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29 best rooftop bars in Los Angeles

Updated:January 5, 2022

Sunny cocktails, elevated vibes, tasty bites and a new perspective on the City of Angles: everything is possible at a rooftop bar Los Angeles. We have gathered the very best ones in one ultimate guide, from sky-high downton LA rooftop lounges to charming oceanside terraces. Packed with all you need to know about the top rooftop bars LA: opening hours, dress code, photos, maps and much more.

With a fantastic vibe and climate, this is a great rooftop city, offering a wide range of outdoor bars and LA rooftop pools. So, which is the best rooftop bar Los Angeles? Just scroll down and find the LA rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar LA Perch in Los Angeles
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Perch

$$$ | 15 & 16th floor | Downtown LA
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Fantastic 360-views
  • French-inspired

Popular and French-inspired Los Angeles rooftop bar and bistro, located in downtown LA, with a magical view of the skyscrapers and skyline. The interior is both lush and elegant, and outside seating comes with lots of cozy fireplaces. Set over two levels, here you can enjoy both French-inspired dinner and weekend brunch, along with a wide selection of Parisian-inspired and crafted cocktails. Pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, with live DJs or jazz bands often picking up the vibe even more.

Rooftop bar LA High Rooftop Lounge At Hotel Erwin in Los Angeles
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High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin

$$$$ | 5th floor | Venice Beach
  • Highlights
  • Beach rooftop
  • Ocean view
  • Great ambience

The only rooftop bar in Venice, and from this LA roof terrace you get a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and Venice Beach. Try to time a visit at sunset, which is almost out of this world. Lovely beach / lounge vibe on the terrace, perfect for relaxing drinks in the sun or nightly fun. Thr rooftop menu offers well made specialty cocktails and different Californian beers, along with some really tasty bar bites and a weekend brunch.

Rooftop bar LA L.P Rooftop Bar in Los Angeles
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L.P. Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 3rd floor | West Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Great vibe
  • Rooftop cinema

Found in the heart of West Hollywood, this is one of the largest roof terraces across Los Angeles. From the L.P. rooftop bar you can enjoy lovely views of the Hollywood Hills, along with creative hand-crafted cocktails and street food style dishes, including burgers and tasty tacos. This is all served in a vibrant and lovely atmosphere, perfect for mingling with friends. In the same building you also find the E.P. Restaurant and Melrose Rooftop Theatre.

Rooftop bar LA The Roof at EDITION in Los Angeles
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The Roof at EDITION

$$$$ | 13th floor | West Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Tropical-inspired cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

The Roof is a sleek and modern Los Angeles rooftop restaurant and lounge, perched on top of The West Hollywood EDITION. An indoor lounge with panorama glass windows leads out to a lush terrace, framed by some breathtaking views over LA and the city skyline. The rooftop menu include Latin and tropical-inspired cocktails with a local flair, and a refreshing selection of Latin American plates. Stay at the hotel, and you can enhance the experience with a dip in the fantastic rooftop pool.

Rooftop bar LA The Highlight Room in Los Angeles
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The Highlight Room

$$$$ | 10th floor | Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • Grill & Lounge
  • Rooftop pool

Covering the entire top floor of the Dream Hollywood, The Highlight Room sure has a lot of LA rooftop fun to offer. The 11,000-square-foot rooftop holds a modern sundeck with pool, a stylish grill restaurant, and a vibrant rooftop lounge. All surrounded with amazing panoramic views, from the Hollywood sign to the LA skyline. Sip cocktails in a luxurious cabana, enjoy freshly prepared Californian fare at the Highlight Room Grill, or come for high-energy nights with DJs and live performances in The Lounge.

Rooftop bar LA Mama Shelter's Rooftop in Los Angeles
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Mama Shelter's Rooftop

$$$$ | 4th floor | Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Great views
  • Colorful

A fun and colorful roof terrace in LA that market itself as 'So much more than just a simple rooftop'. And with the stunning views at display they might just be right. The rooftop bar serves signature cocktails, Mama's own mule bar, bottled and draft beers, and a quite large selection of wines, as well as home made dishes for daily lunch, brunch and dinner. Visit for a long afternoon or night out with friends, enjoying the hip and casual vibe, sipping cocktails, and maybe playing a game of table football or ping-pong.

