Things to do in Burbank

5 Reasons to Visit Dodger Stadium (Even If You Hate Sports)

The Boys of Summer are not the only reason to come out to Dodger Stadium this summer.

You don’t need to bleed blue to “watch” one of the many baseball games in LA this summer. The big league sluggers and hurlers will be on the diamond at Dodger Stadium, yet that’s only Reason #1 of why you should consider taking a trip to Chavez Ravine.

Dodger StadiumThere’s so much more to the culinary offerings at Dodger Stadium than the clichéd peanuts and cracker-jacks. We’d admit: having one of their illustrious “Dodger Dogs” is almost a rite of passage. But Reason #2 on our list is dedicated to the inventive fare that highlights the concession stands. One beloved stadium exclusive: the Cheet-O-Lote – a concoction of roasted sweet-corn, Cheetos, cheese, and chipotle lime!

If you’re watching your waistline, the promotional events throughout the season, and our Reason #3, are just as enjoyable. The July 4th Fireworks are always a homerun, but every Friday night at Dodger Stadium, fireworks light up the sky! Fans can even take a seat on the field and watch the show overhead.

Dodger Stadium is an iconic venue in its own right and the Dodger Stadium Tours are a behind-the-scenes experience that delights all ages, allowing childhood fantasies to come true. Sitting in the actual dugout is a highlight worthy of being our Reason #4 in itself!

But our final spot, and Reason #5, to take in one of the baseball games in LA this summer, is to enjoy being part of the crowd. The music, the chants… it’s easy to get caught up in the magic. And when you book a room with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, it doesn’t have to end with the final out. Less than 20 miles away, walk off in victory by allowing our comfortable accommodations to end your experience in major-league style!

Have a Blast at the 92nd Annual AmericaFest!

The festive use of fireworks has origins that date back long before our nation’s founding in 1776. Yet on the first commemorative Independence Day in 1777, John Adams declared that the celebration of our freedom should be commemorated with “Pomp and Parade”.  We can safely say that this tradition is still going strong across our nation’s various July 4th celebrations. But for Californians, it doesn’t get any bigger or brighter than the 92nd Annual AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl Stadium!

AmericaFest proves that all July 4th celebrations are not created equal!

92nd Annual AmericaFestLast year, AmericaFest, the longest running Independence Day event in our nation, was attended by more than 75,000 people and packed with 2.5 tons of pyrotechnic power! Now for the 92nd consecutive year, the annual July 4th celebration at the Rose Bowl Stadium is guaranteed to be the areas can’t miss Independence Day event. Celebrate our nation’s birthday in style as AmericaFest promises to be a day of fun family events, amazing live entertainment, and of course, a big helping of firework “bombs bursting in air”. Be sure to get to the Rose Bowl Stadium early, as there are many summer activities to partake in leading up to the spectacular sundown showcase at 7:00 PM.

Where to Stay

While the twilight is still gleaming, skip the hassle of battling it out in the city’s notorious traffic conditions and stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Only a short distance away from the Rose Bowl Stadium, let our hotel end your star-spangled Independence Day in sparkling style in our recently renovated and luxuriously appointed accommodations.

Street Food Cinema: Movie Magic Under the Stars

Street Food Cinema is reinventing the old cliché of “dinner and a movie” for the 21st-century!

If you are searching for the ultimate summer film-going experience, look no further than attending Street Food Cinema. Since 2012, this blend of outdoor movies, amazing live musical entertainment and food trucks galore has been offering a modern version of the standard date night cliché of “dinner and a movie”.

So – which venue should you choose?

Street Food CinemaOne of the most popular for film buffs and foodies alike is Griffith Park. Audiences have already started to be captivated with their first entry in the 2018 Street Food Cinema schedule, a 30th Anniversary showing of The Land Before Time. But do not fear if you missed out on seeing Littlefoot search for the Great Valley, as the outdoor movies have just begun to light up the park this season.

You can learn to fly with the help of some pixie dust and “Peter Pan” or say ‘too-da-loo’ to Mrs. Doubtfire. The basketball season may be over in LA, but “Space Jam” will keep the cheers on the court, until the true king of the ‘court’ takes his throne in “The Lion King”. And the enchainment didn’t end with Tinker Bell’s dust, as “The Wizard of Oz” and cult classic “Practical Magic” bring a spellbinding close to the season.

The projector is rolling and the food trucks are a-waiting. So, bundle up, pick out your “chair” and get ready for some summertime movie magic! Yet there is even a better way to make this special night out a truly a memorable “dinner and a movie” experience… book a stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Whether you’re looking to continue the romance of your date night revelry or cap off the family fun with a spectacular sleepover we will make sure your night is truly unforgettable.

