Award Season Travel Sites and Activities

The glitz and glam that the world’s top actors and actresses bring make award show season exciting and fun to watch. With Los Angeles as the hub for many of the major award shows, traveling to see an award show in person makes for a great vacation. If you are planning on traveling to Los Angeles for award show season, we’ve got a few tips and ideas to help make your trip unforgettable. The Red Carpet See your favorite actors and actresses and all that the award season has to offer by getting right up in the action when the red carpet is rolled out. The Tuesday before the big ceremony, crews unfurl the 600 foot long carpet along Hollywood Boulevard in preparation for the nominees and celebrities to walk down on Sunday night. To get a glimpse of and wave to the stars, many people set up camp a few days early, pitching tents along the street. Take a Tour If the chaos of the actual award show doesn’t sound very appealing, there are tons of activities and other reasons to explore the amazing city that you are visiting. Take a few minutes to see what Los Angeles is about by going on a tour. Start off with the Beverly Hills Trolley. This quick narrated tour shows visitors the art, architecture and historical areas of the city. If you want to see how your favorite award season celebrities live, grab a star map from a street vendor or hop on a Hollywood bus tour. Whether you’re doing a self-guided tour, or are on one of the popular double decker buses, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse into why so many celebrities love Los Angeles. Shop till You Drop on Rodeo Many award show events take place in Beverly Hills, but one event that exists year-round is the extravagant shopping available on Rodeo Drive. This famed 3-block shopping destination is home to more than 100 boutiques, stores and hotels. Whether you’re window shopping at Giorgio Armani or relishing over the beauty of the hand-crafted Valentino gowns, Rodeo Drive will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Swing By the Hotels You don’t need a reservation to see why some of the hotels in Beverly Hills are so special. From the Beverly Hilton and the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire to the Peninsula Beverly Hills and the Montage Beverly Hills, visitors are sure to have their breath taken away once they step foot inside these luxurious hotels. Celebrities are known to stay at these lavish hotels, and many award season pre and post parties are known to take place near or in these hotels as well. If you didn’t have a chance to grab a room at one of these hotels, swing by and simply grab a bite or a drink at one of their premier restaurants or lounges. Be sure to look out for celebrities while you are there! Don’t worry if you can’t snag a ticket to any of the award shows this year. Being in the Los Angeles area is just as exciting. Be a part of the award season action by simply traveling to Los Angeles and checking out some of the popular award season hot spots. Start your star-studded trip the right way by making your near-airport parking reservations at The Parking Spot. We work to make sure every one of our customers feels like a VIP by offering fast and friendly service with exceptional amenities.    
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