Rooftop bar LA Élephante in Los Angeles
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Élephante

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Santa Monica
  • Highlights
  • Stylish & chic
  • Ocean views
  • Southern Mediterranean

Located in downtown Santa Monica, Elephante Beach House is just what you need if you want to leave LA for a bit, and elevate yourself to the Mediterranean. Stylish and chic, the rooftop comes adorned with natural wood and stone and copper finishes, all with the Pacific Ocean as backdrop. The rooftop menu focuses on light coastal Italian dishes and fun, approachable cocktails inspired by the flavors of Italy. Open daily for everyday brunch, a sunny lunch, buzzing dinners or drinks anywhere in between.

Rooftop bar LA Spire 73 at InterContinental in Los Angeles
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Spire 73

$$$$ | 73rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Highest in the Western Hemisphere
  • Spectacular views
  • Luxurious

Perched on the 73rd floor of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Spire 73 is actually the highest rooftop bar in the Western Hemisphere, and also one of the highest in the world. The roof terrace offers spectacular views over the entire Los Angeles along with cosy fire pits and an array of different and stylish seating options. Plus delicious signature cocktails, a wide selection of champagne, and a nice selection of bar bites

Rooftop bar LA Broken Shaker in Los Angeles
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Broken Shaker

$$$ | 14th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Awarded cocktail bar
  • Downtown beach-vibes
  • Rooftop pool

Set 14 stories above the bustling streets of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker is a colorful and vibrant rooftop oasis, offering some amazing views over the Los Angeles skyline. As an awarded cocktail bar, the rooftop serves some delicious and handcrafted creations, from signature and seasonal cocktails to punch bowl's made to share. Guests staying at the Freehand Hotel can also enjoy the refreshing rooftop pool from sunsrise to sunset.

Rooftop bar LA Margot in Los Angeles
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Margot

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Culver City
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean-inspired
  • Vegan options
  • 360° views

Found at the top of the Platform shopping mall in Culver City, the elegant and charming Margot Los Angeles offers seating both inside a glassed-in atrium, and out on the heated terrace. This boho-chic, lush and Mediterranean-inspired LA rooftop comes surrounded with fantastic 360-degree views, and just as the setting, the market-driven rooftop menu is inspired by coastal Mediterranean cuisine, complemented with regional wines and craft cocktails.

Rooftop bar LA Bar Lis in Los Angeles
11

Bar Lis

$$$$ | 10th floor | Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • French Riviera-inspired
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

Perched on top of the Thompson Hollywood, Bar Lis is a chic Los Angeles rooftop lounge, bringing the spirit of the Cote D’Azur to the heart of Hollywood. Blending the indoor with the outdoor, plush lounge sofas, a stylish bar, cypress trees and a central water fountain are all surrounded with panoramic views over Hollywood Hills and Downtown LA. Enjoy Summer Spritz cocktails and bistro-inspired small plates, along with weekday jazz nights nights and weekend DJs.

Rooftop bar LA Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles
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Skybar at Mondrian

$$$$ | 14th floor | West Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • World-class DJs

Sky Bar is really the rooftop bar Los Angeles to visit if you want feel the pulse and Hollywood glamour. Newly re-imagined design to the terrace, but the same old fantastic view of the LA skyline. And the same amazing rooftop pool. Chic and stylish poolside lounge by day, and one of the hottest party spots by night. Dress for succes and enjoy a wide range of bottled champagne, creative signature cocktails and bar bites, along with a real Hollywood vibe.

Rooftop bar Terra by Eataly LA in Los Angeles
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Terra at Eataly LA

$$$ | 3rd floor | Century City
  • Highlights
  • Italian
  • Lush & bright
  • Restaurant, garden & bar

Terra is a rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge, bringing a large slice of the Italian countryside to Los Angeles, and to the top of the Century City Westfield Mall. Lush, charming and bright, the rooftop terrace offers open-air vibes and panoramic views over the Hollywood Hills. Centered around the wood burning grill, Terra serves Italian flavours as both lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, along with refreshing botanical cocktails and premium Italian wines.

Rooftop bar LA The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA in Los Angeles
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The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA

$$$ | 12th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Urban oasis
  • Skyline views
  • Lunch | Brunch | Dinner

Towering with the DTLA skyscrapers, this urban LA rooftop comes with plenty of comfy lounge spots, where you can warm up by the fire pit or cool off by the water, while taking in the majestic view over the skyline. Open daily for lunch, brunch and dinner, The Rooftop serves contemporary American small bites and mains, as well as Tiki classics, house libations and craft beers. A great venue to sip, eat and chill with friends and family both day and night.

