We’re only a couple of weeks into 2017, and already there’s tons of good news to celebrate in Los Angeles. (Some of it, however, comes at the expense of other great California cities.) The Chargers announced that they would be relocating from San Diego to LA beginning with the 2017 NFL season. Just 12 months earlier, the Rams had returned to Los Angeles after 20 years in St. Louis. And, so, after more than 20 years without an NFL team, LA suddenly has two.

The City of Angels will also be the setting for Star Wars creator George Lucas’ $1-billion Museum of Narrative Art. LA had vied with both Chicago and San Francisco to host the museum, which will house the filmmaker’s sprawling collection of fine and popular art, including Star Wars and Hollywood memorabilia.

The futuristic 275,000-square-foot George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will join the Natural History Museum, The California African American Museum and the California Science Center—home to the Space Shuttle Endeavor—in LA’s Exposition Park. Groundbreaking is set to begin by the end of the year with a targeted opening date of 2021.

It will only increase LA’s already very strong appeal as a destination for leisure and business travelers. Last year, according to newly released figures from the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, the city welcomed 47.3 million visitors. That not only surpassed midyear forecasts, it broke visitation records for the sixth consecutive year.

"Tourism is booming in Los Angeles, and it's helping to drive our whole city's economy forward," says Mayor Eric Garcetti. "My goal is to welcome 50 million tourists to our city by 2020, and new attractions like the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will have even more people from around the world lining up to come to LA."

Considerably known for being the hub of the city, Hyatt Regency San Francisco invites you to experience San Francisco like you’ve never experienced it before. Premiering its 15 new guest rooms, Hyatt Regency San Francisco boasts breathtaking views and a feeling of effortless luxury.

 

If ZJZM were to bring one of Asia’s most popular eating experiences to North America, there’d be no better place than the iconic cultural hub of Downtown Los Angeles. Luckily, that’s exactly what they’ve done. 

On December 3, ROW DTLA will welcome the pop-up food installation Dumpling & Associates. The 5,500-square-foot space has 15 unique exhibition rooms and can hold 100 people per hour with a daily capacity ranging from 700-1,000 people a day. 

 

The west coast is getting a major addition to its travel destination scene. Orange County’s first ever JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort is now accepting reservations for stays beginning May 17, 2020. Located at the Anaheim Gardenwalk just steps from Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center, The highly anticipated destination gives luxury travel a whole new meaning.