Looking for an insider's view on things to do? We've tapped our in-the-know staff for their picks on L.A.'s best events and experiences. Enjoy!
Parade Through the Holiday Season
Take advantage of the gorgeous weather on your West Hollywood vacation this season and head out onto the streets for any one of the city’s festive holiday parades. There are plenty to thrill and entertain every traveler, but we’ve gathered our favorites for you here.
Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Make your way to the marina on December 8, 2018, for the 56th Annual Boat Parade, a free event showcasing the finest in nautical decoration and holiday spirit. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m., but be sure to stay for the firework show over the water at the end of the night.
The Rose Parade
Founded in 1890, this globally famous parade is now in its 131st year and still going strong. Originally organized to celebrate the beauty of California, the parade has become a worldwide staple in recognizing the New Year as it’s traditionally held on New Year’s Day every year. Featuring hundreds of thousands of flowers, dancers, musicians, and equestrian riders, this historic parade is not to be missed.
3 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About the La Brea Tar Pits
West Hollywood boasts mild weather in the month of November which makes it the perfect time to explore the mysterious, yet treasured, historical site, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Though a famous attraction, a deluge of misconceptions surround the pits.
An Active Scientific Site
Most visitors tend to think that we’ve learned all there is to know from the tar pits. Not true. This site is highly active. Paleontologists continue to excavate the pits and glean new insights into history, medicine, and even space travel every day!
The Statues Are Not Dinosaurs
Contrary to popular belief, the only fossils found in the tar pits date 11,000 to 50,000 years ago which is just about sixty-five million years after dinosaurs were already extinct. However, a variety of bird species have been found encased in the tar—the dino’s closest living relative.
Only One Human Has Been Found
Popular film and internet would have you believe the tar pits were once the dumping grounds of famous gangsters, renegades, and warring settlers. The opposite is true. No human remains have been discovered since 1914, and that was the ritual funeral burial of a 9,000-year-old girl called La Brea Woman. She was lovingly put to rest with her giant dire wolf.
Must-See West Hollywood Events in October
Whether you're visiting West Hollywood for work or play, we want your visit to our hotel to be as special to you as it is to us. We scared up this year's best events near Le Parc Suites to show the best our city has to offer this Halloween season.
Solar Festival Sunstock
Show your environmental side at this totally solar powered, waste-free music festival only a quick ride down Sunset Blouvlard. Bring your reusable containers and festival gear so you can dance, eat, and drink the night away with a lineup of more than ten local bands. All proceeds benefit Grid Alternatives GLA and construction on new solar power rooftops.
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
This historic graveyard is the resting place for thousands of yesteryear’s Hollywood elite. In that fashion, Hollywood Forever has partnered with Cinespia to bring your their Halloween film series from October 13th-31st. Bring a blanket, a lawn chair, cooler and picnic beside the mausoleum of the starlets. There will be a prescreening DJ before and after the feature presentation.
Yayoi Kusama at The Broad
Whenever a new museum opens in Los Angeles, it’s
reasonfor celebration. The Broad has been gaining recognition since opening its doors in 2015, and the magnificent installations by Yayoi Kusama have been causing quite a stir.
Spend the day getting acquainted with the stars. Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room immerses viewers into a sparkling pulsating starfield of LED lights. The experience only lasts 45-seconds but the memory will last a lifetime and so will the Instagram-worthy shots. Make your way to the first-floor installation the second you arrive because the wait time can go into the hours. Her newest installation Longing for Eternity is also on view and visitors can peer through a small opening into a LED light-filled chamber for a visual transportation into a complete immersion of boundless transcendence. Kusama was born and raised in Japan and emerged as an artist during the Vietnam era. Her works reach a diverse international audience and her body of work spans over six decades.
Start Your Day on Our Rooftop
Have you experienced our recently remodeled Skydeck yet? We are so excited to welcome you to our new rooftop paradise.
