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Imagine this: stepping out your door at Upper Ivy and within moments, being enveloped by the vibrant energy of Culver City. No need to battle traffic, because the best the city offers is a delightful stroll away.

Welcome to our exclusive resident guide, “Live Like a Local,” where we unveil the hidden gems and local favorites that will elevate your Culver City experience. Today, we’re focusing on the best experiences within walking distance, ensuring a seamless transition from luxurious living to exciting exploration.

Man holding Fresh Bread at Lodge Bread Culver City

A Refined Morning:

Breakfast Delights

Culver City offers a variety of fantastic breakfast options to tantalize your taste buds. Head to Cafe Vida for a taste of California sunshine on their outdoor patio, accompanied by delicious natural American cuisine and refreshing juices. Craving something sweet? Lodge Bread, renowned for its artisanal breads and pastries, promises a delightful breakfast experience.

Literary Delights

After a delightful breakfast, delve deeper into the world of literature at Village Well Books & Coffee. This charming bookstore, conveniently located steps from your doorstep, offers a meticulously chosen selection of fiction and non-fiction, perfect for finding your next literary escape. Curl up with a cup of coffee on a comfy armchair and lose yourself in a captivating story.

view of Margot restaurant in Culver City

An Afternoon of Cultural Enrichment:

A Historical Interlude

Immerse yourself in a captivating journey at the Wende Museum. Dedicated to the Cold War and its impact on art and culture, this prestigious institution offers a unique perspective. Explore thought-provoking exhibits showcasing propaganda posters, everyday objects from a bygone era, and captivating art from both sides of the Iron Curtain.

A Culinary Escape

Following your historical exploration, unwind with a delectable lunch at Margot. This chic restaurant boasts a sunny patio, perfect for soaking up the California sunshine as you savor the exquisite flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

view of art on building in Culver City Arts District

Unwind in Sophisticated Surroundings:

Artful Inspiration

Indulge in the thriving Culver City Arts District, a haven for art enthusiasts. Explore a diverse array of contemporary art in renowned galleries, showcasing everything from captivating paintings and sculptures to thought-provoking photography and immersive installations. Keep an eye out for vibrant street murals that add a touch of artistic flair to the neighborhood.

Urban Oasis

End your day with a serene stroll through Culver City Park. Spread out a picnic blanket on the lush green lawns, let your worries melt away amidst the calming surroundings, or simply soak up the sunshine. The park also features a dedicated dog park, allowing your furry companion to enjoy some off-leash playtime.

This is merely a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of experiences that await you just beyond your doorstep at Upper Ivy. As you explore these local treasures, remember, you’re not just a resident – you’re a discerning explorer, a refined gourmand, and a true Culver City insider.