• Stop and Smell the Roses

    January 06, 2020

    An estimated 18 million flowers float down the avenues every first of the year for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. And whether you've watched the spectacle on the television, or in-person under the sunny winter skies, it's impossible to get a close look at the intricate handiwork of thousands of craftsmen and women. So get your ticket to the after-show! ... Read more

  • Watch LA Light Up for Christmas

    December 02, 2019

    Holiday lights and lanterns, lyrics, and live reindeer will delight and enchant you this month in LA. Begin at the Los Angeles Arboretum to watch the Moonlight Forest Magical Lantern Festival. Life-size lanterns of pandas, flowers, and holiday decorations will light your path and the sky above while live performers will keep you dancing. In the spirit for more?... Read more

  • Dia de los Muertos

    November 01, 2019

    You might think a day for the dead would be a somber affair. One of black and white and quiet reflection. Not this one. This November 2nd, traditionally celebrated as Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one of the most colorful celebrations of the year. And you're invited to come and see what it's all about. ... Read more

  • All the Fun Without the Fright!

    October 01, 2019

    Imagine a warm orange glow lighting your way through a cool autumn night in LA. Suddenly your eyes adjust, and you realize your path is framed by more than 3,000 hand-carved real and artificial... Read more

  • Gelato Festival America

    September 02, 2019

    Gelato Festival America is making its way around the country this month, dishing up a sweet finish to the summer season. Of course, the sun keeps shining on Southern Californians straight through autumn, but a scoop or a twist of something cool never hurts. ... Read more

  • Level 8 Drive-In at the Grove

    August 01, 2019

    Come for a movie and for the view. On the last Wednesday of the month, all summer long, the parking lot at the Grove transforms into a Drive-In! Park your wheels and watch the featured flick for free. This month, travel Back to the Future. ... Read more

  • Summer Nights in the Garden

    July 01, 2019

    Come enjoy a long, slow summer night in the enchanted garden at Los Angeles' Natural History Museum. Watch the sun set as you take a turn in the museum's backyard and stumble through a selection of outdoor experiences, each with nature-inspired take-home activities. ... Read more

  • Taco Taqueando

    June 03, 2019

    Prime your appetite because you're about to eat the best tacos of your life. And lots of them! Saturday, June 15th, Bill Esparza's Taqueando All-You-Can-Eat Taco Festival is coming to Skylight Row in downtown LA. For the first time ever, taco vendors will set up shop within the arts district complex folding their prized fillings into recipes straight from the streets of Southern California, Mexico, and beyond. ... Read more

  • LA Zoo Wine Dinner Series

    May 01, 2019

    How would you like to eat dinner with elephants and tigers? On the 30th of this month, you can do just that, as the Los Angeles Zoo hosts their popular Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series. Partnering with local environmentally-conscious wineries, executive chef Brad Robertson has created a five-course farm-to-table menu for guests hungry to taste the bounty of the region.... Read more

  • Garden Fun After Dark

    April 01, 2019

    Descanso Gardens is hosting your sunset watch party this month with special evenings of music, drinks, and science. Scheduled once a month, this month's class teaches participants how the garden's vibrant and perfumed spring blossoms benefit the ecosystem. ... Read more

  • Mix in at the Perfumery

    March 04, 2019

    Every Wednesday this March, you're invited to take a seat at the chemists' table at the Institute for Art and Olfaction. Here you can drop and stir a concoction of natural and synthetic aroma-molecules and perfumer’s alcohol to create your very own wearable scent.... Read more

  • Chocolate and Art Show

    February 01, 2019

    Art galleries usually ban food and drink. I mean, can you imagine dribbling crumbs on the floor in front of the Mona Lisa? What would Leonardo say? Well, we know a few artists in LA who won't only permit it, they'll offer you a chocolate buffet!... Read more

  • New Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood

    January 14, 2019

    Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the hottest theme parks in Los Angeles. It's no wonder, with updates such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Walking Dead attractions... Read more

  • Taste California's Best at Uncorked: LA Wine Fest

    January 01, 2019

    Toast to a sunny day of sightseeing and celebrity spotting as you mingle with a stylish crowd at Los Angeles' fourth annual Uncorked Wine Festival. Back by popular demand, this January 26th at Union Station you'll get to enjoy more than 200 wines and champagnes from around the globe as well as a gourmet food truck lineup, live bands and DJs, custom photo booth and more.... Read more

  • Things You Should Know About the Walk of Fame

    December 14, 2018

    There are so many places to see and activities to do in Hollywood it might be hard to decide where to start. One opportunity you won’t want to miss is seeing and learning about the Walk of Fame, one of the most famous destinations in Hollywood.... Read more

