Your LA Citywide Event Checklist

downtown skyline

Looking for the best destination for your large or citywide convention, meeting or event? L.A. checks all the boxes. 


✓ Large-Scale Hosting Capabilities

Los Angeles entertains some of the most high-profile events in the world … at some of the most impressive venues in the world – Super Bowl LVI 2022 at SoFi Stadium; the ESPYs and BET Awards at Microsoft Theater; the list goes on. Imagine the hosting potential for your group.


SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park


✓ Attractions & Venues in One

Dozens of L.A. venues aren’t just near attractions; they are the attractions. With the well-deserved reputation as the Entertainment Capital of the World, the city is home to movie studios, sports stadiums and iconic venues that moonlight as unforgettable meeting and convention spaces. Grand-scale, once-in-a-lifetime meeting experiences are never out of reach here. 


Westin Bonaventure


✓ Numerous Convention Hotels & Diverse Accommodations

Included in the 26 hotels near the convention center (with several properties in development) are twelve hotels within walking distance of LACC. You have your choice of some of the city’s top meeting hotels, including properties with modern technology, sleek indoor event space, outdoor and rooftop space, multiculturally inspired design and architecture and, of course, a touch of that Los Angeles glamour and sophistication. 


Los Angeles Convention Center


✓ An Unequaled Campus Convention Campus

Downtown L.A. is your doorstep to large meetings, conventions and events. The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is just 17 miles from the international airport and anchors the city’s walkable convention core. L.A. LIVE is the $2.5 billion entertainment and sports epicenter downtown that creates an energy unlike anywhere else for your event – providing you with 4 million square feet of possibilities, L.A. LIVE features four hotels, three live entertainment venues, more than twenty restaurants and ten event spaces.


Transportation Hub


✓ The West Coast’s Transportation Hub

As one of the world’s major transporation hubs, Los Angeles provides connectivity unlike most large cities. L.A. is home to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). As the West Coast's largest airport, LAX has nearly hundreds of non-stop destinations and 50+ area hotels. Once your group gets to L.A., the city’s pulse runs on Metro, a world-class transportation system. Metro gives a direct connection to downtown, keeping it accessible for your attendees to make their way to and from the core.


White train people mover


✓ Transportation Transformations (for More Efficient Travel!)

Los Angeles World Airports has an impressive set of modernization projects underway at LAX. The developments include an expansion to Metro, significant renovations to the terminals and the development of the long-awaited Automated People Mover (APM).


The APM – the state-of-the-art monorail that will connect all terminals of LAX to public transportation – will allow for greater ease of travel to and from the rest of the city. This includes easy transfers between terminals, quick access to rental cars or Metro and more. The expansion of Metro's Purple Line will directly connect downtown and the Westside areas of Beverly Hills, Century City and UCLA (completion date of 2025). These transformations will make for a more pleasant travel experience for your attendees going to and from LAX.


Driving PCH Malibu


✓ Sunshine & Plenty of Space

Great weather and ample indoor and outdoor space have always been destination currency. In today’s industry, their value is exceptionally high. L.A.’s average 300+ days of sunshine, comfortable year-round temperatures and near-countless indoor and outdoor spaces help keep your weather contingency event plans as predictable as possible.




✓ Destination Appeal

There are so many aspects of L.A. that are built-in attendance boosters. Your group will love that here they can explore so much in one destination: the possibility of seeing the world through the city’s diversity; the California sunshine; the food scene, the beaches, the cool in-town regions, iconic Hollywood, those chance celebrity sightings, shopping … L.A. style,  dynamic team-building, outdoor adventure and countless other things.


CLEAR Health Pass


✓ A Remaining Commitment to Being the Safest Meeting Destination Possible

As L.A. books and hosts groups of any size for indoor and outdoor meetings and events, LA Tourism’s partnerships and programs in place help provide healthier, more secure ways to meet – like on-site testing for meetings and conventions and at-home testing kits for attendees and international travelers to return home safely. In addition, the county’s guidelines, requirements and recommendations for event accommodations are kept current to help you plan.


Walt Disney Concert Hall Exterior - los angeles meeting space


✓ A Team of Destination Experts & Imaginative Problem-Solvers

Working with LA Tourism provides you with a direct and personal resource to everything the Capital of Creativity has to offer your large event. The team helps welcome your group and makes them feel like they’ve taken over L.A.