In modern times, travelers have lots of varied options to choose between when it comes to finding the right kind of accommodation for their next trip. With glamping, camping, hotels, motels, rented places, and more, there are a lot of options out there. However, if you want to keep costs low and get the best bang for your buck, there’s only one clear option: hostels. As well as being highly affordable, hostels also provide a comfortable, welcoming, friendly environment in which to lay your head each night and make new friends each day. With communal spaces like lounges, games rooms, terraces, kitchens, and more, hostels are perfect for big city travelers looking to meet new people and share stories of their adventures with others. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
2.Walk of Fame Hostel
3.Time Zone Hostel
4.USA Hostels Hollywood
5.Samesun Venice Beach
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Attraction Spotlight: Grammy Museum
The Grammy Museum was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization to cultivate a greater understanding and appreciation of the significance of music and the history of recording. The museum exhibits a collection focused on musical heritage, paying tribute to the legends that made lasting marks over the years.
The museum exhibits cultural American music from its inception to the current music of today, with the aim of educating and inspiring the next generation of artists. While visiting the museum, you will see some of the current and fascinating exhibits, such as Shining like a National Guitar, the Michael JacksonExhibition, For the Good Times, featuring artists like Kris Kristofferson, Ella Fitzgerald at a 100, the Monterey International Pop Festival, Marty Stuart’s Way Out West, and 40 years of Punk in Los Angeles, among others.
In its aim to celebrate the legacy of the best singers of all time, the museum opened an exhibition for Michael Jackson after his death in 2009. The display contains some of the clothes, gloves, and jackets worn during the music video for his hit single Thriller.
Rhymes and Reasons of John Denver features the unique artifacts of the philanthropist and humanitarian, who is celebrated for his song writing skills. By displaying John Denver’s artifacts, the museum aims to inspire visitors through his music, which was acclaimed for his enthusiasm as an activist who cared for the environment.
The Good Times of Kris Kristofferson exhibits personal artifacts, such as handwritten lyrics, the army-issued jacket he wore while serving as an airborne ranger, and his vocal album that won him a Grammy award in 1973. He was also an actor with a unique way of writing, earning him a RhodesScholarship.
The museum also holds a number of additional traveling exhibits to inspire visitors to learn more about the roots of American music.
Education and Research
Over the years, the museum has accommodated close to 230,000 students through its workshops and career-based backstage pass program. Through the Music Revolution Project, the program offers students a chance to engage with musicians and academy teachers. There are different genres of musical discussion throughout the year. Other educational services are available for Girl Guides and Boys Scouts.
This is a curriculum guide for music in the classroom in addition to library programs. The museum hosts over 25,000 visitors annually and supports under served students as well as those from low-income communities with donations made by members. The museum invites you to enjoy the membership benefits by registering online from as low as $60 for emerging artists to $300 for headliners.
Hours of Admission
The museum is open to the public from 10:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. On weekends, the museum opens from10:00am to 6:30pm. Tickets sell from $8 to$12 and entrance is free for children under 5 years old and museum members.
There is plenty of parking within the vicinity.
800 W Olympic Blvd A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015, Phone: 213-765-6800
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Attraction Spotlight: Autry Museum of the American West
The Autry Museum uses modern methods to retell American history, working to dismantle the myths and stereotypes of the culture of the Old West that is ingrained into modern society. With a newer and modern-day multifaceted approach, the gallery exhibits multicultural collections pertaining to the history of the American West. The museum holds themed events aimed at collecting and disseminating information and artifacts of the era to provide a fresh and unbridled view of that time.
At the Autry Museum of the American West, exhibits focus in particular on the accomplishments of the women of the time. Most of the items exhibited were used by women to provide food for their families, such as bowls, jars, fiber baskets, wool blankets, awls, and hide scrapers, portraying women's great contribution to the making of the West’s regional ethnic culture.
