You might think that you have to go into Hollywood or Downtown Los Angeles to visit one of the area’s hottest bars, but you don’t. Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill is right around the corner from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, and hundreds of Yelp reviews will tell you just how cool this place is. The atmosphere is friendly and upbeat, and it’s known for having the best burgers around. Of course, the beer selection and drink specials are obvious bonuses, too.Details
Whether you are staying at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center for business or pleasure this holiday season, you will definitely want to take advantage of some of the exciting events the area has to offer. Just because you are away from home doesn’t mean you have to forget about holiday traditions. There may not be a foot of snow on the ground here, but there are still plenty of festive events to enjoy.Details
While you are staying at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, you will definitely want to take a 15-minute walk to Victory Blvd at Magnolia Blvd for an Acai Jungle Bowl. Be warned, if you do this at the beginning of your stay, you just might feel the need to walk over there every day because these things are delicious. Oh, and they’re healthy! So, although your taste buds will think you are indulging in something sweet and fattening, and your mind will think you are cheating on your diet, you are actually fueling your body with some healthy ingredients with fabulous benefits.
The first thing you need to know is that this is not a restaurant. The address is 330 N. Victory Blvd, but it’s not a permanent building. Acai Jungle Bowls sets up lemonade stand-style. It’s in front of a martial arts studio, and Martino’s Bakery is across the street.Details
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can’t deny that the holiday season certainly brings a lot of fun traditions. Ice skating happens to be one of them. Of course, if you are staying at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center during the holiday season, you are probably thinking that the only way you will get to join in the tradition of ice-skating is to be stuck inside some arena, right? Nope! Ice skating is a big deal in Los Angeles, and you will have several outdoor rinks to choose from for a fully festive experience.
The Rink Downtown Burbank (November 28, 2014 – January 19, 2015)
You don’t even have to travel too far from the hotel to enjoy a few laps around the ice. One of Downtown Burbank’s most festive traditions takes place at The Rink in Downtown Burbank. The corner of E. Orange Grove Avenue and North 3rd Street gets transformed into a winter wonderland. Skate rentals are available. There are also a lot of events and themed days you might want to participate in, as well.Details
When you hear that Griddle Café’s slogan is, “Come get buttered up, and you will have good luck!” you may think it is the weirdest thing you’ve ever heard. Get buttered up? Really? Well, it may sound lame/cheesy/corny/displeasing (insert your favorite adjective here), but once you actually visit the restaurant, you realize it just sort of works. After all, more than 3,000 Yelp reviews can’t be wrong! Can you believe more than 3,000 people have taken the time to actually write a review of one breakfast spot?
Be Prepared to Wait
The first thing you need to know is there is going to be a line, especially if you go during the week when everyone is trying to get fed before work. If you can wait until 9:00am, or a bit later, your chance of getting seated fast increases substantially.
You should also know that although it is only 8 miles from the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, traffic can be killer getting into West Hollywood during rush hour. This is another reason to wait a little longer to venture this way. If you want to avoid a busy parking structure, park in the lot off Fairfax right before Sunset. The lot is behind Rite-Aid, and you can actually enter through the back of the restaurant.Details
There are a lot fantastic bars and gastropubs in the Los Angeles area, but sometimes you just need more than a jukebox or live acoustic band to make you happy. Sometimes, you need to dance, and wherever you go to dance had better have a good DJ that can keep you moving all night long. It is also a bonus if the club has bartenders that know how to hustle, too. After all, you don’t want to waste valuable dance time standing in line. Plus, you are dehydrating by the second! The bad thing about going to a club in an area you are not familiar with is potentially choosing one that is a total flop. You don’t want to pay cover charge to be disappointed. So, where are you supposed to go during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center? Boulevard3!Details
Nearly everyone knows that some of the country’s most coveted shopping hotspots are in Los Angeles. However, when you are looking for something a little different than trendy or high-end retailers, you spend time appreciating the many specialty boutiques in Burbank. Since the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center is centrally located, you will find that you can walk to some of these quaint shops or jump on the Downtown Burbank MetroLink for others.Details
Have you ever golfed a new course that you had really been looking forward to only to leave feeling lousy? Some of those championship courses you hear so much about can really do a number on your ego. Back home you consider yourself to be an above average golfer, but a tough day on a super challenging course can have you feeling really down on yourself. On the other hand, you don’t want a course to be so easy you feel like you are wasting time. DeBell Golf Course is challenging enough to keep you on your toes, but forgiving enough to not shatter your ego. You gotta love Burbank golf!Details
There are a lot of museums in the Los Angeles area, but if you appreciate rare collectibles then you absolutely must visit the Nethercutt Museum during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center. Although the collection is primarily comprised of rare vintage cars, you will also find a variety of other treasured finds from musical instruments to antique furniture.
About the Founder
You may have never heard of J.B. Nethercutt before now, but you have probably heard of his aunt, Merle Norman, founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics. Nethercutt left his hometown of South Bend, IN to live with his aunt in Santa Monica. Later, he dropped out of the California Institute of Technology, so he could go into business with her.Details
Grilliant is proving that you do not need elegant chandeliers, porcelain plates, and outrageous prices to provide a fulfilling dining experience. Sometimes, you just need to allow fresh ingredients to be the main attraction, which is exactly what Grilliant does best.
When you see that a restaurant has nearly perfect reviews on Yelp, you can’t help but expect to walk into an elaborately decorated space that will delight all your senses. After all, everyone knows that food magically tastes better while listening to water cascade from a fountain or watching the dancing flame from a bio ethanol fireplace. This is not what you find here.Details