West Hollywood is LA’s party zone and teems with nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and comedy clubs. After dark, Sunset Strip is the center of the action for poseurs, producers, and the pretty in-crowd. This is also LA’s gay quarter, especially along Santa Monica Boulevard. For shopaholics there’s Melrose Avenue, a quirky pathway lined with designer stores, tattoo parlors, Gothic-chic shops, and bustling cafés and eateries. It’s also home to the Pacific Design Center, the anchor of the Avenues of Art & Design. For cultural edification, head south to an amorphous district we’ve termed ...

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