Take in the California sunshine and treat your group to an outing by the beach. With up to 300 days of sunshine and miles of stunning coastlines, it’s no surprise L.A. is home to a number of waterfront activities. Read on for our guide to L.A.’s most exciting group activities by the water.
Los Angeles has long been synonymous with the film and TV industry. As the Entertainment Capital of the World, L.A. is home to a number of well-known movie studios that have served as the backdrop to countless movies and TV shows. But these studios are not just for the movies! Backlots, sound stages and antique sets can all be unique backgrounds for your next event. Read on for our guide to L.A. movie studios that double as event space.
During the first part of the 20th century, the area now commonly referred to as Silicon Beach was known for its eccentrics. Fast forward a few decades, and the region gained a reputation for being unapologetically eclectic. Today, though, Los Angeles’s arguably buzziest area is downright electric.
Once the region’s center for culture and business as well as its transportation hub, Downtown has reestablished itself as a major draw for leisure tourists, business travelers and locals alike, and the area enters 2017 with more than $8 billion worth of commercial, residential, cultural or infrastructure projects in the works.
There's no shortage of thrilling experiences in the City of Angels that'll surely leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Send them to a vertical wind tunnel to get airborne, to see exotic animals on a wine-tasting safari, and to take in majestic L.A. views from a bike or surfboard. Check out our top picks for action-packed group activities in L.A.
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Los Angeles is home to the best storytellers and story-makers anywhere – spanning the media of film, TV, and music. Regions such as Hollywood, the Westside and the Valley are home to major studios such as Disney, FOX, Paramount, Dreamworks, Sony, NBC Universal and Warner Bros. All five major broadcast networks have studio operations in L.A. and well known TV programs are taped here along with dozens of other network and syndicated shows. The music industry is also ingrained in L.A. as each major label has studios in the area along with a legion of independent labels.
Entertainment in L.A. is part of the larger “creative economy,” encompassing a range of creative field and disciplines that make L.A. the creative capital of America. Talents and technologies in digital media, related arts, video games, web development and social media have all established roots in Los Angeles with more than 2,200 innovative startups calling the area, home.
A significant number of L.A. colleges and universities support the creative industry with strong film, broadcast, animation and music programs. Prestigious learning institutions such as USC, UCLA, Cal Arts and Loyola Marymount offer unrivaled opportunities for relevant conferences and groups to visit their facilities, providing access to a deep pool of resources and thought leaders.