Where to Stay in Los Angeles
The City of Angels is a vast, vibrant landscape of varying personalities and cliques. No matter where you stay, you’re bound to have a good time, but you should probably take into account your plans and comfort zone before booking a room. Here are the best neighborhoods to relax in in L.A.
Beverly Hills is teeming with celebrities, so if you’re looking for the true Hollywood experience you’ll want to find a room nearby. It’ll cost you, for sure, but it’ll also give you your best chance of rubbing elbows with L.A.’s elite.
To put it bluntly, Hollywood is kind of sketch. While it’s home to film lots and the Walk of Fame, it’s also the best place in town to stumble upon homeless hookers and drug dealers. If you’re down for a little excitement and constant police presence at night, feel free to check it out.
West Hollywood has long been home to L.A.’s storied gay community, but it also houses some of the best shopping the city has to offer. Melrose Place and the Sunset Strip are both found here, making WeHo one of the hippest places.
Few people see L.A. as the perfect place for a beach vacation — it’s hardly relaxing after all — but Santa Monica is the place to stay if you want to soak up the rays. The Pier is a bustling hotspot full of games, rides and live shows and it’s within walking distance of plenty of the city’s most popular shopping and dining spots.