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Perfect Weekend in Los Angeles

Photo by Glenn Garner

Our top five things to do in Los Angeles over the weekend. 

A premier destination for the LGBTQ community, Los Angeles is home to some of the most vibrant and star-studded nightlife, restaurants and hotels in the world. Whether soaking up the sun in Santa Monica or dancing the night away in WeHo, let us be your guide to the exciting world of where to stay and where to play in gay Los Angeles.


Friday, 4:00 PM - Check into the Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills:
Just a short walk away from the bustle of Rodeo Drive, the Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills provides legendary elegance paired with unquestioned privacy for all guests. Enjoy the spirit of a sophisticated LA private club in the 116 newly renovated suites at this residential hideaway. L'Ermitage Beverly Hills features a roof-top pool with several unique dining and bar options with easy access to hundreds of prime entertainment venues, beaches and shopping destinations. Experience the luxury and book your room now at this highly sought-after Los Angeles hotel to get the most out of your California trip!


Friday, 6:00 PM - Insta-Perfect Stroll Through the Downtown Art Walk:
A chic collection of gallery displays from a diverse collection of artists, the LA Art Walk entertains critics and art fans from all around the globe. Situated in downtown LA between 2nd and 9th Streets, LA Art Walk provides guided tours, light dining at the Art Walk Lounge, and aesthetic displays from every type of artist imaginable as you stroll through this immersive gallery. Starting as early as noon, from the casual on-looker to the serious collector, the relaxing LA Art Walk should be at the top of your to-do list in Los Angeles.


Saturday, 9:00 AM - Beat the Sun in Runyon Canyon:
Set blocks from the urban hum of Hollywood, Runyon Canyon features some of the most stunning and sprawling views of downtown LA as you enjoy this 130 acre, sun-drenched park. From a leisurely stroll to rigorous cardio, there are hiking trails for every nature lover to enjoy from dawn until dusk!


Saturday, 1:00 PM - Post-Hike Lunch at Broken Spanish:
In the true spirit of the City of Angels, let Chef Ray Garcia and his inventive Mexican style whisk your pallet away at Broken Spanish. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Chef Garcia infuses true modernism with traditional Mexican comfort food to take this exciting blend to the forefront of upscale dining. With signature cocktails and margaritas perfect for every tapa, the natural inventiveness of the menu at Broken Spanish is sure to be a highlight of your dining experience while visiting Los Angeles.


Saturday, 11:00 PM - See LA's Dynamic Nightlife at Akbar:
After you've seen the stars of Hollywood Boulevard and ventured through queer-friendly downtown, get swept away at Akbar, one of LA's most diverse gay night clubs. With an assortment of strong drinks and gorgeous men, Akbar has become a social epicenter in the hard-partying Alterna-Wood district. Dance the night away on the spacious dance floor to an indie playlist on the jukebox, enjoying everything from disco to rock and roll, while ordering a specialty martini from one of the two main floor bars. Akbar keeps the party going all weekend with unique events every night and an inviting atmosphere sure to staple Akbar's place in Los Angeles nightlife.


Sunday, 12:00 PM - Brunch at Le Zinque on Melrose:
A favorite among celebrities and socialites, Le Zinque in West Hollywood offers a chic brunch setting at this classic LA wine bar. Browse the creative brunch menu while you sip signature cocktails made especially to take the edge off after a fun-filled night in WeHo. Known for its incredible service and fresh blend of ingredients, there is no better way to start your Sunday in Los Angeles than at Le Zinque.


Sunday, 2:00 PM - Explore the Pacific Design Center:
After brunch, take a walk around the 1.6 million square-foot campus at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. As a premier multi-use facility in WeHo, Pacific Design Center features a state of the art educational design center, two restaurants, a 380 seat luxury film venue, the SilverScreen Theater, a fitness center and several conference and meeting spaces. Pacific Design Center has something for everyone, offering classes in design and architecture, private design consultations and hosting creative and educational events and exhibits every day. This interactive campus takes a fresh look at the conventional museum and is the perfect place to wind down the weekend.

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