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Founded in 1938, Chinatown’s Central Plaza by day is a gathering place for the elders in the neighborhood, whether it’s for a game of chess or a sweet bun and tea from Phoenix, the area’s oldest bakery. By night, the statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee watches over the 1930s era facades, while art galleries host openings, bustling new restaurants serve the latest dishes and live music serenades visitors.
Hollywood Forever's charms are somewhat hidden. Drive by and you might barely notice it, unless you're trying to make your way past the line of cars snaking out onto Santa Monica Boulevard some Saturday night. (More on that later.) Tucked off of a busy stretch a few blocks east of Vine Street, it's easily accessible by bus. Visitors can tour the grounds for free from Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The San Fernando Valley (aka "The Valley" to locals) is one of the largest regions in Los Angeles, and is home to the Bob Hope Airport and Van Nuys Airport, top-notch hotels, unique cultural and entertainment attractions and a vital arts district. In addition to broad streets, abundant parking and economical meeting venues and restaurants, the Valley also has sophisticated hotels and sleek alternative event venues and conference centers. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind venue or one of L.A.’s top sushi restaurants, the Valley offers everything a meeting planner needs and a visitor could ask for.
The Line Hotel
"As of 2014, I’m a fresh and totally unjaded addition to the hotel scene! Located in Koreatown, (the neighborhood that never sleeps), I’m a limited edition, exposed concrete, indie-urbanite foodie kind of lover - ageless but definitely young at heart. I know how to have fun, but I also wear socks that match, because I’m a stylish and confident creative who knows that being organized, having an intimate understanding of the color wheel and living an uncluttered, paperless lifestyle are the keys to happiness!"
Discover Los Angeles
On view at the Getty Center, "London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj" represents the first major American museum exhibition to explore the leaders of the “School of London,” which rejected contemporary art’s preoccupation with abstraction and conceptualism in favor of the human figure and everyday landscape.