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Check Out L.A.’s Unique Museums

There’s no better way to explore history, art, or culture than by visiting museums. The best ones in the L.A. area range in topic from the strange and lifelike art of wax figures to the evolution of the automobile.

Visit L.A. Museums for Enlightening Entertainment

Here are just a few in the area worth your time.

L.A. MuseumsPetersen Automotive Museum

This unique institution showcases cars and vehicles since the beginning of the invention of the automobile. Travel through its history, take a look at the industry’s innovations, and then marvel at sleek examples of automobile artistry.

The Getty

From its beautiful grounds, gardens, and architecture to its world-class collections, this museum is full of delights. Take a look at European art, Medieval manuscripts, contemporary sculpture, and more.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

World-famous Madame Tussauds gets you up close and personal with famous actors, singers, athletes, and more – at least, in the form of life-like, wax figures (think Audrey Hepburn, Taylor Swift, and Kobe Bryant). Visit for a unique and marvelous experience.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

The Autry Museum of the American West chronicles how this part of the country evolved over time, from its first native inhabitants to cowboys on the frontier, to modern movements. See exhibits featuring Native American art and artifacts, historic items and firearms, memorabilia, paintings, and more.

Gallivant your way around museums in L.A., and book your stay at our hotel, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Holiday Magic Arrives with the Burbank Winter Wine Walk

A holiday atmosphere will settle on downtown like fairy dust, transforming it into a magical place for the Burbank Winter Wine Walk. This event is all about enjoying the open air, wine, entertainment, and shopping as you wander the festively lined streets.

Join the Festivities in Downtown Burbank

Burbank Winter Wine WalkThe Winter Wine Walk is set for Saturday, November 18. Come prepared to sip on wine and soak in some holiday magic.

The Wine Walk

The Wine Walk will lead you on a journey to various tasting sites downtown. You’ll get a tasting cup and a map to follow so you can discover delicious wines and beers from world-class wineries and breweries. Plus, the walk along San Fernando Boulevard will entice with winter cheer, from holiday lights to live entertainment.

Holiday Street Fair

The free Street Fair will start up before the Wine Walk. It will offer a fantastic selection of vendors, artists, crafters, and more. Live entertainment will serenade the entire event, so bring the whole family to enjoy the atmosphere.

Ready to mark your calendar in November for festivities in downtown Burbank? Make sure to come and stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel during your trip.

Scare Up Some Fun at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

If you’re ready, terror will come alive when you visit the Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. This special, scary season event will happen on select dates from now through November 4.

The Terror of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and More Come to Life

Make no mistake: This event is not for the faint of heart. You’ll be plunged into an atmosphere of genuine horror and fear as you explore each of the main attractions, including eight themed mazes.

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror NightsThemed Mazes

The themed mazes at Halloween Nights of Horror will immerse you in the frightening fictional worlds of TV shows and films. You’ll wander through the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead, stumble through the shocks of The Shining, and run for your life in Ash vs. Evil Dead – plus more.


What happens when strange creatures from galaxies far away crash-land on 1950s planet Earth? This high-energy live show tells the story.

Titans of Terror Tram

Take a ride on the Terror Tram – if you dare – and come face-to-face with modern horror movie giants. Chucky, the serial killer-possessed doll, will lead you into a nightmare.

Stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel while you’re out looking for Halloween scares for great deals and a perfect location. Our Stay for Breakfast and Visit Universal Studios package includes special rates and breakfast for two adults and two kids.

Let the Good Times Roll at the Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair

This fall, come to downtown Burbank to sip on brews and check out cool vendors at the Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair. The streets will come alive with music, food, and good times.

Beer Festivals in Burbank Are All the Buzz

The festival will be happening on Saturday, October 21. This lively event will welcome all ages for the fair, and adults 21 and over for the beer.

Burbank Beer Festival and Street FairBeer Sessions

There will be two beer-tasting sessions on tap. Each will include live music, entertainment, and over 85 craft beers to try in three different beer gardens.

