Echo Park

Vintage record shops, vintage clothing shops, and vintage vintage shops reverberate in hip Echo Park.

Roll up your right pant leg and resurrect your mom's jean jacket in Echo Park, a northeast LA neighborhood that rides bikes and reveres retro stylings. Located next to super-hip enclaves like Silver Lake, this centrally located nook caters to crowds who thrive best when ferreting out old vinyl at the local record store. Window shop along Sunset Boulevard, ascend Echo Park's notoriously steep staircases, or catch a foul ball in Dodger Stadium's nosebleed section.

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On the Map

Echo Park is bordered by Westlake, Elysian Valley, Downtown, and Silver Lake

LAX Airport: 25 minutes by car or 1 hour & 50 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 25 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 15 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 30 minutes by car
The Grove: 20 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Hilly and Hip In Northwest Los Angeles

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North of Downtown, south of Hollywood, and directly next to Silver Lake, Echo Park fits right in with its famous neighbors.

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It's not as sleek as Downtown, as glitzy as Hollywood, or yet as hip as Silver Lake, but its DIY attitude takes the cake.

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Thrift-stores and dive bars become local hangouts along Sunset Boulevard.

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In Echo Park, traveling by two wheels often proves as popular as traveling by car.

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When you do choose four-wheeled transportation, it's easy to access the freeway from Echo Park.

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Or from Dodgers Stadium.

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The crowd goes wild.

Echo Park's Cool Culinary Scene

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Echo Park's dining scene mixes neighborhood staples with neighborhood newcomers.

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Vegan cafes and street tacos sold from vans both find their place in Echo Park.

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Low-key and low-cost pizza parlors, sandwich shops, cafes, and bakeries cater to the young crowds that dine in Echo Park.

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The Brite Spot has been refilling coffee cups for decades.

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Dinner at a diner has never been finer.

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Counter-top for two.

The creative destination of Echo Park [offers] a variety of specialty groceries and coffee, traditional neighborhood eateries and shops, more recent boutiques, bars, restaurants, bakeries and music venues..."

Looking Vintage In Echo Park

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Thrift stores, vintage shops, 99-cent marts, and recycled fashion houses lend Echo Park its signature look.

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Founded by author Dave Eggers, 826LA and The Echo Park Time Travel Mart lend more to the neighborhood than good looks and cool objects.

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This non-profit organization tutors students looking to improve their creative writing skills.

Echo Park's Artistic Edge

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Wall-sized wheat pastes and walls filled with vinyl still exist in Echo Park.

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Art shows, poetry readings, and DJ sets take a spin in Echo Park's galleries and bookstores.

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You're right around the corner from boutiques and coffee shops, and you're walking distance to a farmer's market on Fridays."


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Going Home In Echo Park

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Peek at Downtown's high-rises from the modest homes that color the hills of Echo Park.

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Echo Park boasts sweet declines for skating.

Live Music and Cold Pitchers: Nightlife In the Neighborhood

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Night games, live shows, and tall cans characterize Echo Park's youthful nightlife scene.

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Bars are fastidiously divey, venues are altogether intimate, and patrons are perfectly unkempt.

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You're in.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Eleonora Ghioldi

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Eleonora is an Argentinean photographer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.  She loves to teach, photograph and work in personal projects.  She lives with her husband, four sons and their dog.

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.