Clarion Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood
3241 Cahuenga Blvd W
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: (323) 845-1600
Fax: (323) 845-0771
3241 Cahuenga Blvd W , Los Angeles, CA, US, 90068
- Phone: (323) 845-1600
- Fax: (323) 845-0771
Lakeside Golf Club is a private club and famous Hollywood stars from Bob Hope to John Wayne have played this beautiful course. Opened in 1924, this course is very challenging, with tight fairways and small greens. Unfortunately it is a private golf course and the public can not play, but if you get a chance don't pass it up. A game can be very expensive, but the beautiful scenery and history makes it worth it.
If you're an out-of-towner and miss riding the plains, you can cure your equestrian nostalgia by renting a horse and riding through the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park. There are plenty of options here, including one and two hour rides during the day for anyone over the age of seven. A very popular option is the Friday night moonlight ride. Just arrive for a three-hour round-trip ride, which culminates with dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant.
This place is heaven for train-loving tots. An interactive museum in the old-fashioned sense of the word, youngsters can climb in, around or on all the attractions, and many of them will want to do so for hours upon end. Kids can even take a mini train ride for a small fee. The antiques, which include artifacts from trains to classic cars to horse-drawn carriages, showcase the country's railway history—which is especially relevant to California. This museum is a treasure for transportation lovers of all ages.
Los Angeles is known for glitz, glamor and luxury amenities. The Los Angeles Equestrian Center is no exception to the rule. It offers world class facilities to the horses, riders, and the audience as well. It even features conference and banquet facilities. The Polo Room is specially designed with a pane glass wall, for those who can't bear to be separated from horses too long. For a very reasonable price you can schedule private or group horse riding lessons or go on a trail.
Spread over 4,210 acres of lush land, Griffith Park has something for everyone. Enjoy the nature, greenery and activities like hiking, walking, camping, swimming and tennis, among others. The much-loved and renowned Hollywood Sign also lies within its premises. Attractions like the Greek Theatre, Griffith Observatory and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens lie within this humongous park. Picnic provisions are also available. Fun, educational and beautiful, Griffith Park is a must-visit.
J. Bennett Farms is a unique equestrian training facility for both horse and rider of disciplines and all levels. J. Bennett Farms offers horse riding lessons, training, competitive preparation, board and care, consulting services, and carriage rental. Riding lessons include saddle seat, english, western, equitation, and harness driving for pleasure and show competition.
This is a non-profit group that plants trees and teaches the community about environmental issues. It plants both native and exotic plants. The tour is for children and is located in Coldwater Canyon Park, a 45-acre area where children can learn about the plants around them as well as spend some time gardening. Kids are taught about recycling and how they can help in their everyday lives to protect the environment and the future of the planet.
Another golf course in LA, a number of its nine holes lie in the shadow of the observatory. At 2,478 yards, this course is a rather long par three with a number of sand traps and plenty of trees along the fairways. To play you need to make a reservation well in advance. Rental clubs are available if needed.
If you have a future McGuire or Sosa at home, this is just the encouragement they need. Eight batting cages give all ages and skill levels a chance to face down a ball with speeds of pitch ranging from 40 to 70 miles per hour. It also has a party room that offers video games, air hockey and skee ball. This is a great place for a family with lots of interests and kids. It's also a perfect place to host a birthday party for your baseball-crazed son or daughter.
This is one of the best designed, maintained and situated courses in the city. Although private, any golf fan should do what they can to find a member to tag along with. The greens are particularly immaculate, but the entire course is meticulously kept up. Much of the course was recently redone, making it significantly more challenging. A dress code is enforced and does not allow any casual dress. This is a private course. The green fees are subject to change.
These four public courses are located inside of the city's largest park, and each course comes complete with its own distinctive challenges. The Harding course is more scenic and has considerably more natural hazards including trees and water. The Wilson course requires longer drives but not as much accuracy in the approach to the greens. All courses are very reasonably priced. Amenities include a clubhouse, locker rooms, electric carts, club rentals, a snack bar and a driving range.
Forget the conventional magic show for your kid's next birthday party—give them real fun with sword-fighting lessons. For one-and-a-half hours, kids seven and older take a class through a series of game-like activities from an instructor dressed as either a pirate, a knight, or in a Zorro costume. Through conventional fencing moves, kids get to participate in a game called, Save The Castle, with a grand finale duel between the birthday host and the instructor. These folks trained Antonio Banderas for the movie The Mask of Zorro.