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OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

2018/2019

DISCOVER

THE HEART OF L.A. BUZZWORTHY SPOTS

Top Picks for Brunch, Al Fresco Dining, and Rooftop Cocktails

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Location, Location, Location The heart of the sprawling metropolis, West Hollywood is the place to visit to see all things L.A.

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A go-to guide to West Hollywood’s three districts.

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A leisurely gathering with friends over platters of carbs and never-ending mimosas, the between-breakfast-and-lunch meal is hot in West Hollywood.

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You don’t need to check into these luxury hotels to check out the bites, drinks, and chill vibes at their elevated poolside restaurants.

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With glorious weather year-round and great people watching 24/7, West Hollywood is an ideal place to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner outdoors.

28 Hip Hybrids

Come for the food, stay for the late-night buzz. These restaurant/lounge combos are the greatest cross since the cockapoo.

HOT SPOTS

30 Selfie Stops

Document your visit at these Instagramworthy sites.

32 Not Far Away

Set in the heart of Los Angeles, West Hollywood is the perfect home base from which to visit these nearby sights.

ACCOMMODATIONS 36 Stay Awesome

Stay in the most walkable city in California, and then step out into the most welcoming place in the world.

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Tour L.A.’s historic and celebrity-charged neighborhoods; witness TV shows in the making; engage in unique shopping experiences; attend the ultimate in sporting events, concerts, and theater performances; and visit world-class cultural centers.

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61 What’s Happening

Check the calendar so you don’t miss out on extraordinary occasions taking place while you’re here.

VISITOR INFORMATION 62 In the Know

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WELCOME

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION The heart of the sprawling metropolis, West Hollywood is the place to visit to see all things L.A. WELCOME TO WEST HOLLYWOOD , the heart of

Los Angeles! Home of icons and rebels. Insiders and the open-minded. The famous and the infamous. “WeHo,” as it is known to the locals, is where rock ’n’ roll meets fashion, art merges with lifestyle, and everyone is free to be different. The vibrant scene in West Hollywood is densely packed into 1.9 square miles. No car is needed here in California’s most walkable city. Explore our must-see neighborhoods: the legendary Sunset Strip, the cutting-edge Design District, and the eclectic Santa Monica Boulevard. Eat, shop, play, and stay in L.A.’s ultimate playground, filled with hot hotels, see-and-be-seen rooftop pools, cool restaurants, trendy shops, popular nightlife spots, and much more. Capture that quintessential L.A. experience right here in the middle of it all: West Hollywood. We look forward to your visit!

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DISCOVER THE HEART OF L.A. EST HOLLYWOOD—or “WeHo,” as it’s affectionately called—is a vibrant neighborhood located beside Hollywood at the eastern border of Beverly Hills in the heart of Los Angeles. With its hip and trendy vibe, strong sense of community, and colorful show-business history, these two square miles of shops, restaurants, clubs, and landmarks are a virtual feast for the senses. Wander the city from end to end to make the most of these three exciting areas: the Sunset Strip, Santa Monica Boulevard, and the Design District.

A go-to guide to West Hollywood’s three districts.

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THE SUNSET STRIP AFTER DECADES OF notoriety, the Sunset Strip continues to blaze its own path as a worldfamous cultural landmark, setting trends in music, hotels, dining, and shopping. This most famous segment of Sunset Boulevard begins and ends in West Hollywood, and like the city it calls home, it’s constantly breaking new ground and reinventing itself.

Though it’s often portrayed in movies (it was the setting for Sunset Boulevard, Almost Famous, and Rock of Ages, to name a few), nothing compares to experiencing the Strip up close and in person. Bordered on the west by Beverly Hills and on the east by Hollywood, the iconic mile-and-a-half stretch of road is lined with an array of world-class hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, and spas.

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music during the late 1970s and became ground zero for the colorful glam metal scene, hosting bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, and Poison throughout the 1980s. Meanwhile, another entertainment renaissance was taking place on the Strip as young standup performers like David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, and The Smothers Brothers regaled audiences with their routines at The Comedy Store (thecomedystore.com), forging a path for comic innovation that continues to this day. Today the Strip continues to launch new artists all of kinds and attract crowds to legendary venues like the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theatre (theroxy.com), and The Viper Room (viperroom.com), which anchor a nightlife-rich neighborhood of swank hotel bars such as Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel (sunsettowerhotel.com) and the openair Skybar that overlooks the outdoor pool at the ultra-chic Mondrian LA (mondrianlosangeles.com).

West Hollywood is a pet-friendly city where four-leggeds are welcome in hotels, restaurants, parks, and more. Visitors will find that many businesses in town offer treats, water bowls, and other special services for pets— including, of course, day spas. For a sampling of favorite dog-centric spots, go to visithollywood.com/stories/ pet-friendly-west-hollywood.

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If you’re ready to party with Hollywood’s hippest, head over to Blind Dragon (blinddragonla.com), where tiki-inspired cocktails mix with karaoke, and Bootsy Bellows (hwoodgroup.com), a retro, burlesque-ish nightclub known for its bodacious party crowd. If you’ve just gotta move, the dance club 1 OAK (1oakla.com) is the place to groove. When you’re ready to eat, the selection of dining options on the Strip ranges from the impertinently colorful rock ’n’ roll mainstay next door to The Roxy, Rainbow Bar & Grill (rainbowbarandgrill.com), to any of the cool, modern gustatory experiences at Innovative Dining Group’s (innovativedining.com) trio of restaurants: BOA Steakhouse, where premium cuts mesh with an award-winning wine list; Katana, a hip destination for Japanese comfort cuisine; and ROKU, popular for its teppanyaki (iron griddle–prepared) Japanese dishes. With daylight, the late-night scene makes way for shopping. Expand your wardrobe with

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1920s: Building development gives rise to the art deco–style Sunset Tower Hotel, home to Howard Hughes, and West Hollywood–adjacent Chateau Marmont, where Greta Garbo lived.

a visit to the 13,000-square-foot location of Fred Segal (fredsegal.com), an iconic purveyor of chic, casual clothing for more than 50 years. Broaden your mind as you browse the floorto-ceiling shelves at Book Soup (booksoup.com), frequently the site of high-profile author signings and book-loving celebrities. For some high-end retail therapy, pay a visit to the Strip’s Sunset Plaza (sunsetplaza.com), where you can shop while taking in the Southern California sunshine and spectacular city views, and even savor some al fresco dining at one of the center’s eateries. And if you run out of steam, no worries: You can indulge in some top-notch TLC with a massage or facial at Ole Henriksen Spa (olehenriksenspa.com). Nearly 100 years after the Hollywood elite put it on the map, the Sunset Strip continues to pulse with energy, offering West Hollywood locals and visitors a place to immerse themselves in its history and culture while having a whole lot of fun.

1930s: The rich and famous launch restaurants and clubs, while young starlets flock to the counter at Schwab’s Pharmacy, hoping to be discovered.

1940s: The Sunset Strip gains notoriety for high-profile mobsters such as Bugsy Siegel frequenting nightclubs like the Melody Room, as later portrayed in 1997’s L.A. Confidential.

1950s: National media glamorizes the thoroughfare’s public image with the release of the classic movie Sunset Boulevard and the TV series 77 Sunset Strip.

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1960s: Nightclubs Whisky a Go Go and The Roxy become musical and cultural hubs, and the rock musical Hair opens at the psychedelically designed Aquarius Theatre.

1970s: Rainbow Bar & Grill advances the cause of rock ’n’ roll while a standup comedy renaissance unfolds at The Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory.

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1980s: The decade of decadence finds its home on the Sunset Strip in high-energy metal music and in executive power lunches at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant.

1990s: As the alternative music scene moves east, DJ-centric dance clubs like The Roxbury enjoy an explosion in popularity.

2000s: With mainstays happily thriving alongside new shopping and dining hot spots, the Sunset Strip remains a must-see West Hollywood highlight.

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following trends. It’s known for setting them, and you’ll find this most apparent on Santa Monica Boulevard. This eclectic thoroughfare once traversed an industrial area dotted with film studios and was a Los Angeles Pacific Railway route. Also known as the westernmost leg of the historical Route 66 (once America’s main cross-country highway, it is still marked with iconic shield-shaped signage), the boulevard connects the east side of Los Angeles with the Pacific Ocean, passing through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, and West Los Angeles, and ending in Santa Monica. It takes on various personas along its length, and nowhere is it more diverse, fun, or pedestrian friendly than along the 2.9-mile/4.7-kilometer stretch that runs through West Hollywood. West Hollywood’s portion of Santa Monica Boulevard runs from La Brea Avenue on the east to Doheny Drive on the west. On its eastern end are lively watering holes such as Harlowe Bar (harlowebar.

com) and Jones Hollywood (joneshollywood.com) and celebrated eateries like Laurel Hardware (laurelhardware.com), The Hudson (thehudsonla. com), and the James Beard Award–nominated seafood shack Connie and Ted’s (connieandteds. com). The eastern end is also home to a large population of Russian émigrés, who have established a “community within a community” with Russian language schools, newspapers, and medical practices, and whose numerous shops, grocery stores, and food outlets—especially delis and bakeries— contribute to the flavor of the area and are patronized by the population at large. Bar Lubitsch (barlubitsch.com), named in homage to Russian filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch, has earned a following for its selection of more than 200 vodkas used in an exotic mélange of cocktails and for the DJ-revved music and dancing in the bar’s Red Room lounge. Heading west, the boulevard ventures into the heart of West Hollywood, where it’s flanked with unique celebrity-frequented restaurants, eclectic

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1. The Troubadour

2. The Abbey Food & Bar

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troubadour.com >The legendary club books rising bands alongside established names including Ben Harper, John Oates, and Fiona Apple in its intimate and historically rich setting.

