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Why Choose Los Angeles for Your Next Meeting or Event?

Why L.A.? 7 Reasons to Choose Los Angeles

November 2015
Los Angeles is a thriving and vibrant city with a high quality of life, eclectic neighborhoods that offer uniquely L.A. experiences, culture, diversity and world-class amenities for meeting attendees.

10 Reasons Why Meeting Attendees Love L.A.

October 2016
Los Angeles offers the perfect combination of sunshine, value, and entertainment so it’s no surprise attendees love coming to the City of Angels! Keep your guests smiling, energized and excited by planning your next meeting or event in L.A.
Photo Courtesy of Exotics Racing School Los Angeles.

Top VIP Group Experiences in L.A.

February 2017
Give attendees a taste of the luxe life in L.A. Indulge them in a behind-the-wheel experience on a professional racetrack, a bird’s-eye view of L.A. via helicopter, an exclusive meal hosted by a Michelin-starred chef, and more.
Air Force One Pavilion

Unique L.A. Venues for Your Next Meeting

March 2016
For an “Only in L.A.” experience that is sure to impress, check out these unique Los Angeles event venues.
Los Angeles Coliseum

Historic Los Angeles Event Venues

June 2016
Los Angeles is home to a collection of unique venues, each with a history of its own. From classic theaters to architectural gems, discover the days of yesteryear at these historic Los Angeles locations.
Manhattan Beach Pier | Photo Courtesy of Eric Demarq, <a href=" https://flic.kr/p/hD2vAg" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet the Beach Cities/LAX

September 2016
L.A.’s coastline is dotted with sun-splashed beach communities, where views of rocks, sand, cliffs, and mountains, offer a beautiful, vacation-like setting for your next corporate meeting.
Special event at The Studios at Paramount. Photo courtesy of The Studios at Paramount.

Los Angeles Movie Studios that Double as Event Space

April 2017
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.
Photo Courtesy of Taglyan Cultural Complex.

Top 10 Outdoor Venues in Los Angeles

September 2016
Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a large scale event for thousands of attendees, meeting professionals can think outside the box at spectacular outdoor spaces throughout Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles Venues with a View

March 2016
Whether you're planning a small meeting or a large scale event, there’s nothing like a breathtaking view to inspire and refresh your attendees. From picturesque ocean views to sweeping cityscapes, discover these Los Angeles venues with a view.
Photo courtesy of L.A. LIVE.

Venue Spotlight: L.A. LIVE

November 2016
Located in the heart of Downtown L.A. and steps from the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. LIVE is the West Coast’s version of Times Square and one of L.A.'s premier attractions. The $2.5 billion entertainment and sports complex is home to the annual GRAMMY Awards, Emmys, ESPYs and much more! Featuring over 4 million square feet of unparalleled event space, first-class catering and world famous backdrops, L.A. LIVE is a perfect choice to host a dynamic and engaging meeting or event.

Top 10 things to do in L.A. Pre/Post Conference

June 2016
Who says you can't combine work and play? With its endless entertainment options, L.A. is the perfect city to mix business with leisure. Add a few extra days before or after your visit and explore the city’s many attractions. Whether it’s visiting a world-class museum or attending a boisterous ball game, there's always something exciting to do in L.A.
Hollywood and Highland Exterior | Photo courtesy of Hollywood and Highland

Meet Hollywood

August 2016
Elevate meetings and events into red carpet affairs in Hollywood, the epicenter of the entertainment world. Hollywood offers world famous attractions and venues, hotels that are stars in their own rights, dining hotspots, exciting nightlife and theaters showcasing blockbuster movies and Broadway musicals. 

Downtown Los Angeles has Come Full Circle

March 2017
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.
Photo Courtesy of Exchange LA.

Top L.A. Nightlife Venues for Meetings and Events

January 2017
Los Angeles nightlife offers endless entertainment options, whether it’s a relaxing drink with colleagues or dancing the night away with thousands of fellow party people. Capture the energy of L.A.’s electrifying nightlife scene for your next meeting or event. From beachside retreats to glamorous clubs, check out our top picks for nightlife venues in Los Angeles.
Photo Courtesy of iFly Hollywood.

Action-Packed Group Activities in L.A.

February 2017
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.
Downtown Los Angeles

Meet Downtown Los Angeles

April 2016
Planning meetings and events in Downtown L.A. means access to world-class museums, entertainment venues, hotels in every size and price point, concert halls, theatres, and dozens of acclaimed restaurants.
Top of Topanga Overlook | Photo Courtesy of Snap Man, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kkanouse/325633658/" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet the San Fernando Valley

September 2016
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. 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 Rise of Silicon Beach

March 2017
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.
Photo Courtesy of The Line Hotel.

Top Spots for Group Dining in L.A.

December 2016
Los Angeles boasts one of the most exciting and influential dining scenes in the country, where local chefs are known for pushing the boundaries of modern cuisine and infusing the city’s diversity into their delicious fare. From historic hotspots to chic, beachfront retreats, meeting and event planners can expect to find a wide variety of dining options in the City of Angels. Check out our top 10 picks for unique group dining options in L.A.
Danny Fisk of Work The Room Productions

Industry Insider - Danny Fisk of Work The Room Productions

June 2016
Danny Fisk, CEO of Work The Room Productions and native Angeleno, boasts more than ten years of event logistics and production experience. Read on for his top picks and see what this industry insider has to say about the City of Angels ...
Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

L.A. Concert Venues That Double as Event Space

November 2016
Los Angeles is home to a thriving and diverse music scene and just about every national act on tour books at least one show in L.A. With its robust roster of concert venues, meeting and event planners can seamlessly integrate music history into their events. Here are eight Los Angeles music venues that double as event spaces for planners looking to plan a rocking event.
Photo Courtesy of Petersen Automotive Museum.

