Exploring Century City on Foot

By Nathalie Dortonne
ONA News

They say nobody walks in L.A.

But unless you want to sit in traffic in a city famous for gridlock, getting around by foot may be your best option for sightseeing in Century City, the location for this year’s ONA conference.

Here are some of the places you can visit within minutes of the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza:

The Annenberg Space for Photography
Whether you’re a professional photographer, iPhoneographer, or just love selfies, The Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios are a one-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The Annenberg Space for Photography is a treasured cultural destination in Los Angeles. The center has free admission where you can view work by more than 90 photographers in an intimate setting.

Location:
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA

Hours: Wed – Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Skylight Studios
If you’re in the mood for a surreal multimedia viewing experience with HD images and concert-quality audio visit Skylight Studios, located directly across the park from The Annenberg Space for Photography. The spacious 5,000-square-foot multimedia studio and retail gallery features crowd-sourced digital content and breath-taking photography.

Location:
Skylight Studios
10050 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Hours: Wed – Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Westfield Century City
Shop till ya’ drop and then some! Take a 9-minute stroll over to Westfield Century City and experience wide array of more than 150 shops, restaurants, and entertainment options! If you’re in the mood for a thrilling 3D movie experience, head over to the AMC/IMAX Century City 15 Theatres. For the entertainment junkies who love their daily dose of pop culture, “Extra” will be doing live tapings weekly segments at the Luxury Court. Not looking to go broke spending on food? Get your grub on at Chipotle, Fatburger, Pink Taco and other restaurants in the dining terrace.

Location:
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Hours: Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Hinoki & the Bird
Beat the chaotic lunch rush by taking a two-minute walk over to Hinoki & the Bird. Pick a light, savory option from the Fun Bites menu, such as chili crab toast, with spicy cucumber, and coriander, or crispy marinated chicken with lemon aioli. The Asian Fusion-inspired menu also offers raw bar, vegetable and grains, inspiration, simply grilled options. Be sure to stop by for dinner and enjoy dessert with a specialty cocktail in the indoor/outdoor patio.

Location:
10 W Century Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Hours:
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Beverly Hills High School
One half of the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” power couple went to school 13 minutes away from the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Before she was the Oscar-winning actress, Angelina Jolie attended Beverly Hills High School. Visit the stomping grounds of renowned stars like Nicolas Cage, Betty White and rock-n-roll legend Lenny Kravitz. In 1984, the school created a hall of fame to honor its famous alumni.

Location:
241 Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Craft Los Angeles
Here’s one deal you can’t beat – select any small dish for $20 or under at one of the hottest restaurants in town. Guess what? You’re only a three-minute walk away! Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s Craft Los Angeles prepares meals with fresh seasonal ingredients and serves the dishes family-style. Craft Los Angeles is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience with its 10,000-square-foot space designed by an award-winning architecture firm. Satisfy your seafood craving with Alaskan Halibut and Romano Beans, or try the roasted quail.

Location:
10100 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Hours:
Monday-Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Earthbar
After a long day of attending sessions and networking, you might need a pick me up. Earthbar offers shots with ingredients such as fresh lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper. For a yummy treat, you can indulge in a Blueberry Bliss power smoothie or have a cup of citrus cleanse juice.

Location:
10220 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles

Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.