The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is located in the heart of the Hollywood Entertainment District, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Within blocks of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood and Highland shopping, dining and entertainment center, Disney’s El Capitan, the Hollywood Bowl, the Egyptian Theater, and the Kodak Theater. Cirque du Soleil's IRIS is currently playing across the street from The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
A high-end Italian eatery from famed chef Mario Batali featuring gourmet takes on classic favorites, such as thin crust pizza and hearty pastas.
After opening her hugely successful "resto-lounge" Parc, Shereen Arazm has brought out an old favorite from the northeast--a cozy Italian gem she helped run in Toronto. Catering to both power brokers and neighborhood families, pizza makers flip dough in the open kitchen while heartier appetites can take in house-made pastas or traditional Italian meats and fishes. The stone-walled dining room's vintage chairs and chandeliers help pull in the wide, open space. And depending on where you sit, you can amuse yourself with the black-and-white Italian films projected overhead on one of the walls.
A Latin-inspired take on the traditional steakhouse; offering an eclectic, contemporary menu in a sexy, romantic setting.
The ultimate in LA sushi restaurants - Inventive Japanese cuisine from renowned chef Katsuya Uechi and designer Philippe Stark.
Toast is the perfect combination of a hip L.A. eatery with the laid back brunch that you’re in the mood for-because the food is guaranteed to please all taste buds. Choose from a variety of fluffy waffles to unique egg dishes. Don’t forget to try the incredible banana pudding or award winning cupcakes!
Little Next Door
Wonderful French-California café with an excellent selection of
pastries. Our concierge Kelly loves this place.
Mario Batali (Babbo) and Nancy Silverton (Campanile, La Brea Bakery) are combining their love of authentic Italian food and artisanal breads to proffer what could be L.A.'s best pizza. The colorful restaurant welcomes business lunchers and late-night clubgoers with equal enthusiasm; the wine bar offers a selection of 50 Italian wines under $50. Menu items include crisp duck legs with lentils, lamb stracotto and 15 pizzas including squash blossom with burrata; prosciutto and argula; and clams, garlic and pecorino.
Hollywood’s newest restaurant brought to you by the makers of Katsuya and The Bazaar. A fun, tapa’s style menu comprised of the best of middle eastern fare – hummus, yogurt sauce, kabobs and of course tagines.
The Grill on Hollywood serves timeless American grill fare in a comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere, featuring hearty portions of freshly prepared signature dishes made from the freshest and finest ingredients. The Grill offers a classic menu of prime steaks, chops, seafood, pasta and freshly prepared salads.
Urth is all-natural inside and out: Blonde wood, feathery green papyrus plants and turbinado sugar say it all. Place your order among the madding crowd at the counter and then try to nab a spot on the terraced patio. Munch on the signature salad made with spinach, pine nuts and feta. Sink into a creamy chicken curry panini, or savor the rich, tomatoey gazpacho. Whatever you choose, just make sure to save room for dessert.
A guided tour provides visitors with a historical context and a behind-the-scenes peak into the daily operations of this major motion picture and television facility.
Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection—more than 100,000 works strong.
Runyon Canyon Park
An “urban wilderness” amongst downtown LA, this 130 acre park sits two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard and is an ideal place for a hike, bike ride, or picnic.
Perched above LA in the Hollywood Hills, its the West Coast home to European paintings, decorative art, sculpture and international photography.
The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheater in that is used primarily for music performances. It is know for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast.
Warner Brothers Studio Tour
The Universal Studios lot is great, but you have to go to the theme park for that tour. So, take the WB Studio Tour instead, or arrange a tour of one of the other big studios near wherever you're staying (Fox, if you're by the beach). Mostly they're all just huge, generic, windowless warehouses that act as soundstages, but each lot has a block of cool New York City facades; plus, WB has the Gilmore Girls' sweet, fake perfect town and, for some reason, Universal still has its Old West set. Either way, it's just fun to see people in silly costumes driving around in golf carts.
While most first-time Los Angeles visitors consider this to be a must-see stop, bear in mind there many other attractions that define Hollywood that aren't a tourist trap with steep prices. Despite the amusement park clichés, hard-core sightseeing and entertainment junkies will make this required visiting. If you get here when the park opens, you'll likely save yourself from long waits in line—arriving early pays off.
The Greek Theatre is a 5700-seat amphitheater, located at Griffith Park that houses music concerts.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries. The cemetery also screens movies every weekend which are a must-do while in LA.
A massive shopping center featuring popular stores such as Michael Kors, J.Crew, Barney’s, and Kiehl’s.
A life-style boutique featuring contemporary basics and designers such as Alexander Wang, and Rachel Pally, Elizabeth and James. .
Shops on Melrose
This funky, eclectic, unique, trend-setting neighborhood includes shops, restaurants and galleries.
Robertson is the hottest street for shopping in Los Angeles, and it's lovely to stroll down in the beautiful weather.
The original Farmer's Market features fresh fruit, produce, seafood, ice cream, wines, cheeses, gourmet foods,and gift shops