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Popular Attractions in Playa Vista

If you're a first time visitor to Playa Vista, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Playa Vista.

What are some good attractions in Playa Vista?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Playa Vista.

Santa Monica Pier
100 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA (310) 458-8901
Venice Beach Boardwalk
Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA (310) 396-6764
Abbot Kinney
Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA
Third Street Promenade
3rd Street Promenade Los Angeles , CA
Korean Friendship Bell
3601 S Gaffey St CA (310) 548-7705
Topanga State Park
20829 Entrada Rd CA (310) 455-2465
Main St
Main St CA
Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd CA (310) 454-8212
Chaya Venice
110 Navy St CA (310) 396-1179
Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple
17190 Sunset Blvd CA (310) 454-4114
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd CA (818) 980-1615
El Mercado
9055 Woodman Ave CA (805) 895-9859

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"From downtown to Santa Monica Pier, you can take the R-10 bus or the Metro Expo Line and connect to the 534 bus to Santa Monica."  See More

"I also loved LACMA The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the The Getty Center We rented bikes and cycled from Venice Beach Boardwalk to Santa Monica which was fab."  See More

"You can also try Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica."  See More

"Just to add a few places: West Hollywood, Westwood, Los Feliz, Century City, CA, and Beverlywood."  See More

"I suggest Will Rogers State Historic Park (Pacific Ocean views), Griffith Park Observatory Trails Peak( has the gene autry museum), Runyon Canyon Park Entrance - Fuller Avenue (actors like to hike there), and my favorite, the Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro, CA."  See More

"food trucks are big in LA and offer a range of options in cool areas like Venice Beach's Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping (way better to stroll than the Venice boardwalk) and across from LACMA(La County Museum of Art)."  See More

"Closer to Santa Monica in Pacific Palisades is Los Liones Trailhead it's short and easy with an amazing view of the ocean up the top."  See More

"Last, but not least, my favorite hikes can be found at Topanga State Park."  See More

"I would second suggestions for Main St, Montana Ave and Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping."  See More

"There are a ton of cool shops on the street and nice restaurants too such as Chaya Venice."  See More

"Go to the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple which is around Malibu."  See More

"Present-day leaders at quality slates of Jazz, Blues, etc: the Catalina Bar and Grill, the The Jazz Bakery, the The Baked Potato, Pip's Restaurant on La Brea."  See More

"El Mercado in East LA is like taking a trip to Mexico."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Santa Monica Pier
  2. Venice Beach Boardwalk
  3. Abbot Kinney
  4. Third Street Promenade
  5. Century City, CA
  6. Korean Friendship Bell
  7. Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping
  8. Los Liones Trailhead
  9. Topanga State Park
  10. Main St
  11. Will Rogers State Historic Park
  12. Chaya Venice
  13. Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple
  14. The Baked Potato
  15. El Mercado
Where can I find out more about Playa Vista?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Playa Vista locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Playa Vista.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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