The Hollywood Bowl

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All the seats here are great - especially the cheap ones. Jumbo screens show you most of what's going on if you aren't sitting in the first two sections. Sound is great on most concerts. You can bring food and booze and enjoy music under

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All the seats here are great - especially the cheap ones. Jumbo screens show you most of what's going on if you aren't sitting in the first two sections. Sound is great on most concerts. You can bring food and booze and enjoy music under

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This is not only a fantastic music venue, but one of my favorite places in Los Angeles! There isn't a bad seat in the house. I enjoy going early and picnicing with friends before the music starts. When artists perform at the Hollywood

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★★★★★

This is not only a fantastic music venue, but one of my favorite places in Los Angeles! There isn't a bad seat in the house. I enjoy going early and picnicing with friends before the music starts. When artists perform at the Hollywood

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At the Hollywood Bowl this past Saturday for the fireworks, Philharmonic, and Fogerty (how's that for alliteration?). Fabulous night, but we made the mistake of not bringing in our own food -- thought we'd rely on Patina for our picnic. Walking into the cafe, immediately blasted with the smell of disinfectant (oh, yum). Then the offerings were both minimal and pricey. I got 6 pieces of spicy tuna sushi, 3 strawberries, and 1/2 handful of mixed berries: $22.50. Worse than that: the sushi wasn't fresh, though I'll grant that the berries were ripe.

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★★☆☆☆

At the Hollywood Bowl this past Saturday for the fireworks, Philharmonic, and Fogerty (how's that for alliteration?). Fabulous night, but we made the mistake of not bringing in our own food -- thought we'd rely on Patina for our picnic. Walking into the cafe, immediately blasted with the smell of disinfectant (oh, yum). Then the offerings were both minimal and pricey. I got 6 pieces of spicy tuna sushi, 3 strawberries, and 1/2 handful of mixed berries: $22.50. Worse than that: the sushi wasn't fresh, though I'll grant that the berries were ripe.

Pros: It's available when you need it

Cons: Their food offerings are awful ... and pricey!

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An abso-friggenlutely awesome place to rock out!! Cymbal Rush from Thom Yorke's - Eraser was off the hook!
Cant wait to come back for another concert at this venue. Next time, we'll bring the wine basket!

Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl, Aug. 25, 2008
Main set: Reckoner / Optimistic / There There / 15 Step / All I Need / Pyramid Song / Weird Fishes/Arpeggi / The Gloaming / Videotape / Talk Show Host / Faust Arp / Tell Me Why* / No Surprises / Jigsaw Falling into Place / The Bends / The National Anthem / Nuude / Bodysnatchers
First encore: House of Cards / Planet Telex / Go Slowly / Fake Plastic Trees / True Love Waits (intro) / Everything in Its Right Place
Second encore: Cymbal Rush / Karma Police / Idioteque

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★★★★★

An abso-friggenlutely awesome place to rock out!! Cymbal Rush from Thom Yorke's - Eraser was off the hook!
Cant wait to come back for another concert at this venue. Next time, we'll bring the wine basket!

Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl, Aug. 25, 2008
Main set: Reckoner / Optimistic / There There / 15 Step / All I Need / Pyramid Song / Weird Fishes/Arpeggi / The Gloaming / Videotape / Talk Show Host / Faust Arp / Tell Me Why* / No Surprises / Jigsaw Falling into Place / The Bends / The National Anthem / Nuude / Bodysnatchers
First encore: House of Cards / Planet Telex / Go Slowly / Fake Plastic Trees / True Love Waits (intro) / Everything in Its Right Place
Second encore: Cymbal Rush / Karma Police / Idioteque

Pros: Good people watching

Cons: Watching good people get beligerant

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This will top off your Hollywood Bowl experience. Be sure to come earlier than your show so you can experience a lovely sunset dinner or late lunch by the rooftop, overlooking the stage. You can expect the same quality food as you would in the Patina restaurant in Downtonwn LA, with a fresh flare. Their scallops were the best! It's like a picnic, but all you have to do is bring yourself and ready to be served!

