The Hollywood Bowl Is L.A. Entertainment At Its Best
While there are more than enough venues in Los Angeles to see a concert, the Hollywood Bowl stands in a class of its own. Carved from the famed Hollywood Hills in the early 1920s, the stage is an Art Deco beauty that perpetually symbolizes what this city does best: put on a good show. Seating stretches beyond the white curves of the stage into box seats, stadium seats, and an open lawn that can fill with everyone from the high-heeled starlet to the family man. Since the Hollywood Bowl caters to all ages – its schedule features everything from trendy marquee names to legendary musicians, and children’s sing-a-longs to L.A. Philharmonic symphonies – its audience is rarely as predictable as the cool weather. Bring along a sweater, along with your own grub, when you shuffle into your row. In the summer, bottles of wine and overstuffed sandwiches make for great appetizers before the lights dim. You can also get there early and picnic in one of the venue’s many grassy areas, or sit down to dinner at its restaurants. And if you live in L.A., or you’re staying within a freeway’s drive from the Bowl, make use of its bus shuttles. That way, you can enjoy the night without worrying about the commute.
By Kelly Dawson
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