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Life is the Bubbles at Hollywood Bowl

A few months ago, I finally got to do something that I’ve been meaning to do for a really, really long time.  I went to the Hollywood Bowl.
It’s funny.  Most of the people I know that are LA “transplants” have gone here a million times, but I guess it’s just one of those things that you easily neglect as a local because it’s SO popular.  I just kept figuring that I’ll eventually go.  I mean, I’ve driven by it a million times.  Does that count for anything?

Once I found out that there would be a live version of The Little Mermaid (my fave Disney movie!), I had to find out when it was going to be.  Turns out, it was close to my birthday, so I decided to make it my birthday present.  Haha.  Despite being a mother, I believe I’m still entitled to a birthday present even if it just means going out on a date with my husband and wishing I was a mermaid.

Although I invited all of our friends to go, not many could make it because tickets sold out so quickly!  Of the few that were able to get their hands on tickets, we couldn’t meet up with them either because they were late or they bought tickets for a different day (lol you know who you are).

This spot has plenty of picnic areas which we really loved, so definitely plan to picnic if you go.  They have food and drink vendors on-site too, but the lines are ridiculously long (and, of course, overpriced), so pack your own picnic!  We grabbed some goodies from Trader Joe’s.  You can bring wine in too, but some events don’t allow it, so be sure to check beforehand.

The place is massive.  When you go to your seat, the lower areas have actual seats, but as you go higher, the seats are just long benches so you have to mind your space when its time to sit.

I’m glad we went early to picnic here because, well, when it was time to sit down, we got to catch the sunset.  I’m a sucker for sunsets.

 

 

^ If you look at the hill in the back above the amphitheater, you can see the Hollywood sign

 

^ Everyone that performed (including the orchestra, of course) was amazing!

The best tip I received about going here was to park at the Hollywood & Highland complex then walk over.  The walk isn’t long, and there are a ton of other people who do the same thing.  Parking is cheaper and more easily accessible, because if you park at Hollywood Bowl, your car is stacked back to back with other cars.  This meaning your car could be between several cars, and you can’t leave until the cars in front of you or the cars behind you leave first.  If it sounds terrible, it really is, because there are a LOT of cars parked here.  There’s also several shuttles that take you here, so make sure to check online to see which ones are operating the day of your event so you don’t have to park on-site.

I had so much fun here, and I’m excited to be able to take Dominic one day to picnic and see a fun show.  We saw a bunch of families here for this event, and they were all decked out in The Little Mermaid costumes!  It was awesome. For now, however, I enjoyed feeling like a kid again for a day with my Prince Charming.  Life is the bubbles!

Hollywood Bowl | 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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