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★★★★☆

This will top off your Hollywood Bowl experience. Be sure to come earlier than your show so you can experience a lovely sunset dinner or late lunch by the rooftop, overlooking the stage. You can expect the same quality food as you would in the Patina restaurant in Downtonwn LA, with a fresh flare. Their scallops were the best! It's like a picnic, but all you have to do is bring yourself and ready to be served!

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The Hollywood Bowl is a true Los Angeles landmark. The architecture alone has made it a definitive symbol of the city. It has been featured in countless films and even in a legendary animated Looney Tunes feature with a certain Warner Bros cartoon rabbit. I recently saw John Williams conduct the L.A. Philharmonic as they did pieces from the various film scores of John Williams. It was such a great experience. The way to go is to pack some snacks and some wine and have yourself a picnic as you enjoy some beautiful music. Just know that certain concerts do not allow food so make sure to check the Hollywood Bowl's website for their individual show policies.

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★★★★★

The Hollywood Bowl is a true Los Angeles landmark. The architecture alone has made it a definitive symbol of the city. It has been featured in countless films and even in a legendary animated Looney Tunes feature with a certain Warner Bros cartoon rabbit. I recently saw John Williams conduct the L.A. Philharmonic as they did pieces from the various film scores of John Williams. It was such a great experience. The way to go is to pack some snacks and some wine and have yourself a picnic as you enjoy some beautiful music. Just know that certain concerts do not allow food so make sure to check the Hollywood Bowl's website for their individual show policies.

Pros: A Must Do if you love music

Cons: It might be bad if you sit in the bleacher section and then all the people next to you are super fat

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With the fresh mountain air and valley breeze, lush greenery surrounding the seating area, and the Hollywood sign as a backdrop, I don't think there is a better place to watch a show. The seating is so spacious, you can usually sit a litle closer since it's benches. I love the fact that you can bring food and wine from the outside, it's great. I've been to the Reggae Fest at the Bowl the last 2 years. and I plan to go again this year! I also had the honor of seeing the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown perform there (AMAZING!!! R.I.P.) It's so much fun, perfect for a date, or with friends, great acoustics and lighting, and if it's been parodied on "The Simpsons", you know it's good!

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★★★★★

With the fresh mountain air and valley breeze, lush greenery surrounding the seating area, and the Hollywood sign as a backdrop, I don't think there is a better place to watch a show. The seating is so spacious, you can usually sit a litle closer since it's benches. I love the fact that you can bring food and wine from the outside, it's great. I've been to the Reggae Fest at the Bowl the last 2 years. and I plan to go again this year! I also had the honor of seeing the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown perform there (AMAZING!!! R.I.P.) It's so much fun, perfect for a date, or with friends, great acoustics and lighting, and if it's been parodied on "The Simpsons", you know it's good!

Pros: Beautiful backdrop, great sound and lights

Cons: Food and drinks can be expensive [Just bring your own ;O) ]

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The best thing to do here is to get the cheap seats in the very back, and bring a fancy picnic like everyone else. A lot of people leave during intermission so sometimes you can sneak down to the better seats, though now that they have the video screens it's not so bad to be far away.

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★★★☆☆

The best thing to do here is to get the cheap seats in the very back, and bring a fancy picnic like everyone else. A lot of people leave during intermission so sometimes you can sneak down to the better seats, though now that they have the video screens it's not so bad to be far away.

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i went here with a friend to see a classical concert in the summer for a music class we were in. i didnt think it would be that fun but it was really cool. parking was a little difficult, but during the summer it is beautiful to go to! you can bring a picnic or a bottle of wine and sit under the stars and it is a very nice time. this would be a good place to take a summer date! tickets for the classical concerts during the summer are really cheap!

