November 13 - 15
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles, CA
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN L.A.
Los Angeles is also the City of Stars, and there are plenty of things to do and places to see that will make you feel like a
star (and maybe even spot a star or two!).
Located in the heart of downtown, the modest Pueblo de Los Angeles
remains the city’s oldest structure. Built in 1818, it serves as a historical monument to the mission era of California and also provides tourists with the perfect reason to visit downtown and not miss one of
the city’s best-kept sightseeing secrets. Located in the middle of the
historic pueblo is Olvera Street, an L.A. landmark since the early 1930s.
Any day of the year, this cobblestone street is alive with inexpensive
Mexican delicacies, kitschy shopping and several wandering mariachi
bands. If too many hours on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive Shopping District have strained the magnetic strip (or the limit) of your credit card,
the Garment District offers a great low-cost shopping alternative. The
Cooper Building and Santee Alley house designer outlet stores and
clothing in all styles, labels and sizes.
The Griffith Observatory is one of the largest in the country. At night
you can stargaze from balconies on the outside of the building, or
from the rooftop. Face north in the parking lot and you will get a
spectacular view of the Hollywood Sign. Take Hollywood Boulevard
approximately three blocks to Vine. At this famous intersection begins
the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so named for the bronzed stars placed
into the pavement that bear the name of a legendary entertainer in
music, movies or television. Continuing up Hollywood Boulevard you
will come to Grauman’s Chinese Theater, more famous for the front
courtyard than for any film ever shown there. The footprints and
handprints outside include so many stars and create such a stir, it’s
sometimes hard to squeeze your way in. Across the street from Grauman’s Chinese, the Egyptian Theater stands in its Vegas-style glory.
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Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Griffith Observatory
Grauman’s Chinese Theater
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