Where to Spot Celebrities in Los Angeles
Written by Selena Singh-Russell
Los Angeles is home to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Santa Monica Beach and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. While some people visit the city to see these things, many also visit with the intent of spotting some of their favorite stars.
Los Angeles is, after all, home to many celebrities. It makes sense, as Hollywood is in Los Angeles. All the biggest movie studios are there, and stars like to be close to where they work.
So, where should you go if you’d like to spot some celebrities in LA? Besides the obvious suggestions of movie premieres and red carpet events, there are some local places where celebs have been known to frequent. Keep reading to find out more.
No visit to Los Angeles is complete without visiting a beach on a sunny day. While there are a handful of beaches you could potentially visit, there is one we’d recommend visiting if you’d like to increase your chance of spotting some celebrities: Carbon Beach.
The stretch of Malibu beach that runs from Carbon Canyon Road to the Malibu Pier is known by locals as Billionaire's Beach because some very wealthy individuals own mansions along there. If you’re down for a walk on the beach, you just might spot some of them on their front porch.
You can access the beach via walkways at 22132 and 22664 Pacific Coast Highway.
If you want to eat like the stars, head to Catch LA—the West Coast version of the original Catch in New York City. The seafood restaurant offers vegan and gluten-free options, as well as dishes with locally grown ingredients. Some of the menu items include Truffle Sashimi, Wagyu Gyoza and King Crab Tempura. Catch LA also offers brunch on weekends. While dining, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Los Angeles & the Hollywood Hills.
The restaurant has hosted celebrities such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, David Beckham and Cindy Crawford.
Catch LA is located at 8715 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood CA 90069.
Chris McMillan Salon
Chris McMillan Salon is known as one of the most luxurious hair salons in Los Angeles. McMillan actually created the famous hairstyle, The Rachel, which Jennifer Aniston rocked on Friends. He has been cutting hair for three decades, so the expertise is definitely there.
It’s no surprise, then, that many stars visit the salon for a hair cut. If you’re willing to pay big bucks for your hair cut at Chris McMillan Salon, you just might spot a few celebrities. Some celebrities who love McMillan are Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Roberts.
If Nobu Malibu looks or sounds familiar, that’s because celebrities are constantly photographed coming out of it. The Kardashian-Jenner family are known to dine at Nobu. In fact, it’s where Kim and Kanye recently dined after their divorce filing. Other celebrity guests include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, Natalie Portman and Drake.
Nobu Malibu serves sushi, sashimi tacos and hot dishes, such as Rosemary Panko Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chop and Dover Sole with Crispy Spinach. It is located near the beachfront, so every seat has a view of the ocean. The address is 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA, 90265.