Start your day with a luxurious dip in our inviting pool with the sun just peeking over the horizon. Let go of your worries and socialize with your friends on our poolside loungers shaded by golden umbrellas that pop like fireworks against the crystal blue sky. A lunch of mojitos and farm-to-fabulous gourmet dishes are to follow. Vitamin D is provided by the sun, but all other nurturing comes from us. Spend the day under the glow of the Los Angeles rays and in the best company. So slip into something more comfortable and meet us on the roof. Are you ready to jump in?
Fun Day at Santa Monica Pier
Vacations in Los Angeles are for relaxation and fun. That's why we suggest heading over to Santa Monica for a chill day on the Santa Monica Pier. Start by looking out across the horizon and taking in the breathtaking Pacific Ocean views.
A solar-powered Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and a dozen rides await you. Visit this iconic West Coast spot that has been featured in a myriad of movies such as Quicksand, Forest Gump, Iron Man, A Night at the Roxbury and more. Enjoy the variety of all ages activities with locals and visitors. Our favorite is the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium which houses 100 species of local fish and is run by the nonprofit Heal the Bay. Stay until evening to hear live local bands play. Select from an array of restaurants and pubs that have cold beers and craft cocktails to help you cool off and keep you refreshed. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline with the bright moon glistening on the waves or come back during the daytime to enjoy the three-mile stretch of white sand beaches at the State Beach.
Rooftop Cinema Club
Beautiful city views and excellent films are returning for the fourth consecutive year. Rooftop Cinema Club is an elevated outdoor movie experience located at NeueHouse Hollywood and LEVEL. Watch movies al fresco such as Coming to America, Ghostbusters, and Romeo + Juliet with the stars overhead.
Your ticket includes freshly made unlimited popcorn as well as charming lawn chairs and blankets upon request. Shared double deckchairs are a little more expensive but picture-perfect for a romantic date. Catch every line of your favorite flick, with wireless headphones provided by the venue. Los Angeles is the backdrop to a vast array of Hollywood movies-- it only fits to get lost in the cinematic-splendor of a captivating film. Over 30 plus films are being shown, and the series runs until the end of June. For tickets, please click here.
EEEEEATSCON Returns to Santa Monica
Treat the crew to a day of food, music, and inspiration. Le Parc Suite is centrally located, making a day trip to Santa Monica a breeze. Hosted in the Barker Hangar, EEEEEATSCON is returning for the second year. Foodies will rejoice, as the festival is bringing local and cross-country restaurants, award-winning chefs, and talented musicians for one day only, May 19th, 2018.
Imagine a festival where the restaurants are the headliners, and a sample means a full-sized portion. Too good to be true? We agree, but in the words of The Infatuation, “EEEEEATSCONis as much about connecting with a community and getting inspired as it is about eating and being entertained.” Snag scrumptious dumplings from Lunasia Dim Sum House located in San Gabriel Valley, or relish in a slice of pristine pizza from Roberta’s Brooklyn. For tickets and a full lineup, click here.
The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Why Los Angeles is Perfect for Adult Spring Break
Where else can you visit The Museum of Selfies, catch a rooftop movie, and sleep amongst the stars? It’s no secret that Los Angeles is jammed-packed with fun activities. However, we think springtime is the best time.
The combination of the pleasant weather, clear skies, and if you are planning on visiting Disney, shorter lines, makes for a winning situation. To be honest, there are shorter lines for basically all of the tourist attractions and it’s easier to snag coveted restaurant reservations and more. We suggest kicking off your vacation with a night at the Troubadour, located just a stone's throw away from our luxe hotel. Rolling Stones named it “one of the best rock clubs” and we can’t help but agree. Other top activities here include hitting the beach, taking a surf lesson, going hiking, and visiting a museum. Le Parc Suite has always been a hidden favorite for stars and celebrities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be in on the secret. Celebrate your spring break in the heart of West Hollywood; reserve your room now for guaranteed springtime feels.
Top Three Local Events for March
Visiting in March? Time to explore WeHo like a local. We’ve rounded up our top picks below:
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub, March 17th,
Feel the luck of the Irish by heading to the center of the festivities. With over 100 kegs of green beer, traditional foods, games, and DJ’s, it’s sure to be a massive celebration.
Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub, 8911 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
Chelsey Johnson in Conversation with Carrie Brownstein, Hosted by Book Soup, March, 22nd
Pop in and see Chelsey Johnson discussing her debut book, Stray City, with Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia and Sleater Kinney. A funny and thoughtful book about nuclear families and the choices we make.
Book Soup at City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vincente Blvd, West Hollywood, tickets cost $27 and include a copy of Stray City
Carly and the Universe, The Peppermint Club, March 30th, 8:00 pm
Spend an evening swaying to the off-beat soul influenced setlist from this local Los Angeles band. Their new album is out March 30th. Don’t miss this chance to hear some local tunes.
Peppermint Club, 8713 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood
Surprise Your Beloved with a Romantic Getaway | Los Angeles Done Right
Spend Valentine’s Day in one of the most romantic cities in the world--we can’t wait to welcome you at Le Parc Suite Hotel because nothing says “I love you” like breakfast in bed, a bottle of Prosecco, and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room.
Book an amorous getaway right in the heart of Los Angeles. Start the day snuggling bedside with a full American breakfast that will have you feeling splendid. Relish in the lazy morning before venturing to our stunning Sky Deck for a refreshing rooftop pool dip. Melt into oblivion on lush lounge chairs while spending quality time together and enjoying the view. Finish the night with an intimate dinner at Knoll that will nourish your body and soul. The food is expertly crafted by our Executive Chef and features locally sourced farm-to-table goodies you're going to love. Call in advance to secure your spot, (310) 855-8888. Our accommodations are tailored to provide you with the most comfortable and decadent vacation yet! We look forward to celebrating your love.
California-Perfect New Year’s Resolutions to Kick Off 2018
Annually, we challenge ourselves to create a list of resolutions to jet start the year. Let us help you succeed with three suggestions that will make your Los Angeles vacation the best one yet.
Get Fit: Head upstairs to our Skydeck for a day of heart-pumping fun activities. Start with a round of tennis on our private court, followed by a refreshing dip in the heated pool. Reenergize on our luxurious lounge chairs before heading indoors for an optional sweat session in our full-service gym. Treat yourself to a relaxing wind-down in the sauna and let the worries of yesteryear melt away.
Eat Healthier: Kick off your health regime with a scrumptious meal at our on property eatery, Knoll. Indulge in the farm-to-table menu that changes seasonally to nurture your body and soul.
Experience More Art: We are huge fans of contemporary art. From the Rauschenberg prints at Knoll to the artwork adorning the hotel, we simply can’t get enough. But if you feel like exploring, head to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Broad, Museum of Contemporary Art, or the Hammer Museum. Your day is guaranteed to be spent admiring the finest local and international artists in the world.
Le Parc Suite Hotel is your secret oasis, follow these three resolutions for an amazing vacation.
Los Angeles: Where Christmas is Done Right
Get into the festive mood while visiting our steadfast city. This Christmas enjoy a picturesque backdrop of swaying palm trees, rolling hills, and waves crashing on the shore. LA may not be the first place that pops into your mind when you hear “Christmas,” however, we know how to celebrate.
Start with a fun twirl around the ice skating rink at Pershing Square, formerly known as Downtown on Ice. It’s the first Los Angeles outdoor rink and due to new technology, the ice stays frozen, even in 80-degree weather. If you missed the Hollywood Christmas Parade--then head to Disneyland for nightly parades, or visit the Grinch at Universal Studios Hollywood for a night to remember. It’s perfect for you and your loved ones. But if you are feeling sophisticated, book a ticket to see The Nutcracker Ballet at the Broad Stage at Santa Monica Performing Arts Center for a magical evening. Pass by the concierge on your way out and let us plan your perfect evening. Christmas isn’t until December 25th, but we celebrate all month long.
