Entertainment & Travel

Entertainment & Travel (August 10, 2012)

Airport
Bob Hope Airport
2627 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, 91505
(818) 840-8840
www.burbankairport.com
In a city bursting with traffic, Angelenos who want to get out of Dodge quickly know to head to Burbank. With 80-plus daily flights to 11 cities across the country, valet parking and a train station on-site, getting to — and flying out of — Bob Hope airport is (dare we say?) hassle-free.

 

Amusement Park, Aquarium, Zoo
Disneyland (tie)
1313 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, 92802
(714) 781-4636
www.disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland
At Disneyland, imagination truly is the destination. Kids of all ages can tour the park’s seven “lands” of enchantment, twirl in teacups, fly over cities or rocket to infinity and beyond alongside their favorite Disney characters.

L.A. Zoo (tie)
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, 90027
(323) 644-4200
www.lazoo.org
For nearly 50 years, the L.A. Zoo has been home to creatures of all kinds — chimpanzees, tigers and, more recently, Asian elephants. Family-friendly shows allow for close-up encounters with exotic species like tarantulas.

Aquarium of the Pacific (tie)
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, 90802
(562) 590-3100
www.aquariumofthepacific.org
Fun and education intersect at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Get up close and personal with creatures of the deep while exploring an astounding 11,000 animal exhibits.

 

Gallery/Museum
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
(323) 857-6000
www.lacma.org
With 100,000 objects spanning eras ancient and modern, LACMA is the largest art museum in the West, with collections from all over the globe.

Inland Empire: Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex
Orange County: Bowers Museum
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley: Norton Simon Museum
Westside: Getty Center

 

Cinema
ArcLight
Multiple area locations
www.arclightcinemas.com
With an in-house café and restaurant, you can enjoy dinner, drinks and a blockbuster comfortably situated in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world.

Inland Empire: Harkins - Chino Hills
Orange County: Edward’s, Long Beach
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley: Gold Class Cinema
SF Valley/Foothills/Ventura: Laemmle’s Music Hall 3
South Bay/Southeast: AMC (Del Amo)
Westside: Landmark Pico

 

Comedy/Improv
ImprovCity
Irvine
(855) 624-6776
www.improvcityonline.com

ImprovCity has been performing family-friendly comedy on the fly since 2009. Shows feature professional comedians staging scenes, songs and games made up on the spot.

Inland Empire: Improv - Ontario
L.A. Central/Hollywood: Upright Citizens Brigade
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley: Ice House
South Bay/Southeast: Comedy and Magic Club

 

Concert Venue
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

The iconic shell-shaped Hollywood landmark is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the country. The Bowl stages the best of Broadway, film and music on a Hollywood hillside.

Inland Empire: Citizens Business Bank Arena
L.A. Central/Hollywood: Disney Concert Hall
Orange County: Honda Center
Orange County: Angel Stadium
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley: Rose Bowl
SF Valley/Foothills/Ventura: Gibson Amphitheatre

 

Dramatic Theater
Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, 91101
(626) 792-8672
www.pasadenaplayhouse.org

In a city full of stages, the Pasadena Playhouse has produced its share of stars. Actor Dustin Hoffman has graced its stage, and playwright Tennessee Williams staged premieres here.

Inland Empire: Lewis Family Playhouse
L.A. Central/Hollywood: Pantages Theatre
Orange County: South Coast Repertory
SF Valley/Foothills/Ventura: Repertory East Playhouse
South Bay/Southeast: James R. Armstrong Theatre
Westside: Kirk Douglas Theatre