Los Angeles, as we know, is a popular vacation destination. But all too often for many, they’re directed to see the beaches, or the mountains (a la “it’s 30 minutes to the mountains, 30 minutes to the coast), which… is a lie, once you factor in traffic. Plus, LA is sprawling, and it becomes easy to spot a visitor once they tell you they expect to see the Walk of Fame and the Getty in the same day.
More importantly, not enough people are directed to the epicenter of all things fun and admittedly the “scene” of LA – West Hollywood. Here are some “must-do” things in West Hollywood when you’re done at the tourist traps and want a fun day like a local!
When you wake up, ready to start the day ahead – alert, determined, ready for fly IG content:
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ALFRED COFFEE (https://alfred.la)
Where: 8428 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Who: Celebrity fans include everyone from Harry Styles to Bill Clinton, Kylie Jenner and Larry David
What: The cult favorite is the best celeb spotting in town. Known for their world-famous iced vanilla latte made with house made syrup and their Instagrammable décor, this is the only place to start your day when in WeHo.
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ALFRED TEA (https://www.alfredtea.com)
Where: 705 N Alfred St., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Who: Celebrity fans include Kourtney Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas among others
What: The spin-off to Alfred Coffee, the team room offers the only home-made Boba in town and the perfect matcha latte for your afternoon pick me up.
Everyone in this town is #fitspo, so before hanging out with friends later, squeeze in a quick work out so you look extra good and let’s be honest… feel less guilty about the alcohol you’ll consume.
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BURN 60 (http://www.burn60.com)
Where: Pavilions Marketplace – 8969 Santa Monica Blvd. (second level rooftop), West Hollywood, CA 90069
Who: Celebrity fans include Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Alessandra Ambrosio and Josh Duhamel
What: Burn 60 is the original performance-driven, high intensity interval training studio where clients can burn anywhere from 600-900 calories per session. The full body workout combines heart-pumping cardio bursts on a treadmill with HIIT moves leaving you dripping sweat and high off endorphins!
The night’s winding down, last call is coming up, but you don’t want the party to stop…plus you have the munchies.
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PINK DOT (www.pinkdot.com)
Where: 8495 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Who: Celebrity fans include Gigi Hadid, Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Fallon, Slash and more
What: Pink Dot is LA’s iconic delivery service, bringing Angelenos and celebrities their favorite munchies and alcohol to their doorsteps, for the last 30 years in can’t-miss polka dot VW beetles.
There you have it! Los Angeles like a local – morning to night. Friends from out of town can go back to their Middle America town saying LA is “omg basically a second home.” #goestohollywoodonce.
By Julie Freeman