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theabbeyweho.com >The founder of this popular club is beloved activist/ philanthropist David Cooley, who also owns The Chapel bar next door.

revolverweho.com >A technology-tinged atmosphere punctuates this upbeat and contemporary club with video mashups, live entertainment (including go-go dancers), and lots of theme nights.

9081 Santa Monica Blvd.

flamingsaddles.com >It’s the Old West with a few updates at this themed nightclub that features country-western music and an eye-popping team of shirtless dancing bartenders.

6. GYM Sports Bar

8737 Santa Monica Blvd. gymsportsbar.com >Sports is the focus at this man’s-man locale, where patrons can watch the big game, shoot some pool, and get lucky at the poker table.

A Groundbreaking Refuge The first community to provide a safe, welcoming environment for gays and lesbians, West Hollywood blazed the trail to uninhibited freedom and equality for the LGBTQ population.

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Home to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population that comprises more than 40 percent of its residents, West Hollywood is renowned as the preeminent LGBTQ sanctuary. The city has been a symbol of independence and counterculture since its humble beginnings as a settlement called Sherman, where rough railroad workers enjoyed living outside the jurisdiction of Los Angeles law enforcement in

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323-650-5001 >Traditional Russian salads and other fresh prepared foods are on offer at this deli known for its caviar and smoked fish.

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7875 Santa Monica Blvd.

norahrestaurant.com >This stylish, airy establishment features a buzzing bar and eclectic American and Southerninspired dishes.

323-656-7136 >A tantalizing assortment of Russian pastries, cookies, and breads (even glutenfree options) keep West Hollywood residents coming back for more.

7700 Santa Monica Blvd. vodaspa.com >This 15,000-square-foot spa, café, and cocktail lounge offers wellness rituals like the Russian banyan (sauna), massages, and facials along with food and drink.

10. Laurel Hardware 7984 Santa Monica Blvd.

8. Traktir Russian Cuisine

8151 Santa Monica Blvd. traktirla.com >This informal eatery serves authentic Russian comfort dishes from borscht to beef stroganoff along with exotic varieties of vodka.

laurelhardware.com >The site of a former hardware store, this sleek neighborhood hot spot serves new American cuisine and features an inviting outdoor back patio.

1896. Without official city status, Sherman continued to sidestep legal authority during Prohibition; alcohol flowed freely there at nightclubs such as Sunset Trocadero and Ciro’s, which were popular among movie stars from adjacent Hollywood and Beverly Hills. In 1927, capitalizing on its neighbor’s fame, Sherman renamed itself West Hollywood. Ciro’s again defied the established order in the 1950s, when it hosted the world’s first Sunday afternoon T-dances, at which gay men danced together, though it was illegal. As the gay community

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>Locals favor this eat-in or take-out Russian delicatessen for group dining as well as emergency caviar runs.

embraced the social freedom of the 1960s, their influence spread along Santa Monica Boulevard, prompting residents to nickname the west end of the street “Boys Town.” The closing of Ciro’s (which became The Comedy Store in 1972) spurred gays to open their own nightclubs and dance bars, and laws prohibiting gays dancing together were repealed in 1975, just in time for disco. In the next decade, a movement in L.A. County to drop rent control laws motivated West Hollywood to incorporate in 1984, which also

7377 Santa Monica Blvd. weho.org >A popular hub for Russian immigrants, this expansive West Hollywood park is the site of Russian-oriented festivals, cultural events, and national memorial statues.

allowed the city to obtain funding to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that was devastating its community. Simultaneously, with nearly 50 percent of its voting population comprised of gay residents, West Hollywood elected the first openly lesbian mayor, Valerie Terrigno. In 1985, West Hollywood blazed the trail as the first place in America to legally recognize same-sex relationships. Ultimately, in 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court followed in West Hollywood’s progressive footsteps by legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.

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boutiques, coffee shops, gyms, and bookstores. Here, rainbow flags symbolize the guiding principle on which West Hollywood was built: freedom to be yourself and to live life your own way. Home to the most popular gay and lesbian scene in Los Angeles, the west end of Santa Monica Boulevard is famous for its gay nightclubs, frequented by anyone and everyone eager to celebrate diversity and acceptance, along with tasty cocktails, catchy music, and lively entertainment. Here on the western side of Santa Monica Boulevard, fame and fortune assert themselves in the form of dining and fraternizing hot spots such as SUR Restaurant & Lounge ( just off the boulevard on Robertson; surrestaurant.com), which has been featured on the Bravo TV shows The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. The venue’s elegant interior, designed by Lisa Vanderpump Todd and her husband, who are partial owners, is matched by the sumptuous dishes such as filet mignon and roasted duck in plum sauce. If you’re looking for something just as glorious, the couple’s PUMP Restaurant (pumprestaurant. com) down the block blends the feel of a Tuscan garden with the elegance of 19th-century Paris and a global menu to suit every taste. If you’d prefer to spend an evening channeling 1960s and ’70s Hollywood, you can’t get more classic 14 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z

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than Dan Tana’s (dantanasrestaurant.com), a Santa Monica Boulevard staple that has served up its classic Italian cuisine to just about every famous entertainer, politician, and bigwig who has ever visited the area. Post-dinner, proceed to the Troubadour (troubadour.com), a club renowned for launching musical luminaries such as Elton John and James Taylor, to take in the rich history and enduring legacy that attest to the power of live music. As exciting as Santa Monica Boulevard nightlife is, the area still offers opportunities for daytime play. In typical California fusion style, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture (makcenter. org) is a showcase of history and a thoughtful swipe at convention. The center operates out of three buildings designed by famed architect Rudolph M. Schindler, and the actual Schindler House, designed and constructed as an experiment in communal living in 1921–22, is also located in West Hollywood. The MAK Center supports the arts through public events and exhibitions. If the sun and sky are calling for a more farreaching excursion outdoors, pay a visit to Bikes and Hikes LA (bikesandhikesla.com), also located on the western side of the boulevard. Ride or walk to see the sites of your choice on a private tour with this trusted choice for active visitors who don’t want to miss a thing.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD

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ion, art, dining, and beauty, the West Hollywood Design District is located at the intersections of Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard, and Robertson Boulevard. A distinct mix of global designer flagships, local boutiques, art galleries, interior design showrooms, and chic eateries is concentrated in this walkable area, making it an unrivaled international destination for design-savvy professionals and sophisticated shoppers alike. Back in the 1950s, the neighborhood held just a handful of shops, studios, and cafés that catered to the design trade, and Ed’s Coffee Shop (310659-8625) was the place to meet fellow designers over a toasted ham sandwich and a cup of joe. In the ’60s, businesses like Phyllis Morris Originals became “designers to the stars,” attracting increasing numbers of style seekers to the area and slowly transforming it into one of the most distinguished design districts in the country. As more design trade resources opened their doors, the influx of artists, dressmakers, upholsterers, dancers, and musicians fleshed out the

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bohemian spirit of the burgeoning district. And in recent years, it has been further enhanced with an ever-changing landscape of locally created outdoor murals. Stroll through some of the district’s high-end boutiques and you’re likely to spot a trend-conscious celebrity or two among the erudite throng flocking to Christian Louboutin (us.christianlouboutin.com) to add to their shoe collection and to ALLSAINTS (us.allsaints.com) to peruse the latest leather jacket styles. There is no lack of runway-inspired looks to be ogled here among the branded storefronts of fashion designers including Moschino (moschino. com), H. Lorenzo (hlorenzo.com), Helmut Lang (helmutlang.com), rag & bone (rag-bone.com), Maxfield (maxfieldla.com), and Stella McCartney (stellamccartney.com). A wonderland awaits aficianados of modern interior design in the showrooms of timeless, updated classic furnishings at the RH West Hollywood (restorationhardware.com) flagship store on Melrose Avenue. And no tour of the Design District would be complete without a visit to the Blue

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Whale, also known as the Pacific Design Center (pacificdesigncenter.com), a sleek, azure-enveloped structure of startling beauty and size. The multiuse commercial market center leases much of its space for design, art, and media purposes, and also holds classes, events, and exhibitions. It houses about 100 boutiques dedicated to branded, interior design– based showrooms. When it’s time for a coffee break, rest assured that a freshly ground pick-me-up is never far away. Among local favorites are Alfred Coffee {In The

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Alley} (alfred.la), known for its fine javas, teas, and yummy go-with pastries, and Urth Caffé (urthcaffe.com), where the organic brews and comfort food pair well with the outdoor patio—perfect for people-watching and celeb-spotting. And if the faces and bodies passing by seem markedly lovelier than average, it could be because they’re regulars at Shape House (theshapehouse. com), a neighborhood day spa that promises to deliver red-carpet-ready looks with a modern approach to the ancient wellness practice of sweating.

