Monday, July 5, 2010

The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl should be on your LA Bucket List. The Bowl is one of our favorite night time activities in LA. Since opening in July of 1922 the Hollywood Bowl and the LA Philharmonic have been enchanting audiences with their magic under the stars. They offer a variety of summer concerts and you are sure to find something you will enjoy. We recently went to the 4th of July Concert & Fireworks that featured Vince Gill. Last year we attended a concert of John Williams’ music directed by John Williams. With seating for just under 18,000 every seat in the Bowl is a good seat (so go ahead and get the $15 tickets instead of springing for the $120 ones.)

My favorite part about the Hollywood Bowl is being able to picnic on the grounds before the show. There are a variety of picnic grounds, although they can fill up quickly before the show. Bring a bottle of wine and your favorite picnic food (we like to go by the whole foods on our way for some snacks) and enjoy the view before the show.

Here are a few tips:

Choosing your seat: If you like your personal space you should pick a seat on the side of the Hollywood Bowl. The new seating system allows you to choose a section - making finding a non crowded seat much easier.

What to Pack: Make sure to bring a blanket – even in the summer it gets cold in the evening. It’s also a good idea to bring something to sit on – the wooden benches can get hard.

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