Category Archive: Things To Do
June 24, 2015
For years, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour has offered an unparalleled behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hollywood that no amusement park or rival studio can seem to duplicate. When you visit the lot, you are transported into the worlds of some of the most famous and beloved television shows and films of today and yesteryear. As a visitor, you get a genuine insider’s view of some seriously legendary entertainment. If you are staying with us this summer and plan to check out the WB tour, you’re in for an extra special treat. Read More
June 11, 2015
Thought you knew the Universal Studios Backlot tram tour? Think again! Starting June 25th, 2015, the backlot tour is getting supercharged. A brand new rides section takes tram tour riders into the world of the Fast & Furious films. Complete with guest appearances by Fast & Furious actors such as Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Michelle Rodriguez, you’ll be hanging on tight as you are shaken, rattled, and rolled through this thrilling high-speed adventure!
May 31, 2015
Fans of the Hollywood Bowl will begin yet another season of celebrations of the richness of arts from around the world. Whether it’s the mellow crooning of Harry Connick Jr., or an evening with the 80s sensation, Journey, a sing-along with the Sound of Music, a concert by the world famous L.A. Philharmonic, or a patriotic 4th with Smokey Robinson, fans of the open air Hollywood Bowl are in for another memorable year.
May 29, 2015
California is the land of perpetual good weather, but it’s really in spring and summer that the outdoor movie season kicks off. There are a lot of different spots in Southern California that will set up the projector and let the crowd bring their blankets, beach chairs and (often extremely gourmet) picnics. Cinespia is best known for showing their films in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, so you can pay homage to past greats while watching your favorite stars onscreen.
April 24, 2015
If you’re staying with us this weekend, you’re in for a treat! On Saturday, our city’s “most epic” beer fest is back in town, and it’s not just for beer lovers. The Hops & Hopes Craft Beer Fest is an annual event that raises funds for Beer Autism Hope, a charity that supports the autism community in countless ways.
Everyone knows Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. We have Disneyworld and Universal Studios, the tours at world-famous television and film production studios including NBC and Warner Brothers. So it usually comes as a surprise to many that LA is also one of the best museum destinations in the country.
March 29, 2015
The NoHo Arts District is a tight-knit community in North Hollywood that is home to a huge number of attractions that are sure to please just about every type of person. Whether you’re a fan of professional theater companies, art workshops, international dining options, clothing shops, dance studios, public art, music recording or something else entirely, you’ll find your specific interest wonderfully represented in the area. At any given time there are a huge number of events going on, all of which are more than worth checking out.
March 27, 2015
Heights, camera, traction! If you want to experience the famous Hollywood sign like never before, it’s going to take a bit of hiking, climbing, and a little photographic evidence to prove you made the trek yourself. There are a number of ways to make your ways up scenic Mount Lee to see the back of the Hollywood sign, but the best way is a little inside secret we love sharing with our guests. Here is what you need to know about the best hiking route in all of the Hollywood Hills
February 28, 2015
Frank Loyd Wright was an amazing and world-renown architect. The first home he designed in Los Angeles, the Hollyhock House, has recently reopened for public tours. The centerpiece of Barnsdall Park, the house has many of the architectural and design features one expects from FLW, but it has a few surprises as well. The park offers inexpensive and self-guided “Walk Wright In” tours that allow visitors to enjoy this unique and spectacular home.
February 23, 2015
Xian nian kuai le! Happy Chinese New Years!
For 100s of millions of Chinese people around the world the first week of the new-year is a whirlwind of family, friends, food, fireworks and fun. Mixed into this chaotic week are some long-standing traditions. For people celebrating this event in LA, one of the longest standing traditions is The Golden Dragon Parade.