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.

Sunset Plaza opens
Fact: L.A. Times
Early West Hollywood gay club Cafe Gala opens.
Club Seville opens with a glass dance floor
'Celebrities Only' club Ciro's opens
Players Club founded by Preston Sturges
"Sunset Boulevard" Film Released
Whisky a Go Go opens
Curfew 'riots' on Sunset Strip
Photo: Herald-Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform a residency with Blondie at The Whisky
Jane’s Addiction plays first L.A. show at The Roxy
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