Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles is a constellation of very different places, each with its own character. West Hollywood, with its elegant hi-tech bars and sumptuous restaurants is the most nearly all-gay city in the US. Its muscled beauties provide a rich source for the film industry's insatiable demands. It lays just a short, meandering drive over Laurel Canyon from the San Fernando Valley. The Valley, separated from the staggering wealth of Beverly Hills (and the flesh of West Hollywood) by a mini mountain range, much of which is Griffith Park, is an endless stretch of towns where people work nine-to-five.

Ventura Blvd. in Studio City as well as Burbank Blvd. near Vineland are the hottest gay and lesbian areas. Not coincidentally, these towns are also the heart of the film and TV industry. Just south of Griffith Park's canyons lies Hollywood, which has more grand old theaters than any town in the world.

Silverlake, to the east is a community of small hills and valleys, cute houses and cuter guys, with a large Latin element that lends warmth and color to the mix. Downtown LA sports several baths and the world's largest black disco. Its skyscrapers literally glitter. Malibu's surfers, Santa Monica's volley ball champs, and the roller skaters of Venice Beach each create an ambiance which distinguishes these seaside towns from any other place in LA or the world, for that matter.

Hotels

  • Blvd Hotel & Suites
  • 2010 North Highland Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90068
  • Website: www.blvdhollywood.com
  • 323-874-4300
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
  • 120 South Los Angeles Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Website: Click here to see our website
  • 213-629-1200
  • Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
  • 9750 Airport Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Website: www.fourpointslax.com
  • 310-645-4600
  • Grafton on Sunset, The
  • 8462 Sunset Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: www.graftononsunset.com
  • 800-821-3660
  • Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
  • 535 South Grand Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Website: www.hiltoncheckers.com
  • 213-624-0000
  • Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles
  • 11250 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Website: www.hiewestla.com
  • 310-478-1400
  • Holloway Motel
  • 8465 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: www.hollowaymotel.com
  • 888-654-6400
  • Hollywood Hotel - The Hotel of Hollywood near Universal Studios
  • 1160 North Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Website: www.hollywoodhotel.net
  • 800-800-9733 or 323-315-1800
  • Le Montrose Suite Hotel
  • 900 Hammond Street
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: www.lemontrose.com
  • 800-776-0666
  • Le Parc Suites Hotel
  • 733 N.W. Knoll Drive
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: www.leparcsuites.com
  • 310-855-8888
  • Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive
  • 360 North Rodeo Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • 310-273-0300
  • Marina del Rey Hotel
  • 13534 Bali Way
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6915
  • Website: www.marinadelreyhotel.com
  • 310-301-1000 or 800-882-4000

Bars

  • Alibi East
  • 225 South San Antonio Avenue
    Pomona, CA 91766
  • Website: www.alibieast.com
  • 909-623-9422
  • Bullet Bar, The
  • 10522 Burbank Boulevard
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Website: www.bulletbarla.com
  • 818-762-8890
  • C FRENZ
  • 7026 Reseda Boulevard
    Reseda, CA 91335
  • Website: www.c-frenz.com
  • 818-996-2976
  • Circus Disco
  • 6655 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • Website: www.circusdisco.net
  • 323-462-1291
  • Club Chico
  • 2915 West Beverly Boulevard
    Montebello, CA 90640
  • Website: www.clubchico.com
  • 323-721-3403
  • Club Tempo
  • 5520 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90038
  • Website: www.clubtempo.net
  • 323-466-1094
  • Cobra
  • 10937 Burbank Boulevard
    North Hollywood, CA 91602
  • Website: www.clubcobrala.com
  • 818-760-9798
  • Comedy Store
  • 8433 West Sunset Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90046
  • Website: thecomedystore.com
  • 323-650-6268
  • Eagle LA
  • 4219 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Website: www.eaglela.com
  • 323-669-9472
  • Eleven
  • 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: www.eleven.la
  • 310-855-0800
  • Fiesta Cantina
  • 8865 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: fiestacantina.net
  • 310-652-8865
  • Flaming Saddles West Hollywood
  • 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: flamingsaddles.com
  • 310-855-7501

Shops

  • 665 Leather
  • 8722 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Website: www.665leather.com
  • 310-854-7276
  • American Apparel
  • 315 Robertson Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • 310-385-9183
  • Andrew Christian Flagship Boutique
  • 8943 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • 310-734-8590
  • Beverly Center, The
  • 8500 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • 310-854-0070
  • BlockParty
  • 8853 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069-4534
  • Website: blockpartyweho.com
  • 424-245-4014
  • Chi Chi LaRue's
  • 8932 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • 323-337-9555
  • Circus of Books
  • 4001 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Website: www.circusofbooks.com
  • 323-666-1304
  • Circus of Books
  • 8230 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Website: www.circusofbooks.com
  • 323-656-6533
  • Fred Segal
  • 8100 Melrose Avenue
    West Hollywood, Ca 90046
  • 323-651-4129
  • K Chocolatier by Diane Kron
  • 9606 Little Santa Monica Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • 310-248-2626
  • Kitson
  • 8590 Melrose Avenue
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • 310-855-9635
  • LASC
  • 8592 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • 310-657-2858
  • LaVie Privée Medispa
  • 1762 Westwood Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Website: www.privemedispa.com
  • 310-943-5555
  • Out of the Closet - Hollywood
  • 6210 West Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Website: outofthecloset.org/
  • 323-467-6811
  • Unicorn Bookstore
  • 8940 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • 310-652-6253
  • Urban Pet
  • 7515 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • 323-933-2100

Attractions

  • Disneyland Resort
  • 1313 Disneyland Dr
    Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Website: disneyland.com
  • 714-781-4565
  • Guinness World Records Museum
  • 6764 Hollywood Boulevard (just east of Highland Avenue directly across from Hollywood Wax Museum)
    Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Website: www.guinnessattractions.com
  • 323-463-6433
  • Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building
  • 1660 North Highland Ave at Hollywood Blvd. (On the Walk of Fame)
    Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Website: www.thehollywoodmuseum.com
  • 323-464-7776
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • 6767 Hollywood Boulevard (just east of Highland Avenue directly across from Guinness World Records Museum)
    Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Website: www.hollywoodwax.com
  • 323-462-5991
  • Kodak THEATRE Guided Tour
  • 6801 Hollywood Blvd. #180 (On the Walk of Fame)
    Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Website: www.kodaktheatre.com
  • 323-308-6300
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood
  • 6933 Hollywood Blvd. (next door to Grauman's Chinese Theatre)
    Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Website: madametussauds.com/hollywood
  • 323-467-8277
  • Red Line Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • 6708 Hollywood Boulevard (On the Walk of Fame)
    West Hollywood, CA 90078
  • Website: www.redlinetours.com
  • 323-402-1074
  • Starline Movie Stars Homes Tour
  • 6925 Hollywood Boulevard (On the Walk of Fame, in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, next to Metro Red Line at H
    Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Website: www.starlinetours.com
  • 323-463-3333 or 800-959-3131

Events