Love, Hollywood Style

Go beyond the glitz and glamour and find romance in Tinseltown

Yamashiro in Hollywood
Yamashiro Hollywood  |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

One of L.A.'s most popular tourist destinations, Hollywood is known around the world as a mecca for the entertainment industry. Go beyond the glitz and glamour and discover five romantic places in Tinseltown.

Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt
Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

The Hollywood Roosevelt

The Hollywood Roosevelt has cast its romantic spell on generations of couples, including legendary film stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, who began their infamous affair in the duplex that is now known as the Gable Lombard Penthouse. Carry on your own affair with that special someone by booking a stylish cabana. Soak in the sun at the famed Tropicana Bar, then unwind with a nightcap at Teddy's Bar.

The Garden Courtyard | Photo: Yamashiro, Facebook
The Garden Courtyard | Photo: Yamashiro, Facebook


Boasting spectacular city views, stunning architecture and tranquil gardens, Yamashiro has beckoned guests to its magical, romantic setting above Hollywood Boulevard since 1914, when it was built as a private estate. Today the restored "Mountain Palace" is renowned for its Asian fusion cuisine, numerous movie and TV appearances, and is a popular venue for weddings and special events.

La Poubelle patio
Photo: La Poubelle

La Poubelle

Located on Franklin Avenue, La Poubelle has been a local favorite for French bistro cuisine since 1969. Get seated in the candlelit dining room or grab a sidewalk table and start the evening with bubbles and oysters or escargots. Classic entrées include Coq au Vin, Moules à la Provençale, and Burgundy wine-braised short ribs. After a concert at nearby Ford Theatres, nosh on the Late Night Menu, which is available from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Horses at Sunset Ranch Hollywood
Horses at Sunset Ranch Hollywood  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Grab your pardner and giddy up with Sunset Ranch Hollywood, the only horse ranch located in greater Los Angeles. Sunset Ranch offers guided trail rides, boarding and lessons. A one-hour trail ride into Griffith Park includes a great view of the Hollywood Sign, while a two-hour ride to the top of Griffith Park features spectacular 360-degree views of Los Angeles. Excursions include a Lunch Ride and a BBQ Ride, but the Sunset Dinner Ride is the pick for romance on the range.

Pink bench hidden inside Amir's Garden in Griffith Park
Amir's Garden in Griffith Park | Photo: @dain_c0n, Instagram

Amir’s Garden

Spanning more than 4,300 acres, Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America and home to some of L.A.'s most popular attractions, including the Los Angeles Zoo, Autry Museum of the American West, and the Greek Theatre. Tucked away on a steep hill in Griffith Park, Amir's Garden is a labor of love enjoyed by hikers and equestrians alike. The five-acre garden is the legacy of Amir Dialameh, who worked on the shaded grove for 32 years. Escape to this beautiful urban oasis of pine and jacaranda trees, rose bushes, geraniums, oleander, and yucca. Dialameh passed away in 2003; his gift to Los Angeles is maintained by volunteers and volunteer groups, with assistance from the City of L.A. Park Rangers and park maintenance workers.

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