North Hollywood

Skateboarders, band posters, and cocktail lounges fill this creative enclave ten miles north of LA's core.

Creative pursuits drive North Hollywood's artistic culture. In NoHo, you're welcome to blog with a beanie on while LA's next "it" girl practises her monologue at the cafe table next to you. By day, this San Fernando Valley neighbourhood mixes a stylish thrift-store aesthetic with its curated retro-inspired atmosphere. By night, theatres glow neon, tumblers shake, and cocktails get two straws in this classically unrefined evening destination.

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On the Map

North Hollywood is bordered by Sun Valley, Valley Village, Panorama City, Burbank, Toluca Lake, and Valley Glen

LAX Airport: 40 minutes by car or 2 hours by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 35 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 15 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 40 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Rising Stardom and Artistic Staying Power In the San Fernando Valley

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North of Hollywood but actually situated in San Fernando Valley's southern outskirts, this creative-minded neighbourhood continues to attract cutting-edge cultural denizens.

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Nicknamed after SoHo, its New York City inspiration-neighborhood, NoHo's aesthetic is eclectic and unabashed.

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Street art, theatre marquees, and DIY posters for challenging galleries compose the neighbourhood's artistic attitude.

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In North Hollywood, accessories are stylised.

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Street art translates from brick wall to wall decor.

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Cafes are your living room.

Emmy-Worthy Entertainment In North Hollywood

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The NoHo Arts District stands at the epicentre of this walkable urban village.

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Theatres, playhouses, and the highest concentration of music venues this side of the Mississippi make their home in North Hollywood.

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NoHo's entertainment scene gives an Emmy-worthy performance.

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Curtain call.

In-the-Know Dining In North Hollywood

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Hand-crafted, made-to-order, and locally-sourced cuisine defines North Hollywood's contemporary dining scene.

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Specialty hot-dog stands, sushi bars, and pour-over pie shops lend the neighbourhood a culinarily hip atmosphere.

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Single-cup coffee.

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Single-slice pie.

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One single bite.

NoHo's Nightlife: Tiki Bars and Cocktail Lounges

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If NoHo's theatres, playhouses, and music venues don't provide enough nighttime entertainment, order a creative cocktail and lounge the hours away at one of the neighbourhood's numerous Tiki Bars.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Alyson Aliano

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Alyson captures a subject’s quirks and habits without invoking self-consciousness. She blends well with people from all walks of life due to her charming personality and spunky humour. She has taught photography at NYU Sternhardt School, Columbia University, The Ministry of Education in El Salvador, and at UCLA in Los Angeles, where she currently resides. Her clients include GQ, The NYTimes Magazine, Newsweek, Time, People, and The Wall Street Journal.