Concierge Corner: Fall Guide to Los Angeles

sarah-ask-a-conciergeSouthern California may not get the full winter chill as other areas of the country, but when it comes to the Fall season, Los Angeles goes all out.

Read on for my Fall Guide to Los Angeles!


West Hollywood:

Get a little taste of culture right here in West Hollywood! The MOCA branch at the Pacific Design Center is exhibiting Cameron: “Songs for the Witch Woman” from October 11th through January 11th

West Hollywood Bike Share program – Just launched in the summer of 2016, visitors can now ride their way around Weho. See our friendly concierge team for details on pick-up and drop-off points.

Melrose Place Farmer’s Market – Held every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. The freshiest produce and coolest crafts make for a fun weekend activity.


Beverly Hills:

Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Rodeo Drive – This faked event will take place on November 20th, 2016. Nothing says Christmas like a lit up Rodeo Drive!

Live Music and Carolers will perform every Friday, Saturday, Sunday throughout the Holidays along Via Rodeo. Truly a festive experience!

Paley Center Museum in Beverly Hills – Yes, there is a museum in Beverly Hills! Currently highlighting 30 years of CBS Daytime Broadcasting.



LA Zoo Lights– Starting November 18th and going through until early January, enjoy the LA Zoo decked out in thousands upon thousands of LED lights. Flurries of illuminated snowflakes, 3-D animated projections, and glittering light tunnels as well as animated animals, like monkeys and elephants, are brought to “life” creating a magical world. Offering 60 and 90 minute self-guided tours, this is truly an enchanting experience.

Outdoor Ice Skating at Santa Monica and in DTLA – Make Los Angeles your winter wonderland and go ice skating this season! These family-friendly rinks offer more than just skating—like wintry drinks, comfort foods, to meeting Santa. An added bonus, most of the rinks are located within walking distance from prime shopping destinations, so you can shop and skate!

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade – Feel as though you’ve escaped to a small-town fishing village with the 53rd anniversary of the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade. Bring a blanket and gather around Fisherman’s Village to watch the competition, as 70 boats glide through the marina with holiday lights and decorations. This year the 2016 Parade takes place on Saturday, December 10th. Festivities begin at 5:55pm with fireworks, and the boat parade starts at 6pm, rain or shine. Even cooler, Florence Henderson is this year’s Grand Marshal.

Hollywood Christmas Parade – Celebrate the Holidays in true Hollywood fashion. Where else can you find a large Holiday Tree with the famous Hollywood Sign in the background? Home to the Walk of Fame and hundreds of celebrity handprints and signatures in front of the TCL Chinese Theater, during the holidays the Hollywood and Highland Center turns into a one-stop-shop for your all tourist and shopping needs!  This is also where the Hollywood Christmas Parade kicks off the season every year the Sunday after Thanksgiving, this year on November 27th.

Universal Studios Grinchmas theme

The Grove – The Grove is one of LA’s most popular outdoor shopping malls, and during the Holidays it transforms into a beacon of festivities! As if the stores alone couldn’t put you in the spirit, The Grove is home to a fully lit 110-foot tree, a kid-friendly trolley, and many live music performances. Store highlights include Nordstrom, American Girl Place, and Topshop! Though you might not expect snow in LA, The Grove provides snow—where it “snows” for an hour every night! Get ready to melt as you watch kids experience “snow” for the first time and squeal with delight!


New Restaurant Alert – Straight from NYC, the Sunset Strip welcomes Serafina! This Italian eatery is a new hot spot. Added bonus: It’s a short 5 minute walk from the hotel!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the iconic Pantages Theatre starring Darren Criss! Get tickets for this must-see show through our concierge team.

Looking for a local lunch spot? Tocaya Organica is a new healthy Mexican restaurant near the hotel at Sunset Plaza. It’s casual, but perfect for a quick bite. Our concierge desk loves the tacos and the Arugula and honey-lime salad!


Authored by: 

Sarah Dandashy