The City of Angels attracts masses of young, talented and beautiful people hopeful of fulfilling their dreams of stardom. And those who travel to Los Angeles can’t miss a visit to the film set town of Hollywood especially since you can take a behind-the-scenes tour and see some of the sets of your favourite shows - and if you’re lucky, stars walking to their sets! And if that doesn’t happen you will certainly have your mood lifted by having your picture taken while sitting on a couch at Central Perk’s set from Friends. You should also consider the Dolby Theatre Tour if you want to see a real Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other exclusive celebrity hotspots. If you go on the Historic Hollywood Stars & Bars Urban Adventure Tour, you’ll travel back in time to the golden years of Hollywood by hanging out in old bars, cocktail lounges and mobster hangouts.
West Hollywood (WeHo) is known as the gay neighbourhood with over a third of the population identifying themselves as part of the LGBTQ community. The area is full of gay bars and gay-friendly venues. The Sunset Strip, known for its many colourful billboards, is a great place to visit as there are many boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, nightclubs in a close proximity. West Hollywood also hosts some of California’s largest events, namely: LA Pride, Outfest, and West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival.
Palm Springs 172 km (107 mi) east of Los Angeles has the highest concentration of same-sex couples in the US. The city also hosts annual events, such as the Greater Palm Springs Pride Celebration in November with Palm Springs Golf Classic, Stonewall Equality Concert and a Broadway in Drag Pageant. It relies heavily on tourism which makes it a great destination!
Black Cat Tavern - one of the oldest gay bars in the city where a pre-Stonewall raid took place.
We recommend taking advantage of taxis as it’s hard to get anywhere on foot. A two-day Starline ticket will save you some money.
Venice Boardwalk is where the diverse and alternative can be found.
Shopping: Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the Grove - high street shopping, Rodeo Drive, Bond Street.
11am - 2am. The only gay bar in Venice.
Los Angeles, USA. 8944 Santa Monica Blvd (Robertson) West Hollywood, CA 90069. phone: (310) 659-9700 | www: visit
3pm - 2am.
Los Angeles, USA. 8865 Santa Monica Blvd (Larrabee Street) West Hollywood, CA 90069. phone: (310) 652-8865 | www: visit
Tropical bar. Noon - 2am.
1pm - 2am.
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 2am, Fri: 10am - 2am, Sat & Sun: 9am - 2am. Very popular.
Happy Hour at The Loft Bar: M - F, 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Mon: 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Tues - Thurs: 3:30pm - 00:30am, Fri 3:30pm - 2am, Sat: 8pm - 2am, Sun: 11:30am - 10pm.
Los Angeles, USA. 8911 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. phone: +1 310-652-7055 | www: visit
Bar, restaurant, nightclub with a younger crowd.
Los Angeles, USA. 696 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069. phone: 310.360.8455 | www: visit
Wed - Sat: 8pm - 2am, Sun: 4pm - 2am. Hosts events everyday.
Mon - Sat: 9pm - 2am, Sun: 8pm - 2am. Casual with loud music. Hosts many events.
Los Angeles, USA. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038. phone: 323) 462-1291 | www: visit
Popular hip-hop and latin nights.
4pm - 2am.
Los Angeles, USA. 8228 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90046. phone: +1 323-656-4879 | www: visit
Happy hour 5pm - 8pm every day. Friendly, retro neighbourhood cruise bar.
Los Angeles, USA. 4219 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA 90029. phone: 323 669 9472 | www: visit
Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat-Sun 2pm-2am. Older crowd.
Los Angeles, USA. 4216 Melrose Ave (Exit the 101 Frwy at Vermont), CA 90029. phone: 323-660-0889 | www: visit
Wed-Fri: 5pm - 2am, and Sat-Sun: 2pm - 2am.