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DINNER CA N B E A NY T HING you want it to be in the Design District, where the restaurant menus are as eclectic as the residents. If you’re with a group that includes meat lovers, vegans, and everything in between, the broad-range American menu offered at Craig’s (craigs.la) has something for everyone. At E.P. & L.P. (eplosangeles.com), you can start with drinks at the rooftop lounge that overlooks the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip, then head downstairs to savor the flavors of the restaurant’s South Asian–influenced dishes. Seafood-focused Catch LA (catchrestaurants.com) also provides a rooftop setting—and an entire menu page dedicated to the area’s many vegan patrons. To go meatless altogether, head to Gracias Madre (gracias madreweho.com), where Mexican cuisine is reimag-

ined with a purely plant-based and organic menu. For late-night frolicking, check out The Peppermint Club (peppermintclub.com), a nod to the hot spots of the 1960s. Sip your favorite cocktail as you sink back into one of the cushy seats and take in the live music and appealingly nostalgic atmosphere. But if it’s an otherworldly experience you’d prefer, go directly to Poppy (hwoodgroup.com), a sort of nightclubmeets–fantasy world. Simultaneously surreal and bohemian, Poppy envelops its guests in a Felliniesque dream come to life, with live characters that come straight from the imagination (think: modern mermaids and human/animals). What could be more appropriate for the most creative and innovative part of West Hollywood?

Walk Score, a private company that indexes communities according to the ease with which they can be traversed on foot, has consistently rated West Hollywood the most walkable California city since 2011. Stroll, don’t drive, within the city’s 1.9 miles to restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs, and shopping venues. For recommended walks and maps, download the WeHo to Go guidebook at visitwesthollywood.com.

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A leisurely gathering with friends over platters of carbs and never-ending mimosas, the between-breakfast-and-lunch meal is hot in West Hollywood. THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER & THE CAPPUCCINO MAKER CAFÉ ³Decisions, decisions! Should

you choose a seat under an olive tree on the tiled patio? On a curved yellow banquette in the sunlit dining room? Or astride a stool at the marble-topped counter? Once you’ve made that choice, we suggest you simply close your eyes and point randomly at the menu. How else to pick from among the avocado pork-belly Benedict, ricotta pancakes, bananas Foster French toast, filet mignon and eggs, and halibut fish ’n’ chips? Breakfast and brunch are served daily, starting at 8 a.m., at this Sunset Plaza all-day eatery. bbcmcafe.com

PEARL’S ROOFTOP: OLEG MARCH

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carnitas and a quesadilla oozing with butternut squash and caramelized onions. graciasmadreweho.com

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³The extensive menu at this

all-day classic West Hollywood spot will satisfy all appetites and dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30. Want to swap scrambled eggs for scrambled tofu? No charge. Want your eggs cooked in olive oil rather than butter? No problem. For those who embrace all food groups, the Pasta Papa is a standout: a pile of fresh noodles mixed with Parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, turkey sausage, bacon, and scrambled eggs. hugosrestaurant.com HUGO’S

³The $30 brunch tasting menu

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at Gracias Madre eliminates everything you hate about tasting menus—high prices, an endless succession of courses that has you ready for a nap about halfway through, and, let’s face it, pretentiousness. That leaves the sense of occasion, which is the best part of the tasting experience, especially when it takes place in one of the prettiest indoor-outdoor dining spaces in town. The three-course, six-dish brunch features faves from chef Chandra Gilbert’s plant-based Mexican menu, including barbecued jackfruit

³Sleep in on the weekend and

consider a walk up the hidden staircase to the upper-deck bar of this two-level venue your workout. Since Pearl’s Rooftop doesn’t open until 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, you’ll find yourself among similarly unhurried brunchers. Like you, they’ll no doubt want to start things off with a cocktail like the Sunbeam Highball, made with bourbon and lemon juice. Follow with anything from an egg white scramble to a Nashville hot chicken sandwich or a half-dozen oysters and a lobster club. pearlssunset.com

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COCKTAIL LOUNGING BOXWOOD ON THE ROOF

SKYBAR

BOXWOOD ON THE ROOF, THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD AT BEVERLY HILLS ³You could consider this place

THE TOWER BAR TERRACE

West Hollywood’s version of a helicopter tour. The panoramic, jaw-dropping views, sweeping from Downtown L.A. to the Getty Center and beyond, inspire the same kind of awe. But instead of buckling up a seatbelt, you sidle up to the bar, settle into a comfy armchair around a dining table, or sink into a cozy couch alongside a fire pit. With no danger of airsickness, you’ll be free to enjoy chef Anthony Keene’s New American cuisine. The ongoing calendar of events includes Tuesday’s Rosé All Day, Wednesday’s Sunset Happy Hour, and a jazz brunch on Sunday. thelondonwesthollywood.com

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and the mood perpetually merry (never mind that ping-pong can get a tad competitive here). As long as you run a tab—happily, cocktails count— non-hotel guests are welcome to take a dip. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to noon; the all-day menu takes over next, with bites like three kinds of fries, salads, sandwiches, tacos, and bowls. Check the Facebook page for ongoing happenings like poolside workouts and DJ sessions. standardhotels.com

You don’t need to check into these luxury hotels to check out the bites, drinks, and chill vibes at their elevated poolside restaurants.

SKYBAR AT MONDRIAN LOS ANGELES ³Some people think of Skybar as

a poolside lounge and nightclub that just happens to have a hotel sitting beneath it. The open-air, ivy-covered pavilion is that iconic. Exclusive to hotel guests only until 1 p.m., Skybar gets livelier, louder, and more bewitching as the hours pass, until things shut down at 2 a.m. There’s a $1,600 magnum of Dom Pérignon Rosé on the drinks menu, along with frozen daiquiris and piña coladas, pitchers of mojitos and spiked lemonade, and $8 bottles of beer. So, chic, yes, but egalitarian, too, especially when a world-class DJ is spinning and everyone is chowing down on tacos, burgers, guac, and chips. mondrianlosangeles.com

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THE STANDARD: SPENCER LOWELL

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adult about the landmark art deco Sunset Tower Hotel, and that extends to the Tower Bar Terrace, where you can dine in a poolside cabana or under a canopied lanai. The views are stunning, but it’s the air of sophisticated, old Hollywood glamour that will make you want to return time and again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For the toniest day-to-night transition, take in the sunset with oysters Rockefeller and a perfectly chilled martini. sunsettowerhotel.com

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IT’S A LL A BOUT

A L FR ESCO With glorious weather year-round and great peoplewatching 24/7, West Hollywood is an ideal place to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner outdoors.

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LUCQUES GIMLET

EVELEIGH ³There’s a reason Eveleigh is

a sometime wedding venue. Its back patio with picnicstyle tables, oak floors, tufted banquettes, lime and olive trees, and a spectacular city view is among the most romantic spaces in Los Angeles. Still, this is at heart a neighborhood place, where the welcome is always warm, the cocktails are $8 at happy hour, and the farmfresh menu features dishes like country ham with savory doughnuts and maple butter, lamb meatballs, and Dungeness crab pasta. We say “I do” to all that. theeveleigh.com

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LUCQUES: ROB STARK

³Twenty years into its award-

winning run, the bloom is still on the rose of the first restaurant in chef Suzanne Goin and sommelier Caroline Styne’s culinary empire. That’s especially true when you enjoy their definitive California seasonal cuisine in the intimate garden. The vine-covered stucco walls and bistro tables create a fresh-as-morning-dew setting for Goin’s celebrated dishes like Portuguese-style pork and clams with chorizo, and bay scallops with sunchokes, Brussels sprouts, and sunflower seeds,

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which are best enjoyed with quiet conversation and a fine bottle of wine. lucques.com

MARDI ³You leave some restaurants

inspired to try new recipes. You’ll leave Mardi, which is tucked inside the Palihouse West Hollywood, inspired to redecorate. The patio dining room is an eclectic mix of chairs in wicker, wood, and plaid; fourtops with white tablecloths and long, rustic wood communal tables with green linen runners; and an unmatched collection of planters, pillows, cushions, and throws. The menu is also an ingenious jumble—nowhere else in L.A. can you find both wild boar baby back ribs and a shaved carrot salad with puffed

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wild rice and sprouted mung beans. mardirestaurant.com

TOCAYA ORGANICA ³Sustainable ingredients.

Modern organic Mexican food offered in the form of salads, tacos, bowls, and burritos. Traditional recipes interpreted for vegan, vegetarian, and glutenfree preferences. The Sunset Plaza branch of the growing Tocaya Organica collection also adds a shaded patio to the mix. What more could you ask for? How about Taco Tuesdays, where the tacos, with fillings like carne asada, chicken tinga, sea bass, turkey picante, and adobo tofu, come two for one, and beer, house wine, and margaritas are all two bucks off. tocayaorganica.com

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HIP H Y BR IDS

Come for the food, stay for the late-night buzz. These restaurant/ lounge combos are the greatest cross since the cockapoo.

