West Hollywood Places

TripWhat's travel guide to West Hollywood; our list of the best things to see, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Science Center IMAX and Natural History Museum.
  • The best place in West Hollywood: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    5905 Wilshire Blvd
    M/T/Th: 12:00pm-8:00pm, F: 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sat/Sun: 11:00am-8:00pm. $15. Has great permanent and changing exhibitions.
    Mid City West food nearby
  • California Science Center IMAX

    California Science Center IMAX

    700 Exposition Park Dr
    Every day 10AM-5PM. Permanent exhibition galleries free. Best times to visit are weekdays after 1:30PM or weekends. Weekdays to 1:30PM are often busy.
    South Los Angeles eat nearby
  • Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum

    900 Exposition Blvd
    Every day 9:30AM-5PM. $12. A crown jewel of Los Angeles' museums. A national leader in exhibitions, education and research, the Museum was L.A.'s first cultural institution to open its doors to the public in 1913. It is the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States, safeguarding more than 35 million spectacular, diverse specimens and artifacts.
    South Los Angeles restaurants nearby
  • Rodeo Drive

    Rodeo Drive

    famous streets in Beverly Hills
    Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills, California is a shopping district known for designer label and haute couture fashion. The name generally refers to a three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops but the street stretches further north and south.
    food nearby
  • Petersen Automotive Museum

    Petersen Automotive Museum

    6060 Wilshire Blvd
    Adults: $10, Seniors (62+), Active Military, Students: $5, Children (5-12): $3, Children (-5), Museum Members: free. Has a great display of rare cars, and the intersection outside is the site of the Biggie Smalls murder.
    Mid City eat nearby
  • Barnsdall Park

    Barnsdall Park

    4800 Hollywood Blvd
    A small hill with sweeping views and a Frank Lloyd Wright complex on top serves as an art park for the community.
    Los Feliz restaurants nearby
  • La Brea Tar Pits

    La Brea Tar Pits

    5801 Wilshire Boulevard
    Free 1st Tu of the month, except July and August. Displays fossils of animals – including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths – that got stuck in tar pits during the Ice Age 10,000 to 40,000 years ago. Visitors can watch fossils being prepared. The Pleistocene Garden in Hancock Park, outside the Museum, has life-size replicas of extinct mammals.
    Mid City West food nearby
  • Los Angeles Dodgers

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodger Stadium
    Who wouldn't want to grab a Dodger Dog and enjoy watching a game of baseball in this venerable stadium which opened in 1962 and home of 6 time world champions? Also, for $35 you can get all-you-can-eat hot dogs, sodas, and nachos at the Right Field Pavilion.
    Chinatown eat nearby
  • California African American Museum

    California African American Museum

    600 State Dr
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. Free.
    South Los Angeles restaurants nearby
  • LA Kings

    LA Kings

    Staples Center
    LA's hockey team - One of the NHL's brightest young teams with stars like Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. A fun hockey experience and a great, affordable way to experience the Staples Center.
    South Park food nearby
  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art

    250 S Grand Ave
    $12, $7 student (includes admission to Geffen Contemporary). The permanent collection is fairly interesting, but the changing exhibitions can be more hit or miss. The museum has no 'traditional' art, so bring an open mind. The gift shop (free entrance) is fun for at least 20 minutes of wonder and awe.
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo eat nearby
  • Hollywood Bowl

    Hollywood Bowl

    2301 North Highland Avenue
    America's most famous outdoor theatre hosts the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as well as numerous other concert events. Traffic and parking can be a nightmare, so the $5 round-trip public shuttles [1] are highly recommended.
    Glendale restaurants nearby
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Mon, Tues and Thurs: 12-8 PM, Fri: 12-9 PM, Sat, Sun: 11 AM -8 PM,Wed: CLOSED. •General Admission- $12,Seniors & College Students- $8,Under 18- Free, After 5 PM- Pay what you wish, Second Tuesday of every month- FREE, Target Holiday Mondays- FREE. Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection—more than 100,000 works strong.
    Mid City West food nearby
  • Staples Center

    Staples Center

    Home to five of LA's pro sports franchises; Lakers (NBA), Kings (NHL), Clippers (NBA), Avengers (AFL), and Sparks (WNBA), plus many concerts, shows and conventions.
    South Park eat nearby
  • Downtown Art Walk

    Downtown Art Walk

    A free monthly self guided tour--and free walking tours, reservations required--held on the second Thursday of every month, to art galleries and museums in Downtown L.A.
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo restaurants nearby
  • Hollywood & Highland Center

    Hollywood & Highland Center

    6801 Hollywood Boulevard
    Home of the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held) and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the 387,000-square-foot Hollywood & Highland center is also a major shopping destination.
    Hollywood
  • The Grammy Museum

    The Grammy Museum

    800 W Olympic BlvdSte A245
    M-F 11:30AM-7:30PM, Sa-Su 10AM-7:30PM. Adult $12.95. History of music, with listening posts.
    New Downtown eat nearby
  • Whisky A Go-Go

    Whisky A Go-Go

    8901 Sunset Blvd
    Another club/music venue, one of the more famous ones in Los Angeles.
    Beverly Glen
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    6925 Hollywood Blvd
    The most famous movie theatre in the world, Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened in 1927 and is home to the cement footprints, handprints, and (in some cases) otherprints of many of history's most famous movie stars. The theatre is also a former home of the Oscars, and today hosts many movie premieres. The forecourt that showcases the star's prints is free to all visitors. Movies are shown for $10, and half-hour walking tours are available for $5.
    Hollywood food nearby
  • Sunset Strip

    Sunset Strip

    Sunset Boulevard
    The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border with Hollywood at Havenhurst Drive, to its western border with Beverly Hills at Sierra Drive. The Strip is probably the best-known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards and has developed a notoriety as a hangout for rock stars, movie stars and other entertainers.
    Beverly Glen eat nearby
  • Dolby Theatre

    Dolby Theatre

    6801 Hollywood Bld
    Located at the Hollywood & Highland Center (see "Buy" below). Hosts a wide range of live performances, including the annual Academy Awards.
    Hollywood restaurants nearby
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of a series of stars embedded in the sidewalk to commemorate famous movie, radio, theatre, and TV personalities. Since 1960, over two thousand stars have been immortalized; the schedule for upcoming star ceremonies is listed on the Walk of Fame's website.
    Hollywood food nearby
  • The Los Angeles Central Public Library

    The Los Angeles Central Public Library

    630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
    Huge library rebuilt in the 1980s and '90s. Almost always has a public exhibition going.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • The Music Center

    The Music Center

    135 N Grand Ave
    Impressive hall architecture complete with tours most days. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is open to the public Christmas Eve day with almost round the clock performances by amateur cultural arts groups. The Walt Disney Hall has daily tours, check website for schedules.
    Chinatown restaurants nearby
  • One of the long-standing merchants on Rodeo Drive, Orgell has such diverse offerings as tapestries, antiques, jewelry and timepieces.
  • Olvera Street

    Olvera Street

    This is where LA was founded as El Pueblo de Los Angeles. You can take a tour of the city's oldest house to see what it looked like at that time. The plaza is mostly filled with Mexican trinket stands and Mexican restaurants.
    Chinatown eat nearby
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in West Hollywood uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.