If hanging by the pool is your vibe, you’re in luck. Hit The Standard, Hollywood for the Wednesday night series, Desert Nights for intimate acoustics by candlelight in their Cactus Lounge. Shirt optional.
Taste Book Soup
Feel the word of your favorite writers at Book Soup’s free author readings and book signings, almost every night. Snap a pic to prove to friends (and social media followers) you mingled with literary giants.
Live like a local with a trip to the Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market, 1200 N. Vista Street, on Thursday. Stock up on local Cali produce, dairy and meat, and sway to the beat of live music and entertainment—practice those moves for the club later.
Unleash Your Artsy
Whip out your sketchpad or camera, and don’t be shy with your questions. Get lost in the Blue Building masterpiece of the Pacific Design Center to discover architecture and interior design inspiration around every corner. Take those ideas home to make the neighbors jealous.
See the Stars
Celebrity watch at Tower Bar in the Sunset Tower Hotel! You’ll catch the stars doing what we all do – you know, eating lunch. The hotel itself is an icon of Hollywood history – so explore while you’re there.
Get a Little Culture
Little known fact: The tiny Museum of Contemporary Art branch in the Pacific Design Center courtyard offers free admission. Find rotating exhibits of contemporary design, architecture and specialty shopping every Tuesday through Sunday.
Stroll Santa Monica Boulevard
Stretch your legs on a 1.9-mile edge and don’t worry about getting hangry or thirsty – you might trip and fall into a world-renowned gay bar and find a cocktail in your hand. Or choose a WeHo cafe where to enjoy specialty lattes and small plates.