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This Weekend in Los Angeles (August 10-12, 2012)

Whether you’re vacationing with the kids or taking a personal trip, Los Angeles has plenty to offer travelers. Read below for information on two great events happening this weekend!

Brew at the Zoo

What better way to spend a summer Friday evening in Los Angeles than with Brew at the Zoo? The second annual event combines beer, live music, pub food, and animals for a great night. If you’re taking advantage of a Hollywood vacation package for Universal Studios, this is a great way to unwind after a long trip at the park or start your vacation weekend in LA!

The 2nd annual Brew at the Zoo will offer 4.5 ounce beer samples, comedians from the Laugh Factory, DJ MORNINGSTAR, live local bands, fish ‘n chips and much more!  Beer samples are from California craft breweries and every guest will receive a collectible sampler glass.

Animal highlights at the LA Zoo include elephants, koalas, and apes. You can also check out the new LAIR exhibit featuring living amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles. Exhibit animals include crocodiles, rattlesnakes, vipers, giant salamander, horned lizards and many other slimy and scaly creatures.

Brew at the Zoo is on August 10 from 6 to 10pm at the Los Angeles Zoo. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Designated drivers can attend for $20. You must be 21 years or older attend this event. To buy tickets, click here.

Children's Festival of the Arts

Children’s Festival of the Arts

If you’re vacationing with the kids, there’s a fun festival happening this weekend in Hollywood specially geared towards children and the arts!  The Hollywood Arts Council will be celebrating Paramount Picture’s 100th birthday with the Children’s Festival of the Arts.

The Hollywood Hotel is an official sponsor of the Children’s Festival of the Arts. The festival will take place at the Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Avenue in the shaded garden adjacent to their historic gated entrance. There will be live performances of dance from all cultures around the world, special celebrity appearances, family art workshops, face painting, a cake decorating contest and puppet making. The event is free to attend.

Parking will be available at the Bronson Gate. Food and drinks will be available on site for the whole family. The festival will be held from noon to 4:30pm on August 12. Bring the kids out for a day of culture and fun!

The Perfect Excuse to Plan a Trip – “Elephants of Asia” at the Los Angeles Zoo

Animal lovers unite.

It’s time to meet Billy, Tina and Jewel. No, I am not talking about singers from the 80s and 90s…I am talking about the residents of the new “Elephants of Asia” exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. The incredible 3.8 acre habitat offers its 10 thousand pound tenets an assortment of amenities that are fit for a king (or an elephant), including elephant sized bathing pools, an eye-catching waterfall and noteworthy sandy hills. These elephants won’t even know they’re not in their native homes. Developers spent a lot of time and money making this stunning new home look like and feel like the Asian outdoors.

Two of the elephants, named Tina and Jewel, that now reside at the recently opened Los Angeles exhibit are former circus animals that were nursed back to health about a year ago at the San Diego Zoo. Without this loan from the San Diego Zoo, the exhibit would have been noticeably empty and lonely with just one elephant.

In an effort to help educate visitors, the exhibit was developed with the intention of familiarizing guests with the challenges and hardship Asian Elephants face in the wild, including their shrinking natural habitat. The goal is to help raise more money for conservation programs that support elephants that are left suffering in their native countries. At the same time, it’s important to note that the layout of the actual man-made habitat was strategically prepared and built in a way that would not sacrifice the comfort and needs of the elephants.

Now you have the perfect excuse to visit beautiful, sunny southern California — to catch a glimpse of this stunning new exhibit and the lovable elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo.