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The 3 Most Popular Hollywood Attractions

July 24, 2014
Hollywood has always been known as a tourist destination, and for good reason, as there is so much to do and see here! Three Hollywood attractions that you won’t want to miss out are the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, and the Hollywood Bowl. These three attractions are distinct to the city and should be added on your list of things to do in Hollywood.
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Simpsons at Universal Studios!

April 30, 2015
At Universal Studios, you will be transported full speed ahead into the world of The Simpsons when you enter Springfield. Head over to the Kwik-E-Mart and pick up some snacks and Simpsons memorabilia.
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4 Iconic 'Old Hollywood' Attractions To Visit

March 9, 2016
With all the hip and trendy spots that have been popping up over Los Angeles, it might be easy to forget about Hollywood’s heyday. If you want to remember old school Hollywood when black and white films were king, here are some iconic “Old Hollywood” attractions to visit in Hollywood and LA.
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Guide to LA's Best Vintage Thrift Stores

March 16, 2016
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Los Angeles has great shopping opportunities throughout the city. For many, Rodeo Dr. might be the quintessential LA shopping experience. But did you know there are some amazing thrift stores in Los Angeles?
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Watch a Concert at these Hollywood Music Venues

March 21, 2016
No matter your musical taste, you can always find a live show playing somewhere in Los Angeles. Hollywood is especially known for the number of venues that are sprinkled throughout the city. Here are some music venues where you can catch a great concert in Hollywood.
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Bar Hopping Guide Around Hollywood

March 28, 2016
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. The great thing about these destinations is that they are also all conveniently close to Dunes Inn Sunset, so forget about driving, walk down the street and enjoy these great bars in Hollywood.
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Celebrity Sightings and Hotspots in Hollywood

April 6, 2016
When you visit Hollywood, part of the allure is whether or not you’ll be lucky to spot a celebrity walking the streets. If you are hoping to see someone famous, check out our selection of the best restaurants in Los Angeles to see celebrities.
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Opening Day at Dodger's Stadium

April 13, 2016
If there’s one thing that Los Angeles loves, it’s the Dodgers. Every baseball season thousands of locals and tourists alike head to Dodgers Stadium to see the boys in blue play America’s favorite pastime.
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LA Pride Music Festival in West Hollywood

April 20, 2016
With summer just around the corner, West Hollywood is getting ready to heat things up. While there are a number of events that take place during the summer, we’re gearing up for the LA Pride Music Festival that is taking place from June 10th - 12th in West Hollywood.
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3 Historic Hollywood Landmarks to Check Out

April 28, 2016
Sometimes when walking down Hollywood and Highland and seeing all the shops and trendy stores, it can be easy to forget the history that is still alive today in Hollywood. While visiting the latest bars or restaurants in Hollywood can be fun, consider taking a trip down memory lane to see how Hollywood first got its start. Here are 3 Historic Hollywood Landmarks to check out!
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Fun Budget-friendly Activities to Do in Los Angeles

May 4, 2016
Los Angeles is an exciting city with so many opportunities for exploration you’ll be hard pressed to find something you don’t like. While it might be tempting to get caught up in the glitz and glam of the city, sometimes more budget-friendly options is the way to see the city.
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Planning For Your Summer Vacation to Hollywood

May 11, 2016
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.
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Best Late Night Restaurants in Hollywood

May 18, 2016
One of the good things about Hollywood is that places are open late, and when you stay out late, you often work up an appetite. Whether you were up all night partying with friends or simply want a midnight snack, here are some of the best Hollywood restaurants open late.
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LA Film Festival

May 25, 2016
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. At this year’s festival, you can see some of the most talked about films that were at the Sundance, hear from renowned filmmakers and more.
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Outdoor Food Adventures to Go on this summer in LA

June 8, 2016
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.
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COPA America

June 15, 2016
The COPA America tournament is a men’s international soccer tournament that has been over 100 years in the making. Since the early 1900s countries have duked it out to claim the title of international soccer champion. This year, 16 countries will be competing including the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama and Argentina among others.
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July 4th Firework Celebrations in Los Angeles

June 22, 2016
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Top 3 LA Beaches to Visit this Summer

June 30, 2016
One of the best ways to experience Los Angeles is by hitting the beach. Whether you simply want to people watch, explore the pier, or hit the waves, there is a beach just for you. Something that makes LA great is that there are so many beaches to choose from. If you find all the options overwhelming, consider these three LA beaches to visit sometime this summer!
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DineLA Restaurant Week

