Los Angeles Rams

The Rams Make Their Return to L.A.

Even though the offseason hasn’t even begun and we are still a few weeks away from the Super Bowl, the world of the NFL has been shook to its core with the announcement that the St. Louis Rams will be leaving that city and will be returning to L.A. This is a bitter goodbye for the St. Louis fans, but a homecoming for the city of L.A., who has been without an NFL team for nearly 20 years.
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El Nino Jetstream

The El Nino Scene in Greater L.A.

Chances are you’ve heard plenty about this season’s El Nino, one of the strongest on record. It’s bringing plenty of rain to Southern California (and, hopefully, loads of snow for the mountains). What does the unusually wet forecast mean for a potential visit to greater Los Angeles?
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Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood

Hogwarts Is Coming to Hollywood

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the darkest cave in the most impenetrable forest at the ends of the Earth, you’ve probably heard of Harry Potter. And honestly, even in your rock-cave-forest home, we’re guessing you’ve still heard of it.

Good old Mr. Potter is a pretty big thing, and about to become a bigger one in Southern California. That’s right: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood!
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Ice Skating in Burbank

The Outdoor Burbank Skating Rink is Coming Back

Downtown Burbank has long been known for its exceptionally warm temperatures during fall, making it hard to believe that going ice skating outdoors is actually a possibility. Fortunately, though, in just a few short weeks, the Rink in Downtown Burbank is going to be reopened. Those who have used the rink in years past have always given it high levels of praise. Merchants and restaurants located in downtown Burbank also benefit from the rink because it increases traffic in the area.
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Updated Guest Room

Hotel Amarano Will Soon Be Even Better!

Hotel Amarano has long offered a boutique experience in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. We have never been an ordinary hotel – we offer everything from 42″ plasma TVs in every room to a splash in our saltwater pool. We even welcome cats and dogs (up to 50 pounds). Our state of the art fitness center helps you stay fit on the road, and burn off the delicious food you can find at our Privato restaurant.
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The Lion in Winter

The On-Stage Talent of Burbank

Hotel Amarano may be only a few minutes from the movie studios that produce your favorite on-screen entertainment, but the local talent in Burbank’s live theater rivals that of Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Where do you think the big stars come from anyway? From modern comedies to classic Shakespeare, there’s plenty of entertainment to fill your schedule.
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Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2015

What could be better than creepy crawlers, ghouls, zombies, and vampires from the studio that makes them for the world to see on film? Universal Studios Hollywood opens its doors to the public for one of the most amazing Halloween celebrations in Los Angeles. And guess what? It’s all live. You won’t be watching the zombies do their horrifying shuffle toward you on the silver screen – they’ll be on the very street where you stand.
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Burbank Turkey Trot

You Don’t Want to Miss Turkey Trot 2015 – Burbank, CA

It’s that time of year again. The Turkey Trot 2015 is right around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to join in on all of the fun. When running in the 5K/10K Turkey Trot, you’ll be joining elite runners, costumed revelers, casual joggers, and many other Turkey Trot enthusiasts. Well known as a family-friendly holiday tradition, all funds received during the Turkey Trot are handed over to the Burbank Community YMCA, which helps keep all programs up and running.
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Burbank Beer Festival

Come Experience the Best of California’s Beer Scene

The OktoBURfest beer festival in downtown Burbank will be sure to rival the annual Bavarian traditional festival held in Germany. With more than 45 breweries and three biergartens, there will be no reason to fly to Europe for an authentic Oktoberfest experience.
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Burbank AMC Theater

Take In the Burbank International Film Festival

Out of the many great things to do around the hotel, one of the most interesting is the yearly Burbank International Film Festival, which takes place from September 9th through September 13th. The atmosphere of the festival is electric. You’ve got industry people trying to make deals and wannabe filmmakers and performers trying to impress. You’ve got established stars and young starlets. And of course, there are so many beautiful people moving about and the throngs of photographers snapping away.
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