The Sunset Strip is a worldwide legend.

Its allure of yesteryear — a time when it was known as the playground to old-guard Hollywood elite like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and the home of infamous nightclubs and bars like Ciros and Mcambo has evolved and escalated into a preferred destination in the worlds entertainment center, both for locals and world travelers, alike.

Today The Sunset Strip, or, just The Strip, stretches 1.6 miles through the heart of the City of West Hollywood. The Strip offers restaurants, hotels, music venues, nightclubs, and upscale retail shopping that are consistently featured in the world’s best lists, luring an eclectic crowd from all corners of the world.

1924
Sunset Plaza opens
Fact: L.A. Times
1926
Early West Hollywood gay club Cafe Gala opens.
1935
Club Seville opens with a glass dance floor
1940
'Celebrities Only' club Ciro's opens
1940
Players Club founded by Preston Sturges
1950
"Sunset Boulevard" Film Released
1962
Pandora's Box opens
1964
Whisky a Go Go opens
1966
Curfew 'riots' on Sunset Strip
Photo: Herald-Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library
1977
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform a residency with Blondie at The Whisky
1985
Jane’s Addiction plays first L.A. show at The Roxy
Photo: Joe Hughes/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images