Working remote from the City of Angels

Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Los Angeles is a thriving and vibrant city, full of eclectic neighborhoods and breathtaking nature reserves. Over 12 million people now call the Greater Los Angeles area home, and for good reason. Deemed one of the most pleasant places to live, Southern California has almost 300 sunny days a year to enjoy outdoors. Best of all, LA not only supports a dynamic tech hub, but its laidback lifestyle makes a true work-life balance possible.

By ditching lengthy commutes, awkward break room chats, and long lunch lines, remote work means you’ll have the flexibility and autonomy to maximize your productivity while also nurturing a healthy work-life balance. Here’s a handy guide to help find the best remote work spots that Los Angeles has to offer.

Work-friendly cafes: kick back, grab a coffee, connect to the free WiFi, and let’s get some work done.

Spoke Bicycle Cafe

  • Part cafe, part bicycle repair/rental shop, Spoke is a small slice of Bohemia in LA’s increasingly popular Frogtown neighborhood. With an amazing patio by the river, Spoke is the perfect place to look out at the mountains and listen to records while you work.

Coffee Commissary

  • LA’s wildly popular and accessible coffee chain has developed into one of the best places to dig into a fresh cup of coffee, nosh on a wide assortment of pastries, and get to work. We’re particularly fond of Culver City’s laid back and accessible vibes.

Muddy Paw Coffee Company

  • A dog-friendly spot on Sunset in Silver Lake, Muddy Paw has a stellar patio for you and your pooch to work from. Best of all, a portion of their profits are donated to local animal shelters.

It’s Happy Hour! Well, almost… great places to grab a drink to close out the workday.

Paperback Brewery

  • Don’t let the wildly imaginative artwork and tongue in cheek beer titles fool you, Paperback Brewery doles out some of LA’s more refined beers. With a focus on sours and high octane IPAs, Paperback is the perfect place to sign off for the day.

Highland Park Brewery

  • Highland Park Brewery’s Chinatown location supports a spacious and friendly atmosphere that hosts some of the city’s best pints, many of which are made on-site.

Be inspired: let LA’s rich cultural heritage energize your work

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

  • Spanning over 200 acres, Huntington Library is a sprawling jigsaw of botanical gardens, with more than 15,000 plants from all over the world. Not to mention the library’s impressive book collection — the bequest of entrepreneur Henry E. Huntington.

The Annenberg Community Beach House

  • The Annenberg Community Beach House is a free community space. Yes, free. No memberships, no fees. And the amenities are endless: spectacular ocean views, splash pad, playground, the historical Marion Davies Guest House, community and cultural events, historic summer pool, free WiFi, and more.

Working remote at Dropbox

Our Virtual First policy is here to champion your successes, personally and professionally. And there’s no better place to succeed than sunny Southern California. The wonder and joy one gets living and working in Los Angeles is hard to overstate, especially surrounded by an exceptionally talented workforce that cherishes a high standard of living.

As the incomparable Randy Newman once sang:

  • Everybody’s very happy
  • ’Cause the sun is shining all the time
  • Looks like another perfect day
  • I love LA!

If you’re interested in joining the Dropbox team from SoCal, you can check out open positions here.




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