Culver City Travel Guide

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Culver City Things to Do

  • Culver West Alexander Park

    This park is one of my favorite, it is 3 acre, it includes the following: Recreation Building with restroom facilities Picnic Area with 2 eight foot picnic tables, 1 six foot table 3 Barbeques 1 Children's Play Equipment Area 1 Softball Diamond 1 Basketball Court 1 Soccer Field Passive Grass area Night Lighting Tennis Courts Permit is an...

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  • Culver West Alexander Park

    This park is one of my favorite, it is 3 acre, it includes the following: Recreation Building with restroom facilities Picnic Area with 2 eight foot picnic tables, 1 six foot table 3 Barbeques 1 Children's Play Equipment Area 1 Softball Diamond 1 Basketball Court 1 Soccer Field Passive Grass area Night Lighting Tennis CourtsPermit is an option if...

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  • Discover Culver Appeal if Doing the...

    If coming to the greater Los Angeles area to attend a Wheel of Fortune taping, you'll get to enjoy Culver City, which has hosted the long running TV game show with Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Tickets are FREE as always. Tapings are on the Sony Studios lot and usually last a few hours including wait time for security and to be seated . Leave cameras...

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  • See Jeopardy!

    ....and how cute Alex Trebek is in person. Ah, I have always had a thing for that fine ol' witty, sophisticated Canadian game show host. Jeporady is a classic TV hit I particularly cherish being a trivia buff. I doubt my skills enough to not venture being on the show but I would love to be in the audience to watch others as contestants. For tickets...

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  • Art Walk

    Culver City hosts an annual Artwalk event at the end of May for free. However, I'm sure the galleries are open throughout the year. There are quite a few within 2-3 blocks of each other. For a list, you can check the link below.

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  • See a movie in the Original Screen...

    Culver City can rightfully boast of big and small screen heritage. It is home to Sony Pictures Studio where live movies and shows still are being filmed. Here is a Hollywood West. On the website below, see times for Pacific Theares ( at 9500 Culver Blvd, 310-855-7519) in Culver City as well as other nearby theaters for showtimes! I tell you, there...

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Culver City Restaurants

  • Tito's Tacos

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tito's Tacos is a very popular taqueria of the greater L.A area- so much so that daily, people wait several minutes just to make an order. I'll never understand completely the enormous hype about this place though it's worth a visit if you want simple and good Mex. It is highly recommended that you come here early (it opens at 9am) or come during...

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  • Casa Sanchez

    This is one of the fanciest Mexican restaurants I know around LA. The food is very good, the service as well. They have Steak, Mole, Salmon wrapped in banana leaves, delicious salsa and guacamole etc., not sure if it is authentic but it tastes good They also have a Mariachi band that comes for some "authentic" music. I'm not going to lie, it was...

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  • Fancy Mexican

    This is one of the fanciest Mexican restaurants I know around LA. The food is very good, the service as well. They have Steak, Mole, Salmon wrapped in banana leaves, delicious salsa and guacamole etc., not sure if it is authentic but it tastes goodThey also have a Mariachi band that comes for some "authentic" music. I'm not going to lie, it was...

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  • They Roast their own coffee beans

    This family owned coffee shop is the back-bone of downtown Culver City. They roast their own coffee beans and serve the best cup of coffee in the area (and can hold their own against the local Starbucks, and nearby Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The favourite dish is actually a cup. The coffee is 2nd to none - and I'm a big fan of their French Roast...

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  • Rocks!

    This casual wine bar absolutely rocks! Fun, laid back place perfect for happy hour or a chill, mellow dinner. Awesome wine list, beer list, and great appetizers. Hip music and a friendly waitstaff complement the experience. ~The dates are amazing!~Grilled cheese with truffle butter! yum!

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  • Great chili and friendly service

    I saw this place open up in my neighborhood a while back and decided to check it out. I'm generally not a big fan of chili, but one taste and I was hooked (I've been back three times in the last month). There are seven different types of chili available - steak, port, turkey, chicken, and vegetarian to name a few. Each has its own character and is...

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  • Surprisingly gourmet buffet of sorts

    Tender Greens is a cute spot located in the bustling restaurant/ bar scene on Culver Blvd by Main Street in Culver City. The concept is cool: you order at a counter and wait while gourmet plates of food are prepared and assembled while you wait in line. Then, you take it to your seat either in the main restaurant or the outdoor patio.The prices are...

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  • Check out the Hype-but don't wait too...

    Tito's Tacos is a very popular taqueria of the greater L.A area- so much so that daily, people wait several minutes just to make an order. I'll never understand completely the enormous hype about this place though it's worth a visit if you want simple and good Mex. It is highly recommended that you come here early (it opens at 9am) or come during...

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  • Eat Good Mex at the Corner!

    Cinco De Mayo is not just a one-day affair, rather, can be celebrated everyday of the year, 24/7. This Culver City taco joint is a local favorite , easily found at a corner of Washington Pl (just yards away from the busy Washington Blvd), and Sepulveda Blvd. Despite the high visibility, it does get passed up by the insanely popular Tito's Tacos ,...

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Culver City Nightlife

  • Cool Jazz @ A Hot New Club

    What a fantastic concert. You always here the phrase "you just can't improve upon perfection," however Sony Holland just gets better and better each time I hear her sing. She totally blew me away the other night at Culver's jazz club. She didn't just sing, she performed. Her band, The Theo Saunders Quartet who just happens to consist of some of the...

