The Montrose Monthly Newsletter

Make the most of your time in LA with our insider's guide to navigating the neighborhood. Discover up-and-coming art galleries, tuck into local restaurants and bars, and make your way to live music venues or sporting events. We’ll let you in on our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

  • girl in bookstore

    Book Soup: Where Literary Luminaries and Book Lovers Meet

    July 15

    In the early 1970s, two UCLA graduate students got this crazy idea to open an independent bookstore in West Hollywood (a neighborhood not necessarily known for its literary devotion). 

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  • whote wine cheers crop

    Food, Wine and Reality TV

    March 02

    A festival in Hollywood wouldn’t be complete without a touch of television. On March 19th and 20th, Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes you to Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival, the first of its kind. 

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  • woman holding film clapper

    Quiet On The Set... Take 1... Action!

    February 03

    Movies and television have brought joy, sadness, upset, and excitement (along with every other emotion) to our screens for decades, and a tour throughout Warner Brother Studios puts it all into perspective. A trip to Los Angeles almost wouldn’t feel complete without fulfilling your Hollywood dreams of touring a studio that has been entertaining us for over 95 years! 

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  • business meeting in cafe

    Networking Into The 20's

    January 06

    With the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, traveling to Los Angeles can be a little fast-paced. Whether you choose to brunch it out somewhere on Melrose or club the night away on Santa Monica Blvd., we’re here to remind you that your trip to the west coast can be a little more productive than you think! Throughout January, you have the opportunity to mingle with business professionals from all over at various networking events in West Hollywood. 

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  • mom and son is christmas sweaters and santa hats

    L.A.’s Descanso Gardens, An Enchanted Holiday Season

    December 02

    When you visit L.A.’s Descanso Gardens this December, you can recapture the magic of your childhood when you peruse The Enchanted Forest.

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  • female runner crossing the finish line

    Peddle to the Metal for a Thanksgiving Race like No Other

    November 04

    This Thanksgiving weekend, if you find yourself staying with us in West Hollywood, we got just the event to put you in a festive mood. 

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  • adults in halloween costumes

    A Halloween Carnival Comes to West Hollywood

    October 07

    Indulge your spooky side with a Halloween festival this October, right here in West Hollywood.

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  • gelato ice cream cones

    Gelato-Lovers Rejoice, We’ve Got An Event For You

    September 02

    Sample hundreds of creamy gelatos at the Gelato Festival America. The delicious event takes place on September 28th and 29th at the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue.

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  • haunted house

    Breezy Weather, Chilling Tours: All in L.A. This August

    August 01

    August brings a reprieve from July’s heat with breezier weather, making it the perfect time to get outside in L.A. Why not enjoy a different way of getting outdoors with a spooky ghost tour around downtown L.A.?

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  • business people shaking hands

    Elevate Your Professional Development During Your Stay

    July 01

    Whether you're staying with us for business or pleasure this July, think about using your free time to explore professional development events in West Hollywood. There are plenty of events happening this summer, including job fairs, expos, summits and more. 

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  • pride festival

    Can’t Miss in June: The LA Pride Festival

    June 03

    Experience the rainbow of diversity that represents this annual celebration. No matter what brings you to Los Angeles this June, one of the events you’d hate to miss is this one!

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  • bongo drummers

    Visit the 3rd Annual Cuban-American Music Festival

    May 01

    Good coffee, mighty sandwiches, and lively music—what’s not to love? Watch as the Cuban-American Music Festival transforms downtown L.A. into a Cuban block party.

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  • couple eating from food truck

    Get Outside for Some Tasty Grub at the Food Truck Festival

    April 01

    Spring brings flowers, allergies and a lot of food trucks to L.A.! For a limited number of months, Final Fridays is hosting a food truck extravaganza on the last Friday of each month. 

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  • subway train los angeles

    Witness The Unique Artistry of L.A. During Your Stay

    March 04

    Los Angeles is a city bursting with originality, artistry, and passion for the arts. While your here this March, you have plenty of opportunities to see this for yourself.

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  • couple eating chocolates

    Indulge Your Sweet Tooth with Your Sweetie

    February 04

    What’s better than receiving chocolates on the most romantic day of the year? Three hours of chocolate! That’s exactly what lovebirds (and our adventurous singles) can do this V-day with the Chocolate Indulgence Tour of L.A.

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  • red lanterns in chinatown san francisco

    Ring in the Lunar New Year this January

    January 01

    Los Angeles is well-known for having a thriving Chinese community, rich in culture and tradition. At the end of every January, Monterey Park hosts a two-day festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year in accordance with the Lunar Calendar.

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    Immerse Yourself in the Most Festive Light Displays L.A. has to offer

    December 03

    Light shows abound this holiday season in the entertainment capital of the world. There’s so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one recommendation for our guests. So we picked two!

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