boulevard

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Our favorite Indian restaurant. Really great and affordable. Veggie samosas are a must.

Tuk Tuk

    8875 West Pico Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90035

    Best Thai food in the city. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Order the vegetable spring rolls and the pork chop. Curry dumplings are great, too.

Real Food Daily

    514 Santa Monica Boulevard

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Incredible vegan restaurant with great sietan and mashed potatoes. Don’t order desserts, though, no matter how good they sound. They are all terribly disappointing.

Power Yoga

    1410 Second Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    This is where Sarah attends yoga classes. Click on the link for a schedule. They will rent you a mat for $2 and all classes are “pay what you can.” Suggested donation is $11. Rudy’s class is highly recommended.

Santa Monica Farmers Market

    2640 Main Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Open Sundays from 9:30 am 1 pm, this market is full of organic produce from 30+ farmers and terrific vendors. Take a long stroll or short drive for the best peach ever and a pastry from the Rockenwager stall.

Mani’s Bakery

    2507 Main Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Healthy bakery offering both vegan and sugar-free desserts, as well as other delights with all the fat you could want. Great coffee and breakfast, too!

Urth Caffe

    2327 Main Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Don’t let the horrendous spelling put you off; this place is amazing, offering healthy food that’s really well-

    prepared. Surprisingly delicious desserts: the individual fruit pies are a MUST!

Hennessey + Ingalls

    214 Wilshire Boulevard

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    No architect should miss this store. No architect’s spouse should forget about this store when birthdays or

    anniversaries come around.


    202 Wilshire Boulevard

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    I know you’re thinking, “The steak house? But I have one in my city! Why would I go there?” The difference is, the building was designed by Frederick Fisher & Partners and was a finalist in the AIA Restaurant Design awards. In other words, have a burger and a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. If you go for dinner, reservations are essential.

Jack n’ Jill’s

    510 Santa Monica Boulevard

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Great breakfast place that features tasty omelets, good coffee, and the biggest bowl of oatmeal ever seen.

Fred Segal

    500 Broadway

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Want to shop where the stars do? Check out the (in)famous Fred Segal, land of overpriced bedazzled clothes. Watch out for tiny dogs and huge handbags.


    1009 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Venice, CA 90291

    This is our favorite Venice restaurant. It’s simple, beautiful, and serves seasonal produce. The fish of the

    day is always divine. Superb wine list, too.

Brick House Café

    826 Hampton Avenue

    Venice, CA 90291

    Fantastic breakfasts with a laid-back vibe. Reminds us of Texas.

Lilly’s French Café

    1031 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

    Venice, CA 90291

    Take advantage of their $12 brunch special: it includes your choice of sandwich, omelet or quiche, salad and

    fries. All this on a gorgeous patio with a terrific selection of wines by the glass. Bon appetit!

Mao’s Kitchen

    1512 Pacific Avenue

    Venice, CA 90291

    If you’ve visited Sarah & Kyle, chances are, we’ve taken you here. Great food, BYOB, and very “Venice.”

    We recommend “splurging” on the Dollar Salad and anything with fried tofu.

Abbot’s Pizza

    1407 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

    Venice, CA 90291

    Consistently rated one of Los Angeles’ favorite pizza places. Bite your tongues, citizens of New York and

    Chicago: this pizza is delicious.


    1225 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

    Venice, CA 90291

    Japanese Importer of limited-edition sneakers. Not to be missed.


    1104 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

    Venice, CA 90291

    Sarah’s favorite Venice clothing store. Fingers crossed there is a sale.

Baby Blues Bar-B-Q

    444 Lincoln Boulevard

    Venice, CA 90291

    Note to the Texans: THIS IS NOT TEXAS BBQ! However, the food they serve is fantastic. Order the shrimp

    Suicide King, the burger or the catfish sandwich. All are delicious. BYOB.

Kyle & Sarah’s house

    945 ? Marco Place

    Venice, CA 90291

    Please don’t stop by unannounced unless you want to see Sarah’s trademark Look Of Death. However,

    we’d thought you’d like to see where we live in relation to all this!

Father’s Office

    1018 Montana Avenue

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

    This is consistently listed as one of the best burgers in America, and we agree. It is always busy and, unfortunately, crowded full of jerks. However, if you dare weather the storm, you are in for a treat. Split the sweet potato fries; they’re great!

In-N-Out Burger

    13425 Washington Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90292

    For anyone outside of California, Arizona, or Nevada, you MUST visit In-N-Out. Locations are everywhere, but this is the closest to your hotel. Don’t worry, vegetarians: just ask for the “grilled cheese, animal style.” It’s not on the menu, but they will hook you up. Great shakes, too!

