NoHo Arts District

San Fernando Valley

North Hollywood (NoHo) was a down-on-its-heels neighborhood of artists, but thanks to redevelopment it now boasts some 20 stage theaters in 1 sq mile and a burgeoning community of galleries, restaurants and vintage-clothing stores around them.

It's situated at the end of both the Metro Red Line to Downtown LA and the Orange Line busway across the Valley.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby San Fernando Valley attractions

1. Brady Bunch House

1.43 MILES

Perhaps the world's most famous TV house sits on a surprisingly ordinary suburban block in NoHo and looks rather small compared to what you might remember…

2. Universal Studios Hollywood

2.07 MILES

Dodge dinosaurs, hang with Homer Simpson and morph into a Minion on the sometimes hair-raising, always entertaining attractions at Universal Studios…

4. Hollywood Sign

3.65 MILES

If you go to Los Angeles and don’t catch a glimpse of those nine letters looming large on a Hollywood hillside, did you really even visit Tinseltown? Just…

5. Travel Town

3.74 MILES

This delightful rail yard displays dozens of vintage railcars and locomotives, the oldest from 1864. Kids are all smiles imagining themselves as engineers…

6. Hollywood Bowl Museum

4.09 MILES

The Bowl (as it's affectionately known around town) enjoys a glamorous history, and this is where you can literally listen to it, and watch it. Classic…

7. Los Angeles Live Steamers


Just east of Travel Town is this group of local folks with a passion for scale-model locomotives. On Sunday afternoons they offer rides on their one…

8. Hollywood Heritage Museum

4.31 MILES

Hollywood’s first feature-length film, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man, was shot in this building in 1913–14, originally set at the corner of Selma and…