Monthly Archives: May 2014

Best Los Angeles Photo-Ops While Staying at Tangerine Hotel

With it’s rolling hilltops, vast valleys and stretching coastline, Los Angeles is known for its breathtaking views. While we know your trip is jam packed with business meetings, must-see tourist attractions and other obligations, be sure to take some time to stop and smell the roses…or at least get some great photos to commemorate your trip to sunny Los Angeles.

Here are just a few of our favorite places:

Griffth Park
Griffith Observatory – Set high in the Hollywood Hills you’ll get a great view of the Hollywood sign, the San Fernando Valley, downtown, and on a very clear day, even the coast.

Santa Monica Pier – Stroll out to the Santa Monica Pier, watch the sunset over the water and see the landscape of the diverse coastline. Or better yet, hop on the Ferris wheel to catch a bird’s eye view of the action.

The Grove – Yes, it is a very gorgeous outdoor mall featuring a movie theater, popular clothing stores and great eats. But, from the top of the parking structure you can catch a great view of the city, and all of its surroundings.

hollywood hiking
Runyon Canyon – If you’re into hiking, take 30 minutes to walk up the mountain (approx. 2.5 miles.) You won’t be disappointed. With its view of downtown, the Hollywood Hills, and on a clear day, the coastline, you won’t regret having had broken a sweat.

Yamashiro Hollywood – This popular Japanese restaurant, located high in the Hollywood Hills boasts an exotic view of the scene below. Visit for an evening dinner and catch a view of all that glistens and gleams in Hollywood nightlife.

The Standard Downtown – Enjoy a couple of cocktails at this popular lounge, located on the hotel’s rooftop, and be engulfed by the eclectic feel and breathtaking view of downtown.

The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel – If you’d like to catch the view from the comfort of the indoors, venture to this ultra swanky lounge and restaurant, situated on the 18th floor of the Huntley Hotel. You’ll enjoy an extraordinary view of the California coastline while sipping on your favorite cocktail.

The list could go on for days if we were to list all of the spectacular views one could find within Los Angeles city’s limits. Whether you choose to take a drive, hike or visit a nice restaurant, we hope you take some time to relax and catch some of the amazing sites. Of course, if you need any ideas on where to go, the friendly staff at the Tangerine Hotel in Burbank is always here to help.

Concert Hot Spots in Los Angeles

Lucky for us in Los Angeles, April showers are not always the case. And, with the abundance of concert venues, indoor and out, it’s a music lover’s playground. Whether you’re looking for a mellow evening of tunes, fist pumping music, or the latest hits, you’re sure to find something perfect for your taste in and about Burbank and the surrounding areas. Here are just a few of the most popular venues for music lovers to enjoy during their stay at the Tangerine Hotel.

The award winning Greek Theater, named North America’s Best Small Town Venue, and one of the most popular outdoor theaters in Los Angeles, has a perfect setting within Griffith Park in Los Feliz. This nearly 6,000-seat venue has hosted some of the biggest names from all genres of music, including Elton John, Sting, The White Stripes and Jack Johnson. Spend a night enjoying your favorite sounds under the Los Angeles stars. See the upcoming line up at the Greek Theater and buy your tickets in advance – this theater fills up quickly.

The Roxy, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, is a famous nightclub featuring some of the most popular rock bands. Open since 1973, it has hosted such legends as Bob Marley and the Whalers, Prince and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tickets for popular performers sell out within hours so you’ll want to purchase them quickly. A huge bonus is that they hold concerts almost every night.

Hollywood Bowl, located on Highland Blvd. in Los Angeles, near hotels in Burbank, is a modern styled outdoor amphitheater with a backdrop that looks towards the Hollywood Hills, and on a clear night, guests are sure to spot the infamous Hollywood sign. Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, it hosts hundreds of musical acts each year. Upcoming performances include Black Sabbath, Journey & Steve Miller Band, Billy Joel and Bruno Mars & Pharrell Williams.

Nokia Theatre is located in downtown Los Angeles across from the Staples Center. Guests will have an intimate experience with no seat being further than 210 feet from the stage. This prestigious venue is a favorite for many award shows including the Emmy Awards, the Peoples Choice Awards and the American Music Awards, and for popular artists such as Katy Perry, Nicki Manaj, R Kelly and so many more. Additionally, it’s located at L.A. Live, an entertainment complex boasting many restaurants, bars and entertainment options.

Whatever your music genre may be, there are plenty of options while you’re staying at the Tangerine Hotel. We hope you enjoy your stay and enjoy some tunes in the upcoming spring and summer months.

Exploring Downtown – The comeback part of LA

For years, downtown may have gotten a bit of a bad rap with some seedy areas, deserted buildings and grungy streets. But with somewhat of a revival taking place around the area in recent years, with all sorts of artists, business owners, students and tourists inhabiting its nooks and crannies, the downtown area is gaining momentum as a booming area of the city.

If you have a day or a few hours to spare during your stay in Los Angeles, mosey on down to this part of town and get lost in its eclectic coffee shops, trendy stores, eateries and unique culture. You wont be disappointed.

The eclectic and ever popular Art Walk is starting April 10th and continues the second Tuesday of every month. This free event, a huge favorite for locals and tourists alike, boasts hundreds of local artists showcasing their finest. Download a map and visit the eclectic galleries, new and old, in the area. You’ll love the friendly ambiance and will gain a true taste of the city’s spirited and creative nature.

Or, visit the iconic Pershing Square right in the heart of downtown. Home to many community events throughout the year, you’re sure to find something that suites your fancy. From farmers markets, movies in the park and free concerts, this historical landmark has fun for all, all year long.

Stop by the L.A Live Complex with main attractions such as the Grammy Museum, ESPN Zone and many popular eateries. Catch a game or concert at the nearby Staples Center, home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings and host to some of the greatest musical acts of the day. You wont be bored at one of downtown’s hottest spots.

Whatever your interest may by, it’s safe to say the downtown area is as vibrant and eclectic as the people that inhabit its borders. Take some time to explore the downtown city streets – you just never know what you may stumble across. Of course, if you ever need some suggestions on local hotspots or hidden gems, the staff at the Tangerine Hotel in Burbank is always available to assist our guests.