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CATCH LA ³Even before Catch opened

in West Hollywood’s Design District in the fall of 2016, Eater LA had dubbed the restaurant/lounge “the coolest damn rooftop in West Hollywood.” You can gaze at the stars through the retractable roof or simply by glancing around the dining terrace. With Zach Braff an investor, the restaurant has attracted a high A-list quotient, even for L.A. David Beckham, Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman, Jamie Foxx, Sylvester Stallone, and Naz are among those dining amid the topiary on truffle sashimi, scallop gnocchi, and lobster mac & cheese. Vegan dishes supplement the seafood-focused menu. catchrestaurants.com

CATCH LA: KATIE GIBBS; E.P. & L.P.: DAN COLLOPY; THE NICE GUY: ADRIAN FAVELA; YSABEL: DANIELLE HAMILTON

E.P. & L.P.

and Welcome to the Jungle. eplosangeles.com

THE NICE GUY ³Nice, lest you forget, doesn’t mean easy. You will need to make some effort to dine at this exclusive, intimate restaurant from the nightlife impresarios behind celebrated hot spots Bootsy Bellows, Blind Dragon, and Delilah. For one thing, reservations are required; no walk-ins, no exceptions. Two, you will be expected to show up well dressed. For your labor you’ll be rewarded with entry into a swanky lounge with a Mafiainspired aesthetic, a pricey menu of Italian classics, very attentive service, and, on some nights, the chance to rub shoulders with one or more members of the Kardashian clan. theniceguyla.com

³“Let’s go out to dinner

YSABEL

and hit a club,” you suggest. Your friends gripe about not wanting to park twice or take two Ubers. “Don’t be silly,” you retort. “We’re going to E.P. & L.P., a one-stop culinary and cocktail destination.” E.P., a pan-Asian restaurant, describes itself as an “Asian eating house without regional boundaries,” and the Thai, Vietnamese, Fijian, and Chinese dishes are designed to be shared family style. After dinner, you’ll head up to L.P., one of the largest rooftop decks in all of L.A., where the wellcrafted cocktails have names like Rock n Roll Mouthwash

³You will take a selfie here, even if you’ve never taken a selfie before. The stunning and massive patio, with its twinkling tree lights and midcentury-style décor, is a universally flattering backdrop. The beautifully plated food—from the pan-roasted scallops with saffron basmati rice to the warm sticky date pudding or molten chocolate cake—begs to be memorialized. And amid the intoxicating energy that keeps going until 2 a.m., you will, trust us, give in to the selfie urge sooner or later. ysabel.la

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8807 Melrose Avenue. Instagram: @beautifyearth. 7. By the rooftop pool at Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Boulevard. Instagram: @bykatariina. 8. At the E.P. & L.P. Pickup Booth, 603 La Cienega Boulevard. Instagram: @ eplosangeles. 9. Near the Their Moment mural by Allison Kunath on the rooftop deck at La Peer Hotel, 627 North La Peer Drive. Instagram: @beautifyearth. 10. Under the white treehouse on the Au Fudge dining patio at brunch, 9010 Melrose Avenue. Instagram: @aufudge. 11. In front of the Love Wall by JGoldcrown at Cycle House gym, 8511 Melrose Avenue. Instagram: @imyupeng. 12. Before a table at Zinqué set with charcuterie, tartines, mussels, and fries, 8684 Melrose Avenue. Instagram: @_curlygirltravels.

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HOT SPOTS

NOT FAR AWAY Set in the heart of Los Angeles, West Hollywood is the perfect home base from which to visit these nearby sights.

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est Hollywood may be a nexus for boutique hotels, buzz-worthy restaurants, and flashy nightlife, but head out in any direction and you’ll find the surrounding Los Angeles area offers an irresistible buffet of easy-to-get-to attractions— from arts and entertainment to shopping and foodie favorites, and from celebrity haunts to surfing beaches and above-it-all hikes.

LACMA

BEVERLY CENTER

LACMA: MICHAEL GORDON/SHUTTERSTOCK; PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM: LAGUNATICPHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK; LA BREA TAR PITS: ALEX MILLAUER/SHUTTERSTOCK

³0.6 mi | 0.96 km away

With more than 100 shops and restaurants, the Beverly Center (beverlycenter.com) epitomizes fashion center as destination. Everything has remained open during its $500 million transformationdue for completion by the 2018 holidays—which is adding a streamlined exterior, an eye-catching streetscape, new dining options, and a center court for art installations, socializing, or hanging out.

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BEVERLY HILLS

³1.4 mi | 2.2 km away

The city of Beverly Hills (lovebeverlyhills.com) is synonymous with luxury and celebrity, and indeed you’ll find luxe boutiques, trendy restaurants, five-star hotels, and famous faces, as well as movie backdrops like Greystone Mansion and Gardens. Make time, too, for some health and wellness—at the spas and yoga studios, on the walking paths, and in green meditation spaces.

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MUSEUM ROW ON THE MIRACLE MILE ³3 mi | 4.8 km away

There’s a reason it’s called Museum Row on the Miracle Mile. Start with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (lacma.org), whose current seven buildings house art from antiquity to the present

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HOT SPOTS

THE BROAD

RUNYON CANYON PARK ³5.1 mi | 8 km away

The views of the L.A. skyline, the Hollywood Sign, and Santa Monica Bay are all reasons to take a hike in Runyon Canyon Park (runyoncanyontrails.com or laparks.org/park/runyon-canyon), but rumor has it the trails are good for celebrity sightings, too. Choices include loops of 1.9 miles, 2.65 miles, and 3.3 miles, plus the park is dog friendly.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS® HOLLYWOOD ³7.3 mi | 11.5 km away

Thrilling rides based on the Harry Potter movies, Fast & Furious, and The Transformers and a behind-the-scenes studio tour are just the beginning at Universal Studios HollywoodSM (universalstudioshollywood.com), the movie- and television-based theme park. Opening in 2018 is 34 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z

the multisensory Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest in the DreamWorks Theatre.

GETTY CENTER

³7.9 mi | 12.7 km away

Richard Meier’s modernist architecture for the four hilltop pavilions of the Getty Center (getty. edu) provides a stunning home for the museum’s collections that span centuries. Permanent galleries display illustrated manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, photography, and decorative arts, along with changing exhibitions. The grounds showcase modern sculpture as well as artist Robert Irwin’s serene Central Garden.

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

³8.4 mi | 13.5 km away

The sky’s no limit at the Griffith Observatory (griffithobservatory.org). In this iconic spot on Mount Hollywood, you can view the heavens through a telescope, watch live shows in the planetarium, or enjoy astronomical exhibits indoors and out. Once a month, join the public star party!

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³8.8 mi | 14.1 km away

The world-class art collection of Eli and Edythe Broad has innovative surroundings at The Broad (thebroad.org), which opened in Downtown L.A. in

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from Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Close by are the paleontology-focused La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (tarpits.org); the Craft & Folk Art Museum (cafam.org), highlighting traditional craft techniques and contemporary artists; and the recently renovated Petersen Automotive Museum (petersen.org), which celebrates cars and car culture. Coming in 2019 for the movie buff in all of us is the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (academymuseum.org).


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2015. The “vault and veil” architecture by the Diller Scofidio + Renfro design studio in collaboration with the Gensler design firm not only includes galleries for the 2,000-plus pieces of postwar and contemporary art, but also allows visitors to glimpse works in storage.

DOWNTOWN L.A. ARTS DISTRICT ³9.9 mi | 15.9 km away

Stroll through the ever-evolving Downtown L.A. Arts District (artsdistrictla.org) to see how warehouses and industrial spaces have been transformed into art galleries and studios, fashionista boutiques, artisanal eateries, and iconic watering holes. Bold murals intensify the gritty brick-wall streetscape and infuse the neighborhood with alternative cultural energy.

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SANTA MONICA

³10.4 mi | 16.7 km away

TOP TO BOTTOM: ALEXANDREFAGUNDES/iSTOCK; ALEX MILLAUER/SHUTTERSTOCK; MOMORAD/iSTOCK; THECRIMSONRIBBON/iSTOCK

With its world-renowned Ferris wheel anchoring an over-the-water amusement park, its namesake pier and golden-sand state beach, and its location at the western terminus of the famous coast-tocoast Route 66, it’s no wonder Santa Monica (santamonica.com) was named one of the “Top 10 Beach Cities” by National Geographic. This eco-conscious city caters to public transportation and traffic by foot and bicycle. Activities include plenty of surfing and yoga, as well as unique shopping and dining at venues ranging from four weekly farmers markets to Main Street boutiques to upscale malls like Santa Monica Place.

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VENICE

³11.9 mi | 19.5 km away

Let your freak flag fly at raffish Venice Beach (venicebeach.com), where funky shops and ethnic eateries line the boardwalk and street performers vie for your attention, while the neighborhood’s Abbott Kinney Boulevard offers hip wares and trendsetting dining. Back on the sand, you can gaze at Pacific waves or marvel at the buff bodies on Muscle Beach.

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MALIBU BEACHES

³20.7 mi | 33.3 km away

With 21 miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, there’s a dizzying choice of sun, sand, and ocean to choose from at Malibu’s beaches (malibucity.org). Some outstanding possibilities: Dan Blocker Beach, for surfers and divers; Point Dume, with cliffs, coves, and views of Catalina; Surfrider Beach, yes, for riding waves; and Zuma Beach, Malibu’s largest. Distances calculated from the Pacific Design Center.

