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Los Angeles: More Than Just A City, It's A Vast Collection Of Diverse Destinations

Each region of this great metropolis has its own personality, with unique venues, hotels, gathering spots and restaurants. With gorgeous beaches, sprawling movie sets, world-class museums and trendy nightclubs, LA’s venues give planners’ imaginations room to play.

HOLLYWOOD – The red carpet truly rolls out when you host your business in the entertainment capital of the world. Events held here are sure to pique your guests’ interest, and all the meeting spaces, business centers and hotels are close to downtown, with easy access to the Metro. Visitors can enjoy everything from studio tours at Paramount, celebrity-frequented restaurants and eclectic shopping to concerts at the historic Hollywood Bowl and a memorable stop at an iconic landmark. And there’re always thrills to be had at Universal Studios Hollywood, featuring Transformers™: The Ride-3D.

– As accessible as it is indulgent, the most seasoned attendees can find everything they want in the Westside. Home to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Bel Air, this area is sophisticated and at the center of it all. Visitors will experience the best of cosmopolitan life at its high-end restaurants, cultural centers on museum row and countless elite shopping boutiques at The Grove and Beverly Center and on famous Rodeo Drive. Many of the Westside’s hotels rank among the world’s best, providing exceptional service and prime accommodations for executive business travelers.

DOWNTOWN – As the largest and fastest growing cultural center in the city, it’s hard to beat any event held in downtown Los Angeles. Home to The Music Center performing arts complex, including the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dodger Stadium, L.A. LIVE, the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (celebrating its Centennial this year,) this area is truly known for its wow factor. A totally walkable urban center, guests can enjoy quick access to great restaurants and event spaces downtown, and from a wide variety of hotels within walking distance or a short drive to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

LAX – A gateway to both the entire city and the rest of the world, the LAX area provides exceptional value and easy access to anything you need to host a successful event. The downtown area is just a short metro or shuttle ride away, and several beach locations are just minutes west. And not to be missed is Proud Bird, a high-quality eatery located in the flight path of a busy approach runway, giving guests a unique, front row view of landing jets. Attendees won’t have to go far to enjoy a quality LA experience.

THE VALLEY – Eclectic, affordable and a breed all its own, the San Fernando Valley has everything your business needs to meet, dine and comfortably stay in a community that’s just a short drive north of the city. Great venues, hotels, shopping, restaurants and more are all accessible on any budget. Guests can visit the observatory at Griffith Park, the Autry National Center, and the Sportsmen’s Lodge and Event Center.

– Perfect for anyone who wants to create an authentic California business gathering, the LA beach towns have a unique, laid-back vibe sure to create a relaxed environment for any meeting, event or conference. Surf, sunbathe and relax in the South Bay beaches: Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan. Indulge in a truly unique experience in funky and exotic Venice, or relax in serene and luxurious Malibu. Hosting any event near the beach is a sure way to please any attendee and create the ideal relaxed environment.

SAN PEDRO – Visitors will find a beautiful village and seaside splendor in unique San Pedro. This thriving port and fishing town offers guests an affordable and unique experience like no other. Nearby attractions include the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the U.S.S. Iowa and the Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion. Many fabulous waterfront hotels overlook one of the busiest harbors in the world. Rent a cruise or yacht in Ports O’Call Village for the perfect business party on the water.
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