Hollywood is wonderful. Anyone who doesn't like it is either crazy or sober.
AParamount Studio Lots
If you feel like sitting on a Brooklyn brownstone stoop, or strolling vintage streets of Chicago, you can do that right in the neighborhood at the historic Paramount Studio Lots. Over 100 years of iconic Hollywood history.
The biggest record store in the country. Enough said... Happy digging!
Established in 1899, it's the burial site of Judy Garland, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Douglas Fairbanks. A sprawling 62 acres with an admirable collection of old-fashion monuments and statues, it also features outdoor movie screening from Cinespia, live music and more. Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone are also buried here! So is Chris Cornell, RIP.
Healthy and fermented Korean food - highly recommended.
EJumbo's Clown Room
A relic of East Hollywood sleaze since 1970, Jumbo’s features pole dancing and rock and roll.
One of Hollywood's best music venues, designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style, the 31,000-square-foot theater hosts live events, films, and radio broadcasts.
Established in 1956, Capitol Studios are located in the landmark Capitol Records Tower in the heart of Hollywood.
HThe Lodge Gallery
One of the best places to see contemporary art is right here in the neighborhood.
IBarnsdall Art Park
Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, sprawling lawns and some of the best views to be seen in Los Angeles.
This uber-current East Hollywood cafe features California-inspired breakfast and lunch fare with housemade jams in a minimalist space. The people watching is unmistakably Eastside and, besides the superb food, worth waiting in line for, delivery is also available on Postmates.
NeueHouse offers private workspaces to creative and entrepreneurs and also hosts a series of events and lectures.
Kismet is the new Los Feliz hotspot for modern mediterranean style cooking (the jeweled crispy rice is not to be missed). The restaurant itself is intimate and pretty popular - reservations in advance are highly recommended!
Enjoy strolling outside every day of the year on Larchmont Boulevard. Great spots in Larchmont include Lemonade, Cafe Gratitude, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Kali, Larchmont Beauty Supply, Larchmont Wine Spirits & Cheese (with great sandwiches), and Yogaworks—the original!
NThe Bun Shop
Classic Korean style cooking in the heart of Koreatown. A chic, brick-and-mortar outpost of a popular food truck, serving steamed bao buns & other bites.
Vista Theatre is a gorgeous historic single-screen movie theater, located in Los Feliz / East Hollywood border.
A beloved local bookshop with classics and best sellers as well as local selections. The space also holds lectures, workshops, and special events.
Franklin Village is a fun little corner of the Hollywood community, featuring popular spots such as La Poubelle, Uptight Citizen's Brigade, and The Bourgeouis Pig coffee shop.
A classic art deco Hollywood music venue with a huge dance floor and featuring some of the biggest and best touring musicians that come to town.
A beautiful series of hiking trails in the Hollywood Hills, a few of which lead up to the iconic and family-friendly observatory. Griffith park covers over 4,300 acres at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. We recommend Fern Dell Trail: walk alongside a beautiful creek, and stopping by the Trails Cafe after you're done checking out the Observatory!
A beautifully designed (and kid friendly) spot for brunch and lunch at the top of Beachwood Canyon. The drive to the cafe gets you the closest and clearest view of the Hollywood sign!
UDaengki Woman Spa
An all-female desination spa in Koreatown, great for a long day of relaxation and wellness. Please note that this is a solid, authentic Korean spa: no-clothing, no-frills and no-nonsense. If you’re looking for pan-pipe spa music and plush bathrobes, this is not the place for you.
Down-home, strip-mall stop for falafel, shawarma, kebab & other sandwiches. Service is friendly. Hummus is addictive. Cash only.
A multi-level massage and relaxation center featuring everything from private massages to tub soaking rooms to a large communal pool with music. This spa is co-ed, has a great restaurant, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In case you find yourself wired at 4:20…a.m.
Modest eatery bustles with foodies who come for the vast menu of traditional Thai fare served late. Cash only. Open till 3am.
One of the best vintage shops in Los Angeles! A carefully curated shop carrying men's and women's clothing and accessories, all at very afforadable prices
ZFriends and Family
Really, really good baked goods, breakfast + lunch, daily from 8am-3pm. Also available for delivery on Caviar.