West Hollywood, aka WeHo, is the most walkable city in California. World-class restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs, shopping — the very best Los Angeles has to offer is just steps away. Have breaksfast at the Griddle Cafe, sip cocktails with Hollywood A-listers at the historic and chic Chateau Marmont, sample the branzino at Ink restaurant, dance the night away at Hyde and the Abbey, attend an art opening at the TASCHEN Gallery, grab some laughs at The Comedy Store, and stroll the historic Sunset Strip back to your place. This is where theLET got its start, so don’t hesitate to ask for our personal recommendations as new and interesting spots pop up in L.A. daily.
Perhaps most famous for his historic pier and amusement park, Santa Monica is a city whose name alone conjures up visions of beautiful sunsets, palm trees, and entertainment history. Always a popular resort and tourist destination, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade is one of the most visited places in the world, and for good reason. Shopping, dining, nightlife, beaches, tourist attractions — Santa Monica has all of it and then some.
Venice is best known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors. Once a bastion for hippie culture in the 60s-70s, Venice continues to have an air of fun, art, and free-thinking with a modern infusion of class and sophistication. Stroll Abbot Kinney for artisan eats and boutique, high-end retail. Or go for a dose of celebrity body building at the famous Muscle Beach Venice. Soak in the culture, the history, and the sun!
Just north of Santa Monica is the gem that is Pacific Palisades. Surrounded by beaches and mountains, Pacific Palisades has a distinct small-town feel. Enjoy the incomparable views of the Pacific Ocean bluffs and beaches, stroll, shop and eat in the Palisades Village. Head a few miles north to Malibu for even more beaches, mountains and spectacular hiking.
In recent years, Downtown Los Angeles (aka DTLA) has experienced a rebirth, welcoming scores of new businesses, residents, and the facilities to support them. The result is a bourgeoning metro center marked by high-end dining, retail, and attractions in a cityscape that blends modern and classic L.A. architecture. From the Staples Center, to the Financial District, to the Historic Core, to the Arts District — the list of things to do and places to see in DTLA are endless.
Our Sister City Across The Pond
At one time it was the largest city in the world. Today, although exceeded by several megacities on different continents, London remains a city that fascinates and attracts millions of visitors each year. And for good reason. It is one of those great “world cities” cosmopolitan centers that offer the visitor not just an unparalleled choice of museums and monuments, but also an unforgettable experience and a change of scenery. London is London, and no other city in the world is like it.Its attractions and places of interest are countless and cater for all tastes and all ages; its shops – small and large – are often unforgettable; its culture – theaters, palaces and history combined – in a class of its own…. And don’t forget to “Mind the Gap”.