Downtown Culver City
Downtown Culver City is a vibrant neighborhood that you'd be happy to enjoy on a weekend. There are many restaurants to discover and nice historic buildings to appreciate.
Brunch at Cafe Vida is excellent with many healthy options on their menu (delicious organic brown rice pancakes). Their drinks are worth the detour too like the homemade rosemary watermelon lemonade.
Akasha is a must when dining in Downtown Culver City. The outside of the restaurant demonstrates the historic character of this area. It is located in the renovated historic Hull Building. The menu features California and New American cuisine and it is an ideal spot to have a good time with friends.
Fried-chicken lovers should make a stop at Honey's Kettle which is an institution located at 9537 Culver Boulevard. They also have very good traditional pies.
Pass by the City Hall which has a nice Mediterranean feel with its cypresses line and quiet patio.
Walking up to the Culver Hotel is a must. Built in 1924 the flatiron-shaped building is a National Historic Landmark. There is a nice outside seating area and their signature cocktails are very fancy (starting with their names : the Old Blue Eyes, the Lavender Collins or The Ruby Slipper...)
Just across the pretty town plaza you will find Make Out for a vegan dining experience.
Culver City has been the heart of movie production since the 1920s. The famous MGM (Metro-Goldwin-Mayer) studios were located in Culver City. The complex is now home of the Sony Pictures Studios which can be visited by the public.
Very close to the Culver Hotel you can admire the Culver Studios entrance. Major movies like Gone with the Wind or Rebecca were shot in these studios.
Not far from Downtown Culver City there is a great hike to do : the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. From the top you will have an amazing 360° view of Los Angeles from the ocean to Downtown. It's a good spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the city.