2016 Blogs

The 3 Most Popular Hollywood Attractions

July 24, 2014
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Hollywood has always been known as a tourist destination. These 3 attractions are unique to the city and should be on your list of things to do around Hollywood.

Simpsons at Universal Studios!

April 30, 2015
Simspons At Universal Studios
If you are a fan of the Simpsons, don't miss your chance to experience this fun-filled area at Universal Studios Hollywood!

4 Iconic 'Old Hollywood' Attractions To Visit

March 9, 2016
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If you want to remember old school Hollywood when black and white films were king, here are some iconic "Old Hollywood" attractions to visit.

Guide to LA's Best Vintage Thrift Stores

March 16, 2016
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Did you know there are some amazing thrift stores in Los Angeles? Here is your guide to LA's best vintage thrift stores near our hotel on the Sunset Strip.

Watch a Concert at these Hollywood Music Venues

March 21, 2016
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Hollywood is known for the number of venues throughout the city. Here are music venues in Hollywood to go to during your stay at the Dunes Inn Sunset.

Bar Hopping Guide Around Hollywood

March 28, 2016
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If you are looking for a night out on the town with friends, here is the only guide you'll need when checking out bars around Hollywood

Celebrity Sightings and Hotspots in Hollywood

April 6, 2016
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Hoping to see someone famous during your stay in Los Angeles? Then check out our selection of the best restaurants in Los Angeles to see celebrities.

Opening Day at Dodger's Stadium

April 13, 2016
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One thing that Los Angeles loves is the Dodgers. That's why attending a baseball game at Dodgers Stadium is a must when you stay in Los Angeles.

LA Pride Music Festival in West Hollywood

April 20, 2016
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This year, LA Pride is celebrating its 46th anniversary. It has created a festive and entertaining lineup this year. Don't miss out on all the fun.

3 Historic Hollywood Landmarks to Check Out

April 28, 2016
hand prints and footprints at the chinese theater
Consider taking a trip down memory lane to see how Hollywood first got its start. Here are 3 Historic Hollywood Landmarks to check out!

Fun Budget-friendly Activities to Do in Los Angeles

May 4, 2016
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LA has a number of low-cost options that are still fun that can be great for the whole family. Here are some fun budget-friendly activities to do while staying in LA.

Planning For Your Summer Vacation to Hollywood

May 11, 2016
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Are you spending your summer vacation in Hollywood? If so, here’s some things to add to your bucket list of fun things to do while in Hollywood.

Best Late Night Restaurants in Hollywood

May 18, 2016
mels diner restaurant
Whether you were up all night partying with friends or simply want a midnight snack, here are some of the best restaurants open late.

Los Angeles Film Festival

May 25, 2016
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Do you love watching movies? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of newly released films? If so, consider attending this year's LA Film Festival.

Outdoor Food Adventures to Go on this summer in LA

June 8, 2016
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One of the best things about summers in Los Angeles is that you can get out and enjoy the warm weather while seeing all the things this great city has to offer.

The COPA America 2016

June 15, 2016
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The COPA America tournament is a men's international soccer tournament, held since the early 1900s. Countries compete to be international soccer champions.

July 4th Firework Celebrations in Los Angeles

June 22, 2016
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This 4th of July, gather your friends and family and go to one of the Firework Celebrations that will be taking place in Los Angeles this summer.

Top 3 LA Beaches to Visit this Summer

June 30, 2016
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Something that makes LA great is that there are so many beaches to choose from. Consider these three LA beaches to visit sometime this summer!

DineLA Restaurant Week

July 7, 2016
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Restaurant Week, hosted by DineLA, is coming back to Los Angeles! Enjoy prix fixe menus at over one hundred restaurant establishments across Los Angeles!

Top 3 Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

July 13, 2016
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There are a number of rooftop bars in Los Angeles that you can visit to enjoy the views of the city. Here are 3 rooftop bars that you should consider stopping by.

Have a Dinner in the Sky in LA

July 20, 2016
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Looking for a dining experience that will be unlike anything you've ever had before? If you answered yes, then this breathtaking experience in LA is just for you.

FYF Fest at the Los Angeles Sports Arena & Exposition Park

July 27, 2016
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FYF Fest is an annual two-day music festival that started in California over 10 years ago and is still going strong.

Best Outdoor Venues to Watch a Concert this Summer

August 10, 2016
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One thing that sets LA apart from other cities is the number of outdoor venues. Here are some of the best outdoor venues to watch a concert this summer.

Echo Park Rising in Los Angeles

August 17, 2016
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Los Angeles is known for their music scene. The city has a knack for hosting musical festivals throughout the summer. One such festival is Echo Park Rising.

