Shooting to fame in the early 1900s, Culver City was the neighbourhood of choice for LA based production studios. Today, its public parks, vibrant arts scene, tree-lined streets and fantastic location make it a bastion for trendsetters, tourists and young families alike.
The neighbourhood is home to a colourful food scene and weekly farmer’s market, complemented by organic cafes, farm-to-table restaurants and trendy taverns give the streets a vibrant al fresco atmosphere. For a taste of how the locals live, staying in Culver City is a fantastic choice.
Unlike most of LA, Culver City is easy to reach by public transport, with direct links from the downtown area. That said, it’s far easier to navigate on four wheels, with most visitors choosing to hire a car or hail a taxi. From LAX Culver City is a 20-minute drive or a 1-hour ride on public transport. It’s also close to major LA attractions, with Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Boardwalk and The Grove all within a 20-minute drive.
Of course, Culver City is just as famous for its silver screen accomplishments as it is for its coveted Californian lifestyle. Over the decades its studios have produced hit after hit, including timeless classics like The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind and Citizen Kane. For movie buffs, exploring its rich cinematic roots is a must.