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★★★★★

i went here with a friend to see a classical concert in the summer for a music class we were in. i didnt think it would be that fun but it was really cool. parking was a little difficult, but during the summer it is beautiful to go to! you can bring a picnic or a bottle of wine and sit under the stars and it is a very nice time. this would be a good place to take a summer date! tickets for the classical concerts during the summer are really cheap!

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The Hollywood Bowl takes great advantage of the perfect summer evening weather in Los Angeles - viewing an outdoor performance while eating/drinking is fantastic. I've seen many performances here and I've never been disappointed.

Bring with you:
- Seat cushions - the seats can be hard and cold
- Food + drink - the food there is a bit fast-foody and expensive
- Binoculars - especially if you get the cheap seats in the back like I do
- Warm clothes or blanket - even in the summer it can get a touch chilly

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★★★★★

The Hollywood Bowl takes great advantage of the perfect summer evening weather in Los Angeles - viewing an outdoor performance while eating/drinking is fantastic. I've seen many performances here and I've never been disappointed.

Bring with you:
- Seat cushions - the seats can be hard and cold
- Food + drink - the food there is a bit fast-foody and expensive
- Binoculars - especially if you get the cheap seats in the back like I do
- Warm clothes or blanket - even in the summer it can get a touch chilly

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Settled into the hills just north of Hollywood Blvd, you get a spectacular view of Los Angeles from the upper seating areas. I like to try and grab one dollar tickets and enjoy a night of beautiful music under the stars. The acoustics are such that anywhere you sit, even outdoors, it sounds great. And the atmosphere is unbeatable. Out in nature, with music.. of course it's only during the summer, and LA summer nights can be beautiful. Romantic, of course. I love this place.

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Settled into the hills just north of Hollywood Blvd, you get a spectacular view of Los Angeles from the upper seating areas. I like to try and grab one dollar tickets and enjoy a night of beautiful music under the stars. The acoustics are such that anywhere you sit, even outdoors, it sounds great. And the atmosphere is unbeatable. Out in nature, with music.. of course it's only during the summer, and LA summer nights can be beautiful. Romantic, of course. I love this place.

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As much as I love this venue I most start off with a warning. The traffic around the Hollywood bowl is miserable. The best bet is to take the metro link to Hollywood and Highland and hike the rest of the way. Otherwise youll either pay a lot for valet parking or be stuck in traffic for an hour. Otherwise the amphitheater is beautiful! You have a stunning view of the hills around and the fresh night air. You get to watch the sun set. The benches are made of wood and not the most comfortable in the world but the experience is totally worth it.

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As much as I love this venue I most start off with a warning. The traffic around the Hollywood bowl is miserable. The best bet is to take the metro link to Hollywood and Highland and hike the rest of the way. Otherwise youll either pay a lot for valet parking or be stuck in traffic for an hour. Otherwise the amphitheater is beautiful! You have a stunning view of the hills around and the fresh night air. You get to watch the sun set. The benches are made of wood and not the most comfortable in the world but the experience is totally worth it.

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I took my wife on a date at the Hollywood Bowl before we were married. This was where I proposed to her. She found it to be really romantic with the music playing, the stars twinkling above us sitting on the grass with our picnic basket filled with food. I bought t-shirts at the Bowl store as souvenirs for the occasion.

What was unromantic though was the traffic trying to leave the place. It can cause your blood pressure to rise.

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I took my wife on a date at the Hollywood Bowl before we were married. This was where I proposed to her. She found it to be really romantic with the music playing, the stars twinkling above us sitting on the grass with our picnic basket filled with food. I bought t-shirts at the Bowl store as souvenirs for the occasion.

What was unromantic though was the traffic trying to leave the place. It can cause your blood pressure to rise.

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The Hollywood Bowl has concerts and live music on certain nights. During the summer nights they have live jazz and classical bands playing music. The stadium is well made in the sense that you can hear the music perfectly fine.

Parking is the hard part of coming to the Hollywood Bowl, with many places forcing you to cram into a parking lot, where you have to wait for everyone else to leave before you can.

