Tinseltown's premier outdoor music venue is the largest of its kind in the U.S.
With its distinct band shell design, this outdoor amphitheater is nestled within the Hollywood Hills, with the famous Hollywood Sign to the northeast. Construction of the Hollywood Bowl began in 1920 and would continue throughout the following years. In 1926, the first arched proscenium stage was created, but the signature shape known today was installed in 1929.
It's home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the direction of Venezuelan conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel. The orchestra holds classical music concerts every summer. Many of the world's best performers from across the globe, representing all types of music genres, have performed on the Hollywood Bowl's stage, such as Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Cher, Plácido Domingo, Lady Gaga and Kanye West.
Three types of seating are offered: box seats, super seats (stadium-style plastic seats) and bench seats. Two large screens on each side of the stage provide great views no matter where you sit.
The venue also offers various dining options, from sit-down restaurants to quick bites. If you opt to bring your own food, there are 14 picnic areas or you can enjoy your meal at your seat.
Also, pay a visit to the Hollywood Bowl Museum, where you can enjoy a guided or self-guided tour and view photographic exhibits that share the venue's history.