Venue Spotlight: Petersen Automotive Museum

January 2017
Since opening in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum has become known as “the world’s greatest automotive museum” by CNN, Octane, and Top Gear. Following an extensive $125-million renovation in 2015, the Petersen reopened with even grander exhibits and revamped meeting and event spaces. With four floors of dynamic venue space, state-of-the-art technology infused throughout the museum and a great location in the heart of Mid-City, the Petersen Automotive Museum offers an amazing setting for glamorous gatherings. With more than 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, the Petersen is a popular choice for product launches, meetings, receptions and more.

Meet L.A.'s Thriving Car Culture

April 2016
Automotive groups can feel right at home in Los Angeles when seeking a dynamic setting for business meetings and events.
Photo Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport.

LAX gets city's only Hyatt Regency

November 2016
Hyatt recently announced the brand transition of The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport from a Hyatt affiliated hotel to Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport. The 580-room hotel is undergoing an extensive $75 million renovation, which is scheduled to conclude January 1, 2017.
Photo courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center.

Venue Spotlight: Skirball Cultural Center

December 2016
Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Skirball Cultural Center offers over 60,000-square-feet of event space in a distinctive architectural setting. Open to the public since 1996, the Skirball is one of L.A.’s leading cultural institutions and features a thoughtfully curated museum, engaging exhibits and on-site catering.
Meeting at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

Your Guide to Green Meetings in Los Angeles

October 2015
From sustainable hotels and meals to recycling and public transportation, there are several steps to keep in mind when planning a green meeting in L.A. Here is a handy guide to help get you started.
Photo Courtesy of LASEC.

L.A. Sports Venues that Double as Event Spaces

March 2017
From historic stadiums to state-of-the-art arenas, check out the L.A. sports venues that double as event spaces. 
Santa Monica Pier | Photo courtesy of Shabdro Photo, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/shabdro/8486696357/" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet Santa Monica

October 2016
Santa Monica offers a blend of urban energy, beach town atmosphere, oceanfront hotels and Pacific Ocean backdrop.

Discover the 10 Regions of Los Angeles

November 2015
Discover L.A.’s vibrant regions — each one a destination in itself, filled with unforgettable experiences and unique attractions.
Photo Courtesy of LASEC.

L.A. Sports Venues that Double as Event Spaces

March 2017
From historic stadiums to state-of-the-art arenas, check out the L.A. sports venues that double as event spaces. 

Meet Pasadena

November 2016
Located just ten miles from Downtown Los Angeles, sun-splashed Pasadena’s small town charm and big-city arts and cultural institutions, fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment mean meeting attendees will be happy when the meetings are over. Planners will find easy access to L.A. airports, plenty of hotel space and a vibrant cultural scene that welcomes any taste.

Industry Insider - David Merrell of AOO Events

May 2016
David Merrell, COO and Creative Director of AOO Events, has been taking the event industry by storm since 1989. With a name synonymous with cutting-edge and innovative event design and production concepts, Merrell has transformed the market and captivated audiences worldwide. Read on for his top picks and see what this industry insider has to say about the City of Angels...
Special event at Vibiana in Downtown L.A.

Plan your next meeting at these 10 luxury event venues

August 2016
If you’re coming to L.A. and looking to host an unforgettable event for VIPs, look no further. From a historic battleship to theatres and movie studio back lots, there’s something for everyone here.  
The London West Hollywood Pool.

Discover West Hollywood

December 2016
West Hollywood’s rock-star pedigree, boutique shopping, progressive attitude and non-stop nightlife will create a fun-filled and stylish setting for events and meetings. The world-famous Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard provide endless dining and nightlife, and a thriving arts and LGBT scene make WeHo a fast-paced mini-metropolis.
Photo Courtesy of Universal Cinema.

Private Screening Rooms for your Next Event

February 2016
As the undisputed Entertainment Capital of the World, Los Angeles has long been associated with the glitz and glam of movie magic. Whether you’re looking to host a private screening or treat your guests to a fun movie night, these L.A. venues have you covered.
Cross Campus Santa Monica

Discover the Undiscovered Venues of L.A.

May 2016
Whether you're looking for a collaborative workspace in Silicon Beach or a ritzy nightclub in Hollywood, Los Angeles is full of one-of-a-kind event spaces.

The Future of Meetings in Los Angeles

February 2016
From multi-million dollar venue renovations to improved city infrastructures and even more exciting entertainment options, the future has never looked so bright for the City of Angels.

Partnering with L.A. Tourism

February 2016
When you’re planning an event in Los Angeles, the first step is partnering with the right people. As true destination experts, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) offers a number of personalized, complimentary services to ensure a seamless experience for your next destination meeting or event. With a surge of new attractions and L.A.'s ever-evolving landscape, there’s never been a more exciting time to MEET L.A.!

Group Dining Spots in Los Angeles

November 2015
Unique group dining spots in Los Angeles aren’t hard to come by. These 10 restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to group dining in LA — unique, professional and of course, delicious.

See What's New for Meetings in L.A.

November 2015
For meeting professionals and event planners, Los Angeles offers world class venues in a dynamic city that’s constantly evolving and expanding its possibilities.

Plan Unique Team Activities in Los Angeles

November 2015
From sailboats to studio tours, read on for unique team activities in the City of Angels.

L.A. Tourism & Partners Shine at IMEX America 2015

November 2015
L.A. Tourism Recaps IMEX America 2015

Los Angeles Hotels Go Green with Eco-Friendly Features

August 2016
Find out more about the variety of eco-friendly features at Los Angeles hotels that ensure your stay is a green one.