Explore the Valley
The San Fernando Valley is one of L.A.’s entertainment capitals, home to NBC Studios, Warner Bros. Studios and more. In addition to broad streets, abundant parking and economical meeting and event venues and restaurants, the Valley also has sophisticated hotels and sleek alternative event venues and conference centers. Countless bustling restaurants line Ventura Blvd. and the NoHo Arts District is a vital creative hub. Meetings and events in the Valley offer unparalleled value for quality, with business centers and conference hotels boasting some of the largest inventory of meeting spaces in the L.A. area.
Step into Studio City, where you can drive by the Brady Bunch house, be part of a studio audience at CBS Studio Center, and hike through Fryman Canyon. Shop all the unique stores on Ventura Boulevard and take a walk through pedestrian friendly Tujunga Village, great for vintage finds, art gallery browsing and grabbing a bite. Dine on some of the best sushi available in L.A. before hitting the lanes at the glow-in-the-dark bowling alley.
Explore Sherman Oaks, a haven for shoppers and diners alike. Cruise down the Ventura Boulevard memorialized by Tom Petty and featured in movies like Crash and Transformers. Get in a game of mini golf in Sherman Oaks Castle Park. Stroll through The Village at Sherman Oaks and browse the upscale fashion boutiques and thrift stores. For retail nirvana, hit up Sherman Oaks Galleria. End with some BBQ, a bowl of ramen, or a bevy of small plates at a gastropub.
Woodland Hills remains as one of the most family-friendly suburbs in the San Fernando Valley. Get your retail therapy at Topanga Mall with its over 300 shops. Take a hike on one of the trails in Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve, which spans over 3,000 acres. Walk through the citrus orchards of Orcutt Ranch and by night, take a drive to the top of the Topanga overlook. By winter, take a few laps around the ice skating rink.
The North Valley is just as its name implies, the northern part of the San Fernando Valley, and includes neighborhoods stretching from Chatsworth to Tujunga, Van Nuys, Sylmar, Granada Hills, Shadow Hills and many more. It’s also the gateway to the Angeles National Forest. Often referred to as the "Deep Valley," the North Valley features a global variety of restaurants and shopping. O’Melveny Park is the second largest park in L.A. after Griffith Park and features miles of hiking trails.