Rooftop bar LA The Rooftop by JG in Los Angeles
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The Rooftop by JG

$$$$ | 13th floor | Beverly Hills
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Luxurious
  • Spacious rooftop garden

Perched on top of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, this spacious rooftop does not only offer amazing views over Beverly Hills and Hollywood, but also a beautiful, garden-like setting and top-class food and drinks. Open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, The Rooftop by JG serves contemporary American and Asian dishes from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, fine and crafted signature cocktails, all in a luxurious atmosphere.

Rooftop bar LA Bar Bohémien in Los Angeles
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Bar Bohémien

$$$ | 2nd floor | Culver City
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop cocktail bar
  • Lush terrace
  • Tapas

Citizen Public Market in Culver City is a 7,500 square-foot market-hall that holds plenty of restaurants and bars, including the rooftop Bar Bohémien. Inspired by the building's history and the greatest cities around the world, Bar Bohémien aims to create the feeling of a classic coktail lounge. At the lush and wooden floored rooftop terrace you can enjoy craft beers and wines from local California producers, but what you really should try is one of the crafted cocktails.

Rooftop bar LA Harriet's Rooftop in Los Angeles
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Harriet's Rooftop

$$$$ | 11th floor | Sunset Strip
  • Highlights
  • Charming & trendy
  • Panoramic views
  • 'Old-fashioned cocktail lounge'

Harriet's Rooftop opened in fall of 2018, and with a great location on Sunset Boulevard, this is a prime spot for fantastic views over Hollywood and the Los Angeles skyline. Aiming to preserve the values of an old-fashioned cocktail lounge, here you can enjoy crafted signature cocktails made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Charming and trendy in decoration, Harriet’s come with both an indoor lounge and a semi-open rooftop terrace, so it is a rooftop for all weather.

Rooftop bar LA Calabra in Los Angeles
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Calabra

$$$$ | 7th floor | Santa Monica
  • Highlights
  • Boho-stylish
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop pool

The boho-stylish and natural Calabra rooftop bar and restaurant is found on top of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Seven floors above it all, overlooking Santa Monica and the ocean, the lovely rooftop blends with the environment, and offers a mix of fresh and seasonal Mediterranean and California cuisine, as well as a wide range of specialty cocktails, crafted beers, and plenty of wine from California vineyards.

Rooftop bar LA Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles
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Upstairs at Ace Hotel

$$$ | 13th floor | Downtown LA
  • Highlights
  • Two terraces
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Rooftop pool

A trendy and vibrant rooftop bar with a magnificent view of downtown Los Angeles and the surroundings. Really an urban oasis right in the city center. Equipped with two terraces, one 'bar-part' with seating areas and tables and one 'pool-part', bathing in sun equipped with a lovely rooftop pool and some comfy sun loungers. Poolside lounge during day, come night an eventfilled rooftop bar with the hip crowd of LA mingling into the late hours.

Rooftop bar LA I|O Rooftop at The Godfrey in Los Angeles
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I|O Rooftop at The Godfrey

$$$$ | 7th floor | Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Daytime + nightlife
  • 360-views
  • Rooftop pool

The I|O Rooftop LA offers an impressive 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including sun-deck, two bars, a shimmering rooftop pool and al fresco dining. All framed with fantastic 360-degree views over Hollywood and Los Angeles. The all day rooftop menu includes a great set of specialty cocktails, as well as a few grapes and cans, while eats are served as light bites. A sophisticated oasis in the middle of the Hollywood buzz.

Rooftop bar LA Sant'olina in Los Angeles
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Sant'olina

$$$$ | 9th floor | Beverly Hills
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean
  • Chic & elegant
  • Bar & restaurant

Perched on top of the newly renovated The Beverly Hilton, Sant'olina is a Mediterranean bar and restaurant, capturing the essence of a seaside escape. Inside seating with floor-to-ceiling windows is mixed with fantastic open-air views over Los Angeles, all surrounded with a timeless Mediterranean color palette. The rooftop menu is a a melting pot of Mediterranean cuisine with a Southern California spin, complemented with a refreshing selection of signature cocktails, as well as a large array of wine.

