Los Angeles Area Hotels

Always one of the biggest questions for someone coming to our city is about lodging at Los Angeles area hotels and where to stay.  There’s no easy answer, but looking at maps prior to your visit can certainly help in the decision making process.  We remind visitors that Los Angeles is a gigantic city.  On top of that, there are many cities within the city.  They include places like Santa Monica, Malibu and West Hollywood. Downtown Los Angeles is growing in their many offerings with food and culture.  Here, you’ll be close to the convention center, Grand Park, Union Station, L.A. Live and The Staples Center. A few hotels in this area include The Intercontinental, Nomad Hotel, and The Ace Hotel. 

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September Things to Do in Los Angeles

September Things to Do in Los Angeles Summer is slowly on the way out the door — even though temperatures hit near record highs in Los Angeles today.  Some of the best months to come to the city are September and October.  Schools are back in session, there is less traffic, and the famous landmarks around Hollywood and Beverly Hills are less-crowded. Of course, there’s also the must-see spots during your stay.  For museum lovers, make your way to The Getty Center in Brentwood, The Getty Villa in Malibu, The Broad in Downtown Los Angeles, LACMA, MOCA, The Griffith Park Observatory, The Petersen Automotive Museum and The La Brea Tar Pits. For shoppers, hit The Grove LA, The Farmers Market, 

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Ice Cream in Los Angeles

School may be back in session, but the temperatures aren’t quite ready to dip down into the cooler degrees of fall just yet. For those summer lovers who are not quite ready to let go of the season and dive into everything fall and pumpkin spice, (really Starbucks? It’s not even September!) Los Angeles has some of the best places for a cold sweet treat. Here are our top three choices for a cool treat amidst all this heat —Ice Cream in Los Angeles! SALT AND STRAW: This may be the cities most popular and well known spot, and it’s for good reason. Salt and Straw’s many locations all over town have some of the most interesting and surprising flavors 

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Can I Picnic at The Hollywood Bowl?

Can I Picnic at The Hollywood Bowl?  Yes, but read more below for specifics: August is winding down, which means you’ve already missed tons of great shows at The Hollywood Bowl this summer season.  However, the upcoming lineup of shows in September and October brings in many of the Bowl’s crowd favorites. Look for the Fireworks Finale with Earth, Wind and Fire, The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long, and Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams. Other HUGE shows included Mozart Under the Stars, Barry Manilow with Orchestra, Gladys Knight and The Kingdom Choir, Heart: Love Alive Tour, Ben Harper with Neneh Cherry, An American in Paris, Café Tacvba, Mary J. Blige and Nas, along with so much more happening 

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Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills

The Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills is located between the famous shopping streets of Rodeo Drive on the west, and Robertson Blvd. on the east. There’s also a handful of other amazing streets in the general area, like Canon Drive.  Canon is known for famous restaurants like Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Pastaio, and Via Alloro.  If you go the opposite direction and find yourself on Robertson, grab a lunch at The Ivy, Petrossian, or The Henry. The Viceroy is a modern luxury hotel and has been in existence since 1975.  It has always been a favorite of celebrities, including the late Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.  It’s located on the beautiful tree-lined street of Burton Way, which also 

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