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By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 24, 2019 - Arts & Culture

Legendary Sunset Strip Hot Spots, Past and Present

Since the early days of West Hollywood, the Sunset Strip has been a party destination like no other, home to gangsters in the roaring 1920s, and the playground of Hollywood royalty then and now.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 24, 2019 - Nightlife

Whisky a Go Go: The First Real American Discothèque

When you drive by the Whisky a Go Go these days, you will still see a band van out front getting ready to load in for that night’s gig. That’s because the Whisky is still an…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 24, 2019 - Guide

Have a Romantic Date Night in West Hollywood

Whether you’re swooning over a new love, clinking champagne at a rooftop bar, or celebrating an anniversary, West Hollywood is an ideal place to have a fabulous night out.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 18, 2019 - Food & Drink

West Hollywood’s Best Al Fresco Dining

From bright and bustling destinations to low-lit after-dark escapes, there is something for everyone when it comes to the city’s awesome open-air restaurant environments. West Hollywood’s al fresco dining options are unrivaled, and there’s a plethora…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 18, 2019 - Hotels

Find Old Hollywood Charm and Tranquility at The Charlie

Pressure of any kind seems distant at the Charlie. Tucked into a residential neighborhood, the quiet is broken only by the soft trickle of a tranquil water fountain.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 18, 2019 - Nightlife

Mix & Mingle at Ritzy Lounges in West Hollywood

From historic hideaways to lively hot spots, the city’s hotel lounges are both quirky and cushy. There’s a perch with your name on it, so strut over and show off your style.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 18, 2019 - Nightlife

Dangerously Delicious Cocktails Around West Hollywood

These mixed drinks offer a multitude of tempting possibilities—just like the city itself. Whether you’re gearing up for a wild night or ready to relax with friends on a rooftop, you’ll find them hard to resist.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 17, 2019 - Wellness

Q&A: Marco Pelusi of Marco Pelusi Hair Studio

Marco Pelusi, a West Hollywood salon owner and colorist who counts many celebrities among his clientele, points to a single “aha” moment that kick-started his career.

By Lina Lecaro - July 17, 2019 - Hotels

The La Peer Hotel Is a Jewel in the West Hollywood Design District

West Hollywood is known for its innovative vision and the local hotels keep raising the bar by creating first-rate spaces, impressive both in form and function. A case in point: Kimpton La Peer Hotel.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 17, 2019 - Shopping

8 Stores with Gifts for Everyone on Your List

If you’re thinking hard about what to give a loved one—be it for the holidays, a birthday, or just because—these local shops are here to help.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 17, 2019 - Shopping

Find Creative Inspiration in the West Hollywood Design District

The West Hollywood Design District, located at Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard, is a cultural and shopping destination that has been providing inspiration for creative visionaries since the 1950s.

By Carole Dixon - July 9, 2019 - Food & Drink

Formosa Café: Preserving an Iconic Piece of West Hollywood

Visitors and locals can even embark on guided walking tours that showcase architecture and landmarks that are still thriving in West Hollywood. Formosa Cafe is one of those legendary landmarks.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 8, 2019 - Food & Drink

During dineL.A. Restaurant Week, West Hollywood is the Place to Be

dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a celebration of drinking and dining around the city of Los Angeles, and it keeps getting bigger and better. Each Restaurant Week lasts about two weeks, and they happen twice a year—in…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 2, 2019 - Hotels

1 Hotel West Hollywood Is a Leader in Sustainability

West Hollywood is a city of trendsetters—from the stylish shoppers browsing the designer boutiques to the celebrity chefs presenting their latest culinary creations and the up-and-coming musicians playing their hearts out on the Sunset Strip. This…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 1, 2019 - Food & Drink

The Famed Michelin Guide Adds a Side of Clout to Favorite West Hollywood Eateries

Any visit to West Hollywood has always been a treat for the palate, and several of the city’s diverse restaurants just got some well-deserved acclaim to underscore this point. In its first dedicated California publication in…

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