Interesting Facts About Los Angeles You Might Not Know
Have you ever wondered how Los Angeles got its name? Keep reading and we’ll let you in on a little secret. Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis with hidden corners and surprises. Here are three interesting facts about Los Angeles you might not know.
“Los Angeles” is Only Part of the Name - When LA was originally founded, the full name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Sobre el Rio Porciuncula” meaning “The town of our lady queen of the angels on the Porciuncula River.”
Los Angeles Is HUGE - If it were its own country, it’s economy would be bigger than Sweden, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia.
The Film Industry Wasn’t Always in LA - The film industry transitioned from East Orange, NJ in 1907, and moved to sunny Los Angeles because of the weather, the diverse terrain, and the distance from Thomas Edison and his Motion Picture Patents.
Enjoy your new found knowledge while exploring West Hollywood!
It’s Not Halloween Without the West Hollywood Carnaval
West Hollywood Carnaval is the world’s largest and most unique celebration of it’s kind. Taking place on the spookiest night of the year, it’s the optimal party to tap into your Halloween spirit. Each year there is an estimated half a million people in attendance, including film, theater, and reality TV stars. There are also six stages for live musical performances, drag queen shows, stand-up comedy, art and celebrity appearances, and more.
In Los Angeles, you never know which celebrity is going to show up. Past years have included performances by Boy George and a Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute featuring Tim Curry. Commemorate the creepy holiday by putting on your most ghoulish and fantastical costumes and heading to the one-mile-stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66 between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. WeHo Carnaval takes place on All Hallow’s Eve from 6 to
11pm. No tickets are necessary, but costumes are encouraged. Stay at Le Parc Suite during the festivities, the perfect home base for all your ghostly needs. Click here for reservations and Happy Halloween!
LACMA & The Hammer Museum: Your Guide to Los Angeles Museums This Fall
There are an impressive 850 million visits to American museums each year. This outnumbers all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. People love museums, and fortunately, Los Angeles has an extensive list of world-class institutions to visit. It would be impossible to list them all here, but check out our top two picks:
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 857-6000
If you only have time for one museum, head to LACMA for a day of contemporary art bliss. With over 128,000 pieces of art, it’s the largest of its kind in the western United States. After exploring the exhibitions, swing by the museum's hip coffee shop, C+M, for a boozy milkshake or eclectic vintage-inspired deserts.
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, (310) 443-7000
Visit for a digestible collection of edgy contemporary art. The permanent collection and rotating exhibitions are artist-centric and progressive. Currently on view in the lobby is Japanese artist Tabaimo site-specific work and her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
Three Ways to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer
Los Angeles is a year-round destination, but things are just a little more steamy during summertime. Enjoy the last days of the summer season while indulging in these perfect tourist activities.
Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Let the California sun be your guide as you saunter through the immortalized gold lettering in the pink terrazzo. Feel the Hollywood magic and
stardustas you search for your favorite celebs amongst the 2,600 shining stars.
Hollywood Walk of Fame, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Shop on Rodeo Drive
Nothing makes you feel more Hollywood than walking along the European cobbled walkways of Two Rodeo. Pop into the high-end boutiques or let your imagination run wild window-shopping.
Two Rodeo, 9480 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Visit the Griffith Observatory
Spend a couple of hours browsing the connection between humans and space at the popular “Hall of the Sky” and “Hall of the Eye.” Reenact your favorite La La Land moments and then relax in Griffith Park for picturesque views of the city. The building itself is a true work of art.
Griffith Observatory, 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cool Things to Do in July
Fourth of July isn’t the only reason to celebrate this month. We have our radar set to cool, and these events are sure to set the mood.
Summer Nights in the Garden at Natural History Museum, July 14th & 28th, 5-9pm
Cocktails, live music, botanical tours, and creative projects make this a perfect Friday night. Enjoy a refreshing breeze under the stars at the Natural History Museum.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, (213) 763-3466
DT Stage Concert Series at Pershing Square, Starts July 15th
Dance away to The Wallflowers, B-52’s, and Toad the Wet Sprocket to name a few at this weekly Saturday concert series starting on July 15th. Nothing says summer like a vibrant outdoor concert.