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STAY AWESOME ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD

THE GRAFTON ON SUNSET

BEST WESTERN PLUS SUNSET PLAZA HOTEL

THE JEREMY WEST HOLLYWOOD

THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD AT BEVERLY HILLS

MONDRIAN LOS ANGELES

PETIT ERMITAGE

RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL & SUITES

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Stay in the most walkable city in California, and then step out into the most welcoming place in the world. visitwesthollywood.com/hotels

CHAMBERLAIN WEST HOLLYWOOD

THE CHARLIE HOTEL

LA PEER HOTEL

LE PARC SUITE HOTEL

MONTROSE WEST HOLLYWOOD

THE STANDARD, HOLLYWOOD

PALIHOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD

SUNSET MARQUIS

SUNSET TOWER HOTEL

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ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD

>Your West Hollywood adventure starts at this glamorous boutique hotel, which is centrally located on the iconic Sunset Strip and features rotating artwork, complimentary wine hour, and panoramic views from the Strip’s highest rooftop swimming pool. Experience the L.A. lifestyle surrounding this unique destination and explore the vibrant neighborhoods of West Hollywood, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, just steps away from the front door at the Andaz West Hollywood. The modern hotel boasts a colorful rock ’n’ roll past and offers beautifully designed rooms and suites with ultra-comfortable Hyatt Grand Beds™ outfitted in luxurious linens. All guest rooms have views of the Hollywood Hills on one side and the Sunset Strip and Downtown Los Angeles on the other. A first of its kind, the (Andaz) Red Suite showcases acclaimed designer Jonathan Adler’s aesthetic, while 30 percent of the nightly rate for the suite goes to fight AIDS with (RED), a nonprofit campaign dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS in Africa. Rejoice in the hotel’s inspired event venues, including the extensive wine gallery and the stunning Panorama rooftop ballroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide one-of-a-kind views of the city.

8401 Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-656-1234 | westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.com Rooms: 239 38 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


BEST WESTERN PLUS SUNSET PLAZA HOTEL

>The Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel is conveniently located in the vicinity of some of the most popular attractions in Hollywood. Situated between Hollywood and Beverly Hills and minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood, you are sure to have plenty to do while you stay in this cozy hotel. Its Sunset Strip address and amazing service have earned it the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2016 and 2017. Dressed in colorful floral arrangements, the Sunset Plaza Hotel’s European decor features rural art pieces and stone fountains that evoke a stay in an Italian villa. Guest rooms are 100 percent nonsmoking, and a heated pool and a workout center are exclusive to guests. Balcony Suites provide guests with breathtaking views of Los Angeles. The daily one-of-a-kind American Buffet Breakfast is complimentary.

8400 W. Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-654-0750 | sunsetplazahotel.com Rooms: 100

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CHAMBERLAIN WEST HOLLYWOOD

>Nestled on a tranquil, tree-lined street, just steps from the excitement of the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard, Chamberlain West Hollywood is an upscale boutique hotel with the comfort and ambience of a residential pieda-terre. The fully redesigned, all-suite hotel evokes the chic home of a well-traveled fashionista from the striking lobby and stylish restaurant to the rooftop pool. The $15 million reimagined look is a fusion of relaxed sophistication, fashion-forward comfort, and impeccable service. The updated restaurant serves inventive New American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an intimate setting with a new garden patio. The rooftop pool deck recently underwent a $1 million makeover, which includes additional poolside seating, lounge areas, and cabanas, in addition to providing some of the best views of West Hollywood. The Chamberlain also offers comprehensive catering solutions for meetings, groups, and social celebrations in the newly designed boardroom and rooftop pool deck.

The spacious suites feature separate living spaces, cozy fireplaces, oversized marble bathrooms, ample closets, and wireless Internet access. Most suites also include private balconies. Guests have 24-hour access to the fitness and business centers. Guests enjoy easy access to world-class museums and shopping. The hotel is ideally located near Santa Monica Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Place, Robertson Boulevard, Pacific Design Center, and La Cienega Design Quarter. Stay here—in town, in residence, in style.

1000 Westmount Dr. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-657-7400 | chamberlainwesthollywood.com Rooms: 115 40 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


THE CHARLIE HOTEL

>With its origin dating back to 1924 and its history built on catering to Hollywood stars past and present, The Charlie offers a truly enchanting Los Angeles getaway. Word has it that numerous movie star legends—Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Gloria Swanson, to name a few—have roamed these grounds, living out their glorious days to the fullest. Located just steps away from the famed Melrose Avenue district, this iconic historic gem houses a selection of exquisite Tudor cottages surrounding a lush English garden. Offering unique amenities such as in-unit washers and dryers, fully equipped modern kitchens, private patios, and spacious living rooms, The Charlie embodies a true home-away-from-home feel, unparalleled by any other West Hollywood hotel. Enter into this private oasis just off the beaten path of the buzzing Los Angeles action. The Charlie Hotel awaits your presence!

819 N. Sweetzer Ave. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-988-9000 | thecharliehotel.com Rooms: 14

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THE GRAFTON ON SUNSET

>The Grafton on Sunset continues to position itself as the premier boutique hotel on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of West Hollywood. Offering 104 rooms and four suites, it is centrally located on the Sunset Strip amid worldrenowned shopping, restaurants, lounges, and nightlife. The Grafton’s lobby restaurant Bar 20 features traditional menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; a bar menu and exclusive cocktails; and nightly music programming. Additionally, the hotel kitchen provides in-room dining and food and beverage service at the largest saltwater pool in West Hollywood.

8462 Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-654-4600 | graftononsunset.com Rooms: 108 42 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


THE JEREMY WEST HOLLYWOOD

>Situated on the iconic Sunset Strip at the base of the Hollywood Hills, The Jeremy features stunning panoramic views from Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica. Set in the heart of West Hollywood, the hotel cultivates the best of the neighborhood’s vibrantly playful culture and is an ideal central location from which to visit neighboring Beverly Hills and Hollywood and iconic points beyond. Built in 2017, The Jeremy offers 286 rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the sweeping Hollywood Hills and surrounding city. A modern minimalist aesthetic, furnishings by local artisans, 50-inch HDTVs, Bluetooth speakers, marble-clad bathrooms, Appelles bath amenities, plush bathrobes and slippers, live greenery, and mini refrigerators combine for a residential feel that’s effortlessly stylish. The Jeremy also welcomes pets with Shinola dog beds and a special menu of treats. Amenities meant to complement guests’ lifestyles include: a curated art collection; a pool deck overlooking the city; a 24hour fitness center with Peloton bikes; complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; a business lounge with Macs and printers; Etcho Café; Joao cocktail bar; a rooftop bar and lounge; round-the-clock room service; and complimentary water bottles, coffee, and tea in rooms. The Jeremy is designed for the modern traveler: Guests can simply text for hotel services including concierge, housekeeping, and checkout. The Jeremy will soon be transformed into 1 Hotel West Hollywood (1hotels.com).

8490 W. Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 800-301-0171 | jeremyhotel.com Rooms: 286

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LA PEER HOTEL

>Tucked between famed Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, Kimpton La Peer Hotel is an intimate enclave in the heart of West Hollywood’s Design District. The neighborhood’s incomparable symphony of art, architecture, and fashion are reflected throughout this design-forward hotel, evoking a quintessential West Hollywood style. Kimpton La Peer Hotel features 105 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop event space, pool, and more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces.

627 N. La Peer Dr. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 213-296-3038 | lapeerhotel.com Rooms: 105 44 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


LE PARC SUITE HOTEL

>This boutique hotel near, well, everything, is well known to rising stars, musicians on tour, and trendsetting celebrities in search of a few days off the grid. Le Parc Suite Hotel blends quiet comfort with easy access to the city’s most glamorous shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Its 154 spacious suites are something altogether special. Private balconies, kitchenettes, fireplaces, fully stocked minibars, and enough space for extended stays with fourlegged friends may make this intimate and stylish West Hollywood retreat very hard to leave. The Skydeck surrounding the rooftop pool whispers, “It’s time to relax,” and Knoll restaurant dishes out farm-fresh flavors and elevated classics, like parmesan truffle fries and lobster ravioli.

733 N. West Knoll Dr. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-855-8888 | leparcsuites.com Rooms: 154

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THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD AT BEVERLY HILLS

>The London West Hollywood is a tranquil oasis that combines cosmopolitan elegance and laid-back California cool to create an unparalleled destination for a discerning new breed of luxury traveler. With sumptuous, all-suite accommodations, seamless service, inspired culinary options, and unrivaled amenities—including a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city—our hotel is the ultimate urban refuge. Located steps away from West Hollywood’s hottest attractions and minutes from the rarefied glamour of Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood redefines modern hospitality in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The hotel is within walking distance of countless iconic attractions, top-tier restaurants, and sought-after shops, and it’s minutes away from the exclusive enclave of Beverly Hills. The acclaimed culinary team of Boxwood oversees all dining at The London West Hollywood. Dine and mingle with friends and colleagues in the glamorous restaurant or enjoy cocktails in the beautiful London Bar. From the pool perched atop the hotel, take in the spectacular views of L.A. and Beverly Hills that frame this hidden garden oasis and sweep from Downtown all the way to the Getty Center and beyond. Get physical in a space designed to motivate, challenge, and refresh: the hotel’s state-of-the-art, light-filled fitness center, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor stretching areas.

