Staying in Hollywood doesn’t guarantee that you’ll see celebrities. To be assured of at least one sighting, go to a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Many here at say that the Warner Brothers tour is the place to see celebs. There are certain hang-outs, though, where stars wine, dine and brunch:

Nate n’ Als in Beverly Hills – a deli that is as famous for it’s food as it is for it’s clientele.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel bars – although very difficult to get into (expect long lines and a tough doorman), you can party it up with the likes of Lindsay Lohan.

Celebrity-owned restaurants – hot restaurants come and go, but these have been hotspots for over a year and attract other celebs (equal to decades in the LA world): Geisha House, Chi, Rokbar, Falcon. Check for updates.

Malibu restaurants – celebs eat where they live, Nobu and Taverna Tony’s are favorite haunts.

Coffee shops – Any Peet’s coffee, Starbucks, or Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on Sunset Plaza or Montana Avenue (Malibu, too).

Sunset Strip -- The Hamburger Hamlet just west of Donheny Drive, adjacent to Beverly Hills.

Also, try the Grove, or any of the multiple gyms! 

Or, checkout The Celebrity HotSpots Los Angeles Restaurant Guide (e-book). It lists over 100 L.A. restaurants where more than 1500 celebrities have recently been spotted. It tells you who has been spotted where, so if you have a favorite celeb, you can hang where they hang. Or, if you want to go to a super popular celebrity-frequented restaurant in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown or wherever you can easily select a place from the top of the list. The guide is available on L.A. Restaurant Guide: Where Your Fave Celebs Dine. Or check Celebrity HotSpots website