A Tourist’s Guide to Studio City’s Hidden Gems

Studio City, California, is known as the “Jewel of the Valley” for a reason: It’s populated with Hollywood stars, full of beautiful boutiques, great restaurants, and it offers dozens (maybe hundreds) of things to do within a short radius.

 But, as much fun as it is to discuss the big attractions like Universal Studios, the CityWalk, and the celebrity-filled Farmer’s Market, it can be even more fun to visit the obscure and funky spots located off the beaten path. Before you do, stop at WHTC LA for your pick of top-quality weed and plan a day exploring Studio City’s hidden gems.

Salt & Straw

As one of the Yelp reviews says, Salt & Straw is “F****** delicious!” This little scoop shop serves ice cream delights that are guaranteed to make your tastebuds smile. All of their ingredients are sourced locally, and they remind every guest how magical a simple treat can be.

Located at 12180 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604


This isn’t your typical stuffy art museum. Gallery1988 opened in 2004 as the first pop-culture-focused art gallery in the world. It’s also a place to find emerging artists before they rise to stardom. It’s not quite a secret, because some of the most famous people in the world visit it regularly. It is, however, a great place to spend the day enjoying some trippy art. 

7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Oil Can Harry’s

A western-themed gay bar that welcomes everyone to line dance, sing karaoke, or just partake in reasonably priced drinks, Oil Can Harry’s has it all. They even offer dancing lessons on Thursdays and Fridays for those who’d like to become more fleet of foot.

Located at 11502 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Jerome C. Daniel Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl

Speaking of trippy places to hang out, how about high up in the sky? You can see just about everything LA has to offer from this overlook. It provides a beautiful view of the Hollywood Bowl Amphitheater, downtown LA, and Catalina Island.

Located at 7036 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Amir’s Garden

This beautiful ornamental garden offers plenty of shade and places to relax. Over thirty years ago, Amir Dialameh set out on a mission to provide shade to this once barren landscape. Now, everyone gets to benefit from the fruits of his and countless other volunteers’ labor.

Located in Griffith Park at 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

A Premier Weed Dispensary in Studio City

While on your journey looking for the coolest spots in Studio City to spend the day, consider heading over to WHTC LA. We’re a premier dispensary in Studio City and one of the earliest medical marijuana dispensaries in all of California.

Located at 3760 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

 We offer love and appreciation for all things cannabis because we’ve seen first-hand how helpful medical and recreational use can be. We promise to welcome you with open arms and offer the best quality weed through edibles, pre-rolls, tinctures, eighths, and more.

If you have any questions or need help finding the right cannabis for you, stop by and let us help.

You can also order directly online for pickup or delivery.