Bay Cities Italian Deli

    1517 Lincoln Boulevard

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    FANTASTIC sandwiches. If it were up to Sarah, she & Kyle would eat here at least twice a week. It is very popular, so walk in with confidence, take a number, and wait to order from the intimidating Italian men behind the counter. Recommended: If you eat meat: Large Godmother with The Works. If you don’t: Any cheese of your choice with The Works. Trust us.


    Corner of West Washington and National Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    If you are even remotely interested in kitchen gadgets and/or gourmet food, you must pay this place a visit.

Ford’s Filling Station

    9531 Culver Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232,0,1716419.story

    This is in our Top Three Favorite Los Angeles Restaurants. Get a reservation and splurge. Recommended: the polenta cake and whatever chef special is on the menu that day.

Tender Greens

    9523 Culver Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    Not fast food: good food done quickly. The salads are fantastic.

S&W Country Diner

    9748 Washington Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    If you’re staying at the Culver Hotel, you MUST go here for Sunday breakfast. It will knock that hangover out!

    Just be prepared for an agonizingly-long wait if you go between 10 am 1 pm.

Santa Maria Barbeque

    9739 Culver Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    This is a relatively new restaurant and we love it! Get the tri tip sandwich, pinquito beans and cole slaw.

Hungry Cat

    1535 North Vine Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    This is in our Top Three Favorite Los Angeles Restaurants. Make a reservation and be sure and order any of their specialty cocktails, especially if you’re taking a taxi! Recommended: Everything.

Amoeba Records

    6400 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Hands down, the best music store you will ever go to. Whether you’re a rare-record collector, an opera

    aficionado, or someone who wants the latest Top 40 hit, you will love this store. Don’t miss it, unless you wish to save money.

Cat & Fiddle Restaurant & English Pub

    6530 Sunset Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Great place for an afternoon beer. Parts of “Casablanca” were filmed in the pub’s private room and Orson

    Welles is rumored to have lived here in his fatter days.

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

    1858 North Vermont Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Loud, tacky, and cheap, this is everything you want in an ancient family-owned Italian restaurant. Order the

    Pizza Rosa: it is the closest thing to heaven.

Edna Hart Boutique and Knittery

    2941 Rowena Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90039

    Sarah gets all her mom’s gifts here: they specialize in local jewelry designers.

Una Mae’s

    4651 Kingswell Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Sarah’s favorite clothing store. It is amazing.

Alegria on Sunset

    3510 West Sunset Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90026

    This is the only affordable option in our Top Three Favorite Los Angeles Restaurants. You must order the

    queso frito; you’ll thank us for it later. Recommended: Tacos Dorados (potato tacos), Carnitas (shredded

    pork), and Tacos de Pescado (fish tacos, voted “Best in L.A.”) Cash only, BYOB.


    515 South Fairfax Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Want to see where Sarah got her wedding dress? Check out the store that is a far cry from any wedding


The Original Farmers Market

    6333 West Third Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Not just a place for produce, this Farmers Market has been around since 1934 and houses some of the best

    eating in Los Angeles. Stroll around the vendors. We recommend Loteria Grill, Moishe’s and Bob’s Coffee &


The Hotel Carmel

    201 Broadway

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    A group rate has been arranged for our guests. Please see the Accommodations page for more


The Georgian Hotel

    1415 Ocean Avenue

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    A group rate has been arranged for our guests. Please see the Accommodations page for more


The Culver Hotel

    9400 Culver Boulevard

    Culver City, CA 90232

    A group rate has been arranged for our guests. Please see the Accommodations page for more


Though we’ve listed several of our favorite places to see, do and eat, here’s a list of Los Angeles

    neighborhoods that are great to stroll around:

Santa Monica:

    Third Street Promenade

    Santa Monica Pier

    Main Street


    Abbot Kinney Boulevard

    The Canals

Los Angeles:

    West Third Street

Los Feliz:

    Vermont Avenue


Silver Lake:

    Sunset Boulevard,_Los_Angeles,_California

FINALLY, if you have done some research of your own, but want to know if certain places are worth the

    drive or expense, just email Sarah with your question at She has lived in Los Angeles for seven years and has hosted many guests in her time. She is happy to play tour guide.

Architects, architecture enthusiasts and fans of Bladerunner can contact Kyle at for a

    more robust rundown of the various landmarks and masterworks in the area.

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