While West Hollywood flourishes as a tight-knit community and neighborhood, its official status goes beyond that as a city in its own right. Famous for passing legislation such as same-gender domestic partner benefits for city employees, and bans on fur sales and declawing of cats, West Hollywood represents not only much of LA’s entertainment history but also a beacon of social justice.
The legendary Sunset Strip has been undergoing a revival of sorts as the home of go-to music venues, and many of LA’s top destination restaurants lie within West Hollywood’s borders, but there are other spots that fly under the radar. Whether you're a longtime resident, or are visiting this bustling city beneath the hills for the first time, there's always something new to discover in WeHo. Take advantage of its rich, creative history and vibrant culture by going off the beaten path.
Measuring just under two square miles, West Hollywood (aka WeHo to locals) is one of L.A.’s most popular and vibrant districts. Several notable dining spots, including Lucques, Sweet Lady Jane and Madeo, fall just outside its boundaries. But WeHo proper is jam-packed with excellent restaurants: classics like Dan Tana’s, new kids like Connie & Ted’s, edgy hole-in-the-walls such as Night + Market and glossy lookers such as Fig & Olive. The West Hollywood dining scene has it all, and here are some of our favorite restaurants.
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The annual LA PRIDE celebration welcomes over 500,000 people each year to West Hollywood. Taking place June 6-8, 2014, the festival continues to be a major focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride in the greater Los Angeles area. The 44th annual event is being billed as a “TLGB Celebration,” to reflect this year’s focus on transgender issues. LA PRIDE is produced by Christopher Street West, a non-profit service organization composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within and outside the LGBT community. For more info on PRIDE-related events taking place in WeHo, visit lapride.org/weho_info_events.html.