Culver City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Culver City; our list of the best things to see, including Marina del Rey's Fisherman's Village., Waterloo & City and Waterside Marina del Rey Shopping Center.
  • The best place in Culver City: Marina del Rey's Fisherman's Village.

    Marina del Rey's Fisherman's Village.

    Take a trip to New England without ever leaving the Westside! This replica of a New England seaport and fishing town is the place to go to get out on the water. There are several companies to rent boats -- both sail and motor, kayaks, wind-surfboards and more. Charter a harbor cruise or reserve your place on one of the public dinner cruises or Sunday Champagne Brunch cruises. Or join one of the exciting fishing adventures with Marina del Rey Sportfishing's open party trips. Both 1/2 day and 3/4 day trips are available with rod rentals, tackle, bait and fishing licenses available. Enjoy waterfront dining, shop for souvenirs, or stroll along the cobblestone paths to enjoy views of the Marina. On the weekends (weather permitting) there are free outdoor concerts in the Lighthouse Plaza area. [17]
    Playa Vista food nearby
  • Waterloo & City

    Waterloo & City

    12517 W Washington Blvd
    M–Sa 6-10PM, Su 5-9PM (Dinner). Su-Th 5-Midnight, F-Sa 5PM-1AM (Bar). $15-$30 for meals. This upscale pub combines French/British fusion cuisine with an impressive wine and beer list - beer connoisseurs will love the selection while those who prefer Buddweiser might prefer going elsewhere. It is named for the London underground railway line where the co-owner/chef began his youthful world adventures. Staff is attentive, intelligent and friendly, and while portions aren't huge the food is extremely well prepared. Favorites include the sticky toffee pudding. Daily happy hour from 5-7PM.
    Mar Vista
  • Waterside Marina del Rey Shopping Center

    Waterside Marina del Rey Shopping Center

    4700 Admiralty Way open daily
    Local boutiques and one-of-a-kind treasures; Bank of America (ATM); Ralphs Market (with deli); men, women and children's clothing; gift shops; restaurants, cafes; boating supplies; post office and UPS shipping.
    Playa Del Ray
  • Father's Office

    Father's Office

    3229 Helms Ave
    0, 3229 Helms Ave (in the Helm's Bakery complex). This upscale pub is famous for its burger, just don't try to make any substitutions. There are also over 70 beers on tap.
  • Fox Hills Shopping Center

    294 Fox Hills Mall
    M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 11AM-6PM. With nearly 200 stores, The Fox Hills Mall is a major shopping center located close to the 405 and 90 freeways. The complex underwent a major expansion in 2010 and now features a Target, Best Buy, Gold's Gym and BJ's Restaurant in addition to the many smaller stores.
  • Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

    6300 Hetzler Rd
    8AM-sunset daily. $6 for self-parking. Over three hundred feet above the surrounding neighborhoods, this overlook provides tremendous views of the LA basin, as well as some short nature trails for those interested in native plants and animals. A self-pay parking lot is available at the top of the hill, but hearty souls can park for free along Jefferson and then walk up 315 vertical feet of switchbacks and steps. The visitor's center is open Th-Su 10AM-5PM (subject to the latest budget crisis), and special events including twilight walks and bird-watching are scheduled regularly.
    Crenshaw restaurants nearby
  • Santa Ana Artist Village Art Walk

    Art District
    First Sa of every month 7PM. Free.
    Palms food nearby
  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    9341 Venice Blvd
    Th 2PM-8PM, F-Su noon-6PM. $5 suggested donation. This museum is an artistic mixture of fact and fiction, featuring weird and wonderful displays of things that never happened, next to strange but true practices of bygone years. It can be hard to distinguish between the two, and it's best not to try. An enjoyable afternoon's visit and a tribute to the weirdness of the world. An upstairs tea room serves complimentary tea and cookies. Free movie screenings hourly. This attraction is actually in the Palms district of Los Angeles, although it has a Culver City address.
    Palms eat nearby
  • Star Eco Station

    10101 West Jefferson Blvd
    F 1PM-5PM, Sa-Su 10AM-4PM. $8 for adults, $6 for children. An exotic environmental science & wildlife rescue center that is in a nondescript building, the Eco Station is a hidden attraction offering hands-on experiences with rescued tropical birds, mammals, reptiles and other critters. Most of the facility's animals are illegal shipments seized by US customs that needed a home. Hands-on tours lasting from forty-five minutes to one and a half hours (depending on crowd size and the enthusiasm of the group) leave every half hour from 10AM-3PM on weekends and seven days a week in the summer. Hands-on opportunities as part of the tour. Special community events throughout the year. Appropriate for all age learners. Infants IN strollers - FREE.
    Palms restaurants nearby
  • Culver City Farmer's Market

    Main St and Bagley Ave
    The market offers fresh foods, flowers, crafts, and other fare. Two hours of free parking are available in downtown garages. When you walk across the alley, you are actually moving from Los Angeles to Culver City (or vice versa).
    Palms food nearby
  • The Museum of Tolerance,

    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM, SUN 11AM-5PM, Early close on Fri 10AM-3PM Nov-Mar. Adults $13, Seniors (62+) $11, Student with I.D. and Youth 5-18 $10. The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a multi-media museum designed to examine racism and prejudice in the United States and the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust. It is sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
    West Los Angeles eat nearby
  • Marina Square

