Sunshine, palm trees and the movie industry have created a glamorous, larger-than-life, persona for the City of Angels. In Los Angeles, the stylish hotels, nightclubs, and attractions offer irresistible tastes of the Tinsel Town scene.
Fabled Rodeo Drive is a mecca for shopping, both window and otherwise. The 100-block Fashion District and open-air Grove Mall are the places to pick up something for a concert at the Hollywood Palladium or L.A. LIVE’s venues like Club Nokia, the Conga Room or the Nokia Theatre. Another top venue is the Disney Concert Hall - don’t miss its rooftop garden.
There’s no better town for people watching than Los Angeles. Aside from hotels like the downtown Marriott, there’s the Hollywood Walk of Fame and famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. While Griffith Observatory offers more heavenly star-gazing, or travelers can take guided tours showcasing where earthly stars live. Tours are offered by Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios, as well.
Fame, fortune and fun are part of the Los Angeles myth. Hotel guests looking beyond the bling can discover this complicated city’s range that includes everything from the 20-acre LACMA complex to the prehistoric La Brea tar pits to colorful Venice Beach.