From its sunkissed boardwalks and star-lined boulevard to its neon nightlife and idyllic coastal drives, Los Angeles, California shines with excitement, opportunity, and a golden state of mind that never expires.
As the entertainment capital of the world and landing strip for those with stars in their eyes and hearts on their sleeves, LA is the homeland of Hollywood and the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. With a year-round Mediterranean climate, deep roots in Latino culture, and epic ocean views, the City of Angels is home to a diverse and proud community of icons, Angelenos, and ex-pats alike.
While commuting in LA can feel like hell on wheels, Mulholland Drive is 50-miles of rugged, coastal Cali views sure to ignite anyone’s road-trip spirit. From Calabasas to Leo Carillo State Beach through the southern Santa Monica Mountains, enjoy uninterrupted views over the Basin, San Fernando Valley, and the Hollywood Sign; then hop back on the Pacific Coast Highway for another scenic drive.
A highlight for anyone’s stay in the hills, the guest-only experience at Petit Ermitage takes the meaning of summer, and layered bohemian chic, to an entirely new level. The Moroccan-inspired, suite-only boutique hotel sits in West Hollywood and features a rare collection of art from names like Salvador Dali throughout. But outside its patterned interior and up on the roof is where its character really shines. With a heated saltwater pool, sunken fire deck, hummingbird garden, and full-service dining cabanas and butterfly bar, the Petit Ermitage does everything you wish and more – oh, and did we mention the view?
Hollywood Boulevard is, admittedly, one of the most saturated tourist attractions in California. But as the epicenter of Old Hollywood history, this one-mile stretch lined with stars, museums, and theatres paying homage to the entertainment capital of the world is impossible to ignore for entertainment, celebrity, and production enthusiasts.