Northridge Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Northridge; our list of the best things to see, including Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place and Third Street Promenade.
  • The best place in Northridge: Santa Monica Pier

    Santa Monica Pier

    A bustling boardwalk whose huge Ferris Wheel is the city's icon. The long pier has an old-fashioned amusement park, with reasonable by-the-ride pricing, including a small roller coaster. The Pier has restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, and some street performers. At almost all hours you'll find at least a few people fishing as well. The Santa Monica Pier has terrific coastline views of Malibu and the Southbay. The Pier is within easy walking distance to the Promenade.
    food nearby
  • Santa Monica Place

    Santa Monica Place

    395 Santa Monica Place
    An indoor-outdoor mall that was extensively remodeled in 2010. It houses a variety of restaurants, shops, and pavilions. A large parking garage is attached with reasonable hourly rates.
  • Third Street Promenade

    Third Street Promenade

    A very successful Urban mall project: a vibrant, outdoor street full of restaurants, movie theaters, shopping, bookstores, and bars. Those who enjoy street performances will be impressed by the quality of musicians, dancers, and others. The Promenade is located only three blocks from the beach, the Promenade is one of L.A.'s most popular places to "hang out" for people of all ages.
    restaurants nearby
  • Sherman Oaks Galleria

    Sherman Oaks Galleria

    15301-15303 Ventura Blvd
    A good place to experience the natural habitat of the Valley Girl. While it is primarily a hangout and a melting pot for all the valley's youth, the Galleria also houses a popular multiplex (recently transformed into an ArcLight featuring over 21 theatres where drinks are allowed), a furniture store, a few clothing stores, and several restaurants. A perfect spot to grab dinner and a movie if you're in the area.
    Studio City
  • Trapeze School New York

    Trapeze School New York

    Santa Monica Pier
    Trapeze School New York at Santa Monica Pier is a school of flying trapeze and aerial arts open to the public and for all skill levels and ages. Also offered are corporate workshops, events and parties, birthday parties and performance workshops.
  • Bear Pit Bar-B-Que

    Bear Pit Bar-B-Que

    10825 Sepulveda Blvd
    Delicious bbq,tater tots and garlic toast.
    Mission Hills
  • Library Alehouse

    Library Alehouse

    2911 Main St
    29 taps of craft beer. 2 blocks from the beach.
    Venice
  • The Penthouse Restaurant

    The Penthouse Restaurant

    1111 2nd St
    A rooftop Santa Monica restaurant located on the 18th floor of The Huntley Hotel. Offers a bar and lounge and panoramic ocean views. Menu features contemporary American cuisine with global influences from Asia and Brazil. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm. Also available for private events.
  • Melisse

    Melisse

    1104 Wilshire Blvd
    $100 per person at a minimum. Also featuring organic, locally grown produce and two tasting menus (including a vegetarian version), Melisse is Chef Josiah Citrin latest world class restaurant. The food is outstanding and gets the highest marks in Zagat and Michelin.
  • Springbok Bar & Grill

    Springbok Bar & Grill

    16153 Victory Blvd
    South African pub known for BBQ, beer, rugby fans, international beers on tap, and live performances.
    Reseda
  • J. Paul Getty Villa

    17895 Pacific Coast Highway
    Paul Getty Villa, 17895 Pacific Coast Highway, ☎ +1-310-440-7300. Thursday thru Monday 10AM to 5PM (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Reopened in January 2006, the Getty Villa is an extension of the world-famous Getty Center. The Getty Villa is a separate location that features statues and other cultural artifacts from Greece and Rome. Admission is free but advance, timed tickets are required for each individual. Parking is $15.
    Pacific Palisades eat nearby
  • Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society

    9550 Haskell Ave. North Hills, CA 91343
    Local landmark from the 1960s. Many events are held here from many different cultural and religious traditions.
    North Hills restaurants nearby
  • Van Nuys Golf Course

    6550 Odessa Street
    This small park boasts an 18-hole, par 3 course for beginners as well as a driving range.
    Reseda food nearby
  • Getty Center

