Los Angeles is where the glitz and glamour of Hollywood hold sway over the entertainment world. Most of the West Hollywood or WeHo as popularly known by the locals is where all the action lies. West Hollywood is a city by itself in Los Angeles County well known for its diversity and buzzing nightlife scene. However, apart from the swanky star attractions, there are plenty of places for the family to enjoy a wonderful and exciting trip exploring in and around WeHo.
Those visiting with family will find staying at any of the hotels near the Beverly Centre ideal location to stay in town. The Hotel 850 West Hollywood nearby offers family-friendly accommodation with excellent amenities and all the comforts you can expect from a luxury hotel.
Some of the best spots to visit with the kids include:
West Hollywood Park:
A beautiful park to spend time with the kids, the West Hollywood Park is opposite the Pacific Design Centre and adjoining the city library. There are two separate playground sections (for older and younger kids), a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts and spacious grassy areas to relax. The Park also organises a variety of public events all through the year.
West Hollywood Library:
Spread over a sprawling 32,000 sq. ft. it is an interesting venue to visit with the kids in tow. Apart from an excellent collection of children’s books, the library hosts regular storytelling sessions, art displays and a host of other events. The library is home to a ‘Family Place’ where parents can seek expert advice and have access to various resources related to rearing children. The even have a Homework centre for kids that might need help with their school assignments.
Located on the famous Sunset Boulevard Carney’s has been in the restaurant business since 1975. They advertise themselves as offering the best hot dogs and hamburgers in the world, so it is definitely worth popping in with the kids for a meal. The restaurant is housed within a unique location in a Pacific Rail passenger train that makes it all the more special a place to have a meal. Apart from their famous hamburgers and hot dogs, they offer sandwiches and salads (for the health conscious). Do not miss their delicious dessert including their famous bananas dipped in chocolate.
Santa Monica Boulevard:
One of the most iconic locations to visit in the city (among several other legendary spots) Santa Monica Boulevard is the ideal place to explore at leisure with the kids. It is part of the legendary Route 66 and stretches for almost two miles through West Hollywood. There are plenty of places to shop with a host of independent stores, boutiques and a diverse range of restaurants including some family-friendly places to grab a bite. When visiting West Hollywood a visit to Santa Monica Boulevard must be on the bucket list of places to visit in the city. Definitely one of the most exciting locations for the family to explore in town!