West Hollywood: Eat, Shop, Watch
West Hollywood’s most famous thoroughfares, the glittering Sunset Strip, trendy Melrose Avenue, and the always-happening Santa Monica Boulevard are all uniquely pedestrian-friendly. Have a cappuccino at star-studded Sunset Plaza, home of exclusive boutiques and prime people-watching cafes and bistros. Don’t forget your sunglasses.
Once the sun sets, the Strip is transformed into a night owl’s nirvana, with some of the nation’s hottest clubs featuring live performances by both emerging and established acts. WeHo is much about ‘good looking’, always, anytime. Styled and tanned bodies, hip clothes and a lot of fun – that’s what you can find here. More than 120 restaurants and cafes invite to enjoy life in a relaxed atmosphere.
Featured in countless films and television shows is eclectic Melrose Avenue, where visitors can find cutting-edge fashions to suit their every mood. From vintage duds to red-carpet-worthy looks, Melrose is a veritable cornucopia of style.
Those with a penchant for European designers know that Maxfield is where you’ll find show-stoppers you just can’t find anywhere else. And, when you’re ready for a respite, innovative culinary bastions including Lucques and Mortons are just steps away.
Venture onto Santa Monica Boulevard, the gay community’s mecca of energy-filled dance clubs where beautiful people sometimes opt to dance solo to the hypnotic tunes; or wander into one of the city’s intimate theaters to catch cutting edge performances; or better yet, stroll down to your hotel’s exclusive hipster bar, inform the mighty powerful doorman of your VIP status (a.k.a “hotel guest”) and cruise into a venue where sometimes even locals get turned away.
Step into West Hollywood and step into an assortment of after-dark entertainment that will surely send you home crying for more.
All of West Hollywood’s night spots pride themselves on offering an unforgettable experience every single time.
‘Sinful drag’, ‘Naughty nights at Sunset’, ‘The adult playground’, and ‘Hollywood’s soul’ have all been names bestowed upon West Hollywood’s world-famous Sunset Strip, but by far the most recognizable reference is simply ‘The Strip.’
From old-school Hollywood glam to present-day chic, The Strip has been home to famous names; TV and big-screen hits; and infinite ‘Hollywood Dreams.’
Hedonistic in its approach, The Strip has always been devoted to the pursuit of supreme pleasure, indulgent taste, ultimate glamour and high drama. From in-the-flesh celebrities getting tagged at the famous Sunset Strip Tattoo parlor to “go-go” dancing at the Whiskey and the rise and fall of many a star, The Strip has truly seen it all.
Visitors and Angelenos alike will step into West Hollywood and dance in the footsteps of Hollywood legends like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
From its Prohibition roots, The Strip (Crescent Heights to Doheny) paid homage to a free-spirited, no-holds-barred lifestyle complete with casinos, high-roller supper clubs and fancy cars. Back in the day, if you weren’t a star before entering one of the historical elite three night clubs – The Trocadero, Mocambo or Ciro’s, The Strip ensured stardom by the time you left. Take a walk (multimedia tour) on the wild side. Experience The Strip how you like it, alive and pumping with L.A.’s hottest night clubs, art deco hotels, 24-hour hip eateries, world-famous celebrity hangouts, and jumbo-size billboards (‘vanity boards’) that depict the latest in fashion, beauty and entertainment.
Refer to it as you wish, but when in Southern California never return home without cruising The Strip. Your friends will never forgive you.
For behind-the-scenes information on a working studio, check out Universal Studios for attractions, sets and camera action. It is located only 15 minutes away!