Best of LA Spring Break
Best of LA Spring Break
With winter weather behind us and warm spring afternoons ahead, look no further than these local LA activities for a fun-filled Spring Break with the family!
WaterWorld® at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood
Undoubtedly the most popular attraction, adults and children alike enjoy escaping for a day of play at Universal Studios Hollywood! Buy your tickets online and take advantage of the Early Park Admission to hit the more popular attractions like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, WaterWorld® and the newly re-imagined Jurassic World ride before the crowds arrive.
Insider Tips: Download the Universal Studios App to keep an eye on ride wait times for rides and plan for an early lunch so you can hit the The World-Famous Studio Tour early before the line grows later in the day! And if you splurge on a wand from Ollivanders™ in Hogsmeade you can ask them to hold the box for you at the register. They’ll have it ready for pick it up at the nearest gift shop at the park entrance before you head home so you don’t have to carry it with you throughout the park.
Enjoy a weekend brunch at Preston’s before a matinee at the Dolby Theatre
Broadway in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre
If theatre is more your style don’t miss out on Broadway in Hollywood this season! Enjoy a variety of musicals and performances happening right next door to Loews Hollywood Hotel at the Dolby Theatre with shows like Spongebob the Musical, Mean Girls, and My Fair Lady. Park your car and take advantage of special $20 valet rates (max 8 hours) and join us for extended Happy Hour in H² Kitchen & Bar before the show from 3-8pm on show nights. For Matinee shows, arrive early and grab a sandwich or salad with a beverage for $5 at Bodega!
Giraffes at LA Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
Located about 15 minutes from Loews Hollywood Hotel, the LA Zoo is always a fun outing for the family. Get up close and personal with lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) You’ll find yourself learning about some truly incredible creatures and there’s always a helpful docent around who specializes in particular animals. The giraffes are always a big hit and if you plan your day just right you’ll even get a chance to feed them. You may even spot a peacock or two roaming the grounds…Fun fact: an inside source shared that they’re all named “Doug”!
Overlooking all of Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory provides a breath of fresh air as you hover high over the city below. Stroll through the exterior or this popular attraction for photo opportunities galore before heading inside for a break from the sun and an educational walk-through of the history and mysteries of the cosmos. For a small fee of $7 ($5 for students/seniors and $3 for children), visit the Samuel Oschin Planetarium for an incredible visual experience and to enjoy a quick rest from all the walking. Featured in numerous Hollywood films and television shows, it’s no wonder this gem perched high up in the Hollywood Hills has become an iconic LA landmark!
Rachelle has been with Loews since July 2013 and oversees the social media for Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Loews Hollywood Hotel: “Monsoon season and Sonoran hot dogs top my list of favorite things about the desert southwest and as an avid tv/film fan there’s always something new and exciting happening in Tinseltown!”