Celebrate the Doors’ 50th Anniversary at the Band’s Iconic L.A. Haunts

Hello, I love you. Let me show you L.A. January 4 is now Day of the Doors in Los Angeles—it was 50 years ago that Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore released their first album together as the Doors. Surviving band members Densmore and Krieger reunited in Venice on Wednesday to be feted by city officials. Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the formerly run-down neighborhood, proclaimed Venice as the “Place that birthed the Doors and taught us all to cherish the funky, weird, and world-renowned vibe that Jim, Ray, Robby, and John helped make famous.”

The Doors spent the 1960s haunting favorite spots on the sand, but they also roamed Laurel Canyon, West Hollywood, and downtown. Many of their hangouts still remain popular, so follow our lead and live like a Door for a day.

Alta Cienega Motel

This budget motel was already decades old when Morrison and his friends commandeered room 32 throughout the late 1960s. Today, fans have filled the room with graffiti and artwork honoring their heroes. Rooms rent for about $80.

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