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.
Van Nuys Golf Course, 6550 Odessa Street, (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., (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., (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.
Woodley Lakes Golf Course, 6331 Woodley Ave., (818) 780-6886, . Woodley Lakes has tournament-like greens with flat, wide, and forgiving holes that are great for beginners.
Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ, 8136 Sepulveda Blvd, ☎ +1-818-780-6701, . It gets really busy on the weekends. Try the beef ribs, pork ribs, beans and macaroni salad. It also has delicious bread.edit
El Criollo, 13245 Victory Blvd., (818) 508-0865. Cuban.
El KatrachoHonduran. 14838 Burbank Blvd.,. (818) 780-7044.
Kyushu RamenJapanese. 15355 Sherman Way Ste N., (818) 786-6005. Authentic Japanese food. Open late.
Little Ocha of the ValleyThai. 13647 Victory Blvd., (818) 782-1898.
Lulu's Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd., (818) 988-0707, . American Traditional & Sports Bar.
Mercado Buenos Aires, 7540 Sepulveda Blvd., (818) 786-0522. Argentine Steakhouse.
Norm's Restaurant, 13640 Sherman Way, (818) 780-5060, . A diner.
Papa's & Beer, 6740 White Oak Ave,(818) 401-0015. Mexican.
The Sherman Room, 16916 Sherman Way, (818) 881-9363. American & Steaks.
Valley Ranch Barbeque, 16623 Sherman Way, (818) 989-1301.
Yagumo Sushi, Japanese & Sushi. 14554 Vanowen St, (818) 787-9383.
Los Tres Hermanos (Mexican Food), 7456 Van Nuys Blvd (corner of Van Nuys and Sylvan), ☎ (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. (34.207135,-118.448732)edit
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:
Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., (818) 997-2823, .
Holiday Inn Express, 8244 Orion Ave., (818) 989-5010, .