The museum is famous for its Masters of the American West exhibition, which hosted some of the best visual works of art, featuring paintings and sculptures from 76 renowned artists. Other famous exhibitions held in the museum includeEmpire and Liberty, showcasing the Civil War and the West, Kim String fellowsJackrabbit Homestead in 2015, Route 66:The Road and the Romance, and Floral Journey,show casing native North American bead work. All of the artwork from previous exhibitions is available in the archives for sale.
Look out for the next themed exhibition,Play. There are also several ongoing exhibitions titledCalifornia Continued, Art of the West, and Cowboy Gallery, to name just a few.
This is the biggest exhibition project held in the Autry Museum for nearly 30 years. It depicts the traditional way of caring for the environment, along with an extraordinary collection of arts, artifacts, and a Native American collection that is exhibited for the first time. The display shows how the natives of California used the plants and water over the generations. The exhibition also features The Life and Work of Mabel McKay, which tells the life story of the well-known healer and basket weaver,showing how a modern figure continued to maintain traditional ways.
Art of the West
Art of the West is a modern method of showcasing cultural practices of the people who shaped the American West. The materials exhibit the three primary themes of religion, ritual land, and the landscape. This also includes some beautiful collections from the Southwest Museum.
Discover the chuck wagon and other cowboy tools and take a journey of evolution from the historical cowboys to their modern-day equivalents. The display shows the trails along the ranches and plains that were iconic to the American West. Pique your interest with the great cultural fusions as well as the determination to conquer the environment, from times past to the American cowboys of today.
Fees and hours
While at the Autry, look out for exciting and new or upcoming exhibitions. Be ready to learn from the enriching collections and lose yourself in the history of America's Wild West. Autry is also a great facility for researchers.
Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10:00amto 4:00pm, Saturday and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Guided tours are available on weekends from 11:00amto 3:00pm.
The admission fees range from $6 to $14 with free days available on every second Tuesday of the month.
4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027, Phone: 323-667-2000
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Attraction Spotlight: Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum is an extraordinary building that preserves a collection of fast and famous cars along with luxury automobiles, vintage vehicles, and a collection of motorcycles and three-wheeled cars. It arose from the inspiring idea that, since the invention of the wheel, mankind has never looked back and has over time continued to create newer methods of transportation.
This museum is situated on Wilshire Boulevard,Los Angeles, and gives visitors a chance to indulge in their enthusiasm towards the automotive industry while acquiring further knowledge about the invention of modern-day vehicles. With a very wide collection of automobiles and luxury vehicles, this museum certainly stands apart.
What Does the Museum Have to Offer?
The architectural design of the museum features three themed floors. You can start at the history floor and then head on down to the artistry floor, where you will discover a collection of fancy automobiles from the distant past, leading right up to today. The museum helps people learn more about automobiles, and many find that their attraction towards different cars increases as they discover models they never knew existed.
The museum provides a rich and detailed history of both vintage and modern cars as well as the ideas behind their creation. Various events, such as low-rider car shows, movie nights, and photography seminars, are also held in the museum. The museum furthermore provides various public and student programs in order to help spread the history of automobiles and show how they have shaped the modern world.
In this beautifully arranged museum, you get the chance to observe many varieties of automobiles, including everything from three-wheelers to sports cars; both the 1886 Benz and the 2015 McLaren P1 can be seen in the same display! The collection also consists of a number of modern Formula 1 racing cars and various speedy motorcycles. If you find that viewing all these fast cars is making you hungry, head to the restaurant on the 1st floor, which serves up some delicious Italian food.
The museum housesLightningMcQueen from the Disney Pixar movies Cars,Cars 2,andCars 3. One can also become a contributor to the museum and leave behind anything car-related for use in future collections and displays.
Opening Hours and Entry Fees
The museum operates 7 days a week, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is also open on New Year’s Day.
The Mechanical Institute and Forza Motorsport Racing Experience are open 30 minutes before the museum opening. The visiting fees for children are $7, whereas it is $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students. It is best to have advanced reservations in place.
The parking is free for the first 30 minutes in the Petersen Automotive Museum car park. After that, it will cost you $12. Various racing suits and exclusive posters are available in the shop for a reasonable price if you would like to take something back home with you to remind you of your day.
6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Phone: 323-930-2277
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