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Art Galleries

YOUR ART TOUR STARTS AT CHECK-IN

  • Art Gallery at Topanga Canyon Inn B&B - Elena Roche's original botanical watercolors, pastel portraits, still life and Plein Air oil landscape paintings and Catherine Roche's Nature Photography grace the walls, our rooms and common areas and select works are offered for sale. For more information visit ElenaRoche.com and Catherine's Online Shop. 
  • Topanga Canyon Gallery - art by local artists 310-455-7909.
  • Topanga Art Tile 310-455-3359.
  • 26th Street Art Center, formally Bergamot Station - provides a central location which allows visitors to park in one place and spend the day seeing art, rather than spending time driving from one gallery to the next.
  • Santa Monica Art Studios - 10,000 Sq. Ft. and 20,000 Sq. Ft. buildings with seventy artists and over 4,000 original paintings, drawings and sculptures.
  • Los Angeles Art District - A portion of down town that is dedicated to art galleries. 
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Museums

FROM ART AND AUTOMOTIVES TO NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE

  • Getty Villa - the ancient world of Greece and Rome is only 15 minutes away at 17985 E. Pacific coast Hwy Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  Note: Parking Reservations are required. Call (310) 440-7300. Warren's review: "This is what you do with taste and money."
  • Adamson House - 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265 310-456-8432 The first Malibu beach-house. Astounding '30s tile decor. Warren's review: "Killer seaside location. Uneven architectural style. An explosion in a tile factory." and "When in doubt, tile it."
  • Getty Center - LA's hilltop acropolis was conceived as a home for the contents of the J. Paul Getty Trust Art Collection. 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Phone: Warren's review: "Bullock's Department Store on the Hill. A great collection in two hundred more years."
  • LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art - 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Warren's review: "Lose the "rock", the silly installations and the street lamps and you've got a good, old museum. Don't miss the Japanese Museum next door." Trivia note: When Warren was in music school at USC he played in the orchestra for the opening of the new buildings. They played Handel's "Fireworks Music". The teenage Michael Tilson Thomas "conducted" the fireworks display. Ask Warren for details.
  • MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles - 250 S Grand Ave, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Warren's review: "Be critical. Be ruthless. Just because it's in an art museum doesn't mean it's art."
  • Norton Simon Museum – Art, 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105  Warren's review: One of the best art museums in Los Angeles. Great collection of sculpture and paintings. Local version of Giverny gardens."
  • Hammer Museum - Art, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Warren's review: "A few real works of art adjacent to tiresome Woke nonsense."
  • Peterson Automotive Museum - Cars, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Warren's review: "Car Guy's Heaven. Period."
  • Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Rose Garden - Great for children and next to the USC campus, 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007  Warren's review: "See the Space Shuttle. It's a hell of a lot bigger than you think." Trivia note: Warren worked here in 1962 as a tour guide to help pay for his college across the street."
  • La Brea Tar Pits - Great for kids. 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Warren's review: "Millions of years and still bubbling up."
  • The Broad - 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012 Contemporary Art. Warren's review: "All statements, no paintings."
  • The Huntington - 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino 91108.  Extensive Botanical gardens, Research Library, Important Art Gallery, the Original Huntington Residence, two Japanese Houses, Sand Garden, Lake and Tearoom, an English Rose garden and Tearoom. Warren's review: "The jewel of Los Angeles. Not to be missed."
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Outdoors

Topanga State Park - Some of the best hiking and mountain biking in Los Angeles is right out the doors of our Inn. You don't need to drive any further. A trailhead is located within a short walk from our inn. The printout of this map is included in the general information book in each room. "Featuring 76 miles of trails, Topanga State Park is sometimes credited as "The largest state park within a city limit in the U.S."  Read more..."

  • Mountain Biking and More - Rent your gear and bikes or demo them at Topanga Creek Outpost.  Located about 1 1/2 miles away at 1273 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd. Topanga, CA 90290. Phone 310 455-2111.
  • Horseback Riding with Los Angeles Horseback Riding voted the most beautiful place to trail ride in Los Angeles. 818-591-2032 2623 Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Topanga, CA 90290
  • Outdoor Theater - The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is a true Renaissance theatre, offering a diversity of programming from Shakespeare to modern drama, poetry to folk music and the development of future playwrights. It is located less than one mile away. Play and Stay packages are available during summer season, see availability calendar. Box Office (310) 455-3723 
  • Beach Bike Path - Bring or rent your bikes locally and cycle around the bay. 15 minutes from Topanga Canyon Inn, Temescal Canyon Road is the starting point of a bike path that takes you on a grand tour of Santa Monica Bay. Set safely away from the busy traffic the ride goes along the beach past beach shops, restaurants, yacht marinas and a wetland preserve.
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Wine Tasting

SELECT WINE TASTING LOCATIONS

  • Rosenthal Vineyard - Enjoy sea views & live music plus food trucks some weekends. 18741 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 310- 456-1392
  • Malibu Wines - PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE OPEN. A variety of regional wines are featured at this location with picnic tables and an adjoining store. 31740 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 (818) 865-0605
  • Wine Safaries, Malibu - PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE OPEN. Explore the 1,000 acre Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard with exotic animals. 32111 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 818-497-2206