Black Friday Shopping in Los Angeles

Hard to believe, but Black Friday is already here?!  Some avoid it completely, while others love it.  If you’re one that doesn’t mind fighting for parking, fighting the lines, and fighting fellow shoppers, here’s a small list of Black Friday shopping venues in Los Angeles and their locations in relation to local hotels.  We’ve also thrown in some great dining options:

Black Friday Shopping in Los Angeles

The Beverly Center

The Beverly Center is walkable from hotels like The Viceroy L’Ermitage,  The SLS Beverly Hllls, and The Sofitel.  It’s a huge multi-level mall that just happens to be next to another shopping area called The Beverly Connection.  There’s a handful of brand new restaurants in the center, and places like Cattle & Claw, and Avec Nous are also very close.

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

The luxury shopping along Rodeo Drive, and its many side streets, is walkable from The Beverly Wilshire, The Montage Beverly Hills, Sixty Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Hilton, and Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive.  Our favorite dining and cocktail street is just one block over, and it’s called Canon Drive.  Find everything here from Spago, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Pastaio, and The Palm.  Also, they’re all great for potential celebrity sightings.

The Grove in Los Angeles

The Grove in Los Angeles

The Grove L.A. is truly a crowd favorite and super family-friendly, along with the side-by-side venue of The Original Farmers Market.  The Grove will certainly be the most-tricked out in terms of holiday decorations. Kids can even visit Santa and enjoy fake snow. Farmers Daughter Hotel is right across the street, but most local hotels are a short UBER ride away.  While they have a massive parking structure, it’s best to ride-share to this property over the holidays.  Eating is easy, with tons of great restaurants to choose from.

Sunset Plaza

Sunset Plaza

Sunset Plaza on the Sunset Strip has a handful of great boutiques.  Nearby hotels include The London West Hollywood, The Jeremy, Sunset Tower, The Andaz, and The Mondrian.  Again, tons of great restaurants along this strip, including, Wahlburgers, BBCM Café, and Chin Chin.  At Chin Chin, have their famous Chinese chicken salad. It’s delicious.

Rooftop Restaurant Eataly LA

Rooftop Restaurant at Eataly LA

Westfield Century City recently had a major remodel.  The place is HUGE, and just about every major luxury label can be found here.  The Intercontinental Hotel is 2 blocks away.  Eataly LA is part of the complex, so you can’t go wrong dining there.  Splurge a bit and get rewarded with great views of Beverly Hills and Bel Air from their rooftop restaurant.

The Hollywood and Highland Center

The Hollywood and Highland Center

The Hollywood and Highland Center has dozens of shopping opportunities. Nearby hotels include The Roosevelt, Loews Hollywood (both just steps away) and The W Hollywood Hotel.  Dine at the complex or walk 1 block down and get a Double-Double and some fresh cut fries at In & Out Burger at Orange and Sunset.  Our local favorite is the landmark Musso & Frank Grill, going strong since 1919.  Have their Caesar (although, as of 2-hours ago, there’s another recall on romaine lettuce).  If it’s not available, just eat olives…via their amazing slightly dirty Belvedere martinis.  If the kids are along, order up a round of Shirley Temple’s. After all, the drink was invented in Hollywood.

There are tons of other great shopping opportunities throughout Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  We’ll follow-up about others in future blogs.  Quick mentions though to both west and east Melrose Avenue, Robertson Blvd (home to The Ivy Restaurant) and the Fairfax District.  If you’re old school Black Friday and not interested in the boutiques, there’s even a Best Buy and Target at the West Hollywood Gateway.

Whether it’s the holidays or not, Glitterati Tours can showcase all these areas along with the must-see sightseeing destinations during your private custom tour.

Happy shopping, and remember…that one-in-stock $4 wok isn’t worth fighting over, and potentially becoming a viral video star!