Pershing Square, 532 S Olive St, (213) 847-4970
Sondheim on Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl, July 23rd, 7:30 pm
Celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim in this one-night-only evening dedicated to his vast musical career. Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Vanessa Williams, Jesse Ferguson (Modern Family), Matthew Morrison (Glee), and more.
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave, (323) 850-2000
Summertime in Los Angles: June Highlights
Summertime is the best time to enjoy Los Angeles. Sample the glitz, glam, and theatrical nature of our eclectic and phenomenal city. Check out these exclusive June events and let the good times roll:
LA Pride Festival, June 10th & 11th, 10am-10pm
West Hollywood is gearing up for one of the largest LGBT pride events in the United States. Come out for the two-day festival that culminates with the #ResistMarch for human rights. The celebration is sure to be one of the most colorful and meaningful yet. Brandy and Chromeo are headlining, which guarantees an incredible dance party. Buy tickets here.
LA Film Festival, June 14th -June 22nd
Check out the best up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world at the annual LA Film Festival, hosted by the nonprofit Film Independent. Ideal for film aficionados and those looking to break into Hollywood. For a full lineup of events and screenings, click here.
Your Own Personal La La Land: Live in Concert
Calling all La La Land fans. Soon you will be able to experience the Academy Award-winning original score live at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. The world tour kicks off in L.A., May 26th and 27th, with Justin Hurwitz conducting his score performed by a talented 100-piece symphony orchestra, choir, jazz ensemble, and the original vocal recordings.
Hurwitz is thrilled to share his vision with the audience and have them experience the music in person, performed by master local musicians playing in real time. The concert will also tour Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Italy, Turkey, and Switzerland. But we can’t imagine anything more magical than enjoying it in Los Angeles, it’s namesake and inspiration. Lionsgate is suggesting attendees dress in the vintage style of the movie incorporating old Hollywood garb. Elevate your spring and treat yourself to a star-studded night at this historic amphitheater.
Spring Fever, Los Angeles is Heating Up In April
The weather is sunny and Los Angeles is on fire with festivals and concerts. Here are our top picks for this month:
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, APRIL 12,
Nobody gets us moving like this indie rock Canadian band that will have your entire body bumping. Whiteout Conditions, their seventh and newest album, has been heavily anticipated and for good reason. They are ridiculously talented and an excellent live show.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway
THE WEEKND, STARBOY: LEGEND OF THE FALL 2017 WORLD TOUR, APRIL 29 & 30TH
This world-famous artist needs no introduction. Catch one of his live shows at the iconic Forum and let the RnB vibes take over--who knows maybe you won’t be able to feel your face.
The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd
TASTE OF THE EASTSIDE, April 30th
Indulge in tastings from over two dozen top restaurants, while sipping on wine flights from Silver Lakes Wines and listening to music from KCRW DJs. Some of the featured participants are Momed, Malo, and Little Dom’s, all hotspots destinations. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 W Avenue 26
Drink Whiskey Like A Pro In Los Angeles
This year St. Patrick’s day falls on a Friday night, giving us plenty of opportunities to celebrate. However, if you are over the age of 25 and still drinking green beer and leprechaun inspired cocktails, we have a better alternative for you. Why not tip your hat to the culture by exploring Irish Whiskey’s right here at our hotel bar? Visit the Knoll restaurant and have it either mixed or sip it neat. Whatever your preference, it’s a great way to connect with the holiday.
When enjoying your drink, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind. The flavor of Irish Whiskey will be lighter than it’s counterpart Scotch. It will also be less smoky because they tend to have fuller flavors due to the mix of grains, unmalted, and malted barley. Jameson is the most famous and Bushmills is considered to be the oldest, however, the industry is experiencing a boom and new smaller companies are producing smaller batch whiskeys. When in doubt ask your bartender, they should be able to lead you in the right direction. Pick a poison and sip it slowly. Happy St. Patricks Day to you!
