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Event Planning Guide
Los Angeles

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Welcome to Los Angeles

With its seemingly endless supply of sunny days and an easy-going vibe, Los Angeles attracts event planners looking to capture that cool California sensibility. The city boasts a diverse roster of venues, including plenty of outdoor spaces, plus a robust local talent pool, thanks to its connection to the entertainment industry. This also means L.A. offers bustling nightlife options, Michelin-starred restaurants, and more, as well as a wealth of wellness activities to keep attendees engaged.
Los Angeles Highlights
Get the latest information on what’s new and cool in L.A. by exploring these online resources. Plus, learn about the city’s main airport, LAX; score tips for renting a car and navigating the L.A. neighborhoods; and stay up to date on future events, happenings, and more, as well as any restrictions and safety guidelines.
LACMA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States.
The Getty Center
Known for its architecture, gardens, and city views, the center is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
This stretch of sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard features more than 2,500 embedded stars honoring entertainment industry legends.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
In addition to being the final resting place for celebs, the grounds serve as a popular spot for movie screenings.
In-N-Out Burger
This cult favorite fast food chain in Southern California is a go-to for locals and visitors alike.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
This Frank Gehry-designed venue is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and stands out with its curvy stainless steel exterior.
Universal Studios Hollywood
This working movie studio and theme park offers a famous studio tour, along with movie-inspired rides and family-friendly attractions.
Venice Canal Historic District
The Venice suburb boasts man-made canals that are meant to evoke the look and feel of Venice, Italy.
LACMA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States.
The Getty Center
Known for its architecture, gardens, and city views, the center is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
This stretch of sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard features more than 2,500 embedded stars honoring entertainment industry legends.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
In addition to being the final resting place for celebs, the grounds serve as a popular spot for movie screenings.
In-N-Out Burger
This cult favorite fast food chain in Southern California is a go-to for locals and visitors alike.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
This Frank Gehry-designed venue is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and stands out with its curvy stainless steel exterior.
Universal Studios Hollywood
This working movie studio and theme park offers a famous studio tour, along with movie-inspired rides and family-friendly attractions.
Venice Canal Historic District
The Venice suburb boasts man-made canals that are meant to evoke the look and feel of Venice, Italy.
Los Angeles Weather
Mostly sunny year round, Los Angeles is known for its mild to warm temperatures; it rarely exceeds 90 degrees and typically does not drop below 45 degrees in the winter. The areas within the L.A. region do experience their own microclimates though. For example, the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica will typically be cooler than downtown L.A.
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Los Angeles Weather Essentials
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June73°58°0.11 in
July77°62°0.02 in
August79°62°0.05 in
September78°62°0.25 in
October75°59°0.91 in
November71°55°1.4 in
December67°51°2.8 in
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Los Angeles Resources
Get There
What is the best way to get to Los Angeles?
Flying: The majority of travelers visiting L.A. will arrive at LAX, although the Los Angeles area does include five commercial airports in total. LAX is a major entrypoint for international flights to the U.S., making it one of the busiest airports in the world.
Train: Union Station, located in downtown Los Angeles, serves as the city’s main Amtrak station; several Amtrak routes include L.A. as a stop. Here, you can also board regional buses, the light rail, and subway, as well as Metrolink, which is the rail service between five Southern California counties.
Car: Several major highways run through L.A. including Interstate 5 and U.S. Route 101 from the north; Interstates 10 and 15 from the east; and Interstates 5 and 405 (a.k.a. the San Diego Freeway) from the south. The 405 is one of the busiest freeways in the country and is the route that most drivers take to get to LAX.
What is the best time to visit Los Angeles?
Although it might seem like anytime would be a good time to visit L.A., the spring and fall seasons are considered to be the best. This is when you’ll experience fewer crowds, more comfortable temps, and better air quality. The summer months bring the heat, heavy smog levels, and more tourists, plus higher hotel rates. But this is also when you’ll be able to attend annual outdoor festivals like the Cinespia film series at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, LA Pride, and the concert series at the Santa Monica Pier. Other notable events include the Emmy Awards in September, the Golden Globes in January, and the Academy Awards in February.
Get Around
Walking: Since you can’t flag down a taxi on the street like you can in cities such as New York, you’ll need to call a local taxi company to send a cab to pick you up. This is why most Angelenos and visitors rely on rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to get around.Since you can’t flag down a taxi on the street like you can in cities such as New York, you’ll need to call a local taxi company to send a cab to pick you up. This is why most Angelenos and visitors rely on rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to get around.
Transit: Los Angeles’ Metro system operates six subway and light rail lines in the area, and can be used to reach many destinations including downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Long Beach. The Metro bus system covers almost all of central and southern Los Angeles County.
Taxi: Since you can’t flag down a taxi on the street like you can in cities such as New York, you’ll need to call a local taxi company to send a cab to pick you up. This is why most Angelenos and visitors rely on rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to get around.Since you can’t flag down a taxi on the street like you can in cities such as New York, you’ll need to call a local taxi company to send a cab to pick you up. This is why most Angelenos and visitors rely on rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to get around.
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