Things to Do in LA During the Big Game
So Many Reasons to Extend your Stay Beyond the Game
One of the world's greatest sports events returns to Los Angeles, when SoFi Stadium hosts Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, 2022. With so much to see and do in LA, visitors and locals alike will want to make the most of their time before, during and after the Big Game. From three-day itineraries to cultural attractions and concerts, Black History Month, Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year, read on for the best things to do in LA during the Super Bowl.
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LACMA - "Interscope Reimagined" (Jan. 30 – Feb. 13, 2022)
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Interscope Records, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, an exhibition that explores the label's groundbreaking music through visual art. An intergenerational group of artists were invited to select albums and songs from the Interscope catalog - a majority of the works are newly-commissioned pieces that will be presented to the public for the first time.
Featured visual artists include Cecily Brown, Lauren Halsey, Rashid Johnson, Takashi Murakami and Ed Ruscha. The inspiration for more than 50 artworks includes iconic Interscope musicians Dr. Dre, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, Lady Gaga and more.
Black History Month
Super Bowl LVI will take place during Black History Month, which is celebrated across the country every February. Explore LA’s African American heritage at historic landmarks and cultural institutions like the California African American Museum. Discover the city's Black-owned businesses, from veg-friendly restaurants and coffee shops, to bookstores, fashion, beauty, and health & wellness.
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, 2022)
FYI, Valentine's Day is on Monday the 14th, the day after the Super Bowl. To help you celebrate, we've rounded up LA's most romantic restaurants, from spectacular city and coastal views to luxury destinations and hidden gems.
"Black American Portraits" - LACMA (Through April 17, 2022)
Envisioned in part as a tribute to Two Centuries of Black American Art, guest-curated by David Driskell at LACMA 45 years ago, Black American Portraits reframes portraiture to center Black American subjects, sitters, and spaces. Spanning over two centuries from c. 1800 to the present day, this selection of approximately 140 works draws primarily from the museum's permanent collection and highlights emancipation and early studio photography, scenes from the Harlem Renaissance, portraits from the Civil Rights and Black Power eras, and multiculturalism of the 1990s.
Shaq's Fun House (Feb. 11, 2022)
Taking place on Friday, February 11 at the historic Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, Shaq's Fun House mixes an over-the-top Festival experience with a Shaq-sized Carnival. Shaq himself curated the music lineup, which includes Lil Wayne, Zedd, Diplo, DJ Irie, Myles O’Neal and DJ Diesel.
Along with the six-hour open bar, guests will enjoy complimentary bites from famed LA spots like Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles, Pink's Hot Dogs, Diddy Riese, and hand rolls from KazuNori (VIP exclusive). The Carnival Midway will feature free rides from the FTX Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Fun Slide and Swings; classic carnival games and food; and hundreds of performers.
Tickets are on sale at the Shaq's Fun House website, including VIP Tables and Group Packages.
Taste of Inglewood (Feb. 10-12, 2022)
Taste of Inglewood presents Market Street Vibez, a family-friendly festival taking place on Market Street between Regent and Manchester. The free event features a wide range of vendors, including food trucks, pop-up restaurants, and local artisans. Taste of Inglewood includes a Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden; two performance stages, and a Health & Wellness Pavilion. Guests are invited to bring low back chairs and blankets for picnic-style enjoyment. No pets or umbrellas.
Sports Illustrated: The Party (Feb. 12, 2022)
After a hiatus in 2021, Sports Illustrated The Party is back to deliver everything fans have been waiting for, heading to the entertainment capital of the world for the biggest party of Big Game weekend! Hosted at Century Park, Sports Illustrated The Party will provide an elite playground for A-list guests from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Featuring music performances by by Kygo, Jack Harlow, Frank Walker, David Solomon, DJ Irie and surprise special guests, The Party delivers celebrity star power, memorable photo ops, and buzzworthy moments for the most sought-after experience outside of the game itself. Tickets on sale at The Party website.
Brake for romance on Super Bowl Weekend with the return of Cinespia's Drive-In at the Greek Theatre: My Best Friend's Wedding (Feb. 11) and Gone Girl (Feb. 12). Roll up to the sprawling, magical views of Griffith Park for the sparkle of starlight, the sizzle of movie magic, and sweet concessions treats. DJ sets will get your heart racing from the comfort of your car. With friends and loved ones in tow, every seat is the best seat in the house.
STREET FOOD CINEMA
Street Food Cinema is hosting drive-in movies at Santa Anita Park on February 11, 12 and 14. Choose from two different screenings each night, featuring classic love stories to watch with your sweetheart or your whole family: Beauty and the Beast (Feb. 11), Selena (Feb. 11), Aladdin (Feb. 12), Crazy Rich Asians (Feb. 12), Lady and the Tramp (Feb. 14), and 10 Things I Hate About You (Feb. 14).
"Hayao Miyazaki" - Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (through June 5, 2022)
Now open on Museum Row, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking.
The Academy Museum's inaugural temporary exhibition, Hayao Miyazaki marks the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the work of its celebrated namesake. The exhibition features more than 300 objects, including original imageboards, character designs, storyboards, layouts, backgrounds, posters, and cels from Studio Ghibli’s archives—including pieces on public view outside of Japan for the first time.
Petersen Automotive Museum
Located on Wilshire Boulevard across from the Academy Museum, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a must-see for car buffs of all ages.
On view through Oct. 30, 2022, Bond in Motion is the largest official James Bond vehicle exhibit in the U.S., featuring 30+ screen-used cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and scale filming models of aircraft from six decades of 007 movies.
The Petersen's first-ever Formula One exhibit, Pole Position (through June 5, 2022) features race cars driven by Aryton Senna, Michael Schumacher and more.