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  • Get Jazzed Up at the Bakery

    Here is a very nice, subdued venue with great vibes. The Jazz Bakery is a 7 night jazz club, featuring renouned jazz cats. Check out the website for updated scheldule. It is noted as the only non-profit LA area jazz venue that plays each day. So, know that you will get quality and tremednously help out the arts community thrive in Culver City.Call...

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  • On Sunday afternoons the...

    On Sunday afternoons the Sagebrush Cantina transforms itself into the Salsa Cantina.This is a family oriented, casual place. You can eat and dance from 3 pm to 10pm on Sundays. Great way to wind the week-end down. Casual

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Culver City Transportation

  • Get to Culver Fast via downtown L.A.

    The Expo Line is the newest addition to rail travel in greater Los Angeles. In 30 minutes' time, one can go is from downtown L.A to Culver City, at the CC stop*. The same trip by car in some freeway traffic is not much shorter or longer given the typical freeway L.A. traffic. Expo Line ridership is steadily building, not generally very crowded like...

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  • Get to Culver via LAX- G to CC 6

    Bussing it from LAX to Culver City is convenient. From the lower level arrivals at the airport:-Catch a free LAX "G" shuttle bus (stand under the clearly marked shuttle area) and head to the LAX City Bus Center or to the Green Line Aviation Station, both about a mile or less away. Exit whichever destination option and wait for the Culver City 6...

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Culver City Shopping

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    by Sienlu Updated Dec 29, 2009

    I really like this store because it always has great shoes at affordable prices. I bought 2 pairs of boots, that I get compliments on all the time, for $93...not bad!

    It is situated at the bottom level of the Fox Hills Mall (Westfield) in Culver City. It was just renovated and Target, Best Buy and H&M were just added. Certainly another reason to shop in this mall.

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Culver City Local Customs

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    by marinarena Updated Apr 2, 2013

    Westfield Shopping malls are scattered throughout the greater L.A. area. They often are, in typical corporate fashion, undistinguishable. Each one usually has 3-4 major dept stores, carved with some specialty clothing, shoe and gift shops and of course, the colorful fattening food court...yada ...yada... yada...

    Making several trips here throughout the years, I have enjoyed the particular cultural color here at the Culver City Westfeld (well, no one says " Culver City Westfeld", rather call it as it was known classically, Fox Hills Mall). Just a few miles from LAX, many travelers may encounter this mall first in the LA area.

    Despite Wesfeld's corporate approach lessening the "urban chic" factor somewhat over the years with the closing of small shops and eateries, FHM is a spot to go for those who love ethnically-targeted merchandise, particularly to black and latino consumers. FHM has been referred especially as the "black mall", catering to cultural tastes of several Black Americans residing in Culver City and in surrounding south L.A. areas and there is a significant black presence in mall store employment. At major mall anchor Macy's, some clothing styles and accessories like dress hats are designed and marketed particularly targeted to black buyers. Carol's Daughter, a leading African-American skin care, beauty line business is exclusively located at FHM.

    Of course, the mall has something for everyone, providing universal appeal and has been transformed inside-out. It was, like so many shopping malls, exclusively all- indoors. However, new stores attached to the old mall have benn added over the years, including Target.

    Address: 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard

    Notes:

    FHM is off the 405 & 90 fwys, near the intersection of Sepulveda and Slauson.

    From LAX, take the convenient Culver City 6 bus to arrive here starting from the Green Line-Aviation stop)

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Culver City Warnings and Dangers

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    by marinarena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pay attention as always when walking on and crossing the streets , but pay close care when arriving at one particular point downtown Culver City, where Main St and Washington Blvd meet with Culver Blvd- pictured here. I was crossing here on Culver with great caution, as motorists driving from the south on Washington were merging on Main St were a bit anxious in yielding.

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Culver City Off The Beaten Path

  • Check out Historic Helms Even If Not...

    for a high-end rug or plush velvet chaise!Helms Bakery District is a beautifully landscaped center that caters particularly to locals, considering it is mainly a home furnishings center but added eateries, nearby galleries and outdoor charm will please outsiders coming to this part of Culver City. If you appreciate the finer things, you'll be...

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  • Seek out the Star Eco Station

    Though on the major Jefferson Blvd which runs through the city, the Star Eco Station is a little hidden treasure. The wildlife rescue haven is worth checking out, especially for bird enthusiasts or for those who travel with the kids. I happen to come here for the annual African-American Arts Festival held just outside the building. There are very...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Culver City Favorites

  • Check out the up and coming art scene

    Along both Washington Blvd and La Cienega Blvd in Culver is a growing art central of greater Los Angeles. Galleries galore featuring various styles in contemporary art. More commentary and pictures of this as I make a special arts tour of Culver City.http://www.ccgalleryguide.com/

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  • See Diverse Culver

    Ethnic DiversityCulver City is a vibrant city, mostly attributed to its people. This helps to make the city very inviting for visitors to add to the color. Here are some loose stats from 2000 census(from citydata.com)Races in Culver City:White Non-Hispanic (48.1%) Hispanic (23.7%) Black (12.0%) Other race (10.2%) Two or more races (5.7%) Japanese...

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  • Lucy and Desi Live On!

    The lovable couple of all time on TV are remembered on a mural on a side of Thai Thai BBQ resturant building in downtown Culver City.9552 Washington Blvd.(310)559-3666

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