1050 N. San Vicente Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-358-1111 | thelondonwesthollywood.com Rooms: 226 46 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


MONDRIAN LOS ANGELES

>Mondrian marked a sea change in the world of L.A. hospitality when it first opened its doors, creating a revolutionary paradigm in which unapologetic chic marches hand in hand with extraordinary service. The hotel’s Tinseltown-perfect public spaces and glamorous guest rooms— designed in high style by Philippe Starck and renovated by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz—make a vibrant milieu for business with pleasure. Topping it all is Skybar, the sexiest rooftop lounge on the Sunset Strip. Nestled inside is Ivory on Sunset restaurant. Inspired by the restless creativity and timeless glamour of Hollywood’s golden age, the restaurant is a celebration of the attitude that made Hollywood iconic. Guests may enjoy California cuisine featuring market-driven ingredients while overlooking legendary views of Los Angeles on both the outdoor patio and in the main dining room.

8440 Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-650-8999 | mondrianhotel.com Rooms: 236

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MONTROSE WEST HOLLYWOOD

>Montrose West Hollywood, formerly known as Le Montrose Suite Hotel, just unveiled a stylish new design. Designed by Jackie McGee of Perkins+Will, Montrose West Hollywood features a new upscale vibe, inspiring artists and entertainers who are seeking a place that feels like home in West Hollywood. The property’s new interiors throughout the 133 expansive suites and public spaces celebrate Hollywood’s past and present music industry while incorporating eclectic furniture, lighting, and art pieces that provide a memorable, distinctive design with residential scale. The hotel’s new co-working and lounge spaces function as stylish hangouts where guests can be creative and collaborate with friends and colleagues. A brand-new grab-and-go café is ideal for guests looking to eat or grab a specialty Lavazza coffee on the run, while the updated restaurant provides a contemporary menu from executive chef Bryan Achay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

900 Hammond St. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 800-776-0666 | montrosewesthollywood.com Rooms: 133 suites 48 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


PALIHOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD

>Palihouse West Hollywood is an urban boutique lodge offering 36 guest suites and loft style residences with a variety of floor plans including studio, one and two bedrooms. All guest suites and residences feature fully equipped kitchens and open floor plans. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, its courtyard Mardi Restaurant and Lobby Lounge bring guests, residents, and neighbors together for signature cocktails, food, and more. West Hollywood is a dynamic city known as one of L.A.’s most popular destinations for its entertainment venues, unparalleled nightlife, and shopping. A center of progressive and trendsetting design, the city is home to the West Coast’s leading resources of interior design, the Pacific Design Center and the Avenues of Arts & Design. L.A.’s premier fashion and beauty destination, Beverly Hills, is adjacent to West Hollywood, so Rodeo Drive is within a short driving distance from the hotel.

8465 Holloway Dr. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-656-4100 | palihousewesthollywood.com Rooms: 37

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PETIT ERMITAGE

>Inspired by the Bohemian-chic lifestyle and fashioned after a private pied-a-terre, Petit Ermitage is an all-suite boutique hotel that features one of the most magical outdoor spaces in the City of Angels. Nestled on a quiet street in West Hollywood, the hotel is located just steps from the infamous Sunset Strip and the lively Santa Monica Boulevard, and shopping, music, bars, and restaurants are within walking distance.

8822 Cynthia St. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-854-1114 | petitermitage.com Rooms: 80 suites 50 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL & SUITES

>Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Suites provides the best value and location for your stay in West Hollywood. Explore some of the city’s most talked about restaurants, shops, and nightspots all within walking distance of Ramada WeHo, the center of urban cool. Room types range from dual-level loft suites to connected parlor rooms, and amenities include complimentary WiFi, an outdoor heated pool, on-site retailers, Kitchen 24 (24-hour room service), a Starbucks, Cousins Lobster, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

8585 Santa Monica Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-652-6400 | ramadaweho.com Rooms: 176

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THE STANDARD, HOLLYWOOD

>The first of André Balazs’ Standard Hotels, The Standard, Hollywood is a true original. The hotel caters to a young-spirited clientele who appreciate the hotel’s timeless modern design and offbeat sensibility. Hotel features include an iconic floor-to-ceiling shag-carpeted lobby lounge, a live DJ at the Front Desk, a poolside desert café, and an ongoing exhibition devoted to fine art video and live performance art. The pool deck, covered in cobalt blue Astroturf, is the quintessential Hollywood destination renowned for its ping-pong, power lunches, sunbathers, pool parties, and the best people-watching this side of the 101. The hotel’s club, mmhmmm, has a cool vibe and features some of Los Angeles' best musical performances. The hotel is also home to super hip optical retailer Warby Parker. The Standard, Hollywood is anything but ordinary.

8300 W. Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-650-9090 | standardhotels.com Rooms: 139 52 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


SUNSET MARQUIS

>This West Hollywood hotel’s clientele history reads like a Who’s Who—including, as it so happens, The Who. The semiofficial private hotel sanctuary for West Hollywood’s A-list elite has long been a refuge for the notorious, the infamous, and, in at least one case, the accused. It is also ground zero for a litany of rockers looking to hide out in plain sight. Since 1963, the serene garden oasis in the heart of West Hollywood known as the Sunset Marquis has served as home-away-from-home to rock legends, Mad Men, fashionistas, and discerning travelers from all over. Centrally located and with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas features 152 exquisitely decorated suites and villas intertwined within a 3.5acre oasis of lush gardens and private retreats. Dine indoors or outdoors at Cavatina, soak up the rays at either of the two outdoor heated pools, forget the stress of the day at iconic BAR 1200, or indulge in body, facial, and nail treatments at SPA. If you’re ready to cut your latest hit, book some time in our recording studio, Nightbird. Find some time to visit Morrison Hotel Gallery in the lobby as well to peruse the numerous iconic photographs available for purchase from some of the greatest photographers in the world.

1200 Alta Loma Rd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 800-858-9758 | sunsetmarquis.com Rooms: 152 suites and villas

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SUNSET TOWER HOTEL

>Recently renovated, this landmark 15-story building was designed by architect Leland Bryant in 1929, serving as a residence for everyone from Errol Flynn to Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Howard Hughes. With its chic restaurant, fabulous spa, and unrivaled views of West Hollywood, the exceptional environment of the Sunset Tower Hotel offers its guests every comfort and amenity. Originally built in a distinctly Hollywood version of Art Deco, the hotel is now equipped with the latest electronic conveniences, providing the ultimate in privacy and elegance. Rooms range from standard rooms to spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and limestone bathrooms to spectacular penthouses with separate living and boudoir areas, wraparound terraces, and deep soaking tubs. These superb accommodations come with stylish custom fittings, romantic lighting, and artworks, creating a subtly luxurious feeling.

8358 W. Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 800-225-2637 | sunsettowerhotel.com Rooms: 81 guest rooms and suites 54 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z


ALTA CIENEGA MOTEL >Alta Cienega Motel is conveniently located near many tourist attractions, such as Beverly Center shopping complex, bars and restaurants on the Sunset Strip, and Santa Monica Boulevard. Legendary rock singer Jim Morrison lived at Alta Cienega Motel in Room 32 from 1968 to 1970. The room is still decorated with Jim’s portrait and personal belongings to this day.

1005 N. La Cienega Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-652-5797 | altacienegamotel.com

HOLLOWAY MOTEL >The Holloway Motel is located in the heart of West Hollywood within easy walking distance to local dining, entertainment, and shopping. The central location is ideal for people who want to see many of Southern California’s tourist attractions from a conveniently located lodging facility.

8465 Santa Monica Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 888-654-6400 | hollowaymotel.com

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H O L LY W O O D B O W L

SO MUCH TO DO Tour L.A.’s historic and celebrity-charged neighborhoods; witness TV shows in the making; engage in unique shopping experiences; attend the ultimate in sporting events, concerts, and theater performances; and visit world-class cultural centers. All are conveniently close to your home-away-from-home in West Hollywood.

MAK CENTER FOR ART & ARCHITECTURE AT THE SCHINDLER HOUSE

Museums & Cultural Landmarks

MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION

THE BROAD 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-232-6200 | thebroad.org 8.8 miles (14.1 kilometers) away

THE GETTY CENTER 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-440-7300 | getty.edu 7.9 miles (12.7 kilometers) away

GRAMMY MUSEUM 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-765-6800 | grammymuseum.org 11 miles (17.8 kilometers) away 56 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027 213-473-0800 | griffithobservatory.org 8.4 miles (13.5 kilometers) away

HAMMER MUSEUM 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-443-7000 | hammer.ucla.edu 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometers) away

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) 5905 Wishire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-857-6010 | lacma.org 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) away

835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-651-1510 | makcenter.org 0.8 miles (1.4 kilometers) away

4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010 424-204-7555 | marcianoartfoundation.org 4.8 miles (7.8 kilometers) away

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA) 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-626-6222 | moca.org 9.3 miles (14.9 kilometers) away

PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-786-1091 | paleycenter.org 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) away

Distances calculated from the Pacific Design Center.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

DODGER STADIUM

6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-930-2277 | petersen.org 2.1 miles (3.3 kilometers) away

Shopping Centers BEVERLY CENTER 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 310-854-0070 | beverlycenter.com 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away ³Open for business during a $500 million makeover, Southern California’s premier fashion destination, the Beverly Center, encompasses more than 100 distinctive stores, including luxury boutiques such as Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, and Prada. The grand-scale remodel is expected to be complete in time for the 2018 holiday season.

