Lights, camera, action! CHEST 2016 visits Los Angeles

April 28, 2016 by CHEST Guest Writer

We’re gearing up to visit the entertainment capital of the world on October 22 – 26 for CHEST 2016. We will dazzle Los Angeles and the chest medicine community with current pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine topics presented by world-renowned faculty in a variety of innovative instruction formats. You won’t want to miss our cutting-edge education; and, in your free time, we want to make sure you take in all that Los Angeles has to offer. Follow our suggestions below, and we’ll make sure you’ve seen the most famous hot spots in LA.


When you think of Los Angeles, Hollywood is sure to be top of mind. Hollywood is about a 25-minute drive from the Convention Center, so make sure you have time for a longer excursion. You’ll enjoy the recognizable Hollywood sign, built in 1923, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You can also check out the Dolby Theater, home to the Academy Awards until at least 2033, or Runyon Canyon, a famous park known for great views of the city and celebrity sightings.


If Hollywood doesn’t allure you, maybe you’d rather take it easy at one of Los Angeles’s famous beaches. If you like to people watch, Venice Beach will keep you interested with body builders, jugglers, palm readers, folk artists, and many other personalities. If you’re interested in surfing, Malibu Surfrider Beach is known for amateurs and experienced surfers alike to find great waves. Santa Monica Beach is one of the most popular beaches for its volleyball, bike riding, and sunbathing. Or check out Long Beach, home to the Queen Mary, a floating hotel aboard an iconic 1936 ocean liner. With 75 miles of coast, you’re sure to find the beach that you’re looking for.


Make sure to explore the LA Fashion District in downtown LA, where you’ll find many top shopping centers to choose from. If you’re looking for luxury, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills offers extravagant shopping and dining experiences. Or, if you’re intrigued by bargain hunting, there are also plenty of opportunities for outlet shopping in Camarillo, the Citadel, Desert Hills, and Ontario Mills.

Television Show Taping

Maybe you’ve always dreamed of being part of a live studio audience. Choose from a wide array of shows filmed in Los Angeles, and lucky you, October is in the heart of peak production season. If you want to attend a show taping, order tickets in advance. Check out a vendor, such as Audiences Unlimited or Hollywood Tickets, both of which feature sitcoms and talk shows. You can also look at a specific show’s website to find tickets. Attending a TV show taping can be an exciting and unique LA experience, and, best of all, it’s free!

Los Angeles will keep you entertained with its glamour and glitz. Learn more about tourism opportunities at

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