Street Fair

The accompanying street fair is totally free for the public. Come to wander among the vendors and shops that will line the downtown streets. Area shops and restaurants will be open, too.

Participating Breweries

Just a few of the breweries you’ll be able to sample from at the festival include Poseidon Brewing Company, Riley’s Brewing Co., Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Brewyard Beer Company, Lincoln Beer Company, Baja Brewing Co., and Island Brewing Company.

Get a taste of local beer festivals and street fairs while you’re enjoying your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Rockin’ and Rivalries at Rose Bowl Stadium

The famous and historic Rose Bowl Stadium is the home of UCLA Football, the college Rose Bowl, and more. Get a glimpse of all the cool upcoming events you should check out at this amazing arena.

College Football, Concerts, and More: It’s All Happening at the Stadium

When you’re in the area, you’ll want to attend one of these fun games or concerts. Make room in your schedule to sit in the stands for an afternoon or evening of entertainment.

Upcoming Home Games

Rose Bowl StadiumThe fall football season is looking exciting. Here are upcoming home games to see in Pasadena.

Sunday, September 3 vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, September 9 vs. Hawaii

Saturday, September 30 vs. Colorado

Saturday, October 21 vs. Oregon

Concerts to Check Out

Did you know the stadium doesn’t just host football games? It’s also a hot venue for an outdoor concert. Here’s what’s coming up.

Catch Green Day on their Radio Revolution Tour. They’ll hit the stadium on Saturday, September 16.

Coldplay is set to perform at the stadium on Friday, October 6. They’re touring internationally in support of their most recent album, A Head Full of Dreams.

Whether you’ll be rocking out at concerts or cheering on the home team this upcoming fall, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriot Burbank Airport Hotel.

Go Behind the Scenes at Burbank Studio Tapings

Burbank is a hot spot where many of your favorite TV shows are recorded for broadcast. If you want to get in on a live taping for a fun day, here’s how to do it for multiple popular shows with great live performances.

Get Your Tickets for Burbank Studio Tapings

While you’re in the L.A. area, you need to get a taste of showbiz. Here are some great TV productions you should check out.

Burbank Studio TapingsConan

News and variety show host Conan O’Brien brings the funny with hilarious monologues, entertaining interviews with celebrities, and funny skits.

Tickets for show tapings are free, but are first-come, first-served. The show tapes on Monday – Friday throughout the year. 

The Big Bang Theory

This TV comedy is all about a gang of socially-inept yet brilliant nerds, and the women who love and put up with them. It stars Katie Cuoco as Penny, Johnny Galecki as Leonard, and Jim Parsons in his famous role as Sheldon.

Tickets to see a live taping are free. They are released 30 days prior to their respective episode taping and are first-come, first-served.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen is a beloved TV personality who hosts her own daytime talk show. It features dancing, breezy interviews with celebrity guests, and more fun and humor.

You can request free tickets to the show online in advance, but keep in mind that they’re in high demand. Standby tickets are also available on the day of taping if you inquire before 12 noon.

If you’re planning on catching a fun show taping in Burbank, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Get Scared Silly at Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest

If you’re looking for scares this upcoming autumn, you need to head to Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest. During the day, the kids will be delighted with spooky fun, but once night falls, the true terror begins.

Fright Fest Brings the Fear (and the Fun)

This big event is highly anticipated every year. This fall, you can enjoy all the horror on select dates in September and October. The fest will be open every Thursday through Sunday from September 16 to October 31.

Spooks for the Little Ones

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright FestIn the daytime, the fun will be totally family-friendly. Kids can enjoy Halloween crafts and a Trick-or-Treat Trail. Plus, there will be seasonal shows that won’t be too scary. Kids 12 and under can wear their costumes to the park, too. Bring the whole family and enjoy a spooky time.

Thrills, Chills, and Big Scares for Adults

At 7 p.m., darkness will descend on the park for a night of chilling terror. Zombies will roam the midways in search of victims, and haunted mazes will place you inside a nightmare. Wander the twisting passages and hope you don’t run into any unsavory characters.

