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Roll in high-style at STAPLES Center, which offers event suites for up to 132 guests. Much more than just a rentable room, the luxe Suites boast a VIP private entrance to basketball games, early entry privileges, access to concourse level seating, and a posh place to chill pre- and post-game. At halftime, enjoy the full bar and flat-screen TVs at the private San Manuel Club. If that doesn’t get you in the team spirit, nothing will.
Discover Los Angeles
From stunning architecture and world-class art, to spectacular landscapes and hidden gems, read on and discover the most magical places in Los Angeles.
If you’re looking to fill a whole day with movie-themed fun, buy a 1-day pass for Universal Studios Hollywood (starting at $105), which grants you access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, themed rides such as The Simpsons and Jurassic Park, and access to the world-famous Studio Tour. Hosted on video by Jimmy Fallon, the tour takes you through four acres of the sprawling studio lot, including the largest set construction project in studio history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg. The tour will take you through the plane crash scene from War of the Worlds, Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane, the legendary Bates Motel of Psycho fame, and the set of Jaws. Studio tours are available daily during theme park hours.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Where to eat nearby: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Universal City, 818.753.2739
Get the Hollywood treatment at this glamorous high-end spa located at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles in Downtown L.A. In addition to body treatments, massages and facials, the spa offers several one-of-a-kind experience packages for guests looking to be truly pampered. The signature “champagne & shimmer body treatment” ($230) includes a champagne scrub to soothe the complexion, a hydrating massage and a dusting of 24-karat shimmer powder to leave you literally glowing, while the “red carpet radiance” package ($305) will have your skin prepped for a big event with a brush cleanse, skin radiance mask, crystal massage, lifting mask and non-surgical contouring.
900 W Olympic Blvd., Downtown Los Angeles