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Hollywood Bowl Introduction

Set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles is a premier venue for music, culture, and performance. Carved into a hillside and known as the "bowl", it's the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the US and has hosted hundreds of events since its 1922 opening. It's the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It also houses the Hollywood Bowl Museum, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and the Bowl Walk. It’s near the Outpost Estates neighborhood, south of Route 101 and north of Hollywood Boulevard.

Hotels near Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is close to a wide range of hotels, many of them in the heart of Hollywood within walking distance of the venue. You’ll find plenty of 3-star and mid-range hotels with outdoor pools, restaurants, and bars, as well as a good selection of budget options and motels. The best time to visit for a hotel bargain is during the winter, although you will encounter rainfall in January and February. Spring and fall are pleasant months for sightseeing, while summer is not only crowded, but also hot with high smog levels.

Where to stay near Hollywood Bowl

For sightseeing, you'll want to stay near the center of Hollywood, a bustling area filled with star-studded attractions, entertainment, and shopping all within view of the famed Hollywood sign. Hollywood Boulevard is where you’ll find the Walk of Fame, the TCL Chinese Theater, and the Dolby Theater, along with shopping, dining, and nightlife. The boulevard intersects with North Highland Avenue, steps from the expansive Hollywood & Highland shopping and entertainment complex. Glitzy Sunset Boulevard is another iconic street with plenty of hotels, shops, and restaurants. Its home to the mile-and-a-half-long Sunset Strip, renowned for its bars, nightclubs, and boutiques.

Things to see near Hollywood Bowl

You can visit the TCL Chinese Theater, the famous movie palace on the Walk of Fame, a mile from the Hollywood Bowl. Also a mile away is Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard. About 2 miles from the bowl you’ll find Universal Studios, one of the most famous and active studios in Hollywood. It offers a theme park, guided tours, shops, and restaurants. Shopping, dining, and outdoor concerts are all on offer at the Hollywood & Highland shopping emporium, home to the Dolby Theater, a 20-minute walk away from the Hollywood Bowl. Sunset Strip is 4 miles from the bowl.

How to get to Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is just off the 101 Freeway in Hollywood on Highland Avenue. Traffic can be heavy, especially in the evening, and parking at the bowl is limited. From Universal Studios, take the Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland station and walk about 15 minutes from there. Or you can take the Bowl Shuttle bus which drops you at one of the venue's shuttle lots. The Metro Bus service also provides transportation to and from the Hollywood Bowl, while a Park & Ride system allows you to park in the neighborhood where you're staying and ride directly to the Bowl.