Exploring the Legendary Sunset Strip

The Sunset Strip, a stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Doheny Drive, is one of L.A.’s most iconic neighborhoods. It was the setting for counterculture protests in the 1960s, rock and roll decadence in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it exists today as a showcase for the good life, providing elegant hotel rooms, live music venues and fine restaurants.

Legendary Hotels Rejuvenated

Photo courtesy of Andaz West Hollywood

In 2009, the former "Riot Hyatt" emerged from extensive renovations as the Andaz West Hollywood and took its place among the Strip's top hotels. Rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrobes by Frette and complimentary minibars make the $48 million project anything but a hardcore rock and roll experience.

Another hotel that got a new lease on life is the London West Hollywood, located in the former site of the Wyndham Bel-Age hotel. The London opened in 2008 to critical acclaim, featuring rooms that are mini-suites with Waterworks bath products and design elements assembled by David Collins Studio. The hotel features a rooftop pool deck and most rooms provide views of LA or the Hollywood Hills.

The Strip’s Hottest Live Music

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The Sunset Strip has been a destination for music fans for more than four decades, boasting some of the area’s most well-known venues: Viper Room, The Roxy and the legendary Whisky A Go-Go.

Sizzling Steaks on the Strip

BOA Steakhouse Sunset Strip
Photo courtesy of BOA Steakhouse

BOA Steakhouse is a modern American steakhouse that serves beautiful cuts of prime, aged beef in a spectacular indoor/outdoor setting. If you’re looking for more of a high-energy experience to go with that steak, head to the Saddle Ranch Chop House, where “rock meets western” in a rustic setting complete with an oversized bar, outdoor fire pit and mechanical bull.

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