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Valentines Adventures in Hollywood

By Devin Strecker

February 7, 2018

Feel the romance of Hollywood on Valentine’s Day with one of our itineraries based around various micro-neighborhoods in the world’s most famous community!

Music is in the air at The Record Parlour, home to vintage vinyl, record players, jukeboxes and more! (courtesy photo)

Eastside Eclectic – My Funky Valentine

Take advantage of the hip and historic music scene by exploring the Cahuenga Corridor with your valentine! Music is in the air, so start out with a performance by singer/songwriter Victory at the renowned Hotel Cafe, then hit up record shops Amoeba and The Record Parlour. For dinner, check out the artsy, bohemian vibe of Saint Felix; the retro-cool diner vibe at Kitchen 24, or keep it vegan with the Impossible Burger from Umami Burger at Space 15 Twenty. End your evening with a cordial at the intimate Powder Room or snuggle into a dark back booth at the Burgundy Room.


Enjoy a martini at Musso and Frank Grill, joining the ranks of many famous Hollywood stars throughout the last century. (Photo by Gary Leonard)

Iconic Hollywood – A Vintage Valentine

Imagine you’ve gone back in time with an evening spent in Old Hollywood, the historic core of Tinseltown. Dinner is at one of the two oldest restaurants in Hollywood – Musso and Frank Grill (since 1919) or Miceli’s (since 1949). Catch the variety show everyone’s talking about, Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap, then check in to the always happening No Vacancy (reservations required) inside Janes House – the oldest remaining building on Hollywood Boulevard. Have a nightcap at Boardner’s, which dates back to the 1940s. Of course, you could just join us on the Locals Night Out Valentine’s Bar Crawl!


One of the greatest movie palaces from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hollywood Pantages is now LA’s showplace for blockbuster live Broadway entertainment. (Photo by Gary Leonard)

RetroGlam – Valentines & Vine

The famous intersection of Hollywood & Vine is where old meets new, hearkening back to the Golden Age of film while keeping an eye on the future. Start with a drink at the Frolic Room, one of Hollywood’s oldest bars. Then go next door to catch Disney’s Aladdin at The Pantages Theatre, one of the boulevard’s original movie palaces! For dinner, Wood & Vine offers farm-to-table fare and craft cocktails in an elegant setting – they even have a back patio with a fire pit. Or, experience the brand new Tequileria y Taqueria, Paloma Hollywood.

Columbia Square, built in 1938, combines historical reuse with new construction and contains some of the area’s hottest restaurants and commercial tenants. (Photo by Gary Leonard)

New School – Columbia Cupid

One of the most happening spots in Hollywood is Sunset Boulevard, with the newly revitalized Columbia Square featuring beautifully renovated historic buildings which house Paley, Sugarfish, and Sweetgreen – all great dinner options. Take in a movie at the Arclight Cinerama Dome, one of the most recognizable movie theaters in all of Los Angeles. Then enjoy an adult beverage to end your Valentine’s date at Sunset & Vinyl, a hidden speakeasy-style bar upstairs from 800 Degrees Pizzeria (also a great place to eat).

Mama Shelter features restaurants and bars on the lobby level and the rooftop, as well as a ground floor coffee shop. (Photo by Gary Leonard)

The Selma Stroll

Enjoy all that this relatively quiet, tree-lined street has to offer. For dinner, enjoy rooftop views and contemporary California cuisine at either Mama Shelter (housed in a 1920s building originally known as Wilcox Hotel) or the Highlight Room on top of the brand new, ultra-modern Dream Hotel. Speaking of the Dream, you have to check out their pedestrian alley, which connects the hotel to the hip new restaurant/nightclub Beauty and Essex; on the other side of the hotel is the gigantic new Tao. Grab an after dinner treat at Frog Frozen Yogurt and then head further east to enjoy another beautiful rooftop view with a drink at Filifera on top of the Proper Hollywood tower.

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