    Lincoln Blvd
    and Mindanao, Open daily. - Restaurants, quick service cafes, coffee bar and sushi; nail salon and tanning salon; bank(ATM).
    Playa Vista
  • UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

    14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey
    From windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing and sailing, UCLA Marina Aquatic Center offers both equipment rentals and extensive instructional and recreational boating programs. Open to non-UCLA community affiliates.
    Playa Del Ray food nearby
  • Pink Taco@Hard Rock Hotel

    Pink Taco@Hard Rock Hotel

    Decoration and staff are half pirate ship, half Suicide Girls, but the Mexican food (and the margaritas) are tasty and served in generous portions.
    Century City
  • Libra Brazilian Steakhouse

    Libra Brazilian Steakhouse

    3833 Main St
    Like most Brazilian steakhouses, Libra features chefs going from table to table with skewers of meat and satisfied-yet-overstuffed patrons. However, this restaurant distinguishes itself with a high-quality "salad" bar featuring beef stew, chicken dishes, artichoke hearts, fried plantains, and other fare. The grilled meats (beef, lamb, pork and chicken) are very good although they don't rise to the level of "outstanding", but the service is excellent and the grilled cinnamon pineapple provides an offering not found at similar restaurants. At $35 per person for dinner the price may seem a bit steep, but there are early bird specials and numerous online coupons that can help to reduce costs, and lunch prices are much lower albeit with a reduced selection.
  • Versailles


    10319 Venice Blvd
    La Cienega, 310-289-0392 and other locations. [23]
    Mar Vista
  • Shanghai Red's

    Shanghai Red's

    13813 Fiji Way
    Located along the waterway that all boats use to enter/leave the marina, this restaurant offers seafood, steaks, chicken, and pasta. The weekend buffet is massive and hugely popular and is consistently rated among LA's top buffets. If you aren't hungry but are in the area the entrance to the restaurant features a garden and carp pond that is worth a look.
    Playa Del Ray
  • Tender Greens

    Tender Greens

    9523 Culver Blvd
    Su-Th 11:30AM-9PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-10PM. $5 and up. As you might guess, the emphasis here is on the fresh salads of all types, but you can get them small, meal-sized or pair them with steak, chicken or fish. This popular eatery uses local, organic produce to assemble fresh and healthy salads and soups, as well as delectable hot dishes from the grill, such as free-range chicken, Angus flatiron steak, and line-caught tuna. This eco-conscious restaurant also uses biodegradable to-go containers, reclaimed timber, and non-toxic cleaners. The atmosphere is relaxed and beautiful, with a spacious patio for outdoor dining. Portions are large, and a wide array of boutique wines and microbrews will please any palate. Friendly service.
  • Typhoon


    3221 Donald Douglas Loop S
    Best known for its exotic fried insects, this pan-asian restaurant also serves dim sum and sushi, Malasian and Thai, in a unique setting with a view of the runway. Window tables have great views of the runway activity. Try the steamed whole fish (bass or catfish). Adventurous eaters can try tasty appetizers of crickets, scorpions, sea worms and ants. MSG used, so be sure to ask for your food without it if it disagrees with you.
    Mar Vista
  • Ford's Filling Station

    Ford's Filling Station

    9531 Culver Blvd
    Run by the son of actor Harrison Ford, this relatively new (February 2006) and somewhat trendy restaurant strives for a pub atmosphere while still keeping the quality of a high-end restaurant. The drinks are good if slightly pricey ($6 for a beer) and the food is excellent. Half of the menu consists of excellent home-cured deli meats for about $10 a tray, while the flatbreads and other dishes are slightly more expensive ($15 - $30) but very tasty.
  • Govinda's


    3764 Watseka Ave The unusual vegetarian restaurant operated as part of the hospitable and charitable tradition of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. A buffet luncheon or sandwiches will cost you less than ten bucks. Above the restaurant you will find a boutique filled with fine garments and unusual handicrafts and art objects from India, the spiritual home of the Krishna devotees.
  • Kogi Korean BBQ

    Kogi Korean BBQ

    Location Varies
    Kogi BBQ - .. Eat Chego -
    Mar Vista
  • Tender Greens

    Tender Greens

    9523 Culver Blvd
    Tender Greens offers farm-to-fork, organic classics along with chef driven daily specials highlighting the best of seasonal ingredients, local farms and artisans.
  • Novecento Pasta & Grill

    3837 Main St
    M-Th 11:30AM-2:30PM and 5PM-9PM, F 11:30AM-2:30PM and 5PM-10PM, Sa 5PM-10PM, closed Su. Northern Italian cuisine on Main St. Try the homemade gnocchi.
  • Versailles


    10319 Venice Blvd
  • Backstage


    10400 Culver Blvd
    Proudly advertising itself as "the best dive bar in the world" Backstage offers a high-energy atmosphere with a really fun crowd. Expect a packed house on weekends and call ahead to reserve a table if you don't want to be standing. Drinks are reasonably priced ($4 for a draft beer), the staff is extraordinarily friendly, and there is karaoke (Thursday - Saturday), pool, darts, and decent bar food to help keep the evening entertaining.
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