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Van Nuys is in the San Fernando Valley, which is part of Los Angeles County in Southern California.

Get in

Van Nuys sits north of U.S. Route 101 and straddles Interstate 405, which runs through the middle of the district's boundaries. It lies north of Sherman Oaks and south of North Hills and Panorama City.

Get around


Really? If you're travelling in Los Angeles, why are you wasting your time here? you should be looking at Hollywood, Santa Monica, or maybe Pasadena.

Anyway, if you're determined to be in the middle of "The Valley": Van Nuys Blvd around Victory Bl is the closest thing to a town center for the Van Nuys district, but there really isn't much to see.


  • Van Nuys Golf Course, 6550 Odessa St, +1 818 785-8871. This small park boasts an 18-hole, par 3 course for beginners as well as a driving range.
  • Iceland Ice Skating Center, 14318 Calvert St, +1 818 785-2171. This indoor ice skating rink offers bumper cars, "easy skaters" (or, walkers for new skaters), and three party rooms. Also a recognizable landmark for fans of the 2005 film Me and You and Everyone We Know.
  • Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool, 14201 Huston St, +1 818 783-6721. The area's public pool tends to be crowded, but clean. With an LA City Library Card, admission is free, as are pull buoys, kick boards, and fins.



  • Kyushu Ramen, 15355 Sherman Way Ste N, +1 818 786-6005. Authentic Japanese food. Open late.
  • Little Ocha of the Valley, 13647 Victory Blvd, +1 818 782-1898. Thai.
  • Mercado Buenos Aires, 7540 Sepulveda Blvd, +1 818 786-0522. Argentine Steakhouse.
  • The Sherman Room, 16916 Sherman Way, +1 818 881-9363. American & Steaks.
  • Yagumo Sushi, 14554 Vanowen St, +1 818 787-9383. Japanese & Sushi.
  • 1 Los Tres Hermanos (Mexican Food), 7456 Van Nuys Blvd (corner of Van Nuys and Sylvan), +1 818 780-9930. 9AM to 10PM. A local Mexican restaurant that mixes in some authentic food from Mexico. Most of the time the restaurant is busy during the week with most of the customers coming from the local businesses. $14.


Van Nuys isn't exactly known for its nightlife, but there are a few local spots that offer a laid-back neighborhood atmosphere as well as live music.


Travelers should be wary of staying at any "motel" or "motor inn" in the area. Most of the "motels" cater to the many prostitutes found along Sepulveda Boulevard. There are only four legitimate hotels in Van Nuys:


Go next

Routes through Van Nuys
ENDNorth Valley  N I-405.svg S  Sherman OaksWest Los Angeles
Santa BarbaraChatsworth  N Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Icon.png S  BurbankLos Angeles
ChatsworthSouth Valley  W LAMetroLogo.svgLACMTA Square Orange Line.svg E  North HollywoodEND

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