Romance in Los Angeles
February is for lovers and we at Le Parc Suite Hotel want you to enjoy your holiday in the throes of luxury and relaxation. Rekindle your romance with a couple of bonding activities.
Take an early morning stroll hand-in-hand through our charming and fashionable neighborhood. Nothing is more amorous than window-shopping before the rest of the world has risen. Pick up a green juice or coffee nearby to give you an energizing boost.
Relax on our rooftop deck poolside or melt into relationship heaven in our hot tub. Our prestigious hotel amenities are the most coveted in the neighborhood, so soak in all the opulence.
Spend a romantic evening having dinner at our onsite star-rated restaurant, The Knoll. The intimate bistro-style setting is the prime spot to get cozy and enjoy each other’s company. For more information visit us online or call 877-591-9556 for reservations.
Light Up the New Year With Some Humor
Check out these fantastic comedic events happening this January.
The holidays have finally passed and now we can return to our regular programming. However, no weekend in Los Angeles is ever ordinary. Check out these fantastic comedic events happening in January. On the 8th, is the “No Pants Subway Ride,” this may not be an official comedic event but it is sure to stir some smiles and laughs. Join in the fun or try to catch a glimpse of a some New Year’s resolution legs. For a traditional evening of comedy, head to Downtown Independent on January 11th, where Time Out Los Angeles is hosting a night with some of the hottest up-and-coming comedians. The show includes Matt Ingebretson, Zach Sherwin, Dulce Sloan, Frankie Quinones, Amanda Seales, Dave Ross, American Town Hall and more. The following week catch Riot LA, an alternative comedy fest running from January 19-22nd. The lineup includes Ali Wong, Felipe Esparza, Mel Brooks, and Rachel Bloom. These events are guaranteed to start off your year right!
Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St, (213) 617-1033
Riot LA, will take place in several locations, visit: https://www.riotla.com/
The Best Upcoming Concerts
Feel like hitting up some live music venues in the entertainment capital of the world? Here’s our pick of the best upcoming concerts:
BAND OF HORSES & WAR PAINT, DEC. 9,
Watch this American rock band take the stage and play songs from their fifth studio album, Why Are You Ok, 2016. Listen as the dreamy metallic vocals and slow guitar riffs lull you into a chill vibe, while their intense drums and upbeat songs are guaranteed to have you rocking.
The Fox Theater Pomona, 301 South Garey Avenue, Pomona, California
STEVIE NICKS & THE PRETENDERS, DEC. 18,
Catch this dynamic duo take the stage and shake things up as they wrap up their US tour. This is Nick’s first round of solo concerts since Fleetwood Mac and the Pretenders haven’t released a new album since 2008, however, their energy is contagious and we can’t resist a chance to see them. This will be one epic show.
LA Forum, 3900 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, California
Fall in Love with Fall at the Getty
Let’s face it, the weather is always perfect in LA, now it's time to get out and enjoy it. Visit the Getty Center and expand your cultural aptitude while enjoying this gorgeous fall weather.
THE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
Explore Richard Meier’s majestic and modernist architecture. The Getty has free daily tours, no ticket required. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore, tree near the front entrance of the museum, and prepare to be mesmerized by the impressive buildings.
Getty Center, N Sepulveda Blvd & Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Daily at 10:15am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
THE EXHIBITION TOUR
Come early to the Getty Museum for an expert-led tour featuring an overview of the works of six of the leading artists from the commonly known “School of London”. Witness the revolution of figurative paintings from the later part of the 20th century.
Getty Center, N Sepulveda Blvd & Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Daily through November 13th, 2016, 10:30 am,
THE GARDEN TOUR
Discover the intricate and rich mythological connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa’s four Roman gardens. A stunning example of culture, beauty and nature intertwining. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside of the Museum Entrance.
Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Thursdays, Saturdays, at 10:30 am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30om, 3:30pm
Free with Advance Villa entry ticket
The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Every year on October 31st, West Hollywood turns into an opulent display of fantastical costumes and creative spirits.
