What's Your Sign? An Astrological Los Angeles Experience: Taurus

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Sunset Tower Hotel Tower Bar
Tower Bar | Photo: Sunset Tower Hotel

There are, of course, infinite ways to explore the wonderful cosmos that is Los Angeles. From food tours to architectural journeys to those legendary “Maps of the (Movie and TV) Stars,” people have been charting their courses through our sprawling jewel of a town following the most varied interests, landmarks and stories. You could also, to paraphrase the great bohemian and jazzman Chet Baker, “get lost,” letting your feet (or your wheels, more likely) take you where they may, finding secret paths like an old-timey flâneur or flâneuse sauntering about in search of the unknown.

But you could actually split the difference between predetermined tours and rambling meanderings, and this is where Astrology (yes, Astrology) comes in handy. Whether you believe “our fate is written in the stars” or you just like to add a little pop-wisdom structure (and small talk fodder) to your decision making, check out our series of Los Angeles activities to please every sign of the Zodiac.

You can choose your own sign, take a date or a friend to the place most suitable to theirs, or get really ambitious and sample each experience on this star-struck baker’s dozen every month when the sign changes. Here at the Mystical Division of Discover Los Angeles (not an actual Division), we prophecy a stellar time will be had regardless!

Sunset Tower Hotel Tower Bar
Tower Bar | Photo: Sunset Tower Hotel

Taurus: The Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel

“Classy” is an adjective often applied to Taurus (April 20 - May 20), a sign that values luxury and hierarchy and knows how to appreciate all the taste that money can buy. Taurus is also the foodie of the Zodiac, and that, in combination with its high-style, not-too-flashy, in-the-know demeanor makes him or her an ideal patron for The Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel (8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood  90069). The historic Sunset Strip art deco gem that houses The Tower Bar opened up in 1931 as a luxury apartment building and it continues its tradition as the hotel of choice for the real power players in Hollywood. The bar and restaurant (especially during awards season) are teeming with the kind of celebrities that value discretion and taste over luxury and flash. It’s definitely an Audrey Hepburn (the quintessential Taurus style icon) kind of place.

Robert Graham "Torso" on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
Robert Graham Torso on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

Taurus: Rodeo Drive + The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Or you could go for the most classic example of Los Angeles luxury and stroll up and down world-famous Rodeo Drive, maybe stopping over at the secluded bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills (9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90212) for a drink and quick appetizer. The Westside of Los Angeles, forever the show-off capital of SoCal, is the ideal playground for a Taurus.

University of Philosophical Research
University of Philosophical Research | Photo: @va.nessa.e, Instagram

Bonus Astrological Location for All Signs: If you want to learn more (or pretty much anything) about astrological or any other mystical matter, the library of the Philosophical Research Society/University of Philosophical Research (3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles 90027) in Los Feliz is open on Fridays and contains one of the most important collections of esoteric books in the world. Collected by Los Angeles scholar and mystic Manly P. Hall in the mid-20th century, the library contains many interesting and unusual volumes that will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about astrology (but maybe didn’t know where to ask).