West Hollywood’s hotels, within steps of the most popular dining establishments and the area’s hot nightlife, have become the superior places to stay among travelers, entertainment industry executives and Hollywood’s most celebrated stars. Offering every price level and every taste, for the one-night layover to the one-week vacation, West Hollywood’s wealth of service-oriented accommodations will ensure a comfortable experience while staying in the community.
POINTS OF INTEREST
European elegance meets California style along this stretch of the thriving Sunset Strip, affording elite designer boutiques and choice eats, among other features.
Avenues of Art & Design:
Located in the center of West Hollywood, this eclectic district presents patrons with extensive galleries, bookstores, trendy coffeehouses and restaurants, to name a few.
Pacific Design Center:
A 1.2 million square-foot West Coast landmark designed by world-renowned architect, Cesar Pelli, features 200 show rooms with exquisite home and office decor.
Historic Route 66:
Cruise along a portion of America’s Main Street in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard.
West Hollywood Russian Community Center:
The City’s large Russian-speaking population is provided with safety and educational programs through this active community center.
Gay Pride Parade:
West Hollywood prides itself on its dynamic gay and lesbian population, which shows at the annual Christopher Street West Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Pride Parade and Festival. The two-day festival hails as the second largest on the West Coast, celebrating diversity and culture with booths, food vendors, an array of exhibits and performances. The parade attracts more than 300,000 people to The Boulevard where visitors are amazed by the vibrant costumes, striking floats and authentic vintage cars.
Founded by the City of West Hollywood in 2002, the West Hollywood Book Fair encourages reading, writing and literacy. Over 300 authors, poets, actors and performers partake in this celebrated and hugely successful event. More than 25,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors, including bookstores and literacy organizations, attend the creative, diverse event that also serves to build community by connecting individuals with businesses, libraries, schools, literary organizations and each other.
West Hollywood is the place to be on Halloween, throwing the largest Halloween street party in the world. The 20th Annual West Hollywood Costume Carnaval, which brings in over 500,000 people, is schedule for October 31, 2007. The event, boasting some of the most craziest and eccentric costume creations, is held along Santa Monica Boulevard. The big draws of the evening are the Halloween Costume Context and crowning of an Honorary “Queen of the Carnaval.” In addition, live entertainment, food vendors, pumpkin-carving contests and children’s activities can be found throughout the previous week. Admission is free and the event begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until midnight.
The Annual Winter Carnival, presented by the Russian Advisory Board, is produced by professional dance studios serving the West Hollywood and Los Angeles communities. Guests to the carnival are presented the rare opportunity to see and experience the cultural legacy to different countries and ethnic groups. Highlighted through the world of dance are Russian, Ukranian, Armenian and Roma folklore.