Univeristy of California Los Angeles
The University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) established in 1882 is the largest university in California state with 27,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduated domestic and international students. The university is located in Westwood, less than a mile from Hotel Bel-Air to the northern entrance of the university.
Hollywood is synonymous with the movie industry. It is a district in Los Angeles to the North West of Los Angeles. On of the most famous venues in Los Angeles is the Dolby Theatre formerly the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood a 3,400 seater venue which holds the annual Academy Awards also known as the Oscars in a deal which runs until 2033. Since September 2011 the Dolby Theatre has hosted the Cirque du Soleil show Iris. Guided tours of the theatre run 7 days a week subject to availability.
Universal Studios Los Angeles is a major family attraction. Other tourist landmarks include the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, Hollywood star pavement and of course the Hollywood sign. Hotel Bel-Air is situated 8.5 miles from Hollywood in the exclusive hills of Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
This famous 3-block stretch of boutiques, shops and restaurants in the heart of Beverly Hills is one of the most exclusive shopping areas in the world. Here, the rich and famous rub shoulders with window shopping tourists, eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. The world’s most celebrated designers have boutiques here, including Armani, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli.
On Melrose, shopping is a sport. High-end shops are found between San Vicente
and Robertson while more affordable, off-the-rack and vintage apparel fill smaller shops further east. Fashionistas head to Fred Segal and Betsey Johnson for cutting-edge clothing and Alan K’s for fancy footwear. Need a break? Visit the herbalist at Elixir Tea and Tonic and enjoy one of their many rejuvenating brews while relaxing in the peaceful garden out back.
The Grove at the Farmer's Market
The Grove is one of LA’s favorites for outdoor shopping. The Grove is located next to the original Farmers Market and close to the museums on Wilshire Boulevard. Here you’ll find the likes of Nordstrom, Top Shop, Apple Store, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch and Crate & Barrel, as well as a 14-screen movie theater, multiple restaurants and a trolley shuttling shoppers between The Grove and Farmers Market.
Third Street Promenade
Located in Santa Monica, the Promenade is an eclectic street with a variety of shopping and dining options – with a quintessentially beach town feel. Catch a movie, peruse the wares of curbside vendors, watch street performers or find a seat and marvel at the eccentric passers-by. After you tire of shopping, take a walk to Santa Monica Beach only a few minutes away.
L.A. Tour du Jour
Explore L.A.’s hidden jewels from the windows of a luxury mini-coach or even a Jaguar in this unique and luxurious VIP tour. Not only will they give you all the fascinating facts about the L.A.’s famous landmarks, you’ll be treated to special surprises and amenities designed to make your tour truly unforgettable. Create a customized itinerary and discover the true essence of this fascinating world-class city.
Experience “The Happiest Place on Earth” – an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination, classic family-friendly attractions and magical entertainment, dining and shopping. From the charm of Main Street to the whimsy of Mickey’s Toontown, explore eight fantastic “lands” of nostalgia, color and delight and let your imagination run free in a magic kingdom where dreams really do come true.
A full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: Universal Studios Hollywood. With thrilling park rides and shows, a real working movie studio (ask the concierge to arrange a VIP tour), a variety of shops and restaurants and all-new cinemas at CityWalk.
A world-class arena for sports and entertainment events and the home of five professional sports franchises: the NBA Lakers and Clippers, NHL Kings, AFL Avengers and the WNBA Sparks. The venue is also an acclaimed host for other high-profile events, concerts and performances of national and international distinction.
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, the Hollywood Bowl seats almost 18,000 people. Since opening in 1922 it has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in 1991 gave its name to a resident ensemble with an important role in the musical life of Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Presenting musical magic beneath the stars from all genres, the Bowl has become the place to dine, with thousands of pre-concert picnickers enjoying the romance of those balmy summer evenings.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
L.A.’s headliner is without doubt The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Designed by acclaimed L.A.-based architect Frank Gehry, the $275-million masterpiece stages performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and touring performers throughout the year.