Visit West Hollywood on Your Next L.A. Excursion

Clocking in at barely two square miles, West Hollywood is more than just an LGBTQ hub—it’s a little city that packs a big punch with world-class boutiques, next-level dining, and high-design hotels.

ByredoStart your shopping pilgrimage on La Cienega, where Belgian designer Dries Van Noten has debuted his first stateside brick and mortar. Housing both menswear and womenswear, the store—which spans two buildings in the former Opening Ceremony space—is also home to archive rooms filled with past-season pieces available for purchase. A stone’s throw away, on Melrose Avenue, find new beauty meccas such as Byredo and Gen Z beauty brand Glossier’s highly Instagrammable, all-pink flagship. Don’t miss Glossier Alley, the brand’s outdoor space complete with a to-go café by hipster-loved Alfred Coffee. Meanwhile, over on Sunset Boulevard, don’t miss stopping into the iconic Fred Segal, which always has a rotation of pop-up boutiques and designers, as well as streetwear brand Supreme, which is taking over the iconic former Tower Records space, opening its second L.A. location later this year. And no visit is complete without a stop at avant-garde fashion and art destination Maxfield LA, which recently unveiled its debut eyewear collaboration with Jacques Marie Mage.

Lean into West Hollywood’s burgeoning restaurant scene with a visit to rooftop eatery Merois at the Pendry West Hollywood, Wolfgang Puck’s ode to pan-Asian cuisine. And after a two-year hiatus, breakfast is finally back at West Hollywood Edition’s Ardor, where Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s plant-driven philosophy extends to menu items such as fig French toast and a forest mushroom omelet. The Kimpton La Peer delivers a dose of the Mediterranean coastline in the form of Issima. Chef Michael Fiorelli helms the wood-fired grills and ovens, turning out fare including branzino and tagliatelle al limone.

There’s a hotel for every type of traveler, from art deco celebrity hotspots like Sunset Tower to hidden urban retreats like Petit Ermitage. Keep an eye out for Holloway House, the upcoming launch from members-only club Soho House, which promises 34 bedrooms, a courtyard bar, and sweeping views of the city in the former Palihouse location.

Remedy Place

If self-care is on the agenda, look no further than sleek social wellness club Remedy Place on Sunset, where infrared saunas, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, and cryotherapy are just some of the tools used to target stress and optimize health. Further down the Strip at the Monarch Athletic Club, personal training and bespoke fitness programs are all part of the membership package. At FaceGym inside the 1 Hotel West Hollywood, even your skin gets a workout in the form of kneading, sculpting, and contouring to achieve a lifting, tightening effect.