Beach <3 • The People Watcher: Venice Beach • This is one place where it’s almost as much about the people as it is about the surf or the sand. In fact, the eclectic Ocean Front Walk can almost upstage the scene on the sand. As you’re strolling the boardwalk in Venice Beach, keep your eye out for Harry Perry, the turbaned guitar player on roller blades who has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. This is also the spot to see Speedo-wearing bodybuilders, chainsaw jugglers and a full complement of palm readers, folk artists and other colorful characters.
Amusement Park <3 • Universal Studios Hollywood - The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. The movie studio tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at special effects and movie-making techniques. The rides and attractions are based on major movies that have been produced by Universal Studios.
Building <3 • Farmers and Merchants Bank Building is a historic lending institution in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, known both for its architecture and its pivotal role in the economic development of early Los Angeles. Other, non-related "F&M Banks" exist in many cities and towns across the United States.
Museum <3 • Hollywood Wax Museum • The Hollywood Wax Museum, located on famous Hollywood Boulevard along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is the longest running wax museum in the United States, with more than 45 years of continuous operation by the same owners since 1965. • Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. That means a visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum puts you face-to-face with icons of the silver screen, recreated so faithfully that you’d swear they were alive. Address • 6767 Hollywood Blvd,Los Angeles, CA 90028(323) 462-5991
Center <3 The Beverly Center is not for those looking for a quaint, quiet shopping experience. Rather, its eight stories are almost always packed to the brims with shoppers from all walks of life, reflecting L.A.'s diversity. Here you'll find your stereotypical 90210 manufactured blondes browsing the racks alongside tourists from across the globe hoping to garner a piece of the glamour to take home with them. And of course there's everyone in between, including hipster teens, stroller-pushing moms, college kids from nearby UCLA and USC, Hollywood wheelers and dealers and smitten couples. No matter the time of day, there's a constant flow of visitors infusing the shopping center with an undeniable energy.
Resturant & Hotel <3 • As you walk down the alley from the parking lot to the small street with a number of homeless on the corner only to see what looks like a dressed up storefront of a restaurant, don't turn away. Inside you will have one of the best truly Italian meals this side of Rome. Everything is truly authentic and truly wonderful. It's worth it to spend the money & get the chef's tasting menu. Very authentic Italian food....even the olive oil was amazing. Located on Century Blvd less than one mile from the LAX terminals, our beautiful accommodations provide friendly service and quality amenities, such as a free 24-hour shuttle to and from LAX Airport. Besides the Los Angeles Airport, our hotel is convenient to many nearby companies, including the El Segundo business district. Stay productive with Wi-Fi access and a Business Center. As "the Place to Meet," we have about 15,000 sq ft of flexible space, and our Crowne Meetings Directors lead Daily Meeting Debriefs to help keep your event running smoothly.
Garden <3 • Nestled in the historic Rancho Santa Anita—a homestead originally inhabited by the Gabrieleno Tongva tribe—Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden houses wildlife and plants from throughout the globe on 127 acres. Its creators opened the Arboretum in 1947 to promote environmental awareness in a sanctuary that reflects the distinct history, flora, and culture of Southern California. The grounds reflect the founders' aim—hummingbirds and lost California lottery tickets flutter among the colorful blooms in the Grace Kallam Perennial Garden, and wildflowers, herbs, and veggies spring to life at the hands of community volunteers in the educational Garden for All Seasons.
Why Should I Visit? • What place could have a more glamorous appeal than that of Hollywood? Los Angeles is the city of dreams, and rightly so! Take a stroll down Hollywood Blvd. and get star struck as you visit the monuments of legendary fame and get some star treatment yourself! Walking down the pavement along Hollywood Blvd. is not like any leisurely stride you've likely taken on any other street. Over here, the pavement is every bit as interesting as the surrounding area because it is a monument. I'm talking about-you may have guessed-the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. You've seen it in the movies and believe it or not, get around to Hollywood Blvd. and you'll find that it's quite a walk that's free for all! What could be more fun than getting lost and dizzy along the pavement looking for you favorite star's star?