The Sherman HotelStaff Picks

Discover top area attractions for outdoor activities, family-fun, and live entertainment by reading through our blog. Our local Staff Picks page showcases our favorite finds in LA and lets you know what’s happening around town.

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    Experience the Magic of Malibu

    August 10

    Experience the true southern California lifestyle with a trip to Malibu. This iconic beach town has garnered a reputation as an exclusive, almost mystical, home to Hollywood elite looking for some quiet, peaceful privacy. But even for short-term visitors, Malibu has so much to offer and so much beauty to explore.

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    A History of Sherman Oaks

    April 06

    7,000 years ago, Sherman Oaks was home to the Tongva Native Americans. They called the place Siutcanga, and the heart of their village was just west of present-day Sherman Oaks.

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    Spring into Wellness

    March 02

    Spring is a beautiful time in SoCal—winter rains have brought fresh greens to our parks and canyons, and exercising outside in mild weather feels like a dream. Less than 5 miles from The Sherman, there are a number of beautiful parks for getting moving outdoors.

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    Date Nights in Sherman Oaks

    February 03

    No one needs an excuse for a romantic night out—whether it’s with yourself, with friends, or with someone special. Sherman Oaks has no shortage of tantalizing food in charming settings. Below are a few local dining spots known for an amorous atmosphere.

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    Meet me at the Mall, or the Movies

    January 06

    After the holiday season, a welcome lull returns to America’s shopping malls. When in sunny SoCal, an al fresco shopping experience is one of the delights of a winter getaway.

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    Lights in the Valley

    December 02

    The Valley has no shortage of holiday spirit during the month of December. Catch three different special light displays that represent varying faiths and traditions.

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    ET, Jurassic Park, or the Library?

    November 01

    The Valley is a naturally nostalgic place, with Tinseltown nearby and so much cultural lore. The holidays often bring bouts of childhood nostalgia, and what better way to confront it than to dive right in? This month, you can relive the films classics of decades past.

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    Calabazas in Calabasas

    October 01

    This month, cruise through the Santa Monica Mountains for a breath of fresh air and a more rustic Halloween experience. From October 3 to November 3, the whole family will be welcome at the scenic King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas—just a 25-minute drive from The Sherman.

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    Hike Your Heart Out

    September 03

    September is a beautiful time to get outdoors in the Valley as the summer sun mellows out and the days are still long enough to enjoy sweet sunset hikes. The Sherman is perfectly located to enjoy some of the area’s most beloved walking and hiking trails, many of which aren’t as heavily Instagrammed as Runyon Canyon.

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    Cinematic Sunsets

    August 01

    Bring a bit of Hollywood to the valley with an outdoor cinematic experience. The month of August is perfect for an alfresco screening, as you’ll be sure to have the year’s warmest evenings and a backdrop of the lingering sunset.

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    Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl

    July 01

    Celebrate Independence Day the City of Angels way at the Hollywood Bowl! From July 2 through July 4, you and your party will want to plan your visit around the Hollywood Bowl’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular.

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    Join the LA Community in Celebrating Pride

    June 03

    Not only is the official start to the summer season right around the corner, but this month also welcomes back the annual LA Pride Parade! One of the largest pride events in the country, the LA celebration attracts nearly half a million attendees each and every year to support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in LA and beyond.

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    Visit the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market for Fresh Produce

    May 06

    Is there anything better than eating fresh, farm-focused food? In California, not much. Experience the Golden State like a true local by visiting the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market.

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    Fight Off the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios

    April 01

    Experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood like never before. Beginning this month, the Dark Arts are taking over Hogwarts Castle in a stunning projection experience. 

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    Where to Eat on St. Patrick's Day in LA

    March 04

    With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, you’ll want to plan ahead to make sure you’ll be dining on only the best Irish fare all day long. To help, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Irish pubs and eateries across Los Angeles. Cheers!

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    Guide to Little Tokyo

    February 19

    Hi – I’m Audrey and I’m half of the duo behind Southern California’s favorite boba Instagram, @bobabitchess. Even though our Instagram revolves around mostly boba, we’re also food fanatics and try to share our favorite eats through our Instagram story. Today, I’m excited to team up with The Sherman Hotel to take you on a tour of one of my favorite food meccas in Los Angeles – Little Tokyo!

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    Discover Art at Its Finest at the Getty

    February 04

    The diverse and vibrant artistic community here in LA is one of the many things that makes this city so iconic. Reigning as one of the most popular museums in the world, the Getty is an expansive, inviting look into the incredible works and exhibits from artists all over the globe. 

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