Rooftop bar LA AC Rooftop Lounge in Los Angeles
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AC Rooftop Lounge

$$$ | 11th floor | Beverly Hills
  • Highlights
  • Relaxing
  • Expansive views
  • Rooftop pool

AC Rooftop Lounge offers a relaxing place to take in iconic views over LA. Aiming to provide peace and solitude above the bustling city, the indoor / outdoor rooftop comes with a bright, fresh and quite lush decoration, all surrounded with expansive views of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. A great rooftop bar Los Angeles to just chill-out with a few friends over handmade signature cocktails and a tasty selection of European inspired tapas dishes.

Rooftop bar LA ONYX Rooftop Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Los Angeles
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ONYX Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 6th floor | Santa Monica
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Ocean sunset views
  • Weekend DJs

ONYX Rooftop Bar is Santa Monicas only indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, with amazing views over the Pacific, the beach and the pier. The bar offers a long and carefully curated drink menu and a wide selection of bar bites. The atmosphere is casual beachside bar in the afternoon and after 8pm the mood changes a bit to more lounge/nightclub. Prime time to visit is for amazing sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Rooftop bar LA The Rooftop at The NoMad in Los Angeles
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The Rooftop at The NoMad

$$$ | 12th floor | Downtown LA
  • Highlights
  • Bar & Café
  • Downtown views
  • Rooftop pool

The NoMad Los Angeles comes with a fantastic rooftop terrace, equipped with both rooftop pool, cocktail bar and outdoor café. The rooftop bar and café is open and available daily to all, as are the panoramic views over the Los Angeles skyline. The rooftop pool is however exclusive to hotel guests. Lush and stylish in decoration, The NoMad rooftop bar and café serves a full menu of cocktails, beers, wines and frozen drinks, as well as an all-day selection of seasonal snacks, shareable plates and elevated bar fare.

Rooftop bar LA Umbrella Club at SIXTY Beverly Hills in Los Angeles
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Umbrella Club at SIXTY Beverly Hills

$$$$ | 7th floor | Beverly Hills
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool

A short walk from Rodeo Drive you find Umbrella Club, which is a multi-level venue that actually starts on street level, with the Umbrella Supper Club, featuring a lively café, wine shop, and restaurant. For more elevated sips and bites, head up the 7th floor Umbrella Social Club. Lush and equipped with fireplaces, hanging wicker chairs and a stylish bar, here you are surrounded with one of the best 360-views of Beverly Hills available. The rooftop also holds the Umbrella Swim Club, where you can soak in the sun right by the lovely rooftop pool.

Rooftop bar LA The Pop-Up at Hotel Wilshire in Los Angeles
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The Pop-Up at Hotel Wilshire

$$$$ | 7th floor | Carthay Circle
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Relaxed atmosphere

Located between downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, The Pop-Up at Hotel Wilshire is a lovely rooftop bar with amazing 360-views over the city, Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. The terrace is equipped with a great swimming pool, and large and comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas. Relaxing in atmosphere, the rooftop serves a rotating menu of dishes inspired by the diversity of LA, as well as everything from daytime carafes of mimosas and bloody mary, to night time signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar LA The Roof Garden at the Peninsula Beverly Hills in Los Anhgeles
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The Roof Garden at the Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$ | 5th floor | Beverly Hills
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Summer weekend BBQs
  • Beverly Hills

A Beverly Hills oasis, luxurious but relaxed rooftop bar with great service and a great view of Beverly Hills and the LA skyline. Open from early morning to late dinner, offering a large menu with a wide variaty of drinks and nutritious Californian cuisine. Plus summer weekend BBQs. Popular rooftop bar among both locals and visitors, with a fantastic rooftop pool for the hotel guests.

Rooftop bar LA WET Deck at W Hollywood in Los Angeles
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WET Deck at W Hollywood

$$$$ | Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Luxorious
  • 360-view
  • Hotel guests / Cabana rentals

Located at W Hollywood, this Los Angeles rooftop bar offers a stylish rooftop pool and stunning views over LA and Hollywood in a luxurious setting. Only available to hotel guests or by reservation of a sunbed or one of the private luxury cabanas. This is the rooftop to visit if you want that true poolside Hollywood-feel, surrounded by luxury, good atmosphere and and a great view.

