About West Hollywood

West Hollywood is buzzing day and night. In fact, it’s one of Los Angeles’s liveliest areas. Renowned for its bar and restaurant scene, and home to the famous Sunset Strip, it's a great vacation destination! Why not book your condo at the heart of all the action with FlipKey?

About West Hollywood

West Hollywood, or WeHo, as it’s known, is bounded by Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Fairfax. 

Santa Monica Boulevard was once a hotspot for the music industry in the 1960s, with clubs like The Troubadour launching many careers – Elton John made his US debut at the club in 1970! Today, you’re likely to find international artists taking to the stage and the nightlife here has something to offer everybody.

Whether you prefer to dine in the relaxed cafes of Sunset Plaza or something a little more high-end, you’ll find plenty of choices for eating out in WeHo – don’t miss the opportunity for dinner and drinks at the historic and beautiful Chateau Marmont.

What to do

There’s plenty of shopping to be done in West Hollywood, and Melrose Avenue is a great place to start; it’s a favorite with fashion bloggers for a reason. Sunset Plaza is home to an array of fashion stores, cafes and jewelry stores. For art and design, head for the Pacific Design Center in the heart of the Design District.

Don’t forget to visit Los Angeles County Museum, the largest art museum in the western US, with almost 130,000 permanent exhibits. Or stroll around the Avenues of Art & Design and take in the city’s art scene – there are loads of private galleries showcasing 20th century art and street art.

When the sun goes down, enjoy some live music at the Roxy Theater, which once hosted Guns N’ Roses, or party at The Viper Room, where Johnny Cash once performed.

Top West Hollywood travel tips

Walking is the best way to explore all that West Hollywood has to offer, but there are plenty of buses in the city too, so car rental isn’t essential

The nearest airport is Los Angeles International, just 12 miles from the city center, and a regular shuttle service connects the city to the airport.

The weather here is warm all year round, making it a popular vacation destination throughout the year. During the summer months, average temperatures from July – September are around 27 degrees Centigrade.

Art, culture, shopping, dining and some of the best nightlife in Los Angeles ensure that West Hollywood is the perfect spot for a fun-filled trip.

FlipKey has hundreds of West Hollywood vacation rentals to choose from, from villas in the Hollywood Hills to cozy condos in the heart of the city. Take your pick!