    1200 Getty Center Drive
    Tu-Su 10AM-5:30PM (Sa till 9PM). Free. Parking $15. One of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center presents the museum's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present, against a backdrop of dramatic architecture and tranquil gardens. Located at the top of the Santa Monica Mountains, there is a spectacular view of the L.A. basin and the Pacific Ocean. This is unquestionably one of the finest museums in the US. (The other museum location, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, covers the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.)
    Bel Air eat nearby
  • Woodley Lakes Golf Course

    6331 Woodley Ave
    Woodley Lakes has tournament-like greens with flat, wide, and forgiving holes that are great for beginners.
    Reseda restaurants nearby
  • Northridge Fashion Center

    9301 Tampa Avenue
    M - Sa: 10:00AM - 9:00PM; Su: 11:00AM - 7:00PM.
    Northridge
  • The Getty Center (aka J. Paul Getty Museum)

    1200 Getty Center Drive
    Paul Getty Museum), 1200 Getty Center Drive. Well worth a visit. Entrance is free though you will pay $15 for parking or is served by Metro Bus 761. Located at the top of the Santa Monica mountains, you have a spectacular view of both the L.A. basin, the Pacific Ocean, as well as the beautiful buildings and the rose gardens. They also have a very extensive arts collection, should that interest you. This is widely regarded as the finest museum in the USA, matched only by the National Gallery of Art in DC. The old museum, J. Paul Getty Villa [1], in Pacific Palisades, is also worth a visit.
    Bel Air eat nearby
  • Angels Attic Museum

    516 Colorado Ave.
    Th-Sa: 12 noon to 4PM; closed on holidays. Adults - $8.00, Children Under 12 - $5.00, Seniors - $7.00. A museum of antique and contemporary dolls, doll houses, and toys. The only parking is at metered street locations.
    restaurants nearby
  • Candy Cane Lane

    Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street
    A charmingly decorated street at Christmastime.
    Tarzana food nearby
  • The Pizza Cookery

    The Pizza Cookery

    10371 Balboa Blvd
    Try the garlic rolls! Vegan, Vegetarian, and gluten-free menus are available.
    Granada Hills
  • Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas Bar-B-Que

    Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas Bar-B-Que

    8136 Sepulveda Blvd
    Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ, 8136 Sepulveda Blvd, ☎ +1-818-780-6701. It gets really busy on the weekends. Try the beef ribs, pork ribs, beans and macaroni salad. It also has delicious bread.
    North Hills
  • Along with Chez Panisse in Berkeley, lead the nouvelle cuisine movement. Using fresh vegetables from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, locally caught fish and excellent meats every dish is sublime. While not cheap, a meal at Michael's does not disappoint.
  • Paladino's Valley Music and Sports Lounge

    Paladino's Valley Music and Sports Lounge

    6101 Reseda Blvd
    Paladino's has a well-deserved reputation as a venue for LA's greatest tribute bands - you probably won't ever see your favorite band in a small venue, so Paladino's may be the next best thing. They're also an occasional stop for major acts and local talent. Those not into music will find drinks a-plenty, pool, respectable bar food, free wireless internet, and more than a little bit of rock 'n roll attitude.
    Encino
  • The Firehouse

    The Firehouse

    213 Rose Avenue
    Built in a retired firehouse, this restaurant/bar offers all manner of breakfasts, sandwiches, and other meals from a "healthy" and "less healthy" set of menu selections. Weight lifters from Venice Beach gorge themselves on egg whites, chicken breasts, broccoli and tofu, while the rest of the population has a variety of sandwiches and breakfast items to choose from. The ambiance is fun, the food is decent, and prices are reasonable.
    Venice
  • Jin Patisserie

    Jin Patisserie

    1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
    Abbot Kinney's exquisite tea garden and pastry shop resides right next to Aragon Ct. Jin offers an exceptional selection of teas and signature truffles, as well as a delectable food menu. The quaint spot is an ideal location for baby showers, bridal showers, and Mother's Day celebrations.
    Venice
  • Warszawa

    1414 Lincoln Blvd
    Authentic Polish food can be found on Lincoln with a signature dish of roast duck. They have a fantastic outdoor patio in the back where you can get a great vodka martini.
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