West Hollywood Stories

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By Jacqueline Fitzgerald - September 21, 2018 - Guide

Top 5 Things to Do in West Hollywood!

West Hollywood ranks as one of the coolest, most creative cities in all of Southern California. Whatever you feel like seeing, doing, or indulging in, here you’ll find choices galore. There are other places to find entertainment…

By Chris Epting - September 21, 2018 - Arts & Culture

Troubadour: Creating Moments That Shape Music History

Little did Doug Weston know when he opened The Troubadour in West Hollywood in 1957 that he was forever altering the musical landscape not just of Los Angeles, but the entire world. Originally opened as a…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - September 18, 2018 - Arts & Culture

West Hollywood’s World of Wigs and Wonder

Throughout most of its existence, drag was perceived as emblematic of a subversive counterculture, and only of interest to very specific audiences. But in recent years, (largely owed to the wildly popular RuPaul’s Drag Race) drag…

By Maxine Tatlonghari - September 12, 2018 - Arts & Culture

Q&A: Artist Katie Brightside

Despite its international influence, West Hollywood is actually a small town. It’s such a walkable city and it’s really common to run into friends when going to the gym, having lunch or shopping on Melrose. We…

By Jacqueline Fitzgerald - September 7, 2018 - Arts & Culture

The Fall Guide to Galleries and Museums

The seductive beauty, beguiling promise and startling contradictions of Los Angeles provide rich fodder for creative souls, especially artists. West Hollywood offers a first-rate selection of places where you can appreciate their work and perhaps even…

By Jacqueline Fitzgerald - September 4, 2018 - Food & Drink

Tesse Restaurant Surprises and Delights with Michelin-Star Chef Raphael Francois

When a restaurant’s muses are California modern and classic charcuterie, interpreted by a Michelin-caliber talent, the culmination can be poetry on the plate. Tesse, which recently opened on the Sunset Strip, entices diners with its imaginative…

By Jenny Adams - August 31, 2018 - Food & Drink

Edgy Coffee Shops You’ll Want to Stop For

Californians sure do love their juice bars, but in the mornings, you’re just as likely to find us in a coffeehouse, kick-starting the day with fragrant, roasted caffeine. Coffee culture is thriving in Los Angeles, and…

By Jacqueline Fitzgerald - August 24, 2018 - Guide

Pet-Friendly Parks, Patios & Places to Stay

Give your furry friends a little extra love on National Dog Day (August 26) with a stroll through West Hollywood. In our pet-friendly city, dogs are welcome in hotels, restaurants, parks, and more. Check out these…

By Jenny Adams - August 23, 2018 - Food & Drink

Top Places for a Late-Night Bite in West Hollywood

West Hollywood is one of the best places to party after-dark in the world. From the amplifiers turned up inside the famous Viper Room to swanky parties by the glittering, rooftop pool at The London hotel,…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - August 22, 2018 - Arts & Culture

Walkable West Hollywood: Golden Era Architecture

Stroll through West Hollywood’s architectural golden era with this planned walking tour from the West Hollywood Preservation Alliance. In the 1920s, West Hollywood was the center of lavish apartment living for captivating Hollywood stars, writers, and…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - August 16, 2018 - Hotels

Get Wet at West Hollywood’s Hottest Pools

Yeah, the rooftop pool scene is a big deal here and you’re invited. For real—West Hollywood’s killer rooftop pools beat any other city’s—take a dip for yourself--thanks especially to the flawless year round weather. Don’t be…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - August 6, 2018 - Nightlife

West Hollywood has LA’s Best Rooftop Bars

Fancy a delicious craft cocktail while taking in the Hollywood Hills? Maybe a quiet, romantic corner where you can people-watch until the sun drops? From the quiet and cozy, to the raucous and weird, West Hollywood…

By Maxine Tatlonghari - August 6, 2018 - Shopping

Don’t miss these Design District Concept Stores

The pop-up store has evolved into a full-blown concept store. These locations are where creative minds take a brand promise to the next level and offer shoppers more experiential elements, high-end services and social sharing moments.…

By Jenny Adams - July 31, 2018 - Food & Drink

Where to Eat When You are Traveling Solo in West Hollywood

Solo travel can be the most rewarding. Decisions can remain spur-of-the-moment. A whim can lead to a new adventure. And, you get to spread out in that great hotel bed with no one stealing the covers.…

By Jacqueline Fitzgerald - July 19, 2018 - Guide

Free Things to do in WeHo this Summer

Who doesn’t love free entertainment, especially on the sultry days and nights of a California summer? West Hollywood, a hotbed for creative talent and a haven for good times, definitely knows the drill. You’ll find lots…

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