Every year on October 31st, West Hollywood turns into an opulent display of fantastical costumes and creative spirits. The WeHo Halloween Carnaval boasts enigmatic crowds as large as 500,000 people, and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the most colorful and vibrant neighborhood in L.A. Get ready to be impressed by some of the most artistic and outlandish costumes you've ever seen.
If walking around and people watching gets tiring, head to one of the many music stages and enjoy some live tunes. Who knows, maybe you can find a nice ghoul to get groovy with. Feeling parched? Step into one of the many bars in WeHo, they are sure to have some great Halloween inspired drinks. Whichever you choose, you are sure to not be disappointed. Undoubtedly the nations best Halloween street parties await you. Be safe and happy trick or treating!
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval takes place on the lively Santa Monica Boulevard between N Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard on Monday, October 31. While the Carnaval event runs from
6pm– 11pm, the nearby bars keep the party going late. Check http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval for performers and schedules.
Stay Trim During Your Stay
Fall is coming but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to keep trim under our chic jackets. Here are three ways to keep fit during your vacation:
Hike Runyon Canyon Trail
Los Angeles is known for its glorious hills and trails. Try cherished locals hike Runyon Canyon, a stunning 2.5-mile loop that offers scenic views. It’s dog-friendly, so get ready to see some famous canines and their owners.
After being inspired by your favorite tennis players in the US Open, break a sweat in our private lighted courts. An hour burns between 300-600 calories, so throw on your best tennis gear and head on up. Want to fine-tune your skills? Book a sweat-inducing lesson with the hotel's tennis pro.
Dance till Dawn on Santa Monica
Ok, so maybe this isn’t the most earnest workout, but if you work up a little sweat while socializing that equals one “calorie free” cocktail later. Pick a spot on Santa Monica and let the good times roll, then head back to the hotel for the best rooftop cocktail in WeHo. Go ahead, you've earned it!
Top 3 Things To Do in West Hollywood
Top 3 Things to Do in West Hollywood when you go:
1. Melrose Avenue:
This unique street is known for setting trends, not following them. Lined with celebrity-frequented cafes, bookstores, boutiques, art spaces, and fitness studios, there's plenty to explore.
2. Museums of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center:
Right in the heart of West Hollywood, MOCA Pacific Design Center is the only Los Angeles museum devoted solely to Contemporary Art. The center features rotating exhibitions of architecture, design, and specialty shopping at the MOCA gift store.
3. West Hollywood Library Murals:
Get your street culture on with these three permanent public murals by the best-known graphic artist working today. A quick guide to the murals: “Peace Elephant” by Obey artist Shepard Fairey is on the west-facing wall of the El Tovar Place, “Untitled” by Kenny Scharf is on the north and “Untitled” by Retna is painted on the Library Parking Structure. Talk about some Instagram-worthy photo ops!
Experience the Luxe Life in West Hollywood
Here at Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood, we know that vacations are a luxury and we treat our guests accordingly.
August is here which means school isn’t far behind. College life can be busy with exams, full-time course loads, and resume-boosting activities. Here at Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood, we know that vacations are a luxury and we treat our guests accordingly. So, spend the last few weeks of summer getting pampered like the stars.
Spend your mornings in search of the best bottomless mimosas and fill your nights roaming around WeHo like a native Californian. West Hollywood has no shortage of hidden gems and local spots that are waiting to be discovered. Hike some of the most breathtaking views in the city, stroll through one of the most famous shopping districts in the world on Rodeo Drive, or hit the beach and catch some sun and surf.
Visit West Hollywood where there’s something for everyone to love – and, ask about our Le Parc Suite Bed & Breakfast Package to truly live the luxe life.
It's a Date! | Hollywood Date Ideas Near Le Parc Suite Hotel
Hollywood is the place where lovers and dreamers to come together to make their dreams a reality. Our experienced staff at Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood knows all about the magic that the city can create. So, let us help you keep love alive on your trip to West Hollywood with these romantic date ideas for couples who want to add some spark to their trip.