July 7, 2016
One of the best weeks of the year is nearly upon us! That’s right, Restaurant Week, hosted by DineLA, is coming back to Los Angeles! From July 18th through the 31st, enjoy prix fixe menus at over one hundred restaurant establishments across Los Angeles! Participating restaurants can offer lunch or dinner prix fixe menus to customers at special prices, which means you can explore new and exciting places you’ve always wanted to try for less!
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Top 3 Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

July 13, 2016
With all the buildings in Los Angeles, there are a number of excellent rooftop bars that you can visit to enjoy the views of the city. What’s better than grabbing a couple of friends, enjoying some drinks, and taking in the view? Here are top three rooftop bars in Los Angeles that you should consider stopping by.
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Dinner in the Sky

July 20, 2016
Are you and your friends tired of going to the same old restaurants? Have you been looking for a dining experience that will be unlike anything you’ve ever had before? Or perhaps you are visiting Los Angeles and want try something totally different?
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FYF Fest

July 27, 2016
Los Angeles offers so many different fun and exciting opportunities for both locals and visitors alike to take advantage of during the summer. One such event happening this summer is FYF Fest. This annual two-day music festival started in California over 10 years ago and is still going strong.
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Best Outdoor Venues to Watch a Concert this Summer

August 10, 2016
For music lovers, Los Angeles is one of the best cities around. With so many different venues throughout the city, there is always a show going on! One thing that sets LA apart from other cities is the number of outdoor venues that it has to offer.
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Echo Park Rising

August 17, 2016
With all the music venues that Los Angeles has to offer, it's no surprise that the city is known for their music scene. On any particular night, there is always a show going on, not to mention the city’s knack for hosting musical festivals throughout the summer.
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Labor Day Weekend Festivities in LA

August 24, 2016
For many, Labor Day marks the last hoorah of summer. After that, children go back to school and the routine of everyday life falls back into place. 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.
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Ultimate Guide to Hollywood

August 31, 2016
Are you planning to explore Hollywood during your visit? If so, there are some places that are a must. Here is your ultimate guide to Hollywood so you don’t miss out on some of the best places to visit.
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PaleyFest 2016

September 8, 2016
Los Angeles is known for many of the music venues that are located throughout the city. With so many venues, you can always find a live show no matter the night of the week. For some, seeing a concert for just one night is simply not enough.
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September 14, 2016
If spending your free time binging television shows sounds like your idea of the perfect night, then it might be safe to say that you enjoy TV. If this is the case, you will definitely not want to miss out on the 68th Annual Emmy Awards! This year, the awards show that is all about honoring the best in primetime TV, will air on September 18th.
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Upcoming Events at the Dolby Theatre

September 17, 2016
The Dolby Theatre is home to hundreds of shows throughout the year. The venue is conveniently located in Hollywood on the the historic Hollywood and Highland strip. With a capacity of over 3,000, the Dolby Theatre is one of the best venues for large scale events. Here are some upcoming events to catch at the Dolby Theatre.
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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

September 28, 2016
With October right around the corner, we are getting closer and closer to the scariest night of the year - Halloween! For many, the Halloween season is a favorite time of year. At Universal Studios, Halloween is more than just fun for one night. Instead, you can celebrate the scariest time of year all month long! Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is now open!
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Dia De Los Muertos at the Hollywood Cemetery

October 5, 2016
One of the great things about Los Angeles is that it is a multicultural city that offers many different opportunities to experience new cultures and traditions. One such opportunity is the Dia De Los Muertos event that will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
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Haunted Halloween Events in LA

October 13, 2016
Now that October is in full swing, it’s the time for scary movies, haunted houses and more. If you love getting scared here are some haunted Halloween events that are in Los Angeles.
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Nightmare Before Christmas at Hollywood Bowl

October 19, 2016
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a movie that is beloved by many. With unique characters such as Jack, the pumpkin King and Sally, the girl searching for a purpose, the movie is a favorite during the Halloween season.
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Catch an Upcoming LA Game at the Staples Center

October 31, 2016
Are you a sports fan? Then good news. There are so many different opportunities for you to catch a game in Los Angeles. Interested in basketball? Choose between a Lakers game or a Clippers game. Consider yourself more of an ice hockey fan? Than be sure to check out the LA Kings.
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Camp Flog Gnaw 2016