You can also check out spooky shows and hop on a coaster – with a twist. Select roller coasters will run in the dark with the lights switched off, so you won’t know what’s going to happen next. Your heart may just race as fast as the ride!

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Eat See Hear Is Your End-of-Summer Fun Headquarters

An outdoor event in L.A. that has it all is Eat See Hear. This is where you can eat delicious grub from food trucks, see outdoor movies on a big screen, and hear up-and-coming music acts performing in the park.

Eat See HearNosh, Watch and Listen at Griffith Park

There will be movies, eats, and music in Griffith Park through September 16. Here’s what you need to know.

Outdoor Movies

Watching classic movies is an enjoyable way to spend an evening outdoors. Upcoming films you can see include Young Frankenstein, When Harry Met Sally, and Goodfellas. Each showing happens on the grassy, green lawn at the park.

Food Trucks

Local trucks from all over L.A. will descend on this fest. Vietnamese, Brazilian, Mexican, and more – it’s all here. Fill up your belly with good eats from Little Spoon, Brasil Kiss, Pho King Awesome, Richeeze Grilled Cheese, and plenty of other options.


Indie bands, musicians, and singer/songwriters are some of the talent you’ll hear before every movie. Upcoming acts include Haunted Summer, The Captain’s Son, and Trapdoor Special.

If you’ll be attending this fun fest that hits all the right notes, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

See Tomorrow’s Filmmaking Stars at Burbank International Film Fest

Are you a movie buff looking for a great experience this summer? Want to get in on the ground floor with upcoming talent in the film industry?

The Burbank International Film Fest (BIFF) is back in town, partnering with AMC theaters in downtown Burbank for a festive affair with all the glamour and glitter of the movie scene.

This is where you’ll see films from unknown talent looking to make a splash in the industry. The festival supports and champions independent filmmaking, so you’ll be seeing tomorrow’s stars premiere at the fest.

What’s Big This Year at BIFF?

The Burbank International Film FestThis year, the festival will be held from September 6 – 10 with screenings at AMC 16 Theatres. Here are some stand-out events to discover.

The World Movie Premier Screening of The List

The festival’s opening night film is The List. This is a hilarious romantic comedy about a lower-class man in love with a woman from an upper-class family. After he pops the question, she surprises him with a list of "improvements" he needs to make before she’ll walk down the aisle.

Garlic and Gunpowder

Watch the world premiere of this mob comedy, a slap-stick affair that parodies the Mafia. It stars Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, James Duval, and Steven Chase. Stick around after the screening for an after-party with an open bar and live DJ. 

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STAPLES Center Has Your End-of-Summer Entertainment

If you want to see a big-time show, concert, or sports event, STAPLES Center is where you’ll find them. This entertainment venue has plenty coming up for end-of-summer fun. Find out what performances are on tap and plan on attending.

Music and More Coming Up at the Arena

Summer is wrapping up with a huge parade of shows marching out through the end of August. Catch one of these huge events and make it memorable.

Staples CenterThe mega-popular singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will be heading to the Center for a three-day leg of his world tour. He’ll be supporting the January release of his album, “÷,” which includes songs like “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You.” You can see him and opening act James Blunt on August 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Korean pop culture, also called “hallyu,” will descend on L.A. with KCON. This convention will include K-pop music, TV dramas, fashion, beauty, food, and much more. There will be workshops, panels, exhibits, booths, and merchandise along with chances to meet your favorite Korean stars.

Plus, huge K-pop acts like Cosmic Girls, Seventeen, Heize, Astro, and more will perform. It’s all happening on August 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

Mega Summer Concert

This mega-concert will feature an impressive line-up of artists from rap and R&B. The line-up will include Fat Joe, Arcangel, De la Ghetto, Bad Bunny, J. Alvarez, and Bryant Myers. See the show on August 26.

If you’re planning to wrap up your summer with a bang at any of these events, stay at a convenient hotel with all the accommodations you need. Book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.