Creative at heart, North Hollywood is famous for its vibrant arts culture. By day, trendy coffee shops attract LA hipsters, Californian “it” girls, fashion bloggers and hopeful musicians alike. By night, the neighbourhood lights up with bars, taverns and live music venues. Colloquially known as NoHo, the vibe is laid back yet stylish, which sees retro thrift-stores stand alongside designer clothing boutiques.
With more than 20 professional theatres peppered across the neighbourhood, North Hollywood steps up as LA’s very own Broadway. Creative plays and original scripts are the order of the day, with aspiring actors and seasoned pros flocking to NoHo to immerse themselves in the scene.
Nestled in the San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood is just a 40-minute drive from LAX airport, and around 30-minutes or less to other major attractions like Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Once in the neighbourhood, NoHo is wonderfully walkable with its tree-lined streets brimming with vintage boutiques, outdoor cafes and trendy gastropubs housed in converted 1920s era buildings.
As LA’s artistic hotspot, North Hollywood is a great place to explore the city’s vibrant street art scene. Theatre aficionados should make a beeline for the iconic 1926 El Portal Theatre, or the acclaimed Road Theatre Company.