Did you know that Glendale is only 6 miles away from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center? Sure, there is definitely an endless supply of attractions to visit in Los Angeles, but Glendale is a cool city, too, and definitely is worthy of a visit. In fact, Curbed.com’s readers and editors voted it as L.A.’s Neighborhood…Details
Some of the biggest decisions you will need to make during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center is deciding where to eat or grab a few drinks every day. The Los Angeles area is heavily saturated with phenomenal venues, so these decisions may prove to be harder than you anticipate. Being told of the must-visit places can be quite helpful. One of these places happens to be Golden Road Brewing Company.
First things first; Golden Road Brewing is on San Fernando Road, just outside of Griffith Park. Chances are good, you plan on visiting Griffith Park to go to Griffith Observatory, L.A. Zoo, Travel Town, or Autry National Center. Maybe you just plan on going to walk around, explore the trails, and snap some photos. Whatever day you go to the park, head over to Golden Road Brewing for a beer and some good eats, since you’ll already be in the neighborhood.Details
There is so much to see that viewing as a pedestrian is typically the best way to ensure that you don’t miss anything. However, sometimes, you just need to rent a convertible and go cruising. As you would expect, this city has some very popular scenic drives that locals and visitors alike just can’t get enough of. Below are a few routes that should not be missed, if you are going to spend a little time driving around during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center.Details
If you are going to be in Griffith Park visiting other attractions anyway, you might as well bring along some comfortable walking shoes to explore the trails leading to the summit of Bee Rock. You may not plan on doing any hiking during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, but if you make it to the top of Bee Rock, you will be glad you put forth the effort to get photos of the fabulous views.
Bee Rock is an outcropping shaped like a beehive that towers over Griffith Park’s east side. When you see the rock from the distance, it looks like a huge mountain. Don’t let it intimidate you. The hike is not as hard as it looks, as long as you are not trying to ascend it in flip-flops.Details
You may not have a trip to Beverly Hills planned during your stay, but you will be glad you squeezed in the time to visit the Greystone Mansion & Park. It’s only 13 miles from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, and it truly represents Old Hollywood at its finest hour. If you check out the reviews and photo gallery on Yelp, you will understand why this treasured gem is considered a must-visit!
Edward “Ned” Doheny Jr. was given the estate as a gift from his oil tycoon father in 1928. The Tudor Revival mansion was designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann. It has 55 rooms and sprawls 46,000 square feet. When built, it cost $3 million, making it the state’s most expensive home.Details
It doesn’t matter where you are from, you have likely heard of the Dolby Theatre, previously called the Kodak Theatre. The venue hosts awards shows, symphony performances, live concerts, and an array of other events. The Miss USA pageant has even been hosted here twice. Whether you take in a performance or take a tour, you definitely want to make time to visit the Dolby Theatre during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center.
About the Structure
For as popular as the theater is, you may find it surprising that it’s only been open since November 9, 2001. Some of the popularity maybe due to the fact that it’s the first venue to become a permanent home to the Oscars, but the architecture definitely has something to do with why this venue is so admired.Details
There are a lot of lovely parks in the Los Angeles area and there are plenty with modest hiking trails, but if you prefer a hike that will last several hours and really get your heart pumping, Eaton Canyon is where you want to go. The scenery is unreal, and although it is only 15 miles away from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, you will feel like you are in a faraway land. It also happens to be one of the best places for bird-watching in the area.
About Eaton Canyon
Eaton Canyon extends from Mount Markham at the Eaton Saddle to San Gabriel Peak in Angeles National Forest. Eaton Canyon Nature Center is the most well-known area of the canyon. This is where you find a major trailhead off the Mount Wilson Toll Road.Details
If you are like most other guests staying at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, it is highly unlikely that you are bringing a bike along for your visit. You are flying in, or you may be driving, but probably do not plan on strapping the bike carrier on the back of the car before you leave. Unfortunately, one of the best ways to explore Los Angeles is by bike. There are a ton of bike paths, lanes, and stands. You can cover more ground sightseeing than you would be foot, and the savings from not having to pay multiple parking fees could buy you a nice souvenir. Thankfully, there are a lot of fantastic bike rental shops to choose from!Details
New York City may be hyped up at New Year’s Eve because of the ball drop in Times Square, but everyone knows that no city parties harder than Hollywood. Tinsel Town is the place to be to ring in a new year, and as always there are a ton of hot parties to choose from. You don’t have to stick with one party either. Many are clustered in one location, so you can take a cab from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, and not worry about getting behind the wheel.
This 6th annual bash grants you access to five clubs: Couture Egyptian Theater Courtyard, Gatsby’s House, 1718, and Playhouse. You can walk from one party to the next all night long. The after hours party for Hollywood VIP starts at 2:00am in the Playhouse, and goes till 4:00am. There are a variety of passes available, all offering unique perks.Details
You are probably wondering why anyone would want to go to a library on vacation, right? After all, this is Los Angeles! Beaches, parks, shopping, and tourist attractions are the things that should be on your to-do list. Plus, there is a library branch in Burbank, so you are probably thinking that if you need to go to a library for some reason, you will just go to the closest one. Well, the Los Angeles Central Library is different. “Magnificent” is a word commonly used to describe it in Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews. This old building is considered a tourist attraction itself and is worthy of a visit to see for yourself. Besides, it’s only 10 miles away from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center.Details