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West Hollywood (Neighborhood)
West Hollywood CA
~0.75 miles from West Hollywood city center
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West Hollywood, California, situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills, boasts 14 distinctive West Hollywood hotels ranging from discreet hideaways to art deco architectural wonders. In West Hollywood will you find the legendary Sunset Strip, eclectic Santa Monica Boulevard, the Avenues of Art & Design, unparalleled LA nightlife, dining, world-class celebrity shopping and luxurious Hollywood spas.West Hollywood, a city of Los Angeles County, California, was incorporated on November 29, 1984, with a 2000 residential population estimate of 34,675. This city has a dense homosexual population, according to a 2002 demographic analysis by Sara Kocher Consulting for the City of West Hollywood.In the state legislature West Hollywood is located in the 23rd Senate District, represented by Dem...
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Mid City West (Neighborhood)
Los Angeles CA
~1.26 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Mid-City West is a subregion located in the Wilshire area of the City of Los Angeles, California. While it may be confused with the Mid-Wilshire area, the city designates it as a separate area, encompassing the area south of Santa Monica Boulevard, west of Fairfax Avenue, and north of Pico or Venice Boulevard and east of La Cienega Boulevard.The area borders the City of West Hollywood on the north, Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles on the west, and is surrounded on the east and south by the Mid-Wilshire district.A popular nickname for the neighborhood is Midtown.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
Los Angeles CA
~1.28 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Find the best organic farms, produce and food in and around the Los Angeles area.
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
Los Angeles CA
~1.40 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a movie theater located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. It is located along the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Chinese Theatre was commissioned following the success of the nearby Grauman's Egyptian Theatre which opened in 1922. Built over 18 months, beginning in January 1926 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the theater opened May 18, 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film The King of Kings. It has since been home to many premieres, birthday parties, corporate junkets and three Academy Awards ceremonies. Among the theater's most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day.
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Whiskey a Go Go
Los Angeles CA
~1.42 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Whisky a Go Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, United States. It is located at 8901 Sunset Boulevard, on the Sunset Strip.The correct spelling of the club name, often misspelled as "Whiskey" (which is the Irish spelling of the drink, the Scottish spelling being Whisky), is confirmed by the signage of the nightclub's exterior, as well as on the club's web site.In 1958, the first Whisky a Go-Go in North America opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush Street and Chestnut Street. It has been called the first real American discothèque. A franchise was opened in 1966 on M Street in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., by restaurateur Jacques Vivien. A relatively new Whisky a Go-Go has been opened at the Old Port of Tel Aviv.The Sunset Strip Whisky wa...
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~1.43 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, situated west-northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used as a metonymy of American cinema. The nickname Tinseltown refers to the glittering, superficial nature of Hollywood and the movie industry. Today, much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as the Westside neighborhood, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production and lighting companies, remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures.Many historic Hollywood theaters are used as venues and concert stages to premiere major theatrical releases and host the Academy Awards. It is a popular des...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
6801 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA
~1.50 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail, dining, and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theatre has been the home of the annual Academy Awards Ceremonies (The Oscars), which were first held there in March 2002, and is the first permanent home for the awards. Since 2002, the theater was also the home for American Idol.The theatre was designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, and Theatre Projects Consultants specifically with the Oscars in mind. It has a seating capacity for up to 3,401 people. The stage is one of the largest in the United States, roughly tied with the Elliot Hall of Music at Purdue University, measuring 113 fe...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
Hollywood Wax Museum
~1.54 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Hollywood Wax Museum is located in the heart of the tourist district of Hollywood, California, USA.The museum, the brainchild of entrepreneur Spoony Singh, was opened in 1965, and claims in promotional literature to be the only wax museum dedicated solely to celebrities. The lobby and most of the inside was renovated in 2006, and a new neon sign containing 1,532 incandescent lightbulbs and 1,189 feet of neon was erected in honor of the Museum's 40th anniversary. The displays house some 180 wax figures of movie stars, television personalities and characters such as Nintendo's Mario and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There is also a Chamber of Horrors, featuring classic movie monsters and scenes of torture.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
Downtown Hollywood (Neighborhood)
~1.79 miles from West Hollywood city center
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1301PE Projects and Editions
6150 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA - 323-938-5822
~1.86 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Here, "P" is shorthand for "Projects" and "E" is the abbreviate for "Editions." This two-room venue is located upstairs at the 6150 Wilshire complex and is owned by contemporary art impresario Brian D. Butler
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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Los Angeles CA
~1.87 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) is a renowned Holocaust museum in Los Angeles, California.The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States of America. In 1961 at Hollywood High School, a group of Holocaust survivors taking English as a Second Language classes got together to talk about their experiences. They began to realize that each of them had a photograph, an artifact, concentration camp uniforms, or other precious primary source objects carried with them from the Holocaust era. They decided that these objects needed a permanent home where they could be displayed safely and in perpetuity. The Survivors also realized that a place was needed to memorialize their dead and help to educate the world so that no one would ever f...
