Be Prepared: Visit WeHo’s Guide to Fall in L.A.

If impending winter weather has you in the mood for one last warm-weather escape, a weekend in West Hollywood puts the best of Los Angeles right at your fingertips–without battling traffic or even needing a car at all.

We’ve rounded up a collection of craft cocktail bars, incredible dining experiences, fitness-fun to burn off the calories, and plenty of retail therapy. Once you’ve checked out our recommends, don’t forget to Get $50 Off Your 2-Night+ Stay at some great West Hollywood hotels.

Rosaliné
Design District

Rosaliné

You know where summer is about to start? The Southern Hemisphere. Peru is far away, but the flavors are right here on Melrose, under the careful skill of Chef Ricardo Zarate. Street foods from South America are elevated, making the most use of California produce. It’s an ideal outdoor dining option with friends, thanks to a gorgeous, plant-filled patio and share plates like the Pan Andino (quinoa bread, rocoto pepper butter, aguaymanto jam and botija olive spread) and spicy, Peruvian olives with eggplant puree, corn on turmeric flatbread.

8479 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-297-9500

Sushi Park
Sunset Strip

Sushi Park

We like to think of this as the nicest meal you’re ever going to splurge on in a strip mall. How L.A. is that? Don’t let the barebones appearance fool you. Their 17-course omakase option includes a carefully curated menagerie of more than 35 cuts of fish, flown in from around the world. This is not a first-date option, unless you’re a millionaire, but it’s an impressive and worthy use of your hard-earned money. Average check cost? $200. Potential of spotting a celebrity? High.

8539 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-652-0523

Night + Market
Sunset Strip

Night + Market

Authentic Northern Thai cuisine has found a bright new home in West Hollywood, and there’s a cool fusion afoot. For example, the Catfish Tamale with pork fat baked in a banana leaf with chilies and herbs is something you’ll only find here. And, while you’d see a Khao Soi curry on other menus, their super savory vegetarian option with tofu and oyster mushrooms will impress even the meatlovers.

9043 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-275-9724

Harlowe
Santa Monica Blvd

Harlowe

If “Cheers” had a pre-Prohibition version of the show, that’d be Harlowe. Sepia-toned lighting, soft wallpapers and vintage art finds capped in heavy frames creates a cozy space, with a massive, inviting circular bar at the center. It’s a place where strangers become friends. The aim is to bring you back to a time of Gilded Hollywood, although the drink list here easily makes you happy to live in the modern era. We advise a Steeped in Desire, with Hennessy, Curacao, Earl Gray honey, lemon, orange bitters and Earl Grey sugar on the rim. But Grandpa’s Medicine––a Miller High Life Pony beer with a Caskmates Jameson whiskey shot––is equally worth your Happy Hour attention.

7321 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-876-5839

Jones
Santa Monica Blvd

Jones

It’s hard for us to put Jones in a category. It’s ideal for dining and also for drinking. They launched Grilled Cocktails this summer and essentially combined both in a glass. Bar Manager Eric Tecosky builds libations inside of hollowed out fruits and vegetables and then grills them for a smoky, charred effect. His Old Fashioned, for example, is whiskey, bitters and brown sugar heated inside of a hollow pineapple, over an open flame. The liquid is chilled down and then served over ice. There’s a Bloody Mary made in hollow jalapenos, too. The drink menu is ultra-inventive, but vibe is delightfully Classic Rock, alongside a menu of beautifully authentic Italian fare.

7205 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-850-1726

Poppy
Design District

Poppy

Thick, brocade couches and booths, rattan lanterns hanging from trees, scattered candles and quirky moments of taxidermy––Poppy aims to be a “storybook setting.” They succeed. An evening here feels like something imagined by the love child of Salvador Dali and C.S. Lewis, and it’s advisable to not make other plans. Once you find a seat in this surrealist setting, you won’t want to leave. Take a crew and indulge in bottle service here, or just make friends with your server, who may or may not be dressed like a mermaid.

755 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310-855-7185

Fred Segal Sunset
Sunset Strip

Fred Segal Sunset

Opened in fall 2017, this is one of the hottest places to shop, especially for those with a soft spot for mass appeal. The gorgeous new flagship for Fred Segal on The Sunset Strip combines pop-up artist and designer concepts with many full-time vendors, including Flower Girl florist shop and a Hennessey & Ingalls bookstore devoted to design. Replika Vintage is here for couture second-hand finds, Hartel for contemporary menswear and CAP Beauty for skincare, scents and makeup.

8500 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-432-0560

Leica Store and Gallery LA
Design District

Leica Store and Gallery LA

Everything old is new again in photography, and Leica is at the forefront of returning us from heavy DSLRs to a light, go-anywhere body styles. In addition to the vintage look and feel, there’s something so iconic about the images a Leica produces. For photo nerds, this is a must-stop, because even if you don’t find your next camera, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in the exhibitions and sculptures inside the space.

8783 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048
424-777-0341

West Hollywood Design District
If you’re looking for a full street of haute options from art retailers to dining to wonderfully recognizable fashion designers, the West Hollywood Design District is a dream. Names like rag & bone, ALLSAINTS, Alice & Olivia, Bel Bambini for the kids and even a Christian Louboutin for Men abound in these blocks that encompass Melrose Avenue, Beverly and Robertson boulevards.

Basecamp Fitness
Santa Monica Blvd

Basecamp Fitness

Don’t have an hour for the gym? At this location, you’ll only need 35 minutes. Thanks to a HIIT format, it will feel like a full 60 minutes. Interval training, boxing classes, pilates––it’s all here. Basecamp excels in giving you options for a total body burn, in a setting that’s sleek, clean and inviting.

8714 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
424-343-0555

Hot Pilates
Sunset Strip

Hot Pilates

If you’re a fan of Bikram Yoga, this studio combines a good, intense sweat with a reformer, mat or ball class. This hour-long option isn’t the only choice, either. You can also book a Pilates class specifically for your “booty,” one dedicated to breath and reconnection with the inner spirit and also Barre-inspired classes for sculpting and toning.

8604 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-360-8889

Mansion Fitness
Santa Monica Blvd

Mansion Fitness

Only in L.A.? Quite possibly. Mansion is arguably one of the prettiest places to workout––with rich, exposed brick walls, chandeliers hanging above the yoga mats and trainers that definitely could moonlight as models. However, you’ll feel a burn here. It’s no façade, but rather a combination of everything we’d want in a nightclub promoted in a gym, like 7,500-square feet of space, state-of-the-art equipment and no contract or membership needed to join.

7912 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-378-5818

Spend a weekend in West Hollywood this fall. Book now to get $50 off your stay of two nights or more.

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