Los Angeles Neighbourhood Guides: A Guide to West Hollywood

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West Hollywood (more commonly referred to as WeHo) is for me the best neighbourhood to stay at in Los Angeles. With a large selection of some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, this area is reasonably affordable to stay, eat, and play. Best of all – there are so many options to keep you busy!

AirBnB in West Hollywood

Stay: Rent an Air BnB

The handful of times I have stayed in West Hollywood I have always checked in to an AirBnB apartment for a more authentic experience (that is also quite cost effective!) Short term rental prices are more realistic here and you won’t have to sacrifice location as this is easily one of the most central locations to find yourself in Los Angeles.

Urth Caffe

Eats & Drinks

Cafes in West Hollywood

Alfred Coffee – Great coffee & a great alternative to falling under the Starbucks hypnosis (though if I’m being honest, I’m a sucker for a quick frappe to go)

Urth Caffé – Great coffee (try the Spanish Latte) and great food at a reasonable price. Also healthy + hearty food.

Joan’s on Third – Delicious, gourmet cafe kind of food in a fun and energetic setting. A great spot for breakfast/brunching.

Café Gratitude – More great coffee. Its always good to have options!


Lunch & Dinner Spots in West Hollywood

Gracias Madre – Some of the best Mexican I have had in my entire life that is entirely vegan (and delicious!)

Crossroads – For outstanding vegan tapas that will quite literally leave your mouth watering, check out Crossroads on Melrose.

Craig’s – One of the “in” celeb spots with delicious food in a sophisticated setting.

The Nice Guy – Popular celeb spot that comes to life in the evenings. Great cocktails and great food.

Hollywood Sign

Things to do in WeHo

The Grove + Farmer’s Market – Outdoor shopping area (The Grove) and adjacent Farmer’s Market with delicious options for a light lunch or dinner. Still one of my favourite places in LA.

LACMA – For the artsy + design folk, you really can’t go past a visit to LACMA.

Hike Behind the Hollywood Sign – From West Hollywood you can hike your way into The Hills and make your way up to the Hollywood sign.

Griffith Observatory – Not just for the observatory but for one of the best views over LA!

Runyon Canyon Park – Another popular hike (especially on weekends) is to hike your way through Runyon Canyon Park. Arrive early to find a park, though, as this is one of the most popular hikes in LA.

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Getting Around in WeHo

With just under a two mile radius, it is entirely possible to take on this neighbourhood on foot (though in summer you should be prepared for roaring heat! My preference to get around the neighbourhood is to either walk or grab an Uber, as the “Uber X” service is incredibly efficient and cheap, usually costing $5-$6 per ride within WeHo.

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  • meiyee.tan@hotmail.com'
    环球日记 Fishagrams
    August 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Every of you post make me want to travel the places. I am an chinese travel writter in Malaysia and your articles always give me inspiration and motivation. ❤

  • charactersandcarryons@gmail.com'
    August 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Love Weho! So much nightlife and fun things to do there!

  • aneil@outlook.com'
    August 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Great tips! L.A. is an amazing place!

  • whisperwanderlust@gmail.com'
    August 2, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I’ve only been once to LA, but I want to come back so bad and your post made me miss it even more! Griffith Observatory really gives one of the best views over the city

  • amycattapan@yahoo.com'
    A.J. Cattapan
    August 2, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Good timing! I’m speaking at a conference in L.A. next week!

  • sebrin@theclumsytraveler.com'
    August 2, 2016 at 3:17 am

    This is a great list! I’m an Angeleno and my husband used to work at The Abbey (the famous gay bar on Robertson)! You really did list the best of the bunch 🙂 I might also add St. Felix or Tortilla Republic for food and drink 🙂

  • anne.moss@gmail.com'
    August 2, 2016 at 2:18 am

    People sometimes think of LA as nothing more than the airport that gets them to California. And the place where you go to Disneyland. There’s so much more to see and do there though. We’ve spent a total of two of weeks there with the kids and there was so much to do and see. Thanks for showing people how cool this town can be!

  • evaecasey@gmail.com'
    Eva Casey
    August 2, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Love WeHo! I have to say I’m partial to Lemonade, which is a chain, but there is a location in WeHo that’s beautiful 🙂

  • dreamofadventures@gmail.com'
    the adventurer
    August 2, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I used to go up to LA often when I lived in Orange Country but never fully stayed in an area overnight but WeHo looks like a great palace to check out =o)

  • Soendag1@gmail.com'
    August 1, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I’ll be going to LA this November, and already found an Airbnb I WeHo 😛 Can’t wait to try out some of those coffee shops!

  • camilleslifeblog@gmail.com'
    August 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Great post

  • Holly@ldnmuse.com'
    August 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This came at the perfect time for me, thank you! I am staying in WeHo in a few months time and I have definitely just added a few places to my list 🙂

    Holly at

  • marianneosterlund@gmail.com'
    August 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Los Angeles has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember.
    I’ve heard so much good about those Cafés and my stomach starts to growl simply about the yummy thought.
    Lovely post, thank you for sharing 🙂

  • thelaurajeannelson@gmail.com'
    Laura Nelson
    August 1, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Always interested in seeing an outside view of my home! How did you miss The Abbey, though?! It’s basically the capital of Weho. Come back for Halloween, Brooke!

    • Brooke Saward
      August 1, 2016 at 7:30 am

      I am dying to be in the USA for Halloween one year! In Australia it doesn’t really exist, but I’m trying to do it here anyway haha! xx