Walking in WeHo
With a Walk Score of 91 and a size of 1.9 square miles the City of West Hollywood is ranked as one of the most walk-able cities. Since the City is a friendly place for pedestrians to visit, we offer you a selection of walking tours that display the rich and vibrant history of the City of West Hollywood. Varying from LGBTQ history, architecture, and arts, we hope you enjoy this selection of our walking tours.
The Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History Mobile Tour App
Stuart Timmons, co-author of “Gay LA” suffered a stroke before his West Hollywood LGBTQ History Tour was completed. Thanks to a team of helpers and a grant from the City of West Hollywood through One City One Pride, the tour was restaged with a cast of colorful characters from different eras stationed along the route for 2016 One City One Pride as well as a mobile app for the tour. Check out the event's photos here.
A map of historical property exploring the architectural gems of West Hollywood, a @WeHoArts project.
Funded through a grant by the City of West Hollywood through the Arts and Economic Development Division and Historical Preservation Comission, this interactive map serves as a guide to the rich history present in the preserved buildings of West Hollywood as a part of the WeHo@30 project. Some properties served as studios, while others are more revered for their architectural styles which include but are not limited to: Spanish Revival, French Revival, as well as Gothic inspired architectural styles.
Welcome to the Creative City
The City of West Hollywood has proven its dedication to the arts as not only an aesthetic addition to the City, but also as a critically important form of engagement with the diverse communities the City represents and serves. This map is a perfect introduction to the expansive arts and culture programming through WeHo Arts, WeHo Reads, and other programs. Through this virutal tour, we hope that you'll enjoy reading selections of the culture and arts that await you on your visit to the City of West Hollywood! We encourage you to supplement the information presented in this tour with our WeHo Arts website at Weho.org/arts
This tour was created by 2015 Cultural Affairs Intern, Moya Marquez, whose internship was funded through a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Open Data: Map of Urban Art Installations
The City of West Hollywood’s Open Data site is an effort to provide highly detailed information in an easy-to-use way. The City intends for information to be simple to access and useful for a wide range of audiences. It is the City’s hope that Open Data will result in a more informed and engaged community. Click here to see the Open Data map of Urban Art Installations. To visit the City of West Hollywood's Open Data website, click here.
Visit West Hollywood
Visit West Hollywood also has a variety of walking tours which include:
- The Grafton Walk
- A tour beginning at The Grafton on Sunset, a cool Sunset Strip hotel, right in the center of the action.
- The Spa Walk
- The Spa Walk will guide you to some great places to get pampered as you stroll through West Hollywood.
- Sunset Strip Holiday Shop Walk
- During the holidays, shopping on The Strip has a little extra kick with all the lights lining the medians, the sidewalks and the buildings.
- Architectural and Golden Era Walk
- On this walking tour, West Hollywood architectural expert Roy Rogers Oldenkamp regales us with endless stories about the architects who designed these apartment buildings, gives intriguing details about their structural features, and of course shares tales about the fascinating residents who once lived there.
- Historian Jon Ponder shares his vast historic knowledge on the music scene on Sunset Blvd covering places beginning at the Andaz hotel and covering places such as The House of Blues, The Roxy, and The Viper Room.