Indoor Roller Skating – Take it back to your childhood days and throw on a pair of four-wheel skates at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. Try and impress your sweetie with some funky moves while you disco skate the night away. If you’re not really good at skating, no worries, use it as an excuse to snuggle up to your partner who can show you how it’s done.
Food Tours – If you and your mate happen to share a love for all things foodie, try opting for a food tour date with Six Taste. This tour hits multiple destinations around Los Angeles with a focus on historical or award-winning hot spots.
Drive-In Movie – Head downtown to the Electric Dusk Drive-in and order snacks from the roller-skating carhops. Or, pack a bag with your significant other's favorite foods along with a blanket for cuddling while you watch classic films play out on the big screen.
Horseback Riding – What is more romantic than sunset and horses? Saddle up for a guided tour of Griffith Park for a trail ride that features amazing views of the city over at Sunset Ranch in Los Feliz.
Spend the Day in Santa Monica – Drive out to Santa Monica to spend the day walking the pier and people watching or relaxing beachside. During summer, they host twilight concerts on certain days so you can take in the sea air while watching some great live music.
Picnic on the Beach – If you aren’t willing to travel the hour drive to Santa Monica, try El Matador State Beach in Malibu instead. This beach is less crowded and doesn’t have the tourist feeling that so many of the other beaches have. Go at night and pack a romantic dinner for two and settle down next to one of the caves or large rock formations for some cool night time photos.
And, if you really want to win them over, book a stay at Le Parc Suite and treat them like royalty with our brilliant bed & breakfast package.
Indulge Your Wanderlust in Los Angeles | Iconic LA Spots Near Le Parc
Los Angeles is a must-see city for many people, yet the busy and crowded feel of L.A. often turns some people away. But, Le Parc Suite Hotel is nestled in a quiet neighborhood of West Hollywood, just a short drive from Los Angeles.
Our hotel allows you to enjoy peaceful nights spent next to an in-room fireplace with loved ones after spending your days experiencing the hustle and bustle of busy L.A.
To make your visit more enjoyable, our experienced staff has created a list of their favorite attractions in Hollywood. So, browse the list and start planning your trip to WeHo now.
1. The Hollywood Sign - Grab your hiking boots and trek the dirt road on Mt Lee Drive and end up standing directly above the Hollywood sign. Over 90 years later, the sign still stands here offering a 360 degrees view of the city.
2. The Chinese Theater - See how you measure up to nearly 200 hand and foot imprints of some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. If you’re not interested in sharing the courtyard with tourist, you can always head inside to catch a movie where it is decidedly less busy.
3. Hollywood Walk of Fame - Walk the 15 blocks of the Walk of Fame and find your favorite celebrities among more than 2,500 of the famous five-point stars. There are tons of shops and plenty of people dressed in outrageous costumes willing to take pictures with tourists for a fee.
4. Runyon Canyon - Get your early morning workout in at Runyon Canyon where there is no shortage of dirt hiking trails. Traffic can be heavy in the park on mornings but the view is worth it. Not to mention, you may get lucky and spot a celebrity or two.
5. El Capitan - Relive your childhood (or bring the kids) at this fully restored theater built in 1926 where they are always showing the current Disney movies along with a few classics in between releases. The theater allows visitors the option to dine at a classic fountain while watching a live show before the movie.
So, if you’ve been stricken with wanderlust, come to Hollywood and let the staff at Le Parc Suite Hotel be your guide.
Address: Throughout West Hollywood
The Wizarding World Awaits
L.A.'s best shopping, dining and people-watching
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, here’s one more reason to make your way to Le Parc Suite Hotel this spring or summer. The long-awaited "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at nearby Universal Hollywood made its debut on April 7.
Complete with a real-life Hogwarts castle and enough magic to keep you spellbound on its Potter-themed thrill rides, this new addition to our favorite amusement park is sure to please. Best of all, it’s located just six-and-a-half miles from our front door, making it easy to head back to the quiet comfort of your suite at Le Parc Suite Hotel.
Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City