The Best Ways To Experience West Hollywood: A Small City With Big Dreams


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From luxury stays and rooftop dining to outdoor adventures, shopping and nightlife on the iconic Boulevard, your options are limitless in West Hollywood. This “small” city is bigger than it seems, bursting with experiences and memories for all travellers. In West Hollywood, size doesn’t matter!

Check out our guide for all the best places to sip, shop and explore in West Hollywood!

Choose Your Own Adventure

Looking to explore? Each month, one of the most iconic venues in Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory, offers an hour-long sunset hike that starts and ends on the Observatory’s West Terrace and covers about half a mile. It’s also an excellent spot to see the Hollywood sign! Or, you get an up-close and personal look at the Hollywood Sign for the most Insta-worthy shot with Bikes and Hikes LA. This 3.5-mile hike ends right under the sign, the closest you’ll ever get to it!

Griffith Observatory with Hollywood Sign in the back (Credit: Tommy Lundberg)

Strut Down Santa Monica

Santa Monica Boulevard is the beating heart of West Hollywood and of LA’s LGBTQ+ community. The Boulevard is home to Boystown bars and clubs and world-class restaurants where celebrity sightings are regular.

Credit: Beaches WeHo

Enjoy a fabulous night out on the Boulevard, starting with sipping on a boozy frozen drink at Beaches WeHo while dancing around in this two-story bar! Inspired by 1980s Miami disco culture, this LGBTQ+ focused hybrid restaurant and lounge transports you to your own beach paradise. When you’re ready for the next spot, dance the night away at The Abbey – a favourite of celebs, locals, and tourists alike! Grab a cocktail, order a dish (or several), and show off your best dance moves.

See A Star Under The Stars

An evening under the stars is the perfect way to end your getaway. For a “playfully sophisticated” setting with dreamy views of the city and tasty libations, the Boxwood Restaurant on the roof of the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills is the place to go. You may as well stay for a few days and really soak it in.

Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles (Credit: Visit West Hollywood)

You can also check out the ivy-laden Skybar for beautiful panoramic L.A. views at the pool deck of Mondrian Los Angeles – day or night. Known for its world-class DJ sets and the quintessential Sunset Strip experience, Skybar is sure to please. 

While it may be small in size, it’s big at heart and filled with dreams. This city offers visitors endless dining options, over 10 luxury hotels, celebrity hangout spots, iconic history, top-tier events, and so much more!!

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