What is the best area to stay in L.A. for a couple, so we can explore the nightlife?
Right now the best night life in the LA area is Downtown Los Angeles. As oppose to Hollywood its a bit less expensive and more condense with bars within walking distance of each other. Some of the best spots are rooftop bars Ace Hotel Los Angeles Perch and the Rooftop Pool The Standard Hotel. Along 7th street is colloquially called restaurant row with Bottega Louie SUGARFISH | Downtown LA and cheaper eats like The Counter.
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Hollywood has lots of nightlife- clubs, bars, great restaurants, trendy hotels and shopping.