Things to Do in the Neighborhood
I am not kidding when I say that you could spend days lounging around the house, gazing at the ocean or the Canyon, watching a flock of parrots criss cross the Canyon, or snoozing in the lounge chairs. But at some point you might want to leave our little paradise and venture out to get something to eat, take a walk, play tennis, swim at the beach or a local public pool or even attempt the famous Santa Monica stairs just up the street. So this is a somewhat random list of activities and links to further information.
Restaurants - It's rare in the Los Angeles area to be able to walk to a decent restaurant. And we have SIX within a block of the house. They range from one of the area's best Italian restaurants where celebrities dine nightly to a popular low-key steak house with an ambience just as it was in the 50's.
The Golden Bull - 170 West Channel Road
Caffe Delfini - 147 West Channel Road
Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi - 114 West Channel Road
Sam's Restaurant - 108 West Channel Road
Marix Tex Mex Playa - 118 Entrada Drive
Patrick's Roadhouse - 106 Entrada Drive
Bars - Both the Golden Bull and Marix have an active bar crowd plus there is a neighborhood cocktail lounge.
Hideout Cocktail Bar - 112 West Channel Road
Fitness - If the being across from Will Rogers Beach doesn't provide enough options for physical activity, these are other nearby alternatives to consider.
Canyon Athletics - One of the best gym environments in Los Angeles is just down the street and may be available for use during your stay - please inquire if interested.
Santa Monica Public Beachhouse - Just a short walk down the beach is the brand new beach house with an olympic-sized pool open to the public daily.
Rustic Canyon Tennis Courts - Six public courts located nearby under the shade of old California oaks and eucalyptus.
Santa Monica Stairs - A very popular activity that attracts people from all over Los Angeles, the stairs are two very long stairways that run from the base of the Canyon to Adelaide Drive and provide a great workout.
Will Rogers Beach - One of the widest beaches in Southern California, Will Rogers State Beach is just one block away and accessible by using either of two pedestrian tunnels from our neighborhood under Pacific Coast Highway.
Bike Path on the Beach - Will Rogers Beach is at the northern end of a 22-mile paved bicycle path. Venice, Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach are an easy and flat ride.