While most travelers make it a point to visit the major attractions in Los Angeles, there are also plenty of under-the-radar sights that are worth checking out.
One of the best places to discover hidden gems is in West Hollywood. The area has something for everyone, from shopping and dining to art and culture.
Plummer Park is located in West Hollywood, California. It is between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Avenue, bordered by North Vista Street and North Fuller Ave. It is 6 blocks west of La Brea Avenue.
The park has been a popular spot for picnics and is abounding with tables and benches where people of all ages can spread out, relax and enjoy the scenery. Some tables are occupied by elderly gentlemen playing chess or backgammon, while others are filled with females, chattering in their native tongue.
The City of West Hollywood is committed to remaking Plummer Park into a multipurpose, green heart of the community. The reimagined park will include eight distinct outdoor areas, a new 3,500 square foot preschool, and a completely updated Fiesta Hall. It will also create 47,000 square feet of new additional green space by demolishing Great and Long Halls and constructing a subterranean garage with a grassy play grove.
The ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
Located in a city-owned building, The ONE Archives Gallery & Museum is home to rotating exhibitions. It’s also an annex of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the world’s largest LGBTQ research library.
Founded in 1952, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California is dedicated to collecting, preserving and making accessible LGBTQ historical materials. They also provide education and outreach through publications, events and exhibits that examine LGBTQ culture.
The gallery focuses on temporary exhibitions that confront queer art and culture. They’ve also recently launched a new project focused on the history of West Hollywood’s Christopher Street West Pride parade.
West Hollywood Park
West Hollywood, with its celebrity-studded restaurants, glam nightlife and world-famous events, may be Los Angeles’ biggest tourist destination, but it also has a surprising number of hidden gems that are worth exploring. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, we’ve put together a list of 14 standout spots that you can check out during your next visit to the area.
The quaint West Hollywood Park is a great place to take in the city’s greenery and beautiful scenery while getting some exercise. You can rent bicycles and scooters, or just walk around with your dog. It’s also a great spot for families, with plenty of green space and outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained.
Dining in West Hollywood
With all of the fun and glamour packed into two square miles, West Hollywood is also home to a wide range of dining experiences. From strip-mall sushi to glitzy hotel eateries, this shopper’s dream has you covered when it comes to eating.
The city’s posh places almost guarantee celebrity sightings, while old-school red sauce Italian joints are a dime a dozen. That’s not to say there aren’t a few gems in West Hollywood–we’re talking about upscale restaurants with great ambience as well as tasty food, where you can sit back and relax after an evening of partying in the sunshine.
For example, Norah, designed by Thomas Schoos, offers a unique blend of high-end and comfortable vibes. With a menu filled with delicious dishes and two open-air patios, Norah is the perfect place to go for a romantic night out. Or, try Sushi Park for a sushi meal that will leave you wanting more. You can even order a glass of sake to complete the experience.