West Hollywood was an unincorporated area of Los Angeles, California, until 1984, and that rebellious streak remains a part of its culture today. A vibrant neighbourhood of immigrants, activists and refugees from the colder parts of the States, “The Creative City” awaits the revolutionary souls who book West Hollywood holidays.
Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, a 2 km stretch of Sunset Boulevard located in the northeastern corner of West Hollywood, should be on any traveller’s to-do list. It holds a storied place in American music lore thanks to the party antics of the debaucherous ‘70s and ‘80s, when rockers like Led Zeppelin left legends in their wake. West Hollywood hotels here had names like “Riot Hyatt”—but today, the neighbourhood has transformed into a playground for hipsters and live-music lovers.
Another famous boulevard runs through this area: Santa Monica. Otherwise known as Route 66, this road stretches in one form or another all the way to Chicago. It takes on many personalities, but on the WeHo stretch, it’s fun, fabulous and free. Take in the impressive fountains and modern-art installations, then stop for lunch at one of the award-winning restaurants.
Its well-known avenues aren’t the only thing Los Angeles is famous for; the city practically invented the word “sprawl”—and the phrase “car culture.” To get to hotels in West Hollywood from the airport (LAX), the best bet for bargain hunters is to book a shuttle, then use the bus and Metro subway systems to get around. However many visitors will embrace LA’s great passion, the automobile, so check out the best car hire deals available with Wotif.
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Hotels in West Hollywood start at AU$258 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.