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Here’s Where To Spot Celebs in LA: 8 Places to See Stars

LA is known around the world as Hollywood’s backyard for a reason. This is the city of stars, and often you have no idea when you might bump into one of them. But if spotting celebrities is high on your to-do list this spring, we’ve got you boo! We just put together one of the best lists on where to spot celebs in LA. When you see the paparazzi standing by to flash those bulbs you’ll know you arrived at the right place. So get the IPhone ready to “first, take a selfie”and forever meet your icon. Here are 8 celebrity hotspots to see Hollywood’s best stars.


Location: 8826 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Perhaps one of the better-known names on this list, Craig’s in West Hollywood is ostensibly known for its celeb sightings and their delicious American fare (that draws in even the most elusive of celebrities). Bite into Madonna’s favorite vegan spaghetti bolognese or mushroom truffle pizza and keep your eyes on that door. Craig’s has been known to host big names like Demi Lovato, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, George Clooney, Paris Hilton and even former President Bill Clinton. 

Caveat: Craig’s prides itself on being exclusive and is protective of its celebrity guests, so be wary of asking for autographs and be discreet if you want to take pictures.

Tinx at Craigs


Location: Multiple Locations

This wouldn’t be a complete Los Angeles list without THE LA STAPLE. Erewhon is practically home to where to spot celebs in LA. Silverlake, Studio City, Pacific Palisades and Venice get the most sightings.The “see & be seen” upscale grocer is famous for its celebrity smoothie collabs (Sofia Richie Grainge’s just dropped her Erewhon Sweet Cherry Smoothie with almond milk, cherry juice, vanilla colostrum, vitality magnesium powder, maple syrup, dark cherries, pineapple, avocado, coconut cream and pitaya powder. A portion of all proceeds benefits Every Mother Counts).  Erewhon has been featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and is one of the most common celebrity hotspots for health-conscious celebs including the Kardashians, Eva Longoria, Hailey & Justin Bieber and more. So don’t be surprised to see their everyday make-under.

Caveat: Depending on the hour you’re shopping at, lines at Erewhon can be long, particularly if there is a celebrity involved. 

Sofia Richie Grainge stops by Erewhon in Pacific Palisades

Chateau Marmont

Location: 8221 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Chataeu Marmont is practically a guaranteed place to spot celebrities and the guest list is always star-studded. The famous hotel in WeHo is known for hosting big names for events and dinners that have include big names like  Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence! 

Caveat: Because of how common celebrity sightings are, you’ll likely be competing with a whole swarm of paparazzi to snap a photo. 


We caught some big fish entering Chateau Marmont at the Netflix afterparty for The 30th SAG Awards. Everyone from Willem Dafoe to winners Alexander Skarsgård & Alan Ruck! Question is, why does Joe suddenly sound like Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka? #sagawards #celebrity #awardseason #hollywood #paparazzi #montage #joyofeverything

♬ Waltz No.2 – Cihat Aşkın

Runyon Canyon Park

Location: 2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Celebrities need their fresh air too and Runyon Canyon seems to be one of their favorite spots to get it. And, hey, we get it, it’s because its one of our favorite hikes in the city (no side eye to our ocean views hikes).If you’re feeling outdoorsy, try one of the park’s 2 trails covering over 130 acres for a chance at spotting celebrities like Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding or Natalie Portman. 

Caveat: Because of how long the hiking trail is, celebrities might be hard to spot and even harder to keep up with.

Hotel Bel-Air

Location: 701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Located a mile or so off Sunset Boulevard, Hotel Bel-Air has become a haven for Hollywood’s biggest stars and is known for its mystery and discretion. This hotel is a go-to for Hollywood’s A-list celebrities (which was a favorite of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Nixon) who fancy an escape from the business of the city.  Tom Cruise, Real Housewives, the Friends cast and often Wolfgang Puck, who owns a restaurant inside the hotel and frequently appears to greet guests, can be found here. This is a great place  to spot celebs in LA.

Caveat:  Hotel Bel-Air makes its business on ensuring the privacy and tranquility of its guests, so be wary of asking them for photos or autographs.

Bethenny Frankel hosts her celebrity friends for dinner

Sunset Tower Hotel

Location: 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Not too far away from Hotel Bel-Air is another celebrity hotspot. The Sunset Tower Hotel in WeHo is a Hollywood landmark which is talked about in numerous novels, has appeared in several films, and is the hub to everyone attending the Oscars. Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Timothee Chalamet and more has frequented this iconic hotel. You’re guaranteed to see someone famous here.

Caveat: Unfortunately, the Sunset Tower Hotel doesn’t allow photos. So put your phones away.

Dua Lipa and Charli XCX enjoy dnner st Sunset Tower Hotel

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Location: 6840 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is another sure thing for celebrity spotting. The host draws the best of celebrities and musical guests and they usually pop in through the back door but they have to walk down a long alley way to get to it, and in that alley way you can catch a glimpse. Typically its around 5:30pm. FYI: you can sign up for FREE tickets to Jimmy’s show here

Caveat: The wait for Jimmy Kimmel Live! (if you want to see the stars inside) is often long and you have to get there several hours in advance, but there is no guarantee of seating.

Community Goods

Location: 710 N Edinburgh Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

One of our go-to’s for a pick me up is Community Goods and it draws influencers and stars for their famous coffee and matcha. This gorgeous wood-paneled coffee shop is known to be a favorite of it couple Justin and Hailey Bieber.Keep your eyes peeled and sip on a matcha latte or bite into o one of their delicious avocado sliders and watch the Biebs order a coffee.

Caveat: The coffee shop is on the smaller side so you might get cramped if you’re planning to wait in line.

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