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We Have Your Next 24 Hours in Culver City Taken Care of—Cubano Sandwiches and Rain Showers Included!

Check out All the Amazing Shops, Eateries and Hotels in Culver City

Written By: Ashlee Polarek 24 Hours in Culver City

Within the borders of its five-square-miles, Culver City is a diverse host to restaurants with delicious eats, cool shops, exciting hikes and a rich history. It’s also home to a number of notable radio, television and movie studios, giving the neighborhood the affectionate nickname, “Heart of Screenland.” Enjoy a Latin-inspired breakfast at Cafe Vida, watch a play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and update your wardrobe at Reformation. Ready to go? Here is how to spend a full 24 hours in Los Angeles’ cool hidden gem, Culver City.  

24 Hours in Culver City

7:30 a.m.

Morning Coffee at Bar Nine

Start your day off bright and early with a coffee from Bar Nine. Since 2014, the duo behind Bar Nine has been serving thoughtfully-crafted coffee with locals in charming, reusable glass jars.


8 a.m.

Filling Breakfast at Cafe Vida


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Stop into Cafe Vida to fill up on breakfast faves like the California Scramble with applewood bacon and avo, or the Huevos Rancheros with two eggs over a quesadilla, topped with a roasted tomato jalapeño sauce.


9:30 a.m.

Tour the Lot at Sony Pictures


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Get your tickets for the two-hour walking tour around the famed Sony Pictures Studio lot, where you can check out the sound stages that were once home to movies including The Wizard of Oz and Spider-Man.


11:45 a.m.

Lunch Like a Local at The Wallace


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Grab a table at The Wallace, where you can find delish dishes made from local and sustainable products. Try the El Cubano made with scrumptious pork belly, ham, gruyere and dill pickle.


1:30 p.m.

Shopping at PLATFORM

What you’ll find at PLATFORM are a community of independent merchants and pop-up shops. Check out the cool photography gallery at House of Spoils and Reformation for stunning clothes designed in LA.  

3 p.m.

Take a Hike at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook


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Don your workout gear and get ready for a sweeping view of the LA basin at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, also known as the Culver City Stairs. Choose between a winding trail or tackle the ultimate Stairmaster and take the steep stairs to the top.


6 p.m.

Drinks and Dinner at The Corner Door


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Indulge in exquisite dishes, like the Hazelnut Risotto, by Executive Chef Chris Martinez at The Corner Door. To drink? Sip on the Viking Martini, made with Old Raj Gin, aquavit, Lillet and blanc vermouth.


8 p.m.

See a Show at the Kirk Douglas Theatre


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Spend the evening enjoying a performance at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The 2018-2019 season is a “Season of Power Plays” with works that push boundaries. Encore!


10 p.m.

Rest and Recover at the Culver Hotel

Turn in for the night at the Culver Hotel. Built in 1924, this historic hotel offers modern luxury mixed with its glam past—it welcomed actors from Gone with the Wind!


Check into Mayumi for a hotel that offers privacy and community. Enjoy your ensuite rain shower and Bluetooth keyless access. In the morning, head to the common area to mingle with other guests around a firepit.

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Ashlee is a freelance writer with a focus on travel, lifestyle and food. After obtaining her degree in Journalism she took the world by storm teaching in South Korea and giving motivation speeches across the United States. She can often be found on road-trips, plane rides and cooking up her favorite meal from her most recent travels. The anti-homebody loves a good hike, good book and a day spent with friends.


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