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Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles CA
~1.88 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. One of the world's largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a non profit organization specializing in the education and history of the automobile.Founded on June 11, 1994 by Robert E. Petersen (who founded Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines) and his wife, Margie, the $40 million dollar Petersen Automotive Museum is owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. Previously located within the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, today the museum is permanently housed in a historic 1960s department store building. It was originally built in 1962 for a short lived U.S. branch of Japanese department store chain, Seib...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
~1.90 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum in Los Angeles, California. It is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago and attracts nearly one million visitors annually. Its holdings include more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series throughout the year.
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La Brea Tar Pits
~1.93 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The La Brea Tar Pits (or Rancho La Brea Tar Pits) are a famous cluster of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed, in the urban heart of Los Angeles. Asphalt or tar (brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with water. Over many centuries, animals that came to drink the water fell in, sank in the tar, and were preserved as bones. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
~2.02 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Hollywood Bowl is a famous modern amphitheatre in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, USA, that is used primarily for music performances. It has a seating capacity of 17,376.The Hollywood Bowl is well known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a somewhat larger one beginning in the 2004 season. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast.In 2007, the classic rock group Genesis played their last two shows ever in the bowl.The "bowl" refers to the shape of the concave hillside the amphitheater is carved into. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer h...
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Hollywood Walk of Fame
~2.13 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, that serves as an entertainment museum. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of not only human celebrities but also fictional characters honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry. The Walk of Fame is maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. The first eight stars were dedicated in September 1958 and placed in the sidewalk on the northwest corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. They were installed several months prior to the official 1960 Walk of Fame ground-breaking so as to be ready when the new, twelve-story First Federal Savings and Loan of Hollyw...
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Capitol Records Tower
Los Angeles CA
~2.16 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Los Angeles and New York City as part of Capitol Music Group. Its former headquarters building, the Capitol Tower, is a major landmark near the corner of Hollywood and Vine.
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Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Los Angeles CA
~2.17 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is a facility currently in the planning stages and intended to eventually open in Hollywood as a major tourist attraction. It is being planned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It will be located on Vine Street, just south of Sunset Boulevard.The museum will be open year-round and become a landmark attraction for Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area, a place for watching and learning about film and filmmaking, for exploring film’s relationship with the greater world and for listening to stories told by filmmakers themselves.It will be an eight-acre campus located adjacent to the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
~2.18 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre, is located at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard), Hollywood, California in the United States of America. Designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca, it was the last theatre built for the impresario Alexander Pantages. The palatial Art Deco theatre opened on June 4, 1930, as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit.
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Beverly Hills (Neighborhood)
Los Angeles CA
~2.37 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. The area's "Platinum Triangle" of wealthy neighborhoods is formed by Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills. The population was 34,980 as of the 2006 census. Beverly Hills is home to countless Hollywood celebrities and the wealthy.Beverly Hills is bordered on the north by Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by the Beverlywood.Beverly Hills contains some of the largest homes in Los Angeles County and the na...
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Mid Wilshire (Neighborhood)
Los Angeles CA
~2.42 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Mid-Wilshire is a district in the City of Los Angeles, California. It is part of the Wilshire region.It mostly encompasses the area bounded by La Cienega Boulevard to the west, Melrose Avenue to the north, Hoover Street to the east and the Santa Monica Freeway to the south, although some neighborhoods in this perimerter overlap with parts of Mid-City, Mid-City West, and the West Adams district. It derives its name from Wilshire Boulevard, the primary east-west thoroughfare through the area. The service area of the Wilshire Division of the Los Angeles Police Department is congruent to the portions of Mid-Wilshire within the City of Los Angeles. A popular nickname among locals for this district is Midtown.
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Paley Center for Media
Los Angeles CA
~2.74 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and The Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is a cultural institution dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.It was renamed The Paley Center for Media on June 5, 2007 to encompass emerging broadcasting technologies such as the Internet, mobile video and podcasting, as well as to expand its role as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.
