Traveling to Los Angeles for business requires you to plan for a variety of events. From finding a bar to discuss business propositions over drinks to planning a special occasion dinner to celebrate a job well done, if you’ve never been before, traversing LA might seem daunting. Luckily for you, this guide will help show you where to start so you can take on L.A. like a pro. Read on for business travel L.A. tips.
Consider Where You’ll Need to Travel To
If you type in a destination from your location on google, you’ll probably find that most areas in Los Angeles are relatively close to one another. However, even if the mileage doesn’t seem far, don’t let this trick you. While your business meeting is only 5 miles away, in Los Angeles, traffic can add a tremendous amount of travel time to your trip so be sure to add in extra time for traffic when going anywhere so you’re not late.
It might be a good idea to figure out how you’ll be travelling around before you get here. This is because people often don’t realize how big Los Angeles actually is. It’s not similar to other downtown locations where you can easily walk around, which might make things stressful if you’re low on time and figuring out how to get from point A to point B. Will you be taking the Metro, Uber or bus for example? Maybe consider renting a car during your travels if you have a variety of places to go. Determining which mode of transportation you’ll use to get around will help you more effectively plan.
Finding Places to Conduct Business
Whether you need a place to take clients or somewhere to talk business with co-workers, the atmosphere is going to play a big part. Ziran or Bar9 at the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown is a great place to start if you’re looking for a bar to grab drinks with coworkers. If you’re looking for a place to take clients that will impress, consider Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, which is known for their delicious prime rib. Another location might be Craft, in Century City, an American/Italian restaurant offering plates in a sleek and elegant setting that is sure to impress.
Take Time to Enjoy the City
Even if you’re here on business, you should still take some time to enjoy LA! The city has so much to offer, from a bustling nightlife scene to touristy spots like the Walk of Fame and delicious restaurants, there’s something for everyone.
Where to Stay
One of the main things you’ll want to consider when finding a place to stay is that it is centrally located. The LA Hotel is conveniently located in downtown LA and is in walking distance to iconic DTLA destinations such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad Museum, The Civic Center, Grand Park and more.