Live like a local

Your day the LA way

July 14, 2018

There’s nothing quite like summer in Los Angeles, when sunny days stretch into warm, moonlit nights. To help you make the most of every sun-drenched moment, here’s an enticing way to spend your day. It’s a little taste of living your life LA-style.

California dreaming

Begin your morning dining under the brightly coloured bougainvillea on the patio at our Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air restaurant. Take your pick from the delicious array of locally-sourced California-inspired cuisine. Popular dishes include warm blueberry pancakes and avocado toast, paired with freshly-made smoothies.

Admire the view

Next, take a rejuvenating hike up Los Liones Canyon. The trailhead, just off Sunset Boulevard, is easily accessible with and a scenic path winding up the mountain. At the top you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views of the curving California coastline and sparkling Pacific Ocean. It’s a wonderful way to start your day.

A little retail therapy

Having returned from the canyon you may well have worked up an appetite. If so, grab a bite to eat at the locals’ beloved Brentwood Country Mart. Here you can choose from a range of restaurants before heading out to explore the effortlessly chic collection of boutiques, where celebrity sightings abound.

An arty afternoon

After lunch, head over to The Getty Center where you can explore the latest art exhibitions and take a wander around the sprawling gardens. Perched atop the Santa Monica Mountains, the world-famous museum is a piece of art in itself. Be sure to take a moment to delight in the expansive views, from downtown all the way to the sea.

Time to recharge

Return to the tranquillity of Hotel Bel-Air for some poolside rest and relaxation.  We’ll help you to stay cool with our tempting selection of specialty cocktails and seasonal pop-up refreshments, such as sorbet push pops, frozen grape skewers and mini ice cream sundaes.

When night-time falls

Enjoy the warm evening with an experience to treasure by going to a concert under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Whether it’s the latest chart topper, a rock legend, or the outstanding Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, our concierge can assist with tickets and preparing a picnic dinner to take with you. For your own Hollywood ending, watch as the sun sets and recall the memories of your idyllic day.

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