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★★★★☆

The Hollywood Bowl has concerts and live music on certain nights. During the summer nights they have live jazz and classical bands playing music. The stadium is well made in the sense that you can hear the music perfectly fine.

Parking is the hard part of coming to the Hollywood Bowl, with many places forcing you to cram into a parking lot, where you have to wait for everyone else to leave before you can.

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The Hollywood Bowl is THE place to experience LA at its best. Each summer series offers up an crazy mix of classical, pop, jazz, opera, and world music. While the box seats in front will cost you a ton of dough, the cheap seats in the back can cost as little as $1. You get cheapskates treating their wives to a beautiful picnic dinner and performance, along with the city's powerful elite dining up front.

2 $1 tickets, a bottle of Charles Shaw wine (from Trader Joe's), and 1 12" Subway sandwich = less than $10!

Parking is a crazy mess. But I like the long walk from the parking lot up to the Bowl. You walk past the sausage vendors on the sidewalk and the jazz guy playing in the tunnel. Then you mill around with the huge crowd eating their picnic dinners waiting for the show.

During the summer the show begins just before the sun sets, providing the most romantic crowded space in LA. And as night falls, you're treated to the Bowl's perfect acoustics giving the cheapos in the back the same powerful sound as the fat cats in the front row.

PROS: Romantic, Cheap
CONS: Parking

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★★★★★

The Hollywood Bowl is THE place to experience LA at its best. Each summer series offers up an crazy mix of classical, pop, jazz, opera, and world music. While the box seats in front will cost you a ton of dough, the cheap seats in the back can cost as little as $1. You get cheapskates treating their wives to a beautiful picnic dinner and performance, along with the city's powerful elite dining up front.

2 $1 tickets, a bottle of Charles Shaw wine (from Trader Joe's), and 1 12" Subway sandwich = less than $10!

Parking is a crazy mess. But I like the long walk from the parking lot up to the Bowl. You walk past the sausage vendors on the sidewalk and the jazz guy playing in the tunnel. Then you mill around with the huge crowd eating their picnic dinners waiting for the show.

During the summer the show begins just before the sun sets, providing the most romantic crowded space in LA. And as night falls, you're treated to the Bowl's perfect acoustics giving the cheapos in the back the same powerful sound as the fat cats in the front row.

PROS: Romantic, Cheap
CONS: Parking

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I went here for the first time last night for a concert. What an amazing venue! It's got great sound, beautiful views, and a professional and helpful staff. The bathrooms could use some updating, but weren't terrible. There is a good variety of concessions available- not cheap, but run by the Patina Group, so you know it's tasty! I opted to take one of the park-n-ride shuttles, and I definitely recommend it. It's only $5 roundtrip, and they have several locations (I chose Pasadena). You get in and out very quickly, so no waiting around stuck in traffic, plus you don't have to pay $14 to park!

PROS: Amazing sights and sounds, shuttle buses save time and money
CONS: Nothing major

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★★★★☆

I went here for the first time last night for a concert. What an amazing venue! It's got great sound, beautiful views, and a professional and helpful staff. The bathrooms could use some updating, but weren't terrible. There is a good variety of concessions available- not cheap, but run by the Patina Group, so you know it's tasty! I opted to take one of the park-n-ride shuttles, and I definitely recommend it. It's only $5 roundtrip, and they have several locations (I chose Pasadena). You get in and out very quickly, so no waiting around stuck in traffic, plus you don't have to pay $14 to park!

PROS: Amazing sights and sounds, shuttle buses save time and money
CONS: Nothing major

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One of my favorite concert venues in Los Angeles. I recently saw the LA Philarmonic play here and was impressed with the sound of the talented musicians. The fireworks specacular was a great touch. Arrive early and have a picnic to make it a great night out. For some concerts, valet parking is availabe which I highly recommend. You will be in and out in less than no time instead of all those poor other folks trapped in their cars as they wait for jammed parking lot to clear.

