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L.A. is the city where stars are born, and it’s also home to one of the largest LGBTQIA+ communities in the world. So to celebrate LGBTQ History Month, Orbitz asked Lance Bass—yes, that Lance Bassto share his must-see spots in SoCal. Fans know Lance as a dancer, actor, film and television producer, author and the bass singer for one of the most popular boy bands of all time: *NSYNC. Now Lance can add tour guide to his multi-hyphenates, too. 

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Rocco’s WeHo 

Rocco’s WeHo on Santa Monica Boulevard is the newest and most popular addition to the neighborhood. What I love about it is that it’s the most inclusive bar and restaurant on the planet!” 

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood and Vine 

“The historic Hollywood Walk of Fame is near and dear to my heart because my four best friends and I got a star here a couple years back. We are in good company with our fellow boy banders: Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, New Edition and New Kids on the Block. 

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills 

“I love Rodeo Drive not only for it’s amazing designer stores, but also because of how festive it is at holiday time! It really puts me in the festive spirit because the shop windows are all done up, there are tons of red poinsettia’s around and the trees are all lit up. This is definitely one of the places in L.A. that is most photographed at the holidays.”  

Vanderpump Dogs Rescue & Retail Center 

“There is nothing that I love more than dogs. My favorite place to get my puppy fix is at Vanderpump Dogs. They have rescued well over 1,000 dogs, including my own two, Chip and Dale.” 

Mondrian Los Angeles  

The Mondrian Los Angeles is one of my favorite hotels in West Hollywood! It has been my go-to place to host friends and family that visit for years. My husband Michael and I are regulars at the open air SkyBar which has the most amazing views of the city. Their drinks and food are delicious and we can spend hours relaxing by the pool; it even has a personal meaning for us because Michael has his very own Popsicle mural there! If you need an oasis in this big city, this is definitely it.” 

Santa Monica Pier 

The number one place that my friends and family request to see when they visit is the Santa Monica Pier! Watching the sunset from the pier as the lights illuminate the night sky is magical.” 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

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Since my husband is an artist I have found a new appreciation for art. He loves taking me to the LACMA to get our art fix! It’s the largest art museum in the Western U.S. so it can keep you occupied for hours. (LACMA is currently closed but check the museum’s web site for updates.)

For more LGBTQIA travel guides from our influencers, be sure to check out:

Gabbi and Shanna’s guide to New York City

Chris Rhodes’ guide to Austin

Matt and Beau’s guide to New Orleans

Allie and Sam’s guide to Miami

Todrick Hall’s guide to Texas

Ravi Roth’s guide to New York City

Follow @LanceBass and  @Orbitz  on Instagram this month for a behind-the-scenes tour of these L.A. landmarks. And visit for more LGBTQ-welcoming hotels, advice and points of interest. 

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