Silver Lake has comfortably maintained its position as the Eastside’s trendiest neighborhood thanks to a wealth of boutique shops and an ever-growing dining scene that makes room for both chic outdoor patios to an old-school tiki bar.
Most of the best things to do in Silver Lake are situated along Sunset Boulevard, with Sunset Junction (where the street splits with Santa Monica Boulevard) being the closest thing the neighborhood has to a walkable center. But you’ll find plenty to do elsewhere, whether on a charming stretch of Silver Lake Boulevard or tucked among the scenic hills and namesake reservoir.
While you won’t find any major museums or landmark attractions, that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of eclectic culture. Catch a show at the Satellite, go shopping along Sunset Junction, take a stair hike between hillside houses or roll out a blanket in front of the Silver Lake Reservoir—there are plenty of worthwhile things to do in Silver Lake.