No matter the time of year, the area surrounding Sportsmen’s Lodge is bursting with things to do and places to visit. Want to find antique treasures? Spend the day shopping at Sherman Oaks Antique Mall. Love history? Take a tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the final resting place for several notable stars. While staying at Sportsmen’s Lodge, you won’t be hard-pressed to find something to do in the immediate area.
Sherman Oaks Antique Mall
Sherman Oaks Antique Mall is just three minutes away from Sportsmen’s Lodge and the epitome of all things unique in LA. As one of the oldest antique stores in LA, it has been a staple in the local community and a destination for visitors. The mall sells everything from costume jewelry and pre-owned luxury clothing, to vintage décor. It’s a melting pot of cultures, filled with decades of stylish options for everyone. Sherman Oaks constantly restocks by purchasing single items, collections and sometimes entire estates. The mall is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Just ten minutes away from Sportsmen’s Lodge, Universal Studios Hollywood attracts families from near and far to Studio City. The park features several movie-inspired rides and walk-through attractions, like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Who-ville. Take time to meet and greet some of your favorite characters and eat at specially themed restaurants throughout the park. Now through Feb 9, visitors can celebrate the Year of the Rat during the park’s Lunar New Year celebrations.
Since its opening in 1930, the Pantages Theatre has been home to a wide variety of notable movies, performances and events. Throughout its lifetime, the theatre has been an all-movie venue, the host of the Academy Awards and the stage for several live Broadway-style productions. Today, the Pantages Theatre is a well-frequented destination in Hollywood, restored to its original glamour and home of a plethora of impressive performances. Upcoming shows include Escape to Margaritaville and The Simon & Garfunkel Story. The best part? This historical Theatre is located just 12 minutes down the road from Sportsmen’s Lodge.
Hollywood Bowl is also 12 minutes away from Sportsmen’s Lodge and since 1922 has been home to a wide variety of concerts, orchestral performances and comedy shows. The outdoor amphitheater is known for its iconic band shell, carved into the hillside and set in front of the distant Hollywood sign. In May, Lady Antebellum will take the stage and in June, Hollywood Bowl will host Halsey during her Manic World Tour. Visit their website for a full schedule of shows. Local tip: Get to Hollywood Bowl early to check out the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Walk through exhibits and learn about the Bowl’s history in the Los Angeles area. The museum is open year-round with special seasonal hours.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Founded in 1899, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of Hollywood’s greatest stars. The cemetery is also one of the oldest in California and listed on the official National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the cemetery’s 50+ acres, you’ll find notable names like Jerry Siegel (creator of Superman), Mel Blanc (voice of Daffy Duck) and Judy Garland (Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz). Several local companies offer daytime guided tours of the cemetery, providing an overview of the cemetery and its most famous residents. You’ll find the cemetery just 14 minutes away from Sportsmen’s Lodge.
Stay at the Historic Sportsmen’s Lodge
With so many notable Hollywood attractions nearby, why wouldn’t you stay in Sportsmen’s Lodge while in Studio City? In addition to our convenient location, we also have nearly as much history as the city itself. Since opening, Sportsmen’s Lodge has been known for accommodating some of the film industry’s biggest stars, like Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable. A stay at Sportsmen’s pairs perfectly with a tour of Hollywood’s biggest attractions.
Get the most out of your trip to Hollywood by visiting some of the city’s most popular attractions. And before you visit, make sure to book your stay in the stylish, historic Sportsmen’s Lodge.
WHERE TO STAY
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700