PROS: Great outdoor venue
CONS: Parking can be painful unless you valet

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★★★★★

One of my favorite concert venues in Los Angeles. I recently saw the LA Philarmonic play here and was impressed with the sound of the talented musicians. The fireworks specacular was a great touch. Arrive early and have a picnic to make it a great night out. For some concerts, valet parking is availabe which I highly recommend. You will be in and out in less than no time instead of all those poor other folks trapped in their cars as they wait for jammed parking lot to clear.

PROS: Great outdoor venue
CONS: Parking can be painful unless you valet

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The Hollywood Bowl has concerts and live music on certain nights. During the summer nights they have live jazz and classical bands playing music. The stadium is well made in the sense that you can hear the music perfectly fine.

Parking is the hard part of coming to the Hollywood Bowl, with many places forcing you to cram into a parking lot, where you have to wait for everyone else to leave before you can.

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★★★★☆

The Hollywood Bowl has concerts and live music on certain nights. During the summer nights they have live jazz and classical bands playing music. The stadium is well made in the sense that you can hear the music perfectly fine.

Parking is the hard part of coming to the Hollywood Bowl, with many places forcing you to cram into a parking lot, where you have to wait for everyone else to leave before you can.

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The Hollywood Bowl makes for a great evening out. You can picnic out on the grass while listening to classical musicunder the stars , one of the many types of concerts they hold every year. Acoustics are great and even if you are located way in the back, you will still be able to hear everything clearly (although you may not be able to see much). Parking is a hassle though, so try and park a little aways from the Bowl and walk; otherwise, you may have to wait a while for everyone else to leave the lot.

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★★★★★

The Hollywood Bowl makes for a great evening out. You can picnic out on the grass while listening to classical musicunder the stars , one of the many types of concerts they hold every year. Acoustics are great and even if you are located way in the back, you will still be able to hear everything clearly (although you may not be able to see much). Parking is a hassle though, so try and park a little aways from the Bowl and walk; otherwise, you may have to wait a while for everyone else to leave the lot.

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Beautiful venue. There's something magical about sitting under the stars as you watch world-class entertainment. Tickets are priced for every budget and you can bring your own food & wine. If you can afford it, get box seats so that you'll have your own table to place your food & drinks on -- you can even have a gourment meal delivered directly to your box from their on-site restaurant, Patina. Shows that include a fireworks display are dazzling. Good parking is expensive but worth the price if you can exit the lot quickly instead of being stuck in a stacked parking situation.

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★★★★★

Beautiful venue. There's something magical about sitting under the stars as you watch world-class entertainment. Tickets are priced for every budget and you can bring your own food & wine. If you can afford it, get box seats so that you'll have your own table to place your food & drinks on -- you can even have a gourment meal delivered directly to your box from their on-site restaurant, Patina. Shows that include a fireworks display are dazzling. Good parking is expensive but worth the price if you can exit the lot quickly instead of being stuck in a stacked parking situation.

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I had never been to the Hollywood Bowl, so when I got their flyer in the mail, I knew I had to buy some tickets. I decided to go with their create-your-own series offer, because you get a sixth pair of tickets free. My only complaint is that they said they were mailing out tickets in May, but in reality they didn't mail mine out until June. But overall, I look forward to enjoying the Bowl with my binoculars!

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★★★★☆

I had never been to the Hollywood Bowl, so when I got their flyer in the mail, I knew I had to buy some tickets. I decided to go with their create-your-own series offer, because you get a sixth pair of tickets free. My only complaint is that they said they were mailing out tickets in May, but in reality they didn't mail mine out until June. But overall, I look forward to enjoying the Bowl with my binoculars!

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I've seen everything from Rock to Classical here, it was all fantastic. There is nothing better than to sit outside under the stars on a warm summer evening enjoying your favorite music. For those who haven't been to the Bowl I can best equate it to movies in the park during the summer.

You can bring your dinner, picnic style, along with a nice bottle of wine to enjoy before the concert begins.

