The legendary 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood known as the Sunset Strip extends east–west from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, laid end to end with celebrity-studded music venues dating back to the heyday of rock and roll, comedy clubs, boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and cocktail bars with stellar views of the surrounding city.
As one of the most popular stretches of road in all of Los Angeles—if not the country—the Sunset Strip features on just about every sightseeing tour of Hollywood and Los Angeles.
Board an open-top bus for a drive along the strip en route to celebrity homes, or join a film industry insider for a tour of nearby famous film locations. The Los Angeles hop-on hop-off bus also stops along the strip, as do guided day trips from Las Vegas and Long Beach.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Sunset Strip is a must-see for movie buffs, night owls, and pop culture enthusiasts.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to explore Sunset Strip on foot.
- It’s a good idea to buy concert tickets or make dinner reservations ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
How to Get There
The easiest way to get to Sunset Strip is to drive, but it’s also possible to reach the area by public transportation. Metro Line 2 stops in the area, as do several local bus routes. Public parking meters along the stretch of road accept credit cards.
When to Get There
The best time to visit Sunset Strip depends largely on the experience you’re looking to have. By day, the street’s boutiques and shops cater to those in need of some retail therapy. By night, the street transforms into a nightlife hub—home to some of the city’s best comedy clubs and posh cocktail bars.
Music Venues of the Sunset Strip
Live music lovers will find some of the nation’s best venues along Sunset Strip. Highlights include the Viper Room, Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy, and the House of Blues; concerts are staged just about every night of the week.