Things to Do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

CSU Counterparts 2020 is going to be held in sunny Los Angeles, California. CSU PaCE units across the system aim to provide opportunities for lifelong learning and growth through innovative programs. Given the theme of imagination, Universal City – home of the legendary entertainment studio and located in the heart of Los Angeles – was the perfect choice.

Local Attractions

The Getty Center

Discover masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Irises at the Getty Center in Brentwood. The museum’s breathtaking hilltop view spans from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean.

Universal Studios Hollywood 

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Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling Theme Park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk.

Stay and play all weekend with exclusive discounts to Universal Studios Hollywood! Purchase discounted theme-park tickets here

Santa Monica Pier

Opened in 1909, the historic Santa Monica Pier is home to the Pacific Park amusement park, Heal the Bay Aquarium, and a 1922 Carousel that was featured in The Sting as well as numerous other films.

Runyon Canyon Park

One of L.A.’s most popular hiking spots, Runyon Canyon is known for frequent celebrity sightings, a 90-acre off-leash dog park, and a beautiful view of Hollywood.

Hollywood and Highland Center

Take a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the imprints of your favorite stars in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre, or catch a show at the El Capitan, where the Walt Disney Company premieres many of its films.

Hollywood Bowl

Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched bandshell. We recommend keeping an eye on their calendar and booking ahead if you plan to see a show.

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A variety of excellent restaurants are within a two-mile radius of the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Here are a few great choices:

  1. Bea Bea’s
  2. Jinya Ramen Bar - Studio City
  3. Joe’s Falafel
  4. Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant - Studio City
  5. Mantee Café
  6. Ohana BBQ
  7. Olive & Thyme
  8. Sweetsalt
  9. Vegetable
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