Set within the glamorous heart of Los Angeles, West Hollywood has long been fabled for its swanky clubs, live music venues, world-class restaurants, hip stores and more — and the same stands true today. Ringing in its 38th year of cityhood just this week, WeHo has managed to uphold its place as one of the trendiest, most inclusive places to live and work in LA.
And lucky for those who live at The Addison and The Ainsley — and soon-to-be The Alfred — it’s all right here, simply waiting to be explored. Dive in below and discover the best of West Hollywood at your doorstep.
Buzzworthy Restaurants & Bars
Ever since West Hollywood was incorporated as an independent city in 1984, its culinary scene has held an undeniable allure. You could find the biggest names in Hollywood at hotspots like Dan Tana’s, Formosa Cafe and Chateau Marmont, all of which remain staples today. And still, the most renowned chefs look to West Hollywood to open their next big spot. From Horses to Great White to De Buena Planta, the city is home to some of the best new restaurants not only in Los Angeles, but the world. As for bars, there’s never been any competition for West Hollywood. Delilah, Norah, Melrose Place, E.P. & L.P., Tower Bar, Beauty & Essex, The Abbey — the list of after-hour haunts goes on.
Designer Stores & Vintage Boutiques
It’s impossible to talk about the perks of living in West Hollywood without touching on its top-tier shopping scene. From high-end global brands to small boutiques, the city is sprawling with options for anyone and everyone. The Melrose District is home to the best spots around for vintage shopping, from Melrose Trading Post to Reformation Vintage, while Maxfield and the Beverly Center boast the world’s biggest luxury names.
While Hollywood is synonymous with cinema, West Hollywood is undoubtedly synonymous with music. Since the beginning, WeHo has played host to Los Angeles’ most iconic music venues, from the Troubadour to The Roxy — both of which continue to bring in the industry’s most notable names today. And if live shows aren’t your thing, you’ll still find endless options for entertainment throughout the city, including stand-up at both the legendary Comedy Store on Sunset and Hollywood Improv on Melrose. Here, there’s absolutely no shortage of opportunities to immerse in the art of performance.
Refreshing Outdoor Activities
West Hollywood’s urban landscape is brimming with around-the-clock conveniences, but that’s not to say a rich outdoor scene isn’t just moments away. Minutes from your doorstep at The Melrose Collection you’ll find some of the city’s most coveted trails and parks, including the celeb-favorite Runyon Canyon, Beverly Gardens Park, Wattles Garden and more. There are very few cities where you can revel in the best of both urban life and nature, and West Hollywood just so happens to be one.
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