THE GROVE 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-900-8080, 888-315-8883 | thegrovela.com 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away ³Open-air shopping and entertainment evoke a village atmosphere at The Grove. An internal pedestrian main street, meandering walkways, and plazas lead the way through a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

THIRD STREET PROMENADE 1351 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-393-8355 | downtownsm.com 10.9 miles (17.6 kilometers) away T H E B E V E R LY C E N T E R

³Anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, the upscale Santa Monica Place mall is the cornerstone of this shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, which spans three blocks in downtown Santa Monica. Designer fashions, farmers market produce, street performers, and foodie havens with craft cocktails all contribute to a festive alfresco experience.

Sports & Musical Entertainment Venues

WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY SHOPPING CENTER

Opened in the spring of 2018, this 22,000-seat soccer stadium in Exposition Park is Los Angeles Football Club Major League Soccer team territory.

10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City, CA 90067 310-277-3898 | westfield.com/centurycity 2.8 miles (4.6 kilometers) away ³Inviting outdoor courtyards encourage visitors to linger at Westfield Century City in the heart of Los Angeles. A tri-level Nordstrom anchors the complex, which offers a mix of elegant stores and eateries, such as celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Eataly, and an Equinox fitness club and spa.

BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM 3939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 323-648-6060 | bancofcaliforniastadium.com 11.5 miles (18.6 kilometers) away

DODGER STADIUM 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 866-DODGERS | dodgers.com 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) away

Home to the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team, this historic stadium opened in 1962, making it the third-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

DOLBY THEATRE® 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 323-308-6300 | dolbytheatre.com

DODGER STADIUM: ROBERT LANDAU/ALAMY

3.6 miles (5.9 kilometers) away

Guided tours of the Dolby Theatre® are held seven days a week, featuring architectural and historical highlights of the famous site of the Academy Awards ceremony as well as a glimpse of its ultra-glamorous side.

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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum. Its resident companies include the LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, and Center Theatre Group.

STAPLES CENTER 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 877-305-1111 | staplescenter.com 10.8 miles (17.4 kilometers) away

THE GREEK THEATRE 2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-665-5857 | lagreektheatre.com 7.7 miles (12.4 kilometers) away

Nestled in picturesque Griffith Park, the historic Greek Theatre is an intimate outdoor setting in which big-name music concerts span all genres.

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068 323-850-2000 | hollywoodbowl.com 4.7 miles (7.5 kilometers) away

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the U.S. It hosts performances of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in summer.

HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATER 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 323-468-1770 | pantages-theater.com 4.5 miles (7.3 kilometers) away

Located at the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the Hollywood Pantages Theater presents live theater productions, including popular Broadway plays and musicals.

L.A. LIVE— DOWNTOWN L.A. 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-763-5483 | lalive.com 9.8 miles (15.7 kilometers) away

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district adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center includes the STAPLES Center sports and entertainment arena, Microsoft Theater, Club Nokia, and the GRAMMY Museum.

LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM

Part of the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex, the STAPLES Center hosts home games for four professional sports franchises: the Lakers and Clippers National Basketball Association teams, the Sparks Women’s National Basketball Association team, and the Kings National Hockey League team.

STUBHUB CENTER

3911 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 213-747-7111 | lacoliseum.com

18400 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA 90746 310-630-2000 | stubhubcenter.com

9.9 miles (15.9 kilometers) away

23.6 miles (37.9 kilometers) away

The site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympiads, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is on the National Register of Historic Places. The stadium has served many local professional and college teams during its history and currently is home field for the Los Angeles Rams National Football League team and the USC Trojan football team.

THE MUSIC CENTER 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-972-7211 | musiccenter.org 8.6 miles (13.8 kilometers) away

The Music Center is made up of four performance venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall,

The Los Angeles Chargers National Football League team and the LA Galaxy Major League Soccer team both lay claim to the StubHub Center as their resident field. Located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, StubHub Center serves a wide variety of sports events with its football and soccer stadium, tennis stadium, track and field facility, and indoor velodrome.

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 323-850-2000 | laphil.com 8.7 miles (14 kilometers) away

Designed by architect Frank DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

STAPLES CENTER: AIMINTANG/ISTOCK; CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE: TRAVELVIEW/iSTOCK

STAPLES CENTER


ATTRACTIONS

WA LT DISNE Y CONCER T H A L L

Gehry, this is one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. It serves as home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Theme Parks DISNEYLAND AND DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802 714-781-4565 | disneyland.com 36.4 miles (55.8 kilometers) away

Hosting approximately 20 million visitors annually, the Disneyland complex encompasses the original park as well as Disney California Adventure park. Also on site are three hotels and a shopping, dining, and entertainment hub known as Downtown Disney.

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL: SHARADRAVAL/iSTOCK

KNOTT'S BERRY FARM 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620 714-220-5200 | knotts.com 32 miles (51.5 kilometers) away

On the site where the preserves of the same name originated, Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park highlights the history of the American Northwest amid more than 165 rides, shows, attractions,

restaurants, and shops. From world-class thrills like Silver Bullets to the action-packed Old West Ghost Town and the six-acre Camp Snoopy, Knott’s has something for everyone.

PACIFIC PARK SANTA MONICA PIER 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-260-8744 | pacpark.com 10.7 miles (17.3 kilometers) away

Get your thrills with a unique ocean view on rides like the Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel and the West Coaster roller coaster. Located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park serves up fun in the form of carnival-style rides, games, and food, as well as seaside shopping.

SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN & HURRICANE HARBOR 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 661-255-4100 | sixflags.com/ magicmountain 34.4 miles (55.3 kilometers) away

Six Flags Magic Mountain offers 260 acres of fun with world-class roller coasters and more than 100 thrilling rides, games, and

attractions, including Hurricane Harbor, a 15-acre water park.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS® HOLLYWOOD 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 800-864-8377 | universalstudioshollywood.com 7.3 miles (11.7 kilometers) away

Universal Studios HollywoodSM, the world-famous amusement park and movie studio lot, takes you behind the scenes of moviemaking through various television and movie tapings, studio tours, and exciting rides and attractions, including The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM.

Tours BIKES AND HIKES 323-796-8555 | bikesandhikesla.com Based in West Hollywood, Bikes and Hikes is the first full-service tour company of its kind, promoting an eco-friendly, healthy, more immersive way to enjoy all the sights Los Angeles has to offer.

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STARLINE TOURS

800-959-3131, 323-463-3333 | starlinetours.com Starline Tours leads sightseeing excursions of the entire city, stars’ homes, and area attractions. Tour commentary is available in most foreign languages.

TMZ CELEBRITY TOUR

844-869-8687 | tmztour.com

Leave from the TLC Chinese Theatres on an excursion through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Sunset Strip. The expert star trackers who drive the Hollywood gossip site’s tour buses pepper the trip with up-to-the-minute celebrity news. Be on the lookout as they point out celebs who are out doing everyday activities.

TOUR DU JOUR

310-659-2929 | tourdujour.net

BIKES AND HIKES

DEARLY DEPARTED TOURS 855-600-3323 | dearlydepartedtours.com

In a light-hearted look at the dark side of Hollywood, tours examine notorious deaths, including those of Jean Harlow and Bela Lugosi, and those brought about by Charles Manson and the Menendez brothers.

ELITE ADVENTURE TOURS 888-328-6871 | eliteadventuretours.com

Elite Adventure Tours’ private Los Angeles adventures can include sightseeing destinations, wine tasting, hiking, and more. The company’s engaging guides connect with and entertain clients from all over the world.

ESOTOURIC

213-373-1947 | esotouric.com

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GLITTERATI TOURS

310-720-3809 | glitteratitours.com Whether you want to explore Hollywood history, the legendary estates of Beverly Hills, or the shores of Malibu, the guides at Glitterati Tours will customize a private excursion that targets your interests.

LOS ANGELES BALLOON RIDES

877-651-1683 | losangelesballoonrides.com Get a bird’s-eye view of the L.A. landscape on a hot air balloon ride. Most balloon gondolas hold from two to eight passengers during a single ride.

RED LINE TOURS

877-809-3320 | redlinetours.com Red Line Tours is L.A.’s only walking tour company operating daily. Tours venture inside famous landmarks and reveal some of the City of Angels’ hidden treasures.

Private and group jaunts available through Tour du Jour are designed to provide personal attention, luxurious transportation, exceptionally knowledgeable guides, and visits to beyond-the-usual sites.

WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD

818-977-8687 | wbstudiotour.com Explore the famous studios’ back lots, see costumes and props from the Batman and Harry Potter films up close, and tour one of the many soundstages. TV series including Mom, The Big Bang Theory, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Conan are all filmed in soundstages on the lot.

TV Tickets AUDIENCE ASSOCIATES 818-985-8811 | tvtix.com

Free tickets to NBC, CBS, FOX Television, and Warner Bros.

AUDIENCES UNLIMITED

818-260-0041 | tvtickets.com

Free tickets to living tapings of TV shows on CBS, FOX, and more.

ON CAMERA AUDIENCES 818-295-2700 | on-camera-audiences.com

Tickets for Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, and more.


