Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood in northwest Los Angeles. The western border is formed by Interstate 405, which takes drivers into the city center and eventually south. Ventura Freeway goes east-west through the area. A train line cuts through the northeast corner of Sherman Oaks, though most travelers use a vehicle or bicycle to get around. 

Sherman Oaks is a great neighborhood for the fashion-forward person. There are two malls in the area, including the Sherman Oaks Galleria and Westfield Fashion Square. Both are indoors and feature storefronts for designer brands like Michael Kors, Coach and more. 

The LA Connection Comedy Theatre is located in Sherman Oaks. Stop by to get your fill of stand-up or watch an improv troupe create skits on the spot. They hold shows Thursdays through Sundays and host comedy classes on Monday nights.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the California weather in this neighborhood. Castle Park is a miniature golf course with creative obstacles and lovely landscaping. Van Nuys Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park has sports fields, green space and a playground. The southern section of the neighborhood is filled with parks that take hikers through hilly topography. As you make your way into the mountains, be sure to stop at a lookout point to enjoy the view of LA.