Mar Vista's mostly quiet residential streets lead to low-key coffee shops, cleaners, and thrift centers along its affably-aged main avenues. Pedalers trace the path of the sun past beachside bungalows and colorful apartment complexes as they make their way toward the shore. This relentlessly unassuming Westside neighborhood favors unhurried excursions—slow-children-at-play signs are as common as slow food movements. When in Mar Vista, prepare to travel slowly, too, unless you've arranged yourself an an automobile for adventuring.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Residential Serenity a Bike Ride from the Beach
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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."