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Things to Do at The Garland

At The Garland we offer a variety of Hollywood activities and things to do to make your LA vacation memorable. Take a dip in our pool, relax at our bar with a cocktail in hand, join us for a morning Yoga at Beverly Park, or explore the neighborhood with our Urban walk. No matter how you choose to spend your time at The Garland, we have a little something for everyone. 

*view our los angeles attractions map* for Quality Sightseeing

Get out and explore all the action in LA. From Hollywood studio tours and locations from your favorite films to some of the world’s best designer boutiques, the City of Angels has it all. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway with your best friends or taking a family vacation to LA, we’ve selected the sights you just have to see. Be sure to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, now how to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ (open April 7, 2016) and ask us about exclusive room & ticket package with The Garland, a preferred Harry potter Universal hotel. Check out our Los Angeles attractions map below and see how quickly you'll get lost in the magic.

  • Attractions

    Soak up the sun and dive into fun at LA’s most entertaining attractions. With thrilling theme parks, unique museums, and world-class concert halls all just a short drive away from The Garland, there won’t be a dull moment during your stay. 

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    Hollywood Bowl Show on map
    The Getty Show on map
    LACMA Show on map
    TCL Chinese Theatre Show on map
    Dodger Stadium Show on map
    Griffith Park Observatory Show on map
    Staples Center Show on map
    Santa Monica Pier Show on map
  • Shopping

    From the chic boutiques of Beverly Hills to expansive outlet shopping, there’s no shortage of retail therapy in LA. Don’t miss some of our favorite places to shop in LA.

    Hollywood & Highland Center Show on map
    Rodeo Drive Show on map
    Westfield Fashion Square Mall Show on map
    The Grove Show on map
    Farmers Market Show on map
    Citadel Outlets Show on map
    Camarillo Premium Outlets Show on map
  • Film & Studios

    Take a cinematic tour of LA to see where some of the industry’s most iconic movies and TV shows have been made. Here are the best destinations for getting a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of Hollywood. 

    Universal Studios Show on map
    Warner Brothers Studios Show on map
    Paramount Pictures Studios Show on map
    Sony Pictures Studios Show on map
  • Seasonal Activities

    No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something going on in LA. Our convenient North Hollywood location allows for easy access to some of the city’s best seasonal activities and attractions. Check out our favorite things to do during the winter and spring in LA.

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*All the Hollywood Activities* Within Our Lively Neighborhood

Whether it’s a family vacation, business trip or girls weekend away, when you stay at The Garland, you’re just minutes from some of LA’s trendiest and most exciting destinations. We offer free trolley rides to and from Universal Studios and CityWalk. Chauffeur-driven limos and sedans can be hired to take you to meetings, dining, dancing and shopping. Or simply take a stroll down Ventura Boulevard to sample sushi, taste tapas and explore The Valley’s version of Sunset Boulevard. Check out these vacation-making, North Hollywood activities and dining options in LA's hippest neighborhood, centrally-located to our historic Hollywood hotel, the Garland.

  • Dining

    Although your dining experience at The Garland is designed to keep you coming back for more, if you choose to venture out, you won’t be disappointed. Hip gastropubs, Tapas bars, sushi and casual fare line lively Magnolia Boulevard, well-known Ventura Boulevard and nearby Lankershim.

    In N Out Show on map
    Aroma Coffee & Tea Show on map
    Sushi Dan Show on map
    Firefly Show on map
    Ramen Jinya Show on map
    Laurel Tavern Show on map
    Black Market Liquor Bar Show on map
    Sugarfish by Sushi Nozaw Show on map
    Mantee Show on map
    Fox and The Hounds Show on map
    Lemonade Show on map
    Malbec Show on map
  • Entertainment

    Hop aboard our complimentary trolley to Universal Studios and CityWalk. This world-famous attraction has thrilling theme park rides and shows, a working movie studio, and some of LA's unique shops, restaurants and cinemas.

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    Universal CityWalk Show on map
    EXTRA at Universal Studios Show on map
    iFly Hollywood Show on map
  • Get Outside

    Take a step outside and you’ll realize why LA is so well known for its warm weather. Perfect for hiking, biking or just outdoor exploration, this location is the perfect place from which to soak up the sun.

