Category Archive: Things To Do
November 5, 2015
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.
October 16, 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.
August 31, 2015
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.
August 27, 2015
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.
July 29, 2015
California is full of so many interesting and amazing attractions and events. The Burbank area specifically is home to some unique experiences that you just can’t get anywhere else. One of these, a personal favorite, is the Street Food Cinema. Located a short drive from the Burbank area, Street Food Cinema is much more than the classic movie going or restaurant experience. That is what makes it so great, it’s an experience so specific to the area around Burbank that you can’t get it anywhere else.
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.