SO MANY GAY BARS & CLUBS
It's amazing to walk along the Gay West Hollywood strip of Santa Monica Blvd. on a weeknight and notice how much is going on. For example, on a Wednesday night you'll find 50 go-go boys
at parties being held at the West Hollywood gay Mickey's
. It doesn't matter when you come, your Gay West Hollywood vacation will be full of life 7-nights a week.
Almost all of the gay bars in Gay West Hollywood have recently undergone multi-million dollar remodels. Los Angeles also has a vibrant underground gay club scene
showcasing many talented performance artists. Gay Europeans compare Gay West Hollywood to Yumbo Center in Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, Spain.
GAY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
With such a large gay population close by and given the close tight density and huge popularity of Gay West Hollywood, many, many restaurants have been attracted to the area. While some have been here for many years, many have opened recently to serve the growing numbers of gay visitors. You can simply walk along Santa Monica Blvd. and take your pick of 69 Gay Friendly restaurants
GAY SPECIALTY SHOPPING
Gay West Hollywood offers the finest in gay-theme shopping you'll find anywhere. With 26 gay shops
, you'll find souvenirs and clothing that you simply can't find elsewhere. In addition, Gay West Hollywood is close to the world famous Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills
, The Grove
, Hollywood Highland
and The Avenues of Art, Fashion, and Design
. This area has the best shopping you will find in Los Angeles.
WELCOMING GAY HOTELS
Enjoy the trendy style of the Mondrian
, or SLS
, the very gay Ramada Plaza
, or even a clothing optional environment at San Vicente Inn
right behind the Rage
nightclub! Our West Hollywood hotels know many of their visitors are gay and they go out of their way to make your stay extremely enjoyable. With 5 major airports
in the city, it's easy to get here too.
GAY LIVE THEATRE
Thanks to all of the actors that head to this area to be discovered, the Gay West Hollywood
, Hollywood, and Silver Lake
area is probably the world's largest concentration of gay live theatre productions. Seach for current productions using the half-price Goldstar ticket service
, and the theater section of our website
West Hollywood Gay Sports Teams invite you to come watch their events
, happening almost every day of the week. Whether you enjoy softball
, ice hockey
, auto collecting
, roller skating
, or many, many more, you are welcome to come watch the sports events
, many of which participate in the gay version of the Olympics, the Gay Games
. You can also meet all the players at 2
West Hollywood gay sports bars
WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR
Each September, West Hollywood hosts 30,000
Authors & Artists, 15
Stages, and 150
Exhibitors at this amazing fair which keeps books alive in this new electronic age.
SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL
West Hollywood hosts this major event each August. On Saturday, the Sunset Strip is completely shut down for a massive street party. Six legendary music venues offer free admission to clubs that normally have a cover charge.
the fun in Gay West Hollywood. West Hollywood is located in the center of Los Angeles, walking distance
from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
. It's the world's best gay vacation holiday destination. Gay West Hollywood, Los Angeles is the leader in gay tourism.
THE HEART OF THE LARGEST GAY POPULATION IN THE WORLD!
Los Angeles county is the most populous county in the United States situated right next to Orange County
, Ventura County, Kern County, and the Inland Empire: Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. This portion of Southern California has the largest gay and lesbian population in the world. The massive
combined metropolitan areas have an estimated 2.5 million gays & lesbians amongst the 20 million residents. Given the tight concentration of gay entertainment in Gay West Hollywood, all in walking distance, these 2.5 million gays and lesbians flock in from the local suburbs
to enjoy the gay bars
, gay clubs 7 nights a week
, gay shopping
, gay coffee shops
, dining at gay friendly restaurants
, and participating in the many Gay LA
events including Gay Pride
and the huge West Hollywood Halloween Carnival
. Gay LA
IS West Hollywood which is located directly in the heart of the City of Los Angeles. This is a world-class place that no gay, lesbian
, or bicurious
person would want to miss in their lifetime.
OPENLY GAY CITY COUNCIL
West Hollywood was the first city in the world to have a majority of openly gay and lesbian city council members and is known as the most gay friendly city in the United States with the most concentrated gay population.
WEST HOLLYWOOD = GAY HISTORY
So much gay history
is rooted in West Hollywood, and there's more history being made every day! Some of the first gay bars were in West Hollywood, the Go Go, Hippie, Rock, and Disco movements started in West Hollywood, and the city's television and movie industries bring many celebrities to the city
. While some feel there's no point in a gay friendly city, learning about and visiting West Hollywood helps one appreciate many of the freedoms we all now enjoy. Come be a part of gay history
SO MUCH GAY STUFF TO DO!
Few gay friendly cities in the world offer so many gay vacation holiday activities in such a small, dense, walkable area. The gay strip of West Hollywood is only 1.5 miles (2.4 km) making it easy to walk to all 21 gay bars
, 26 gay shops
, and 69 gay friendly restaurants
THE GAY PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL
The Gay West Hollywood strip hosts the annual Gay Pride Parade and Festival
each June. This event draws half a million visitors.
HALLOWEEN STREET CARNIVAL
On the evening of October 31, Santa Monica Blvd. is shut down and another half a million visitors descend on the city for the West Hollywood Halloween Street Party
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Gay Los Angeles hosts a large number of gay New Year's Eve parties that attract visitors from around the globe. We've got the very latest New Year's eve information.
Each July since 1982, West Hollywood hosts the OutFest Gay Film Festival
. Outfast has showcased over 4,200 films to over half a million people.
GAY MARDI GRAS BLOCK PARTY
Gay West Hollywood puts on a Fat Tuesday night outdoor Mardi Gras Block party
with beads and gogo dancers, just like in New Orleans.