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Our Editor’s 11 ABSOLUTE Must-Do’s in WEHO

From Vintage Markets to Rooftop Cocktails, This is the Ultimate West Hollywood Itinerary

Between Sunset Blvd and Melrose Ave, West Hollywood is bustling with lively restaurants, iconic shops and luxurious hotels. We get it—sometimes the options are overwhelming, so we’re here to tell you the spots not to miss out on in ever-so-lovable West Hollywood. Regardless if you’re a local or a visitor, these tried-and-true, noteworthy stops are well worth a visit. West Hollywood Itinerary

 

Pendry West Hollywood West Hollywood Itinerary

New to the West Hollywood ‘hood, Pendry epitomizes sophistication and luxury on Sunset Blvd. The 149 modern guest rooms give guests a chic and timeless Los Angeles stay. The pool, surrounded with pastel lounge chairs and umbrellas, has breathtaking views of LA, guaranteed to give you a relaxing afternoon. “Pendry West Hollywood will be the destination in Los Angeles where distinctive design, immaculate attention to detail and simple sophistication meet a world-class culinary experience on the famed Sunset Strip,” General Manager David Hoffman says. “From custom interiors by Martin Brudnizki to culinary concepts from Wolfgang Puck, we look forward to welcoming guests to the center of life in LA at our flagship property located on one of the most iconic streets in the world.”

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The NOW West Hollywood Itinerary

Take time for yourself with a relaxing massage at The NOW. This beloved California wellness destination is the perfect escape for a moment of peace. You’ll feel as if you’ve escaped to Tulum with the airy space and natural elements. Forget all your worries as tension is released and sounds of the ocean echo in the background. 

Local insight: Be sure to take home some self-care goodness with The Nourish by The NOW Hemp Calm Balm to keep the relaxation flowing all month long. 

 

AKA West Hollywood

If you ever find yourself in between places, staying in LA for work, or simply needing a week away, AKA West Hollywood is your place. These contemporary and chic luxury service residences have the most sweeping views of Los Angeles. One-bedroom, two-bedroom, studios and lofts (all completely furnished) include everything you could need in a home away from home. Think washer and dryer in your room, a kitchen stocked with appliances and pristine marble bathrooms (that you’ll wish you had in your own home). The minimalist interior is a dream, and it’s an ideal space to work from. There’s an on-site gym, pool and even a cinema. Go to sleep in peace and then wake up gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows, falling even more in love with LA in the process.  

 

Tesse Restaurant West Hollywood Itinerary

Situated below AKA West Hollywood is Tesse, an exquisite French restaurant that won’t disappoint. From vibrant cocktails (with catchy names like Sour Peche Kid and Stop Giving Karen a Bad Name) to decadent dishes like charcuterie, caviar toast and bucatini with bone marrow, Tesse provides guests with a comprehensive dining experience. Tesse’s emphasis on wine is not to be forgotten, as there is an interactive wine program available along with a stunning wine cellar inside the restaurant. 

 

Melrose Trading Post

Every Sunday, Melrose Trading Post sets up shop at Fairfax High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This open-air market is the spot to buy from local vendors, find one-of-a-kind vintage gems and even take your furry friend for a stroll. Pack your reusable tote bag and get ready to spend a few hours shopping through old and new wares. 

 

Strings of Life (S.O.L.)

Tucked away on Melrose Ave, S.O.L. is a sweet surprise! Inspired by Melbourne, Australia, S.O.L. is an all-day cafe that offers dishes like breakfast burritos, sandwiches, salads and a selection of pastries (think sausage rolls and fairy bread). Their coffee is provided by an Orange County local favorite, Common Room Roasters, where they’ve partnered to create a signature S.O.L. blend. Between the fresh food, strong coffee and the bright yellow touches, S.O.L. is sure to brighten any morning.

 

E.P. & L.P.  West Hollywood Itinerary

E.P. & L.P.’s expansive rooftop is ideal for a happy hour cocktail. Surrounded by greenery and views of the Hollywood Hills, chill out with a Where Love Lives cocktail and Impossible burger for almost half price from 4-6 p.m. weekdays and noon-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday! Cool tunes and an airy breeze are sure to slip you into relaxation mode after a long day at work. 

 

The Detox Market West Hollywood Itinerary

Clean, green and environmentally friendly, The Detox Market sells beauty and wellness products with pure ingredients and cruelty-free formulas. With a rigorous application process for products, The Detox Market keeps like-minded and ethical companies’ products stocked on their shelves. If you’re looking to make the switch to clean products, we recommend stopping in The Detox Market for the best of the best. 

 

Chateau Marmont

One of the most legendary getaways on Sunset Blvd, Chateau Marmont is an oasis that will transport you to old-time Hollywood. Whether you’re looking to stay overnight in one of the opulent bungalows or you’re here to dine on the glamorous garden terrace (you’ll need a reservation), Chateau Marmont offers luxury mixed with relaxed, chic LA vibes. You might just spot a few celebs, so slip on your chicest ensemble and prepare for a few martinis. 

OK the Store

Featuring jewelry, home decor, accessories and more, OK the Store has a curated selection of incredible gifts. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, this spot won’t disappoint with their quirky yet luxurious collection. You won’t even have to worry about wrapping it! 

 

Pizzana West Hollywood Itinerary

 

Cacio e pepe pizza? It’s a must-try from Pizzana. With locations in West Hollywood and Brentwood, Pizzana is Danielle Uditi’s creation of Naples pizza reimagined for us Southern Californians. The mozzarella used is shipped directly fresh from Italy multiple times a week, so yes, there is a true difference you can taste! Other noteworthy ‘za’s to try include the Margherita, funghi, bianca and carnivoro.

About the author

Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!

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