Explore Modern Art, Live Music and the History of Film
Hollywood is best known for its starring role as the capital of American cinema. With a vast array of music venues, historic theatres and forward-thinking galleries, Hollywood culture is truly all over the map.
Perched high in the Hollywood hills, this modern venue is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States. Seating nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has hosted some of the world’s most prestigious performers, including the Beatles, Elton John, Billie Holliday, and Radiohead. The amphitheater has nine decades of history but still feels new, thanks to a renovation in 2004.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Perhaps the single most iconic structure in Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre stands out on the historic Walk of Fame as the place for prestigious premieres. Even if you don’t attend a high-profile movie premiere, you can stop by and take a look at the celebrity footprints in the concrete outside of the theatre. The theatre, which shows first-run films, is adjacent to our hotel as part of the Hollywood and Highland Center.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The museum (known as LACMA) includes more than 150,000 works, ranging from ancient artifacts to cutting-edge contemporary and modern art. As America’s largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago, LACMA’s collections are considered among the most important and diverse in the world.
Located in the same complex as Loews Hollywood Hotel, the Dolby Theatre is LA’s premier music and theatre venue. The theatre provides an intimate place for concerts, awards shows and other performances. Its most famous recurring show is the annual Academy Awards, and it also hosts the ESPY Awards, the BET Awards, American Idol and more.
This elegant art-deco venue is more than one of Hollywood’s many must-see historic sights – it’s one of the city’s best active concert halls. From Frank Sinatra to Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z, everyone who is anyone in the music business has played the Palladium.
House of Blues
This music venue, located in West Hollywood mere minutes from our hotel, hosts a wide variety of up-and-coming and established artists. You can enjoy a delicious dinner at the in-house restaurant, settle in for HoB’s Gospel Brunch, or just enjoy a show in the club’s intimate environs.
El Capitan Theatre
Located across the street from the Hollywood and Highland Center, El Capitan is a fully restored 1920s-era theatre that stands as a great example of Hollywood’s trademark architectural elegance. The venue is currently owned by the Walt Disney Company and is an exclusive first-run theatre for Disney pictures in addition to hosting live stage shows, world premieres and other special events.
A miniature version of the nearby Hollywood Bowl, the Ford Amphitheatre hosts a wide variety of events, including dance performances, live music, film and family-friendly events. The Ford is nestled in the Hollywood Hills, providing a scenic backdrop for any occasion.