Welcome to West Hollywood
Hip, artsy, and brimming with vibrant life
Awash in rainbow pride, WeHo’s legendary Sunset Strip has made this glitzy melting pot a popular destination for high-energy nightlife, street art, and a dynamic culture. For many years, WeHo has been a hotspot for celebrities, young creatives, and out-of-towners looking for a taste of the fabled energy. Residents are drawn to West Hollywood for its beautiful weather, inclusivity, and pleasing cultural exposure, and amid its wealth of urban offerings, it’s not hard to find the things you want, be it couture fashion or an organic lifestyle. You’ll love the assortment of elegant architectural single-family homes and deluxe low-rise apartments on charming streets.
What to Love
- Incredibly walkable
- Trendy shopping
- Lots of historical hotels
- A diverse, inclusive culture
Bustling with creative energy and innovative forms of entertainment, a lifestyle of artistic indulgence and dynamic culture awaits in WeHo. This urban enclave is home to buzz-worthy restaurants, iconic LA hotels, beautiful hikes, and world-class shopping destinations filled with designer brands. WeHo lures you in with all the glitz and activity, but not in a way that it overwhelms you when you need to step back and breathe. You can take scenic adventures along the nearby Runyon Canyon or sip your cocktail in a cozy corner at a live music venue, listening to the gentle harmony that thrills the air.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Whether you’re on the road for a Tiffany necklace or want to dash by a whimsy gift shop to collect a basket of all your partner’s favorite things, West Hollywood doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. Home to a plethora of designer outposts, charming local shops, and remarkable restaurants, everyone who comes to WeHo with a craving won’t leave unsatisfied. You can find 90s-inspired outfits at Joyrich or select a variety of high-end scented candles at Candle Delirium. Rag & Bone on Melrose Avenue offers incredible denim finds, footwear and accessories, but you can also make a visit to Alice + Olivia to revamp your wardrobe with sophisticated fashion apparel.
Relax from all the shopping with a stop into Craig’s for classic American cuisine featuring rib-eye steak, bread pudding, and cheesecake served with cocktails, or you can pay a visit to acclaimed Matsuhisa—a Japanese seafood restaurant popular for its tasting menus, soups and more. Craving Italian? Head into Dan Tanas for staples like spaghetti, chicken parmesan, and lasagne served amid dazzling decor, or settle in for a plate of bolognese and ahi tuna tartare at Cecconis.
Things to Do
Popular for its ritzy hotels, comedy clubs, bars, and live music venues, it’s impossible not to find something entertaining to enjoy in West Hollywood. Have a laugh at The Comedy Store, an establishment founded in 1972 and touted as the greatest stand-up comedy club in the world. Pamper yourself with a holistic spa session in the historic Sunset Tower Hotel, where guests enjoy access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and dining in a rooftop cafe.
The Schindler House continues to attract architecture aficionados from the world over for tours with its classic bohemian charm, a century-old home imbued with free-flowing charm for the swingers who hung out with the organic owner and his wife.
The legendary Troubadour nightclub is a frequent stop for live music enthusiasts and cozy date nights in an intimate, historical setting where some big music industry personalities got their start, while the Pacific Design Center stands out among others with its massive blue glass walls as a multi-use facility for events ranging from art exhibitions to film screenings, the annual Elton John post-Oscar party and many more.
West Hollywood is served by some of California’s top-rated schools, renowned for their innovative academic programs and outstanding extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include: