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Santa Monica Boulevard / Historic Boys Town


On the Westside of West Hollywood from La Cienega to Doheny is an inspiring walking exploration of Los Angeles culture, featuring a vibrant LGBT community, lively cafes and restaurants.  Larger-than-life public art exhibits line the boulevard as you head to the award winning West Hollywood Library and West Hollywood Park.

This iconic boulevard, part of legendary Route 66, is a true reflection of its residents and home to several historic landmarks. The west end is the center of the city’s renowned LGBT community and nightlife also known as “Historic Boys Town”.  Here, municipal flagpoles proudly fly rainbow flags and rainbow cross walks ta the corner of San Vicente and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Enjoy a late night out at hotspots such as The Abbey, Micky’s, Eleven and Here Lounge, Santa Monica Blvd offers something for everyone.

It’s not unusual for the population of West Hollywood, normally 36,000, to triple on weekends, as revelers partake in the city’s nightlife. Despite its almost continuous use, Santa Monica Boulevard remains pristine due to the city’s intensive street cleaning and maintenance program.

The newly renovated West Hollywood Park, which includes the West Hollywood Library, is the epicenter of parks and rec activities with basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool and a, expansive childrens playground equipped with all the playgroup accoutrements.  

The businesses in this have been working to form a Business Improvement District (BID) to read more on this, click here.