One of the most culturally diverse cities in the US, West Hollywood epitomises multicultural America at its best. Ideally located near Hollywood, Museum Row and Beverly Hills, make it the perfect location from which to explore the rest of the city of Los Angeles.
Choosing to stay at a West Hollywood accommodation is an ideal choice with luxury hotels like the premium 850 Hotel West Hollywood offering the perfect jump-off point from which to explore the very best of LA.
For families visiting with kids, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities including:
The West Hollywood Park: Just opposite to the Pacific Design Centre and adjoining the Library is the popular West Hollywood Park. A spacious park it offers two playgrounds (for older and younger kids), tennis courts, a swimming pool a basketball court etc. It also plays host to numerous events all through the year.
West Hollywood Library: Having been recently renovated the West Hollywood Library covers over 32,000 sq. ft. and houses a variety of events, art displays and storytimes for the kids. There is a Family Place where parents and guardians can seek advice and have access to a variety of resources to help them in raising their children. There even is a Homework Centre to assist kids that need any extra help.
Pacific Design Centre: While at first glance it may not seem to be a place the kids will enjoy visiting they certainly will find the large grounds ideal to roam about. The Pacific Design Centre is one of the leading centres of its kind in the US with three buildings on campus. These include the first the Blue Building that came up in 1975, followed by the Green and the Red Buildings later. The highlight of the Centre is its outdoor plaza area spread over 2 acres with impressive fountains and fabulous landscaping.
Santa Monica Boulevard: One of the best spots to explore in the area is the iconic Santa Monica Boulevard that was featured in the movie cars prominently. It is part of legendary Route 66. Spread over a two-mile stretch that passes through West Hollywood, it is where you will find plenty of shops and restaurants. A lovely place for the family to shop and spend time exploring the area on a lovely afternoon!
Plummer Park: With a large play area, basketball courts, tennis courts etc. Plummer Park is popular with locals that come with their kids. It also is the venue for the Helen Albert Farmers Market that opens on Mondays mornings (09:00 – 02:00) where they sell fresh produce.
Carney’s Restaurant: The restaurant bills itself as probably the best hot dogs and burger joint on the planet. Situated on Sunset Strip patrons get to enjoy their meal within an old Pacific Railroad train. The menu features sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, French Fries and hot dogs etc. Do not miss their sumptuous desserts that perfectly complement a delicious meal at Carney’s Restaurant.