Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
Once called Bolton Canyon, the Hollywood Bowl began in 1922 when it's audience sat on wooden benches and its stage was nothing more than a couple of sheets of wood where it's entertainers would perform from. Since its simple beginnigs the Los Angeles Phiharmonic has been performing here. Such celebrities such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Elton John, Phil Collins, Cher, Glen Campbell, and Josh Groban who was performing on a beautiful 4th of July night.
Address: 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollwood, CA 90068
Directions: Off the 101 Freeway.
If visiting LA in the summer, you do yourself a disservice not visiting the Bowl. This open air amphitheater is what made me love LA. There are even plenty of cheap shows geared to families. If you don't have kids, buy a bottle of wine, pack a picnic, and enjoy one of the most refined entertainment experiences in LA.
The Hollywood Bowl is a famous outdoor concert location just north of Hollywood boulevard. Onsite is a small free museum dedicated to some of the performers who have played here.