The heart of LA's LGBTQ community, the Boulevard is home to Boystown bars and clubs, the annual Halloween Carnaval community gathering, and the Christopher Street West Pride Festival and Parade, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Santa Monica Boulevard

The stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard through West Hollywood is part of historic Route 66. The East-West corridor is also known as California State Route 2, which ends at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Blvd Local Tips

Fabulous Night Out


Sip on a boozy frozen drink at Beaches WeHo

while dancing around in this two-story bar

Inspired by 1980s Miami disco culture, LGBTQ+ focused hybrid restaurant and lounge Beaches WeHo transports you to your own beach paradise. Stay cool with a boozy frozen lemonade, Piña Colada, strawberry daiquiri, or watermelon rosé. 


Rub shoulders with reality stars at this well-known Vanderpump haunt, Tom Tom

Ask for the special shot list before ordering

Your favorite reality stars—Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz—invite you to play in their whimsical bar with elegant bar food and vibrant signature cocktails like the Tom Fashioned, Kentucky Muffin, or Madame Butterfly. 

Break a Sweat

Catch your favorite choreographer trying out new moves at Rage

Keep an eye out for special appearances from popular drag queens throughout the week

Every third Wednesday of the month, Rage nightclub sets the stage for dancers and renowned choreographers for Club Jete. Watch them to show off their newest moves or come on any of the theme nights to strut your stuff on the dance floor.

Keep it Going

Catch a cowboy dance break at Flaming Saddles

Step into the Wild Wild West Hollywood!

All the way from New York, Boystown favorite Flaming Saddles is considered the all-male Coyote Ugly. This country western bar comes with unexpected dance numbers, a happy hour that starts at 3PM, and a weekend brunch with bottomless mimosas.

Fitness and Food, In Balance

Early Riser

Knock out a 35-minute, high-intensity workout at Basecamp Fitness

Push your limits during one-minute intervals

You’ll never do the same workout twice at Basecamp Fitness. Here you’ll spend one minute strength training doing a variation of moves that work every muscle group and one minute doing cardio on the assault bike. 

Guilt-Free Breakfast

Try the celebrity-favorite, gluten-free pancakes at Hugo's

Eat healthy without compromising flavor!

Hugo’s has been serving healthy dishes made from scratch since the ’70s, including a few comfort food options. Try the cinnamon swirl French toast, almond energy pancakes, and pasta mama (yes! pasta for breakfast).

Hollywood Sign

Live your Instagram dreams with a Hollywood Sign Hike from Bikes and Hikes LA

If you didn’t document the moment, were you really there?

Bikes and Hikes give you an up close and personal look at the Hollywood Sign for the perfect photo op. This 3.5 mile hike ends right under the sign, the closest you’ll ever get to it!

Snack on a no-guilt vegan frozen yogurt from Rawberri

Create your own acai bowl or superfood smoothie for even more nutrients!

Rawberri’s CocoWhip is the perfect post-workout treat. It’s dairy-free with no added sugar and you can add your favorite toppings. They also have acai bowls that will blow your taste buds away.

Cruise Route 66

Classic Cars

Window shop some of the world's most rare classic cars at Heritage Classics

Make room for a Lamborghini or Maserati in your garage

Take a walk over to one of LA’s most impressive classic car showrooms, right on Santa Monica Boulevard. From a 1940s Ford Woody to late-’60s Ferrari GT,  you’ll find an assortment of rare and vintage cars you may have only seen in the movies. 

Mob Haunt

Enjoy a meal at Formosa Cafe, inside the oldest surviving red trolley car from 1904

Browse the black and white headshots that line the walls to find your favorite movie star!

This Hollywood legend has been around since 1939, a favorite among movie stars like Ava Gardner and John Wayne. Since then, it has made cameos in dozens of movies and TV shows. 

Motorbike Love

Bikers and fans alike won't want to miss Thunder Road's amazing collection of motorcycles

This local moto shop sells and services really cool bikes

If you want to see great vintage and modern motorcycles from Harley, Triumph, and more, swing by this West Hollywood institution along historic Route 66. (It’s on the east side of town, near The Lot Studios.)

Late Night

Devour a plate of Disco Fries at 3am at Kitchen24

Don’t forget to try the fresh-baked desserts!

This 24-hour neighborhood diner has all the classics, but their menu also features fries topped with carnitas, gravy, or chorizo. You can also build your own mac and cheese.


Places to Stay

Nearby Attractions

Getting Around

Several bus lines run along SMB, with a Cityline free shuttle that connects to the Metro Red Line at Hollywood & Highland next to attractions like the Walk of Fame and Chinese Theatre. The WeHo PickUp provides free trolley service for barhoppers. Santa Monica Boulevard is also a highly walkable and bike-friendly thoroughfare.

Eco-Conscious West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood is dedicated to sustainability and preserving our environment. We encourage visitors and residents alike to help us with these efforts. Learn more at