    Fryman Canyon Show on map
    Lake Hollywood Reservoir Walking Trail Show on map
    Cahuenga Peak Show on map
    Stough Canyon Show on map
    Griffith Park Show on map
    Skyline Motorway Trail Show on map
    Runyon Canyon Show on map
  • NoHo Arts District

    Looking for an offbeat LA experience? Explore the NoHo Arts District, a one-mile square community that is home to contemporary theaters, art galleries, cafes and shops.

    El Portal Theatre Show on map
    Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Show on map
    NoHo Arts Center Show on map
    The Federal Bar Show on map
    District Pub Show on map
    Republic Of Pie Show on map
    Bow and Truss Show on map
    Vicious Dogs Show on map

*come & play* With our Garland Activities

Not sure where to start on your Hollywood CA adventure? Begin your trip by taking a look at our Garland activities schedule! During your stay, be sure to check out the plethora of Hollywood activities we have in store for you. From complimentary wine tastings to fitness tips from a top LA trainer, each day is filled with even more fulfilling experiences than the next, and all within steps from your room. Take advantage of these quintessential Hollywood outings offered by The Garland.

Winter Programming



4:00pm - 6:00pm  Happy Hour at The Front Yard: Spend the evening with us! Grab a friend and enjoy delicious drinks.
10:00pm - Close   Reverse Happy Hour The Front Yard: Night cap anyone? Choose from our selection of late night delights. 

10:00am - 10:00pm Courtyard Games: Challenge your opponent to a "friendly" game of Uno, Taboo or Cards Against Humanity. Winner takes all!

7:30am Urban Walk: Explore Studio City up close! Join us for a morning stroll through the neighborhood and see the Brady Bunch House in all its glory. Departs from lobby at 7:30AM.
4:00pm - 6:00pm Taste of the Store: Treat yourself! Sip on complimentary wine and enjoy locally-sourced bites.

10:00am - 10:00pm Courtyard Games: Challenge your opponent to a "friendly" game of Uno, Taboo or Cards Against Humanity. Winner takes all!
4:30pm California Craft Beer Tastings: Enjoy craft beer and savory appetizers. $10 adults, starts promptly at 4:30PM at The Front Yard.

7:00am - 8:00am Personal Trainer Open House: It's crunch time! Receive complimentary workout tips and one on one instruction from a top LA fitness expert.

10:00am - 10:00pm Courtyard Games: Challenge your opponent to a "friendly" game of Uno, Taboo or Cards Against Humanity. Winner takes all!
Sunset Dive-In Movies: Catch a classic flick by the pool. 

11:00am - 2:30pm  Brunch at The Front Yard: Brunch is always a fabulous idea! Enjoy bottomless mimosas at The Front Yard. Reservations are encouraged!
Sunset Dive-In Movies: Catch a classic flick by the pool. 

9:00am - 10:00am  Tai Chi Yoga: Relax and rejuvenate! Tai Chi Yoga focuses on gentle stretches, deep breathing and fluid movements. 
11:00am - 2:30pm Brunch at The Front Yard: Brunch is always a fabulous idea! Enjoy bottomless mimosas at The Front Yard. Reservations are encouraged!
5:00pm Dinner And A Movie: Enjoy a special 3-course family style meal in The Front Yard, afterwards catch a family favorite movie in Beverly Garland Theatre. Reservations are encouraged!

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If you have any questions regarding our hotel activities please contact us at 818.980.8000. To view a whole calendar of activities be sure to check out The Garland Event Calendar.

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*shop* all things California

Featuring all locally sourced and California inspired items for a unique shopping experience. Each item is creatively designed, hand picked and selected by Beverly Garland's daughter, Carrington Goodman.

The Store provides guests visiting The Garland unique California items to take back home as gifts to family and friends or gifts for themselves. Select from an array of items such as California wines, specialty cookbooks, travel essentials, and more.

8:00am - 10:00pm
Open Daily

(818) 255-7279

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Purchase your Southern California attraction tickets directly from The Garland.
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Stay at a Preferred Partner for Harry Potter Universal Hotels

We are thrilled to share with our loyal guests our partnership with Universal Studios HollywoodSM  as one of their Preferred Hotel Partners. With this partnership, you’ll enjoy Early Park Admission* to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens when you book one of our Universal Studios Packages. Early Park Admission is available by booking your visit through our hotel or reserving your date online at

Go behind the scenes of the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions – including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Fast & Furious – Supercharged – that put you inside some of the world’s most popular TV shows and movies. And from magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,  now open at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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 *Early Park Admission is subject to availability, cancellation and change.