Your shortlist of things to do in Los Angeles
Been there, done that and got the T-shirt? Great. Then you’ll love our privileged corner of Los Angeles neighboring Beverly Hills, because you’re bound to be surprised and delighted around every turn. It’s difficult to imagine another place with such a diversity of activities and attractions ranging from symphonies (Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts) to slam dunks (UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion). You probably won’t have the opportunity to do it all on one visit, but here is our pro-tip list so you can hit the ground running (or biking on our complimentary PUBLIC bikes):
UCLA Luskin Center
Stay with Kimpton, attend at Luskin. The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is host to various educationally-focused conferences.
UCLA Sports Hall of Fame
Go Bruins! Watch video highlights, view pictures, and read stories about every UCLA student-athlete who lettered in a sport since the University’s founding in 1919.
UCLA Fowler Museum
Featuring global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas, The Fowler extends complimentary admission to all visitors.
The Hammer Museum
The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. Founded in 1990, The Hammer extends complimentary admission to art and artists who challenge us to see the world differently.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
20 acres of stand-out collections ranging from ethnic treasures to post-modern art.
Center for the Art of Performance
Located in the heart of Royce Hall, the iconic heart of UCLA’s campus. CAP’s purpose is to connect guests to the creative life of performing artists who expand our awareness of the world – one performance at a time.
The Geffen has been a part of LA culture since 1995. This intimate venue presents a body of work that garners national recognition.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens
A hidden treasure, this 7.5 acre garden on campus is home to over 3,000 types of plants, which grow in a wide range of environments contained within its borders.
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Featuring more than seventy modern and contemporary works, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is set across five acres of the UCLA campus.
Rodeo Drive/Golden Triangle
The world famous Rodeo Drive is the anchor of luxury shopping containing Prada, Gucci, Armani, Dior and Valentino to name a few shops in this walkable plaza. Versace and Jimmy Choo are a couple of stores seen within the Golden Triangle area which includes Rodeo drive, Department Store Row and walkways of local boutiques, sophisticated dining and cafés.
This area is only 4.5 miles away from the hotel and is truly the sun and fun of LA. Getting to the Santa Monica Beach, the Ocean Front Walk and restaurants are a simple drive down Ocean Avenue which leads into the popular Santa Monica Pier. The Pier showcases carnival rides, street performers, shopping and places to grab a bite.
Third Street Promenade
The Third Street Promenade is a three block strip of dining, entertainment and shopping. There isn’t an evening strolling through the promenade without seeing people chatting on a patio, lining up to see a movie or standing to watch a street artist perform.
West Hollywood is approximately 6 miles away from the hotel. The legendary nightlife abounds on the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard through the numerous lounges, dive bars and dance clubs. This social zone filled with festivals, art galleries and concerts makes this Hollywood’s playground.