November 11, 2016
Los Angeles is known for many of the music venues that are located throughout the city. With so many venues, you can always find a live show no matter the night of the week. For some, seeing a concert for just one night is simply not enough.
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Hollywood Christmas Parade

November 17, 2016
With December fast approaching, it means that it is time to start getting into the Holiday spirit. If you will be staying in one of the hotels in Sunset Hollywood this year, one of the best ways to participate in the Christmas cheer is to attend the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade! This year, the parade will be on November 27th.
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Restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in LA

November 21, 2016
Sometimes in the midst of the craziness of the holidays, it can be hard to sit down and actually make a thanksgiving meal. At these restaurants in LA, they take off the pressure of the holidays by making the Thanksgiving meal for you!
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Best Happy Hour Spots along the Sunset Strip

November 29, 2016
The Sunset Strip is one of the most well-known and most visited areas of Los Angeles. While it is great for shopping or simply just people watching, there are also a number of bars along the strip.
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Architecture of Famous Concert Venues

December 7, 2016
Los Angeles is known for their large number of music venues throughout the city. While the variety makes it so there is always a show going on at some point, not all venues are the same. If you want to see venues with impressive and unique architecture, come and check out these famous concert venues.
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Best Museums in LA

December 15, 2016
If you have a free weekend or are looking for an inspiring way to spend your day, museums are always an excellent option. Lucky for visitors of Los Angeles, the city has a number of museums to choose from. Whether you are looking for an art museum or to learn more about history, you’re sure to find something you like
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Tips for Traveling on a Budget

December 21, 2016
While traveling can be an exciting and fulfilling part of life, it can also quickly become expensive. This however should not be seen as a reason to not go out and explore new places. 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 hotels near Hollywood Blvd.
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Chic Food in West Hollywood

December 25, 2016
If you find yourself in West Hollywood, you might be wondering which place you should walk into. The area is filled with trendy, chic and hipstery eateries all within a short drive of the Dunes LA.
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The Hollywood Museum

January 6, 2017
Have you ever wanted to see the original batmobile? Or how about Marilyn Monroe’s million dollar dress? You can see all these things and more at the Hollywood Museum. The Hollywood Museum is the official museum of Hollywood and therefore, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
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Sunday Brunch in Hollywood

January 11, 2017
Are you looking for a great way to start off your weekend? If so, 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, all of which are near Dunes Inn Sunset Boulevard location.
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Leading Concert Venues in Hollywood

January 20, 2017
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. If you are in the area, stay at Dunes Inn Sunset or Dunes hotel Los Angeles for your night out.
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Oscars 2017

January 27, 2017
It is once again time for awards season, which means that the Oscars are right around the corner. The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is hosted annually by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences. The academy, which is made up from more than 7,000 elite filmmakers and film professionals vote for the winner in various categories. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 26th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This area is busy so you may consider hotels near Hollywood Blvd if you are traveling to make this event.
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Affordable Outings

February 3, 2017
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 including some near Dunes Inn Sunset Hollywood.
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Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium

February 10, 2017
Billy Joel is a music legend who is also the third best selling solo artist in the United States. He is perhaps most known for his 1973 hit song, “Piano Man”. However, over his music career, he has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, has won 6 Grammy Awards and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. Impressively, Billy Joel has also released 33 Top 40 hits spanning 3 decades, all of which he wrote himself. Other Popular songs by Billy Joel include Uptown Girl, The Longest Time, Only the Good Die Young and We Didn’t Start the Fire just to name a few.
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PaleyFest LA

February 24, 2017
Calling all fans of television shows, it is nearly once again time for the annual PaleyFest LA. At this festival, you’ll hear from some of your favorite actors that star in your favorite shows. There will be a number of panel events and more. This year, PaleyFest LA will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles from March 17th to the 26th. Don’t miss out on the opening event that feature the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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Explore Hollywood & Highland

February 24, 2017
During your stay in Hollywood, be sure to visit the Hollywood and Highland Center - the premier entertainment destination in the city of lights. At the Hollywood and Highland Center, you’ll find whatever you are looking for. Whether you want to go shopping for the latest in fashion, take home some souvenirs or purchase accessories, you’ll find the stores you need at Hollywood and Highland. Some shops that you can find at the Hollywood and Highland Center include high end brands such as Louis Vuitton to others such as MAC, Lucky Brand Jeans, GAP, Oakley and Victoria’s Secret. The center is more than just a shopping destination however, it is also an entertainment and dining experience as well.
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