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★★★★★

I've seen everything from Rock to Classical here, it was all fantastic. There is nothing better than to sit outside under the stars on a warm summer evening enjoying your favorite music. For those who haven't been to the Bowl I can best equate it to movies in the park during the summer.

You can bring your dinner, picnic style, along with a nice bottle of wine to enjoy before the concert begins.

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Always good to catch a concert at this LA landmark. The different summer series offers great shows. John Williams conducting his movie scores with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Lots of Jazz and Classical performances. I can't wait for The Who at the beginning of July (my favorite band). Just wish John Cleese would be walking around the audience shouting "Albatross" (see Month Python at the Hollywood Bowl).

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★★★★★

Always good to catch a concert at this LA landmark. The different summer series offers great shows. John Williams conducting his movie scores with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Lots of Jazz and Classical performances. I can't wait for The Who at the beginning of July (my favorite band). Just wish John Cleese would be walking around the audience shouting "Albatross" (see Month Python at the Hollywood Bowl).

Pros: Varies types of shows, beautiful atmos

Cons: parking (2B expected)

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What can be better than sipping wine and eating dessert under the stars with thousands of people around? How about you add some great music? The Hollywood Bowl is truly an icon. Great place for a date or a fun night with friends. Bring food and drink - it's the only way to listen to classical or jazz. Ticket prices from $100 to $1 (no kidding!)

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★★★★★

What can be better than sipping wine and eating dessert under the stars with thousands of people around? How about you add some great music? The Hollywood Bowl is truly an icon. Great place for a date or a fun night with friends. Bring food and drink - it's the only way to listen to classical or jazz. Ticket prices from $100 to $1 (no kidding!)

Pros: Stars, Music, Food & Drink

Cons: Climbing the hill, parking

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I've seen everyone from Ray Charles to the LA Philharmonic to Jane's Addiction here. The acoustics ROCK & the venue is the most beautiful venue I've seen in a city. Go to the summer series--you can get tickets for as little as $3 and there are buses to take you to the show (if you want to drink & enjoy yourself.) The bowl lets you bring in picnics AND BYOB. It's great music, an incredible sound system & a really fun crowd--esp in the cheap seats!

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★★★★★

I've seen everyone from Ray Charles to the LA Philharmonic to Jane's Addiction here. The acoustics ROCK & the venue is the most beautiful venue I've seen in a city. Go to the summer series--you can get tickets for as little as $3 and there are buses to take you to the show (if you want to drink & enjoy yourself.) The bowl lets you bring in picnics AND BYOB. It's great music, an incredible sound system & a really fun crowd--esp in the cheap seats!

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The Bowl is one of the best things L.A. has to offer residents and out-of-town guests. There's nothing like a picnic under the stars while listening to great music on a warm L.A. night. Pick a show--any show--and plan a meal. Make this a entertainment priority this summer and every summer. Last year, I saw Cesaria Evora, Bebel Gilberto, Sade and the Playboy Jazz Festival, and each experience was a great one. The best trip to the Bowl, however, was a splurge--bought box seats, a real treat, though you can have a great time in the bleachers, as well. One warning: DO NOT park at the Bowl. Park in the garage at the corner of La Brea and De Longpre and take the shuttle. It's cheap, easy and makes the whole experience a lot nicer.

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★★★★★

The Bowl is one of the best things L.A. has to offer residents and out-of-town guests. There's nothing like a picnic under the stars while listening to great music on a warm L.A. night. Pick a show--any show--and plan a meal. Make this a entertainment priority this summer and every summer. Last year, I saw Cesaria Evora, Bebel Gilberto, Sade and the Playboy Jazz Festival, and each experience was a great one. The best trip to the Bowl, however, was a splurge--bought box seats, a real treat, though you can have a great time in the bleachers, as well. One warning: DO NOT park at the Bowl. Park in the garage at the corner of La Brea and De Longpre and take the shuttle. It's cheap, easy and makes the whole experience a lot nicer.

Pros: Great shows, Great atmosphere, Classic L.A.

Cons: Parking

 

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