Labor Day Weekend Festivities in LA

August 24, 2016
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If you want to end summer with a bang, here are some fun Labor Day weekend festivities that are occurring in Los Angeles this year.

Ultimate Guide to Hollywood

August 31, 2016
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Are you planning to explore Hollywood during your visit? Here is your ultimate guide to Hollywood so you don't miss out on some of the best places to visit.

PaleyFest at the Paley Center for Media

September 8, 2016
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If you consider yourself a fan of television, then you are going to want to get tickets for PaleyFest to get the scoop on the Fall TV lineup.

68th Annual Emmy Awards

September 14, 2016
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If you like binging TV shows, then it might be safe to say that you enjoy TV. You will definitely not want to miss out on the 68th Annual Emmy Awards!

Upcoming Events at the Dolby Theatre

September 17, 2016
lady singing performance
The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles is one of the best venues for large scale events. Here are some upcoming events to catch at the Dolby Theatre.

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

September 28, 2016
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Celebrate the scariest time of year all month long! Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is now open!

Dia De Los Muertos at the Hollywood Cemetery

October 5, 2016
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The Dia De Los Muertos event that will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of LA's many opportunities to experience new cultures.

Haunted Halloween Events in LA

October 13, 2016
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If you love getting scared, here are some haunted Halloween events that are in Los Angeles near hotels on Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Nightmare Before Christmas at Hollywood Bowl

October 19, 2016
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At the Nightmare Before Christmas Live event at the Hollywood Bowl, come and see a screening of the movie while being accompanied by a live performance.

Catch an Upcoming LA Game at the Staples Center

October 31, 2016
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You can check out Laker, Clippers, and Kings games in one location! Here are some upcoming LA games you can catch at the Staples Center.

Check Out Camp Flog Gnaw 2016

November 11, 2016
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Camp Flog Gnaw is a music festival that focuses on bringing hip/hop and rap music artists to the people in Los Angeles.

Hollywood Christmas Parade

November 17, 2016
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If you will be staying near Hollywood this Winter, one of the best ways to participate in the Christmas cheer is to attend the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade!

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in LA

November 21, 2016
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At these restaurants in LA, they handle making the Thanksgiving meal for you so you can enjoy good food, good people and give thanks.

Best Happy Hour Spots along the Sunset Strip

November 29, 2016
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If you are in the mood for some good bars, here are some of the best happy hour spots along the Sunset Strip.

Architecture of Famous Concert Venues

December 7, 2016
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If you want to see venues with impressive and unique architecture, come and check out these famous venues in Los Angeles.

The Best Museums in Los Angeles

December 15, 2016
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If you have a free weekend or are looking for a way to spend your day, museums are always an excellent option. LA has a number of museums to choose from.

Tips for Traveling on a Budget

December 21, 2016
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If you want to experience new places without spending a lot of money, here are some tips for traveling on a budget if you're considering staying in Hollywood.

Chic Food in West Hollywood

December 25, 2016
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WeHo is filled with trendy, chic and hipstery eateries. If you are looking for a new dining experience, here are some chic food locations in West Hollywood.

Check Out The Hollywood Museum

January 6, 2017
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Have you ever wanted to see the original Batmobile or Marilyn Monroe's million dollar dress? You can see all these and more at the Hollywood Museum.

Sunday Brunch in Hollywood

January 11, 2017
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Hollywood has some of the best brunch places around. With beautiful settings and delicious meals, here are some Sunday brunch locations in Hollywood to enjoy.

Leading Concert Venues in Hollywood

January 20, 2017
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Hollywood is home to a number of music venues. If you want to see some of the best concerts around, here are some leading concert venues in Hollywood.

The Oscars at the Dolby Theater

January 27, 2017
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Awards season is upon us. This means that the Oscars are right around the corner. This year the Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Affordable Outings in Hollywood

February 3, 2017
things to do on a budget in hollywood
Do you want to get out and explore the city but don't want to break the bank? If so, here are some affordable outings to enjoy during your time in Hollywood.

Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium

February 10, 2017
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You have the chance to see Billy Joel, music legend, perform live at the Dodger Stadium for the first time this upcoming May!

PaleyFest LA at the Dolby Theatre

February 24, 2017
paley fest la
Calling all fans of television shows, it is nearly time for the annual PaleyFest LA. You will hear from some of your favorite actors that star in your favorite shows.

Explore Hollywood & Highland

February 24, 2017
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During your stay in Hollywood, be sure to visit the Hollywood and Highland Center - the premier entertainment destination in the city of lights.