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Beverly Hills / Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills CA
~3.21 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Rodeo Drive (pronounced Roh-DAY-oh) of Beverly Hills, California is a shopping district famous for designer label and haute couture fashion. The name generally refers to a three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops but the street stretches further north and south.Back when California was part of Mexico, on August 3, 1769, Don José Gaspar de Portolà, the first governor of provincial California, and his entourage, the Portola expedition, became the first Europeans known to arrive in the area, having traveled an existing Indian trail (present-day Wilshire Boulevard) to the present-day site of La Cienega Park, named for a large swamp — "ciénega" in Spanish — and namesake of adjacent La Cienega Boulevard. The Tongva ("Gabrieleño") people living there considered it to be a holy site bec...
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Los Angeles CA
~3.25 miles from West Hollywood city center
Hotels Close to Universal Studios
Universal Parks and Resorts is the theme park division of NBC Universal, a subsidiary of General Electric. The division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the various Universal Studios resort properties around the world. The division is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, United States.In 2006, approximately 25.8 million guests visited the Universal Studios theme parks, making it the third-largest amusement park operator in the world.
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
~3.36 miles from West Hollywood city center
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West Los Angeles is a district in Los Angeles, California, within a larger region often referred to as the "Westside." West Los Angeles is home to many high-rise office buildings along Olympic, Santa Monica, and Wilshire Boulevards. Many of the area's major educational, retail, cultural, and recreational attractions are located in West LA. This more affluent section of LA is home to may people who commute to other areas of Los Angeles.West Los Angeles is a district in Los Angeles, California, within a larger region known as the "Westside."The district is bordered by Santa Monica on the west, Brentwood on the northwest, the unincorporated Sawtelle Veterans Administration grounds on the north, Westwood on the northeast, Rancho Park on the east and southeast, and Mar Vista on the sout...
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
Los Angeles CA
~3.39 miles from West Hollywood city center
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CBS Studio Center, located in Studio City, California, is a full service production facility including eighteen sound stages and over 210,000 square feet of supporting office space
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Universal City (Neighborhood)
Los Angeles CA
~3.40 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Universal City is a community in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, that encompasses the 415 acre (.65 sq mi) property of Universal Studios. Approximately 70 percent of the property is in an unincorporated area of the county surrounded by the City of Los Angeles, and the remaining area is inside the Los Angeles city limits. Universal City is unincorporated to avoid City of Los Angeles business taxes and regulations (the community has a building permit office on site, simplifying the building process).Located in Universal City are 10 Universal City Plaza, a 36-floor office building for Universal and NBC, the Sheraton Universal, the Universal Hilton, the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, the Universal CityWalk shopping and entertainment center, the Gibs...
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Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles CA
~3.42 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Museum of Tolerance (MOT), a multimedia museum in Los Angeles, California, USA, with an associated museum and professional development multi-media training facility in New York City, is designed to examine racism and prejudice in the United States and the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust. The MOT has expanded to Jerusalem, where a "Museum of Tolerance and Human Dignity" is currently under construction. It is sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
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Wilshire Center (Neighborhood)
Los Angeles CA
~3.64 miles from West Hollywood city center
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Wilshire Center is a district that is part of the larger Mid-Wilshire district in the City of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1895 by Gaylord Wilshire and is one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles. It is 3-4 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.The Wilshire Center is a Regional Commercial Center of approximately 100 acres in size and consisting of about 37 million square feet of building area. It includes a dense collection of high-rise office buildings, large hotels, mini-malls, malls, churches, night clubs, and both high-rise and low-rise apartment and condominium buildings. Wilshire Center includes three MTA Metro subway stations along Wilshire Boulevard.Wilshire Center is sometimes referred to as Koreatown, K-Town, Mid-Wilshire and the Wilshire District. However, his...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in West Hollywood|
Los Angeles CA
~3.77 miles from West Hollywood city center
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The Hollywood Sign is a famous landmark in the Hollywood Hills area of Mount Lee in Los Angeles, California, spelling out the name of the area in 45-foot (14 m) tall white letters. It was created as an advertisement in 1923, but garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up. The sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism but has since undergone restoration, including a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by the Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to physically maintain, repair and secure the sign, to educate the world about its historical and cultural importance, and to raise the funds necessary to accomplish these projects.From the ground, the contours of the hills give the sign its well-known "wavy" app...