“Chuck E. Cheese for adults” is the way most people describe Games & Thrones. Don’t let that deter you from taking children there though. This place is fun for folks of any age. It is an arcade, restaurant, pub, and entertainment complex all in one, and it is right next to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. Yes, that means it is only 2.5 miles from the Holiday Inn Burbank – Media Center.Details
Just when you thought Universal Studios Hollywood couldn’t get any cooler it celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming a new Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction. This ride literally puts you on the set and in the movie of one of the most popular franchises of all time. Even if you have visited Universal Studios Hollywood in the past this new attraction alone makes it worthy of squeezing into your schedule once again during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center.Details
When you think of going to the theater, you likely picture having your car valet parked and walking through a heavy door to an environment with floor-to-ceiling velvet curtains, oversized chandeliers, and ornate detailing covering the walls. Well, Los Angeles has plenty of these types of theaters, but it also offers an experience that is a little different than the norm. The Greek Theatre is a hidden gem in a tree-enclosed setting in Griffith Park. It delivers an environment that is unlike anything you are used to. If you are planning on taking in some theater during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center then this outdoor theater is one that you want to enjoy at least one.Details
If you have spent so much time on a skateboard that you are more comfortable navigating the sidewalk or road on four wheels than you are your own two feet, you have to check out some of the skateparks that are scattered around Los Angeles. Alternately, if you are vacationing with a child who loves skating then visiting one of the skateparks near the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center is sure to be the highlight of the trip. Have you never been on a skateboard a day in your life? Who cares? Hang out and enjoy the show. Many even have picnic areas, frills, playgrounds, and sports courts for a fun-filled family day.
- Glendale Verdugo Park – This 15,000-square-foot park is just minutes away from the hotel, so if you do not feel like making a trip into the city one day, you don’t have to. Glendale Verdugo Skatepark opened in 2004, and this park has multiple bowls and a plaza with ledges and rails.
- Belvedere Skatepark – Tony Alva and other professionals actually tested the concrete at Belvedere when it first opened. Lawrence R. Moss and Associates designed this $1 million skatepark. It features pools, vert waves, wall rides, and much more.
For most people there is a certain picture that comes to mind when one thinks of old Hollywood glamor. This is especially true where theaters are concerned. You picture a structure literally dripping with ornate detail from floor-to-ceiling. This is exactly what you get at the Los Angeles Theatre. In fact, it surrounds you with such a stunning display that the performance you are there to see may need to actually compete for your attention.
Walking through the doors of the Los Angeles Theatre literally teleports you back to Hollywood glamour of the 1930s. Architect S. Charles Lee designed the theater, using French Baroque décor as an inspiration. It was built in the heart of Los Angeles on Broadway between 1930 and 1931. The theater cost $1.5 million to build, and it was finished in less than 6 months, which you will find pretty hard to believe when you see it firsthand.Details
You have probably seen a movie that offered a glimpse of some extravagant outdoor mural that you instantly wanted to see more of. Maybe you even assumed that it was fake because you have never seen such extravagant art painted outside on a building. There may not be murals outside where you live, but this is Los Angeles, so you should expect nothing less. If you want to marvel at some exceptional pieces without spending the day inside a gallery, visit some of these Latina-inspired murals around the city during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center.
- Siqueiros: La Voz de la Gente – David Alfaro Siqueiros was the man a group of artists wanted to pay homage to through the creation of this colorful and vibrant piece. Anna Siqueiros organized the making of this piece, which was finished in February 2012.
Some people hear that a venue is the place to be for happy hour and assume either it is an upscale place with real “clicky” people or it is a dive bar that is just a little too on the “divey” side. Neither of these options describes The Morrison. LA Weekly labeled it the “Best Happy Hour in Los Angeles” and Culture Trip ranked it in its “Top 10 Truly Healthy Eateries in Los Angeles.” So, you really can have the best of both worlds.
An outdoor patio, full bar, free Wi-Fi, great beer selection, and an exceptional menu are what you will find at The Morrison. Interestingly, it is owned by three lawyers, which is not what you expect to hear. Daily happy hour runs from 3 pm to 7 pm, so if you are staying at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center on Business, you know where to go to unwind after work.Details
Founded in 1988, Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the American West. It is comprised of two locations, but the main one is in Griffith Park. The second one is at Mt. Washington campus. It is only 8 miles away and only open on Saturdays. This museum offers a variety of public programs and expeditions, including more than 500,000 artifacts and pieces of art.
If you ask for directions to this museum, people may give you a confused look, as many locals still refer to it as Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum. Actor and businessman Gene Autry established this venue in 1988 to share and interpret the significance of an array of different cultures that contributed to the history of the American West.Details
Even if you have been to Universal Studios Hollywood in the past, you will want to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center to visit again. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an attraction that you do not want to miss.
What to Expect
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will offer everything from the Shops of Hogsmeade to the mysterious and enchanting Hogwarts Castle. Essentially, you should enter the attraction and feel as though you have been there before (if you have seen the movies). Although nothing is set in stone, it is suggested that it will be very similar to the same attractions opened at the Universal Studios in both Florida and Japan. Below are a few highlights that are expected to be part of the attraction that you can look forward to.Details
If you have never been to a salsa night at a bar, now is the time to loosen your hips and sweat a little. Everyone is a newbie to salsa dancing at some point, and if you are going to learn, you might as well do it surrounded by strangers while on vacation. If you already know a thing or two about salsa dancing then you probably already have it on your list of things to do during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center. After all, most cities are lucky to have one salsa night a week at a bar, but this is Los Angeles, so you know you are going to have impressive options.Details