Who needs a car in LA?

Please enjoy this mini-guide to the neighborhood. The list doesn’t include Sunset Strip and Los Feliz, only a few minutes away and just as packed with shops and things-to-do as Hollywood Boulevard.


Here are some of our favorites, but the list really is endless. (Many eateries deliver!)

Casual Dining: Baja Fresh, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bulan (vegan Thai), California Pizza Kitchen, Hooters, La Cantina, Loteria, Mel’s Diner, Miceli’s, Johnny Rockets, McDonalds, Snow White Cafe, Pig N’ Whistle, Pink Pepper Thai Food, Twenty-Five degrees (@ the Roosevelt Hotel), Tender Greens, Vegas Seafood Buffet, and more.

Finer Dining: Beso (Eva Longoria’s Place), Geisha House (Ashton Kutcher’s place), Katsuya by Stark, Koji’s Sushi, Magic Castle (if you can get in…), Musso and Frank Grill, Trastevere, Velvet Margarita, Yamashiro’s, and more.


Bars: Beauty Bar, Beso, Boardner’s, the Burgandy Room, Cat ‘n Fiddle, Dillon’s Irish pub, Falcon, Hell’s Gate, Lotus, The Roosevelt Hotel, The Velvet Room, and much more…

Nightclubs: Avalon, H-Wood, Kress, MyHouse, Vanguard, and much more…


Movies: Grauman’s Chinese Theater (you know, the one with the foot and handprints of famous stars), El Capitan Theater, The Egyptian Theater, the Sunset ArcLight.

Museums and Tours: Then there’s the Hollywood Wax Museum, the Guinness Book of World Records Museum, the brand new Madame Tussauds, and daily tours of the Homes of the Stars.

Like to bowl? Check out: Lucky Strike Lanes

Other attractions a little further away: Universal Studios, The Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theater, Ford Amphitheater.


Get around LA with its very own subway, The Metro Line, whose station is located at Hollywood and Highland.


Shopping Centers

Just take a look at Hollywood and Highland Center’s website for the plethora of stores located within this beautiful mall just a few blocks away.

Find everything you need for your apartment at affordable prices at the nearby Target and 99 Cent Store (come on, we know you love it).


American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Improv Olympics, Los Angeles Film School, Musician’s Institute, Stellar Adler, among many more…


Live it up at some of LA’s most swanky hotels and all their trimmings: spas, bars, lobbies, and restaurants. They include the Roosevelt Hotel, the Renaissance, and, of course, the brand-new W Hotel on Hollywood and Vine (just take a subway–the station is right there!)


You got your shelter, there’s no way you’ll be lacking in clothing with the great stores on Hollywood (H&M, Forever 21, American Apparel,  DSW Shoes), not to mention all the shops at Hollywood and Highland Center (see above). And, of course, let’s not forget Ross!


Yes, you are located in an urban sprawl, but just a few blocks away from some of LA’s most beautiful nature sites.

An LA favorite is Runyon Canyon, a five-minute walk away from Sycamore Terrace. Leave the city and escape into the hills for a jog, picnic, celebrity sightings, or free yoga classes under the clear-blue sky. Or take a longer jog to Griffith Park.