In the Neighborhood: Silver Lake

Silver Lake is an east side neighborhood known as one of the most walkable areas in Los Angeles. Stroll with us down Sunset Boulevard and a few surrounding streets, as we take you on an all day journey into our top destinations in this unique community.  Insider Tip: Silver Lake is one of the best locales for street style, so keep your eyes peeled for fashionable folk.

Morning
Instead of hitting the coffee shop, head to Naturewell (3824 Sunset Blvd.) a popular local juicer that has recently opened additional locations in Long Beach and Studio City. The menu is filled with an array of flavored juices, smoothies, shots and acai bowls, all customizable based on your taste buds. 

Afternoon
Known as a shopping mecca, Silver Lake boasts a series of mom and pop feeling stores including Broom Street General Store (2912 Rowena Ave.).  The shop recently expanded from primarily carrying vintage goods to also stocking contemporary clothing, furniture, cookware and dining products.  It’s where the locals go to grab an unusual gift.

Evening
After perusing the shops, grab a quick bite at the laidback Vietnamese eatery Blossom (426 S. Main St.). The bright, modern space includes indoor or sidewalk seating for alfresco dining. The food prices are more than affordable, but the real reason to go is the expansive wine list.

Late Night
End your walking tour by stopping in for a drink at the retro-style lounge Akbar (4356 W. Sunset Blvd.). If you’re looking for more than just a cocktail, Akbar has a large dance floor with nightly themed parties that make the perfect end to a day of discovery.

Ready to explore Silver Lake? Let The James West Hollywood-Sunset serve as your home base.