EVENTS

WHAT’S HAPPENING Check the calendar so you don’t miss out on extraordinary events taking place while you’re here. M AY

2018

RUSSIAN CULTURE FESTIVAL Honoring the heritage of 11 percent of West Hollywood residents, the Russian Culture Festival is a vibrant celebration featuring family-friendly entertainment, music, food, crafts, jewelry, and local exhibitors, all commemorating Russian customs. The free event also includes a ceremony awarding individuals and organizations that have had a constructive impact on West Hollywood’s Russian-speaking community. weho.org/russian JUNE

ONE CITY ONE PRIDE From Harvey Milk Day (May 22) until June 30, the City of West Hollywood’s annual arts festival One City One Pride explores lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences. Evocative pieces of film, visual art, literary art, theater, and music, as well as lectures on LGBTQ history, are all inspired by this year’s theme, “I Remember.” weho.org/pride

LA PRIDE West Hollywood’s dynamic LGBTQ community shows its colors at the LA Pride Festival and Parade every June in West Hollywood Park, on San Vicente Boulevard, and in the Pacific Design Center Plaza. The two-day celebration of diversity and self-expression regales attendees with musical performances, exhibits, and food. lapride.org

Theater at Ace Hotel, Outfest also presents the West Hollywood series, a monthly screening program year-round at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers that allows eager film enthusiasts to see LGBTQ movies and shows before anyone else. outfest.org SEPTEMBER

EMMY AWARDS Held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, the 70th Emmy Awards ceremony ignites related celebrations in West Hollywood, such as Doris Bergman’s Ninth Annual Style Lounge & Party at upscale Mediterranean eatery Fig & Olive on Melrose Place. Bergman’s bash benefits Wednesday’s Child, a charity that helps unite foster children with adopting families. emmys.com

FEBRUARY

THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS The Academy Awards ceremony takes place on February 24 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre®, prompting award winners and other celebs to flock to West Hollywood for glamorous parties, like Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. Held at West Hollywood Park on Oscar night, John’s 27th-annual soirée raises money for HIV prevention and treatment. oscars.org

OCTOBER

Treat yourself to the Halloween Costume Carnaval, West Hollywood’s free street party along a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66 between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Join hundreds of thousands of revelers on October 31 for festive food, music, and cosplay that ranges from spooky to sexy. visitwesthollywood.com/ halloweencarnaval

MARCH

LOS ANGELES MARATHON Known to attract approximately 24,000 athletic participants from all 50 states and more than 63 countries, the Los Angeles Marathon gives other races a run for their money. On March 24, the Stadium to the Sea course takes runners through various Los Angeles landmarks, including the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. lamarathon.com

WESTWEEK

OUTFEST

ROSE PARADE: VINCE BUCCI

tournamentofroses.com

HALLOWEEN CARNAVAL

J U LY

Screening more than 150 feature and short films to an audience of 40,000 people, Outfest Los Angeles is the preeminent LGBTQ film festival in the world and the oldest film festival in the City of Angels. While the event takes place at L.A. venues such as the Orpheum Theatre, Ford Amphitheatre, and

through the streets of Pasadena just 17 miles/26.3 kilometers away from West Hollywood.

2019

JANUARY

ROSE PARADE On New Year’s Day, the 130th annual Rose Parade makes its way

Hosted at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, WestWeek is an annual expo that draws more than 3,000 design professionals from all over the world. The convention showcases the industry’s cutting-edge innovations. pacificdesigncenter.com

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VISITOR INFORMATION

IN THE

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT TELEPHONE USE

In general, in the United States, telephone area code prefixes are assigned according to state, city, and regional borders. (However, because of cellular phones’ mobile nature, they may carry prefixes assigned to distant localities.) West Hollywood businesses have one of three area codes: 310, 323, and 424. You must dial 1 + (area code) and number.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS Police and Fire Emergency: 911 Police and Fire Non-Emergency: 310-855-8850 Cedars-Sinai Hospital: 310-423-3277

ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE In the United States, standard power is 110 volts AC. Converters can be purchased at local drugstores or requested at your hotel’s concierge or guest services desk.

FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE, TRAVELER’S CHECKS, FINANCIAL SERVICES TRAVELEX 8901 Santa Monica Blvd. (in U.S. Bank) 310-659-6093, travelex.com

WELLS FARGO 8571 Santa Monica Blvd. 800-678-4653, 310-855-7140 wellsfargo.com

Various commercial banks are located throughout the city; they can also assist travelers with financial needs.

WEATHER SEASON WINTER (DECEMBER–MARCH) SPRING (APRIL–JUNE) SUMMER (JULY–AUGUST) AUTUMN (SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER)

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GETTING TO WEST HOLLYWOOD BY AIR

LONG BEACH AIRPORT (LGB)

HOLLYWOOD BURBANK AIRPORT (BUR)

³25.6 mi | 41.2 km away

818-840-8840 hollywoodburbankairport.com

ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ONT)

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX)

909-937-2700, 909-937-2163 flyontario.com

855-463-5252, 310-665-0370 flylax.com

JOHN WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SNA)

562-570-2600, lgb.org

³10.8 mi | 17.5 km away

³13.3 mi | 21.5 km away

³48 mi | 77.3 km away

³48.3 mi | 77.7 km away

949-252-5200, ocair.com

BY TRAIN OR BUS

AMTRAK 800-USA-RAIL amtrak.com Amtrak travels to more than 500 destinations in 46 states in the U.S. Stations and ticket offices are located throughout greater Los Angeles, including at Union Station

in Downtown Los Angeles and in Burbank, Chatsworth, Glendale, Ontario, Pomona, Riverside, and Van Nuys. GREYHOUND LINES, INC. 800-231-2222, 800-345-3109 (TDD), 402-330-8552 (from outside U.S.) greyhound.com

BY RENTAL CAR/ LIMOUSINE

AFFORDABLE WEST HOLLYWOOD CAR & VAN RENTALS 1040 N. La Brea Blvd. 323-467-7182 AVON RENT A CAR, TRUCK, VAN 7080 Santa Monica Blvd. 323-850-0826, avonrents.com CAREY TRANSPORTATION 800-336-4646, carey.com

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

PRIME TIME SHUTTLE 800-RED-VANS (800-733-8267) primetimeshuttle.com STRACK GROUND TRANSPORTATION 888-781-5466 strackground.com SUPER SHUTTLE 800-BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826) supershuttle.com

Greyhound is the largest intercity bus service across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. METROLINK: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL RAIL AUTHORITY 800-371-LINK, 800-698-4TDD (TDD), 213-347-2800 (from

outside California), metrolinktrains.com Metrolink trains serve more than 55 Southern California stations. Tickets can be purchased at the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 8272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046.

DIVA LIMOUSINE LTD. 800-427-3482 divalimousine.com

BY TAXI

EMPIRE CLS 888.826.3431, empirecls.com

INDEPENDENT TAXI CO. 800-521-8294

ENTERPRISE 8367 Sunset Blvd. 323-654-4222, enterprise.com ENTERPRISE 8583 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-360-0104, enterprise.com

BEVERLY HILLS CAB CO. 800-273-6611

LA CHECKER CAB CO. 800-300-5007 UNITED INDEPENDENT TAXI 800-822-8294

BY RIDESHARE LYFT lyft.com

UBER uber.com

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VISITOR INFORMATION

GETTING AROUND IN WEST HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) Bus and Rail Routes and General Information: 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) METRO.NET The Metro Trip Planner at metro.net gives point-to-point rail and bus route directions within Metro’s 1,433-square-mile Los Angeles County service area. Metro passes can be purchased and loaded onto a reusable transit access pass (TAP card) at the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 8272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046.

BY SHUTTLE

CITYLINE 800-447-2189, 323-650-2688, weho.org/cityline CityLine is a free daytime (Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) mini-bus service that shuttles passengers around a loop along Santa Monica Boulevard and into residential areas in West Hollywood. CityLineX provides rush-hour-only service (weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), traveling along Santa Monica Boulevard to the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood and Highland. 64 V I S I T W E ST H O L LYWO O D.CO M z

WEHOPICKUP wehopickup.com West Hollywood’s free trolley runs along Santa Monica Boulevard between Robertson and Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

BY RENTAL BIKE

WEHO PEDALS 323-900-0069, wehopedals.com

TRAVEL AGENCIES

CASSIS TRAVEL SERVICES 9200 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 320 310-246-5400, travelcts.com CORNICHE TRAVEL 8721 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 200 310-854-6000, corniche.com FRIENDS TRAVEL 820 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 1309 323-654-5377, friendstravel.com ROBERT SANCHEZ

BY BUS AND LIGHT RAIL


BED | BATH | TABLE | FURNITURE | LIGHTING | DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES

West Hollywood | 370 N. Robertson Blvd. | Parking Lot | (310) 854-0001 Del Mar Flower Hill Mall Designated Parking Spots

South Coast Plaza 3333 Bear St., 2nd Level

Palm Desert 73425 El Paseo

(714) 557-9999

(760) 779-8500

Newport Beach PCH & Bayside Drive Designated Parking Spots (949) 640-9999

(858) 847-3300

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West Hollywood Official Visitors Guide 2018/2019  

Discover the heart of L.A. with the official publication of West Hollywood Travel & Tourism Board | VisitWestHollywood.com

West Hollywood Official Visitors Guide 2018/2019  

Discover the heart of L.A. with the official publication of West Hollywood Travel & Tourism Board | VisitWestHollywood.com