Things to do in L.A.

Have you planned your itinerary yet? This year’s conference location is close to all sorts of fun things to do. Here are some ideas to make the best of your downtime in Los Angeles.

Dining at the hotel and nearby

There are several options for dining at the Westin:
(all including vegetarian and vegan options)

  • LA Prime
  • Lakeview Bistro
  • Lobby Court
  • BonaVista Lounge
  • Bonaventure Brewing Co.
  • Starbucks Bonaventure

There are numerous restaurants located nearby:
(Has *vegetarian and **vegan options)

Casual dining or quick bites:

Other restaurants:

Things to see and do

The hotel is located one mile from the STAPLES Center, L.A. Live, Microsoft Theatre and the Grammy Museum. It’s a short walk to the 7th Street Metro Center station (0.3 miles), which can take you to these destinations and others:

  • Chinatown
  • Disneyland   *Click here for discounted tickets for conference attendees
  • Hollywood
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Huntington Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Union Station

Some other nearby attractions:

  • Macy’s (0.2 mile)
  • OUE Skyspace (0.2 mile)
  • The Last Bookstore (0.5 mile)
  • Angels Flight Railway (0.6 mile)
  • The Music Center (0.6 mile)
  • The Broad Contemporary Museum (0.6 mile)
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall (0.6 mile)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (0.67 mile)
  • The Bradbury Building (0.7 mile)
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (1.0 mile)
  • Little Tokyo (1.2 miles)
  • Angel City Brewery (1.5 miles)
  • LA Fashion District (1.6 miles)
  • Dodger Stadium (2 miles)
  • Pack Hike with Angel City Pit Bulls

    Behavior and Adoption Support through Pack Hikes
    When: Sunday July 22 at 7:30 a.m.
    Duration: 2 hrs
    Location: Griffith Park (Near 4400 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Exact meeting location instructions will be provided by email)
    Additional info: Hike is moderately strenuous on a dirt fire road. Athletic wear required.


    Join Angel City Pit Bulls for a morning hike with fantastic views of LA! This pack hike, which occurs twice a month, provides structured socialization, behavior support, volunteer development, adoption opportunity for 40+ dogs in the foster program. The hike is open to current fosters, previous adopters, potential adopters (who can meet and walk prospective dogs for their family), and the community (to provide access to resources and education for their dogs).

    Conference attendees will be matched up with team leaders to learn how develop and implement a similar program for their organization. Attendees will not be walking dogs. The session includes pre-hike discussion and Q&A with ACPB leaders as well as guided hike with the pack offering opportunity to talk one-on-one with team member. Registration is required and can be completed here:

    Email for more information.