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Gay Los Angeles
What’s attractive about Los Angeles for most gay travelers? Boystown, USA, AKA West Hollywood! West Hollywood is such a great gay wonderland unto itself, that it deserves its own city page. However, the entertainment capital of the world has much more to offer to the gay traveler than just WeHo. Los Angeles is known for its diversity and there are a variety of communities that can fit any traveler’s interests.
The place to start out is Olvera St. Going to Olvera St. will take you on a cultural experience back to when California was governed by Mexico. LA is predominantly a Latino city, and to understand LA this would be a great start. It’s great fun walking from store to store seeing all the Mexican knick-knacks, and there is nothing more delicious than fine Mexican dining found here.
Then of course, how could you not stop at Tinsel Town when making a trip to LA? The main attractions in Hollywood are the Kodak Theater, where the Academy Awards are currently held, and Grauman’s Chinese Theater—the famous theater where celebrities imprint their hands in cement. Up and down the streets, you will see the sidewalks lined with famous stars, good eats, and swanky clubs.
Los Angeles Gay Scene
Los Angeles is also home to the world’s largest research library on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender heritage. Affiliated with the University of Southern California, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives runs wholly on community and corporate support. It is located in close proximity to the USC University Park Campus.
Sun, surf, glitz, and glamour, you’ll find it all in gay Los Angeles. No trip to LA would be complete without checking out The Getty Museum. The museum attracts visitors and artists from around the world. The size and caliber of their collection is truly unmatched in Southern California.
Los Angeles is also home to the world’s largest research library on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender heritage. Affiliated with the University of Southern California, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives runs wholly on community and corporate support. It is located in close proximity to the USC University Park Campus. After a day of culture and history, swing by West Hollywood, Silver Lake, or one of LA’s other fabulous gayborhoods for a drink or a bite to eat.
Will Rogers Beach is a “hot” spot that draws many sexy guys. You can play volleyball, tan, mingle, swim, and just plain look pretty. Affectionately known as “Ginger Rogers Beach,” the Summer weekends will not disappoint for those of you who are looking for a different kind of scene, outside of the bars and onto the sand. A tip: bring a cooler with food, beverages and ICE. It’s gonna be HOT!
LA has some of the trendiest gay-friendly restaurants with world renowned chefs from all over behind the kitchen.
Urth Cafe is an amazing spot for a good breakfast, waffle, french toast, scrambled eggs, pancakes - named it and they have it! Yummy and delicous way to start your day together with your latte!
You’ll notice the high energy and modern diner feel upon entry. Eclectic music will be playing at the perfect volume, and you will be greeted and seated inside or in the California sunshine out on the front patio. Try the Jalapeno Margarita @ the full bar, and enjoy the longest Happy Hour in Hollywood!
If you’re looking a great venue where the food and ambiance are in perfect harmony, you should definitely check out Weho Bistro. Nestled right on the corner of La Cienega and Holloway, it’s great for outdoor seating while munching on one of their delicious quiches, omelettes, or crepes!
With such a vibrant LGBT community there is always going to be a gay bar or club hot spot to go to.
Rasputin by famed Luke Nero has created the perfect place that any gay will wake up Sunday reminiscing about.
Unmarked entrance pseudo modern day speakeasy. Great mixologists and a perfect spot to get an old fashion cocktail done right.
If the bars in WeHo aren’t your cup of Long Island Iced Tea, then head over and tap the east side for night out at this local gem. Drinks are strong and priced accurately, and the choices beer you will find is more aplenty than Miller or Bud Light. For all you hipsters and scruff-luvin men, Akbar is your “Neighborhood Oasis”.