Thirsty Souls

Thirsty Souls: Live Like a Local (LA)

This week we're thirsty for the local life.  Bounce around these Airbnbs in LA for an authentic getaway that'll have you reppin' the West Coast in no time. Remember, you're a traveler, not a tourist!

1. Malibu

There are two sides to every coin, and also two sides to Malibu. If you're looking for good wine and rolling hills, hit the mountains; the beach is great for surfers and bums!

Stay at this Malibu Escape to explore the mountain side of Malibu or get down by the water at this Enchanted Cottage.

2. Downtown

Downtown is a perfect, central place to stay in order to access all that LA has to offer.  Check out this co-living space (called a PodShare) to meet fellow travelers, then explore Little Tokyo and the Arts District with your new best friends.  Cap the night off at The Theater at Ace Hotel with a cocktail and a star-studded show. 

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3. The Valley

The Valley has plenty of space for the entire family, so bring the kids and explore Ventura Blvd and Lake Balboa Park together.  

Try this cottage in Toluca Lake (near The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) to kick it in Justin Bieber's neck of the woods, or stay in a private pool house in Sherman Oaks for a quieter, more Zen holiday. 

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4. Echo Park

Just outside of Downtown, Echo Park is a hip neighborhood full of chic 20-somethings and inspired local retailers like the Cactus Store, Myrtle, and Origami Vinyl. Take in awesome views of Downtown by snagging a place with a balcony (like this Artist Retreat), or walk up to a Dodger game while staying in this Tangerine Dreamroom.

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5. Venice Beach

Stay at this Surf Pad on the canal or in this Art Loft for a true Venice experience. Hold hands on the boardwalk, ride bikes around Abbot Kinney, and tip the street performers near the skate park.  Just because you're vising doesn't mean you can't be a part of this vibrant community! 

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6. Beverly Hills

Really treat yo' self with an epic booking in 90210. Walk to Rodeo Drive while being a guest at this cozy & luxurious Airbnb, or drive up the mountain and live within the Hills at this gated home with a pool!

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