October Festivities in Studio City

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During the month of October, you won’t be hard-pressed to find something to do in, or around, Studio City! Families can visit the L.A. Zoo any time during the month for their spooky exhibits, activities and trick-or-treating. Or spend a day in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for their annual Dia de los Muertos Festival on Oct 27. More details about these October festivities and hotels in Studio City, below.


Boo at the L.A. Zoo

The L.A. Zoo is full of spooktacular, family-friendly events during the month of October. Each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests have the opportunity to go on a spooky stroll where you’ll discover Halloween games, a mini pumpkin patch and photo opportunities. Kids can get up-close-and-personal with creepy critters at the daily Animals & Boo session from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Or attend the special Halloween edition of the zoo’s popular World of Birds Show each day (except Tuesday) at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. On weekends, there are even more festivities, like the Monster Menagerie Puppet Show and Spooktacular Science Show. Watch expert pumpkin carving demonstrations from Gene Granata, or witness seasonal treat feedings to the animals. On October 20, 21, 27 and 28, kids can trick-or-treat around the Zoo, with treats and bags provided by 99 Cents Only stores. All October event details can be found here.


Hotel Near L.A. Zoo

If you want to truly experience all of the Halloween fun at the L.A. Zoo, you’ll have to stay a few days! So why not book a stay at a nice local hotel like the Studio City Court Yard? Studio City Courtyard is a beautiful boutique hotel near the L.A. Zoo and ideal for families traveling on a budget.


Studio City Dia de los Muertos Festival

For a celebration truly unlike anything you’ve probably experienced before, head to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 27 for their annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. From noon until midnight, there will be authentic Mexican cuisine, Day of the Dead arts and crafts, live music, Aztec ritual dancers, costume contests and a lot more. General Admission is $25 per person and free for children 8 years and under, before 4 p.m. The hourly event schedule can be found here.


Hotel Near Dia de los Muertos Festival

Continue celebrating the dead, in a different way, by staying at the nearby historic Sportsmen Lodge! Known for its many iconic guests, Sportsmen maintains the soul of historic Hollywood while offering a variety of modern amenities.


Studio City has a variety of fantastic festive events happening this October. Don’t miss out! Before it’s too late, plan your trip to either the L.A. Zoo or the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and book your stay at a nearby hotel.


Studio City Court Yard
With its comfortable furnishings and close location to Hollywood attractions, this hotel makes a great budget-friendly choice for traveling families. 12933 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.

Sportsmen Lodge
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700