Things to Do in West Hollywood
Where are the best places to eat in West Hollywood?
Well, if you’re looking for Cali-fresh cuisine sourced from the area’s best local producers, you should definitely try The Jeremy’s Etcho Café and Joao Cocktail Bar.
But if you want to extend your culinary footprint, then be sure to visit local joints like Norah, E.P. & L.P., Night + Market, and Sushi Park, which is tucked away in a strip mall on W. Sunset Blvd. We also love to go the Melrose Place Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings (open 10am–2pm).
What are some things to do in West Hollywood?
What’s in West Hollywood?
This question should probably be, “What’s NOT in West Hollywood?” because everything you could possibly imagine can be found in WeHo.
To start with, the West Hollywood restaurant and bar scene is fantastic—especially along the Sunset Strip, which runs 1.6 miles along Sunset Boulevard from Crescent Heights Boulevard to Sierra Drive. It’s home to excellent boutiques and restaurants, as well as famous concert clubs like The Roxy, The Viper Room, and Whiskey A Go-Go, and comedy hotspots The Comedy Store and Laugh Factory.
With WeHo being such a hotbed of creativity, there are dozens of local art galleries. Moran Bondaroff and Hamilton-Selway Fine Art are just two of the stand-outs. There are also the shops of Melrose Avenue, and the West Hollywood Design District, where “over 250 global merchants and creative leaders have chosen the walkable radius of Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard, and Robertson Boulevard as their West Coast home.”
Local nearby attractions include the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre for the latest movie premieres, The Hollywood Bowl for the best in concerts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, the Getty Center, and the world’s most famous sidewalk: the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Just a few miles east of West Hollywood is Runyon Canyon, where you can hike the Hollywood Hills and get killer views of Los Angeles. And if you want to hit the famed LA beaches, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach are all within 20 miles.
And of course, every October 31st, there’s the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval—one of the biggest Halloween celebration in the world. This annual public event takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard, and features multiple entertainment stages, live music, bar specials, and some of the best people-watching you’ll ever experience.
Add a flash picnic to your agenda. Dress in all white. Then head out to meet with thousands of like-minded friends for an evening of eating, drinking and dancing until the stars come out.
Trends start here. This is a cultural destination for high-caliber design, art, fashion, dining, beauty and more. More than 200 global visionaries and creative leaders have chosen the walkable radius of Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard as their West Coast home.
Leave it to the largest museum on the West Coast to offer some of the most dynamic exhibitions. Check out the first U.S. exhibition to spotlight the influence of music and dance on Marc Chagall’s works. Plus, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s CARNE y ARENA, is a conceptual virtual reality installation that explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees.
Cali-fresh doesn’t get any better than at this year-round, open air, all-weather farmer's market carrying local fruits & vegetables every Sunday.
Norah is an American restaurant in the heart of West Hollywood by Chef Mike Williams. The space is airy and lends itself to lingering over local favorites like pork belly, octopus; popcorn cauliflower and uni butter poached shrimp. Don’t miss the cornbread here.
Smith & Tait specializes in handcrafted espresso drinks using the best Ritual beans. Our menu aims to keep it simple with cold brew, drip, espresso, latte, cappuccino, flat white and cortado. We carry limited specialty teas and have special secret menu for the adventurous.
Rock & Reilly’s is a prohibition-era speakeasy with comfort food, a world-famous selection of whiskey, beer and happy hour specials. Opt for the burgers, chicken skewers and the chopped salad. The ginger whiskey is also a MUST try. If you want to ensure you catch the big game, add Rock & Reilly’s to your agenda.
The World-Famous Comedy Store Hollywood is a historic fixture on the Sunset Strip bringing the biggest names in standup comedy to Hollywood's doorstep from Iliza Shlesinger to Andy Dick. As with most comedy spots, a 2-drink minimum applies for all shows.
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