  • Tour the Brightest Light Shows in Hollywood

    December 03, 2018

    Lights, camera, and more lights? It should come as no surprise that Los Angeles spares no glitz or glitter for the holidays. The city of bling only gets brighter this time of year, and we want to guide you along its festive celebrated pathways.... Read more

  • Be Part of a Live Studio Audience in Hollywood for Free

    November 11, 2018

    One of the great things about Los Angeles is that visitors have the unique opportunity to be a part of live studio audiences. Here’s how.... Read more

  • Beat the Crowds at Zuma Beach

    November 05, 2018

    It's tough to keep a secret in Hollywood. Crowds follow you, and you follow crowds. But there's one Malibu beach that's seen less traffic over the years. Just ask the locals. If it's sandy space that you crave, take a drive to Zuma!... Read more

  • A Most Unique Cemetery

    October 01, 2018

    Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Douglas Fairbanks, and Rudolph Valentino – all were legendary Hollywood celebrities, and all were laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds of Hollywood’s heroes, legends, and studio working stiffs.... Read more

  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

    September 17, 2018

    Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the all-time favorite Disney movies to watch around the Halloween season among many children. If you enjoy this movie and are looking for family-friendly Halloween events near Hollywood, then you are going to love this event hosted at the Hollywood Bowl. ... Read more

  • Aquatic Stars at the Aquarium of the Pacific

    September 03, 2018

    At the Hollywood Hotel, we’re big fans of the denizens of the big screen, and we’re always ready to don our finest for a red carpet gala or a swanky celebrity haunt. But there’s more to our part of the world than just the movie industry.... Read more

  • A Fun and Sophisticated Movie-Going Experience with a Stellar View

    August 06, 2018

    If you’ve ever attended an outdoor film screening, you know that, while the idea sounds very enchanting, the reality is often, well, less than magical. You forgot your blanket, the grass itches, and you can’t hear the movie over the yammering of the guy who seems to be talking directly into your ear, even though he’s three lawn seats over.... Read more

  • Dance the Night Away to Jazz at LACMA

    July 02, 2018

    Looking for the perfect LA evening? You’ll find that all roads lead to the LACMA. From April through November, the LACMA’s outdoor area becomes a weekly hub for great jazz music and fun community gatherings.... Read more

  • Catch Kevin Hart's Hilarious Stand-Up at the Hollywood Bowl

    June 04, 2018

    With warm, sunny summer months ahead, there are so many opportunities around the city to step outside and enjoy the fresh air. One of our personal favorites? Catching a show at the Hollywood Bowl.... Read more

  • Hiking to the Sign

    May 03, 2018

    Your Hollywood trip won’t be complete without a hike up to the iconic sign itself. Griffith Park offers visitors winding, nature hiking trails along with an unbeatable view of the City of Angels down below.... Read more

  • Outdoor Movie Screenings Return to Hollywood

    April 09, 2018

    With the arrival of warmer weather comes the return of outdoor movie screenings in Hollywood, including Rooftop Cinema Club at The Montalban and Cinespia.... Read more

  • The Phantom Returns to the Pantages With Love Never Dies

    April 02, 2018

    This month you can be swept away by our very own angel of music, Andrew Lloyd Webber, once more with the touring production of Love Never Dies. As the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Christine, Raoul, and the Phantom meet again in this intimate story of love and heartbreak.... Read more

  • The Cinematic Buzz of a Historic Landmark

    March 04, 2018

    The beginning of this month we felt all the buzz and excitement surrounding the Academy Awards. And to keep the movie magic in the air a little while longer, we recommend a stop to the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre while on your visit.... Read more

  • Hollywood Hotel CEO Jeff Zarrinnam presents Walk of Fame star ceremonies

    December 18, 2017

    Our President and CEO Jeff Zarrinnam also serves the Hollywood community as chairman of the board of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. As such, he helps choose which luminaries get... Read more

  • Experience ‘Holly Jolly’ Hollywood with Special Hollywood Hotel Holiday Package Available Entire Month of December

    December 17, 2017

    Dramatic Readings of Favorite Holiday Stories, Special Seasonal Cocktails and Map of Area Holiday Events Just a Few of the Exclusive Holiday Offerings at Hollywood Hotel WHAT: Tinseltown celebrates the holiday... Read more

  • Hollywood Hotel's hotel soap recycling program

    November 16, 2017

    Did you know that your used soap at Hollywood Hotel helps prevent disease in countries all around the world? As part of its sustainability efforts, Hollywood Hotel participates in Clean... Read more