If you’re going to Los Angeles, there are tons of things to see and do. There are world-class restaurants, fantastic hikes to go on, great entertainment to be seen – but one of the best things to do in the city doesn’t necessarily need to be paid for: spotting celebrities.
In theory, you could spot a celebrity just about anywhere in Los Angeles. However, if you know where to look, you’re much more likely to be able to catch a glimpse of someone famous. In this article, we’ll outline five of the best places for you to spot a real, live, celebrity.
5 Best Places to See Celebrities in LA
Musso Frank & Grill
Musso Frank & Grill – which recently celebrated its hundredth year of business – is one of the best spots to grab a drink in Los Angeles – and celebrities know this just as well as the rest of the city’s denizens.
Located right on Hollywood Boulevard, this restaurant and bar is centrally located in the most prominent celebrity hotspot. Stars like Johnny Depp and Keith Richards have been seen here, and director Quentin Tarantino featured the restaurant in his recent film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Hollywood Roosevelt has attracted all manner of different celebrities for many years. The hotel – one of the most renowned in all of Los Angeles – is massive, and is home to a number of different venues where you may spot celebrities.
The Library bar, close to the lobby, is one spot where you may be likely to find more reserved stars. If you’re trying to spot celebrities at night, check out the party hot-spots: The Spare Room and Teddy’s.
TCL Chinese Theatres
TCL Chinese Theatres is, hands-down, one of the most popular spots for celebrities to premiere their new films. When they’re premiering a new movie, they’re often happy to spend a few hours on the red carpet outside of the theatre.
If you’re hoping to snap a couple of shots of celebrities, or simply hoping to have an opportunity to see them looking their best, TCL Chinese Theatres is one of the best places to do it.
Rainbow Bar & Grill
Interested in seeing rock stars during your stay? If so, the Rain Bar & Grill is the spot to go. For almost 50 years, this place has been one of the go-to spots for famous rock bands like Motorhead and KISS. Other musicians frequent the place, as well: groups like Cypress Hill, and non-musically-famous individuals like Ron Jeremy have been seen here more than once.
In addition to being a great place to get a healthy dose of what L.A. can offer in terms of cuisine and culture, Chateau Marmont is one of the best places to spot famous celebrities and industry leaders.
During the daytime, you’re more likely to bump into business leaders sharing meetings, but at night you’ll almost certainly have a chance to see a celebrity. While you’re waiting, you’ll be able to sample delicious fare or sip fantastic cocktails at their bar and restaurant.