Centrally located in the San Fernando Valley, our comfortable and convenient hotel puts you in the best spot for discovering all the fun things to do in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles, California. From glitzy Hollywood sightseeing in Los Angeles to world-class beaches, everything you need for an amazing vacation trip is accessible from Best Western Plus Carriage Inn.
Plan your next Southern California getaway and discover the abundance of places to visit in Los Angeles. Film and entertainment lovers will enjoy exploring Hollywood’s many famed theatres, including the Greek Theatre/Hollywood Bowl, the Dolby Theatre, and the Chinese Theatre. If you’re more interested in arts and culture, the wide variety of museums in the area is prefect for you! Explore the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and many more. Shopping enthusiasts can indulge at Rodeo Drive, and after a busy day of working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Row on Ventura.
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This world-famous venue is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States. In addition to serving as the summer home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the bowl’s summer schedule features the best acts in jazz, classical, Broadway, world music, and pop music.
One of the world’s premier entertainment venues, Dolby Theatre has hosted a range of prestigious artists and events including IRIS by Cirque du Soleil, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Prince, Elvis Costello, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick, Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Dixie Chicks, Tyler Perry, American Ballet Theatre, and various touring Broadway productions.
Visit this Hollywood celebrity wax attraction during your visit to LA and get close and personal with celebrity wax figurines.
The TCL Chinese Theatre is the most iconic movie palace in the world. With over 50 events a year, including movie premieres, imprint ceremonies, and film festivals, the theatre continues to make Hollywood history every day.
Our hotel is merely minutes from Hollywood, California. One of the most iconic cities in the world, Hollywood is a sightseeing feast and offers a multitude of engaging things to do during your visit. From the wide array of sightseeing tours and film industry figures to the landscape of world—famous buildings and bevy of shopping and dining options, Hollywood is a must on your vacation itinerary.
Perched on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the planetarium and observatory offer commanding views of downtown LA, Hollywood, and the Pacific Ocean. While this is where Angelenos head for star-gazing of a different sort of star-gazing, the observatory grounds have also had a role in several Hollywood films including The Terminator, The Usual Suspects, Transformers, and more.
On March 5, 2014, 10Best and USA Today announced the Reader’s Choice winner for the #1 Presidential Attraction in the United States. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum placed first in the list of Presidential Libraries and homes listed and ranked second behind Mt. Rushmore as the best presidential attraction in the country. “The American Presidency comes alive at the Reagan Library,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. “Guests to the Library walk onboard an actual Air Force One aircraft that flew seven U.S. presidents, touch an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall, and pay their respects at President Reagan’s gravesite, among many other things."
Connecting the past with the present to inspire a shared future, this museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach.
Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA features artwork covering the expanse of art history, from ancient to contemporary and the globe.
The museum's exhibits consist primarily of American and European contemporary art created after 1940. Since the museum's inception, MOCA's programming has been defined by its multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary art.
This multimedia museum is designed to examine racism and prejudice around the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust.
Visit this educationnal institution in Los Angeles devoted to sustaining Jewish heritage and American democratic ideals.
The Getty Center is just six miles from Carriage Inn and houses the J. Paul Getty Museum. You will find a fascinating collection of classical sculpture, European paintings, drawings, and photographs. Additionally, the Getty Center Central Garden is an amazing feat of landscape architecture with gorgeous, colorful plant life.
Only six miles from our hotel, Topanga Mall is two stories of unparalleled shopping. With more than 230 stores including Nordstrom®, Macy’s®, Neiman Marcus® and Target®, you can’t go wrong. Additionally there are numerous places to dine including California Pizza Kitchen, Hana Grill, Seiki-Shi Sushi, and Stone Oven.
It’s time to jazz up your wardrobe! Home to more than 120 specialty shops and boutiques, the Westfield Fashion Square is sure to have something for everyone.
This 200-store megaplex features more than 200 stores and a charming outdoor arena. Macy’s, JC Penney®, Gap®, and Ann Taylor® are all a part of this shopping haven only four miles from our property.
The Sherman Oaks Galleria is a pop-culture phenomenon and was a venue for some of the most beloved teen films of the 80s. You will find a number of retail outlets, dining options, and beauty services.
We are only minutes from Beverly Hills, where you will find the first-class shopping and dining you’ve always dreamed of. Rub elbows with the stars as you make your way down Rodeo Drive enjoying the exclusive boutiques and world-famous designers along the way. Additionally, Beverly Hills offers fantastic family day activities at the Farmers’ Market, concerts in the various parks, and the display of Spanish Renaissance architecture at its best at the Beverly Hills Civic Center.
Find the best eats on Ventura Blvd. Fine and casual dining options will have your mouth watering until you reach the end of the street.
Enjoy wide, open, and clean sand, mild waves, lots of parking, and great food stands at Zuma Beach!
Venice Beach is one of many great L.A. beaches, and the only one where the lively boardwalk upstages the Pacific Ocean. The acclaimed Venice Breakwater is a favorite local surf spot.
Sandy beaches and clear blue waters are the way to go when looking for the perfect spot in LA. You'll find them all at Malibu Beach.
There are a number of breathtakingly beautiful beaches and stunning state parks in the area. Whether you are looking to soak up the sand and enjoy the California surf or for fantastic camping and outdoor activity, there are myriad destinations for you. Find the perfect beach or park for you and your family or group!
Featuring heart-pounding roller coasters and over 100 rides, games, and attractions, like BATMAN The Ride, Bugs Bunny World, Full Throttle (the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster), Magic Mountain and LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom (the world’s tallest vertical drop ride), this park has no shortage of attractions for adrenaline junkies off all ages.
Enjoy an exciting game or take a historic tour at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during your stay.
Dodger Stadium is one of the safest, most family-friendly ballparks in the country. So catch a game during your stay and cheer on your favourite team.
The Staples Center is known as the sports and entertainment center of the world. Home to NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, this center has hosted many high-profile events including Music's Biggest Night, the GRAMMY Awards, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Democratic National Convention.
Enjoy this state-of-the-art fitness facility during your stay.
Already a member of 24 Hour Fitness? Visit the Los Angeles location to use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. They offer a wide range of group exercise classes and personal training.
Burke Williams created the original urban day spa in 1984, elevating the spa experience to a new art form. Drawing inspiration from world-class European day spas, they combine the finest traditions with nourishing innovations to transport you from the stress of everyday life. Their dedicated, professional therapists will treat you to the ultimate in relaxation and renewal. Burke Williams is a place of wellness and beauty, inspiration and optimism.