Join Hip-Hop Dance Royalty at the Monsters Unleashed LA XV Tour Finale

This is your chance to bust a move with leaders in the hip-hop dance industry at a fun-filled, hip-hop dance-only weekend.

The high-octane excitement of the Monsters Unleased LA XV Tour Finale promises attendees the dance chance of a lifetime!

Monsters Dance at a Glance — Monsters Unleashed LA XV Tour Finale

Monsters Unleashed LA XV Tour FinaleThe expansive Burbank Convention Center hosts the grand finale of one of the premier hip-hop dance tours in the country.

Besides enjoying the City of Angels, you’ll get to observe and learn from leading hip-hop choreographers like Rhapsody James, Jaquel Knight, and Fefe Burgos. There’ll be auditions, lessons, and a world-class competition as well as dance demonstrations and a workshop with top L.A. agencies.

Those ready to compete have a chance at cash prizes, professional feedback, and awards. This event is family-friendly, so kids as young as six can show off their dance moves and watch the hip-hop stars shine!

Go Full Out for Your Finale Weekend

You won’t want to miss a beat this weekend, and the best way to make the most of the Monsters Dance Finale is to stay at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Because the Burbank Convention Center is located at our hotel, you can be at any event within minutes of leaving your room.  And if you need to rest between competitions or shows, we’ve got you covered with luxury accommodations, a relaxing pool area, and fantastic dining options. Book early to reserve your spot!

Rock Out at Arroyo Seco Weekend in Los Angeles

Eat, drink, and be merry at one of the hottest new music festivals in the L.A. area.

Arroyo Seco Weekend caters to all your senses — whether you’re jonesing for a cold craft brew, hoping to grab a delicious taste of award-winning culinary treats, or ready to listen to some of the hottest names in music.

Fun for All at Arroyo Seco Weekend

Arroyo Seco WeekendYou can hang with friends or have your family in tow — Arroyo Seco has everyone covered.

Travel through musical decades starting with headliners like Neil Young & Promise of the Real and Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters and moving into more contemporary acts like The Kings of Leon and Jack White.

This festival’s got artists playing diverse sounds from jazz to blues to rock and more — it’s bound to have music from a genre — and era — you love.

The Best Home Base for Your Festival Weekend

With two days of music, food, and fun jam-packed into one weekend, you won’t want to miss a beat.

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel makes it easy to get the most of your weekend with quick access to the festival — just a short 24-minute drive away.  For an easy, stress-free festival experience, book your festival weekend stay with us today.

Don't Miss the 4th Annual BuildaBEAST Experience

Get ready to dance because BuildaBEAST returns to Los Angeles, California for another year of innovative dancing and industry-defining hip-hop. Newbies and experts, young and old, are sure to pick up some new moves and have a great time developing their skills with experts.

What's Happening at the immaBEAST BuildaBEAST Experience This Year?

Will "Willdabeast" Adams launched his dance company in 2013, which has since morphed into a world-renowned brand throughout hip-hop and dance circles.

4th Annual BuildaBEASTIn 2015, BuildaBEAST featured 750 dancers from 22 countries. This year is sure to be just as exciting with world-class choreographers, creative directors, and instructors hosting workshops and showcases.

Dance Competition and More

The 4th annual BuildaBEAST Experience promises to be yet another event visitors will remember for years to come. This hip-hop and dancing event will take place over the course of four days at our Burbank Convention Center.

You can enjoy two nights of amazing dance shows, interesting DJ sets, pop-up installations and exhibits, and even cash prizes. If you're lucky, you may even get a chance to audition for the 6th Annual immaBEAST Dance Company at a dance competition.

Dancers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Those under 18 will need to present a signed waiver from a guardian.

Plan Your Trip to the Burbank Convention Center

If you're participating in the event, consider staying with us on-site at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. When your feet and legs are worn out from dancing, you can just head upstairs to your luxurious room.

Enjoy a Summer Trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain

Summer wouldn't be complete without a trip to some amusement parks so pack up the family for a visit to Magic Mountain. Adults and kids alike are sure to enjoy an extended weekend here.

Don't Miss the Memorial Day Weekend Events and Fun All Summer Long

Six Flags Magic Mountain is filled with new excitement this year. New features for this season include premium dining passes, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis video game ride, CraZanity: the world's tallest pendulum ride, and more.

Six Flags Magic MountainThe highly anticipated Twisted Colossus makes its debut this year. This ride with steel and wood construction breaks records as the longest hybrid rollercoaster. Twisted Colossus provides a modern and innovative take on traditional wood coasters.

The DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR is an experience you won't soon forget. You'll watch a story play out in virtual reality while dropping 400 ft. at 85-mph speed. Lex Luther, Wonder Woman, and Superman will duke it out with ray guns before your eyes on the DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR.

Plan Your Trip to Burbank

If you're planning a family trip to Six Flags or the Burbank area this summer, consider staying with us as Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. We're just a short drive from Magic Mountain and plenty of other exciting Memorial Day weekend events around Los Angeles.

What's Happening at Dolby Theatre?

If you're planning a night out in Los Angeles, this state-of-the-art theatre offers a unique experience you won't soon forget.

Don't Miss These Hot Events

Dolby Theatre has something interesting to offer folks of all ages. This local venue has hosted a broad range of prestigious artists, entertainers, and events over the years including IRIS by Cirque du Soleil, Stevie Wonder, AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the BET awards.

Eorzean Symphony - FINAL FANTASY XIV Orchestra Concert 2018

Video game music has grown remarkably advanced over the past few decades. Gamers and music enthusiasts alike won't want to miss the Eorzean Symphony - FINAL FANTASY XIV Orchestra Concert 2018 on June 15th and 16th at 8:00 PM.

Dolby TheatreDavid Blaine

This one-man show creates an interactive experience with stunts and magic. His most awe-inducing performances include being buried alive in New York for one week and surviving a six-ton block of ice for three days. Now, you can see David Blaine for yourself on May 24th at 8:00 PM.

2018 Radio Disney Music Awards - LIVE!

Get ready to plan an exciting family night out for this sixth anniversary live show filled with big stars and up-and-comers. You can find out who will win the Radio Disney "ARDY" statuette at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards - LIVE! on June 22nd at 3:00 PM.

Plan Your Trip to Los Angeles

If you're visiting the Los Angeles area or going to an event at this theatre, consider staying with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. We're not far from the venue which makes us a perfect location for both out-of-towners and local residents looking to spend some time away from home.

What's Happening at the Southern California Jamboree?

If you love studying family history or would simply like to learn more about genealogy, you won't want to miss the forty-ninth annual Southern California Jamboree at our Burbank Convention Center.

Learn How to Uncover Your Heritage at The SoCal Genealogy Jamboree

Over 1,500 people are expected to fly into the Hollywood Burbank Airport for the SoCal Genealogy Jamboree this year. Novices, family historians, and genealogical experts across the spectrum are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Southern California JamboreeDedicated volunteers from the Southern California Genealogy Society (SCGC) put on the event each year with the goal of educating and providing access to the latest research techniques.

The jamboree will host over 100 classes and 55 speakers from across the United States and Mexico to help you uncover your family's lives and stories with expert guidance. At the exhibit hall, you can take part in mini-classes and DNA testing.

The Writers' Conference will teach participants how to document family history through letters, stories, and all kinds of written text.

Plan Your Trip to the Burbank Convention Center

The jamboree takes place Thursday, May 31st through Saturday, June 2nd.  On Thursday, the general public can enjoy several free events and round tables all day long.

If you're attending the jamboree, consider staying with us on-location at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. We're in an especially convenient location if you'll be flying into the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

A Historic Experience at the TCL Chinese Theatre

If you're planning a trip to Los Angeles, you won't want to skip the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. This theatre hosts over 50 major events each year and several movie screenings every day.

Red Carpet Movie Premieres, Celebrity Imprinting Ceremonies, and Much More

The Chinese Theatre opened its doors in 1927 and has since hosted thousands of famous stars – including Marilyn Monroe – as Hollywood's premier venue for Red Carpet movie premieres.

TCL Chinese TheatreIn 2013, the Chinese Theatre teamed up with TCL (China's largest electronics manufacturer) for a slew of exciting tech and design upgrades.

If you're a big Hollywood buff, you'll definitely want to book a VIP tour. You'll learn about the history of this film palace from the inside out through stories, fun facts, and a walking tour.

When you visit the theatre, be sure to check out the Forecourt of the Stars where you can find countless hand prints from their celebrity imprinting ceremonies. These prints aren't restricted to actors and actresses – you can also find singers, producers, athletes, animals, and even cars.

Bargain tickets to shows at the theatre start at just $12 for matinees. Average movie ticket prices are $21. The theatre also offers IMAX and MX4D® motion pictures.

Plan Your Trip to a Few Historic LA Theaters

A trip to Hollywood or Los Angeles wouldn't be complete without a visit to a few historic LA theaters like this one. If you're planning a California trip, consider staying with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.