"Becoming Jane" - Natural History Museum (Through April 17, 2022)
Now on view at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall is a hands-on, multimedia exhibition that celebrates the extraordinary life and work of the world-renowned conservationist and ethologist. Dr. Goodall's work studying the lives of chimpanzees in the wild captured the world's imagination, and her story continues to inspire new generations. Tickets are now on sale at the NHM website.
Highlights of Becoming Jane include:
- Encounter digitally rendered chimpanzees in an immersive 3D theater experience set in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park.
- Envision yourself as a scientist as you explore a life-size replica of Dr. Goodall's research tent.
- Listen to a hologram of Dr. Goodall as she shares her memories of Gombe and recalls her thoughts, feelings, impressions, and lessons learned while living among chimpanzees.
- Join Dr. Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute, and the National Geographic Society in an effort to ensure a more sustainable future for us all.
"Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia" - CA Science Center (Feb. 16 - Sept. 5, 2022)
The world premiere of Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia will launch at the California Science Center on Feb. 16, 2022. The exhibition uses science to reveal insights into the rise and fall of ancient Angkor as well as its legacy. Once considered the most extensive metropolis in the world, Angkor houses more than 100 temples, now mysteriously quiet and surrounded by the dense Cambodian forests.
Guests will explore the ancient empire of Angkor through 120 original artifacts - half on tour outside Cambodia for the first time - as well as hands-on exhibits and an immersive 3D IMAX movie. Visitors will learn how the tools of archeology, from decoding inscriptions to aerial surveying and laser scanning, have enriched our knowledge about the engineering and cultural marvels of an empire, the daily life of its people, and the environmental challenges that shaped its future.
Sparks at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Feb. 7-8, 2022)
The influential art-pop duo of Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks will perform two concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA. With a career that spans 50+ years, the LA natives and UCLA alums are renowned for their witty lyrics and inventive music, which effortlessly shifts between glam, hard rock, chamber pop, and electro disco - sometimes within the same song.
There's live music and DJs spinning every night in LA, be sure to check the Events page to find out what's happening while you're in town.
"Concerts Celebrating Jerry Moss" - The Music Center (Feb. 11-12, 2022)
Taking place at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Concerts Celebrating Jerry Moss: Co-Founder of A&M Records features a stellar lineup of music icons, many of whom were discovered and nurtured by the legendary "music man." Scheduled performers for both concerts include Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Merry Clayton, Sérgio Mendes and Sting, with more artists TBA. The program will also feature special appearances by Tim Curry and other artists, who will offer their perspectives on the enormous contributions that Jerry Moss and A&M Records have made to the music industry on a global level.
Tickets start at $82 and are now on sale at The Music Center website. Proceeds will support The Music Center’s free and low-cost programming, ensuring that arts experiences are accessible for all residents of Los Angeles County, a cause that has been Jerry's lifelong passion and mission.
"Poussin and the Dance" - Getty Center (Feb. 15 - May 8, 2022)
Nicolas Poussin was the most influential French painter of the 17th century, and an artist fascinated by dance. Portraying dancing nymphs and satyrs, he drew inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture but evolved a style all his own. He envisioned dramatic—even violent—action with a choreographer’s eye. Organized with the National Gallery, London, Poussin and the Dance at the Getty Center considers Poussin’s dancing pictures through the dual lenses of art history and contemporary dance, establishing a dialogue between the old master’s work and new dances on film by LA choreographers.
"Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq" - Getty Villa (Through Sept. 5, 2022)
Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BC decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both for their artistic quality and sophistication and for their vivid depictions of warfare, rituals, mythology, hunting, and other aspects of Assyrian court life. The importance of these ancient treasures has only increased with the recent destruction, by ISIS, of many of the reliefs that remained in Iraq.
Now on view at the Getty Villa, Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq presents a selection of these masterworks as a special loan from the British Museum in London. This is the second long-term loan exhibition in the gallery devoted to The Classical World in Context, a new gallery at the Villa highlighting cultures that influenced and interacted with the classical world of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Frieze Los Angeles (Feb. 17-20, 2022)
After a one-year hiatus, Frieze Los Angeles will return in February 2022 to present the best of LA and international contemporary art by emerging and established artists, alongside a curated program of talks, films and artists’ projects. Previously hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios, the next edition of Frieze Los Angeles will take place in Beverly Hills at 9900 Wilshire Blvd.
Lunar New Year (Feb. 1, 2022)
In Chinese culture, the Lunar New Year is the most important date on the calendar - a time for family reunions and festive gatherings. The Year of the Tiger begins on Feb. 1, 2022 - to get an auspicious start to the new year, here are ten lucky Chinese dishes and where to enjoy them in Los Angeles.
With so much to see and do in LA, you'll want to maximize your time during your Super Bowl visit. No matter what you're looking for, these three-day itineraries have you covered: shop LA's streetwear meccas and exclusive team gear; discover sports attractions and tour LA's iconic sports venues; and enjoy the best eats before, during and after the Big Game.
Learn LA's Super Bowl History
Los Angeles has a long and storied history with the Super Bowl, beginning with the very first one in 1967. When SoFi Stadium hosts Super Bowl LVI in 2022, it will be the eighth time that LA has hosted the Big Game.
From legendary Hall of Famers and record-setting performances to its biggest crowd ever, read on for the history of the Super Bowl in LA, and the landmark stadiums that you can tour: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Rose Bowl Stadium.
Discover SoFi Stadium
The host venue of Super LVI, SoFi Stadium is the home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. Located at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, the state-of-the-art stadium is the largest in the NFL, as well as the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed. From its stunning architecture to stadium tours and the best local restaurants, discover the newest addition to LA's world-class collection of sports and events venues.