Rooftop bar LA Petit Ermitage in Los Angeles
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The Private Rooftop at Petit Ermitage

$$$$ | 2nd floor | West Hollywood
  • Highlights
  • Bohemian oasis
  • 360-view
  • Hotel guests only

The name kind of gives it away, this is really a private rooftop bar in LA, only open for guests staying at the hotel. But it's also a rooftop experience unlike many others. 360-views of the Hollywood Hills and a range of different rooftop spaces, like a fantastic saltwater rooftop pool, a firedeck and a hummingbird & butterfly garden. Just to name a few. The perfect LA rooftop for a romantic getaway.

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Rooftop bar Los Angeles

Rooftop-grade: 9/10

Prime season: March-Nov

Residents: 13 millions

Climate: subtropic mediterranean

The climate in LA is pleasant all year round, which makes the city an ultimate city for rooftop bars. Which are the best rooftops in LA? There are lots of good, luxurious and cozy rooftop bars here in LA.

The roof terraces often have magical views and also good service food and beverage. Regarding Los Angeles rooftop bars, they are very scattered geographically. Some are located downtown in the center, some perched in the Hollywood Hills, and a portion from the coast at Santa Monica or Venice Beach.

There are lots of roof terraces in LA and it keeps popping up new ones every year. Keep an eye on our website to find the most accessible and best rooftop bars Los Angeles has to offer.

On the map you'll easily find your way among the best sky lounges available here. Los Angeles rooftop bars has never been easier to find.

About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is America's second largest city and capital of the State of California. The city was founded by the Spaniards, as the name suggests, Los Angeles which means "the angels" in Spanish. A common nickname for the city is otherwise LA and the inhabitants are called "Angelenos". LA has a lot of famous universities and is also a world leader in television, film and music industry. The city is teeming with famous neighborhoods like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Bel Air, Venice, Long Beach and many more.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Los Angeles

LA is the perfect city when it comes to party on rooftop bars. Here there are a numerous of roof terraces that hosts cool parties. Most of the rooftop bars in LA who organizes parties also have access to luxurious swimming pools, as well as large and comfortable lounge areas. Many celebrities comes to party at rooftop bars in Los Angeles. Most common in the glasses on the roof terraces in LA is cocktails, bubbles or beer. For those who like dining, there isn’t a huge range of roof terraces with restaurants. Most often they serve classic bar-bites or snacks here. More focus on the atmosphere, the lounge feeling and the party feeling among the rooftop bars in LA.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in LA

There are both rooftop bars at low heigt and at very high altitude in Los Angeles. Everything from the top of the skyscrapers to the second floor in some smaller hotels. The best views you get from the roof terraces up in the Hollywood Hills. Here, a roof terrace on the second floor provide a fantastic view of the entire Los Angeles skyline and its surroundings. Some of the rooftop bars in LA can also boast with fine sea views and beautiful views of the beaches along the coast. That said - there are several different kinds of prospects. All charming in its own way.

Other attractions in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has the luxury of having all the ingredients needed to be the perfect big city. Here there are beautiful beaches, great surfing, awesome shopping, one of the world's best nightlife, fantastic restaurants, great bars, some of the world's best rooftop swimming pools, shows, Disneyland, amusement parks and much, much more. For those who are interested in sports, there are the of course something for everyone here, too. Basketball, hockey, football, soccer, baseball and so on. Los Angeles can also boast the world's most famous film industry - Hollywood. The place is swarming with celebrities and wealthy people.

Rooftop pools in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a true mecca when it comes to rooftop swimming pools. The city absolutely teeming with rooftop swimming pools - both at hotels or private belonging restaurant or rooftop bars. It is also common to have a pool party at the rooftop pools in LA. The warm year-round climate makes the city's rooftop swimming pools to stay open almost the entire season. Unfortunately, there are no infinity rooftop pool available, but more of the common rectangular swimming pools with magnificent views of LA and its environs. Do you want to get the maximum out of your visit among rooftop bars in Los Angeles then you should book your hotel with a rooftop pool directly from us. Then you are guaranteed a place at one of LA's luxurious and stylish rooftop swimming pools.

Flights and hotels in Los Angeles

LAX is one of the world's most famous and largest airports. LAX has air service to almost all parts of the world. And the fact that the airport is located near Los Angeles city center doesn’t make it worse either. With both taxi and bus you can easily get to and from LAX. And for those who really appreciate a good hotel, there are plenty of truly amazing hotels in LA. Many of them have some of the best roof terraces in all of Los Angeles. On the more luxurious hotels, there is often a rooftop pool that can be utilized pretty much throughout the year. If you like party and rooftop swimming pools, Los Angeles is the city you should visit.