GUEST BLOG: THE BEL AIR BAR & GRILL
Spending the day in Los Angeles? The Bel Air Bar & Grill is a great dinner spot for anyone looking to expand their Disney experience from beyond the parks! Owned by Walt’s niece and Roy E.'s daughter, Susan Disney Lord, the restaurant is a space where art mingles with food and Disney family history lives on. Keep your eyes peeled for hidden shapes of one of the world's most famous characters! The Bel Air Bar & Grill's main feature is a 22-foot glass wall integrated with internationally renowned artist Amanda Weil's, “Translucent Red Bougainvillea Blossoms". The décor inside provides a rotating selection of art by students at the Walt Disney founded school, California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts. Watch this wonderful, historic video made in 1964 by Walt Disney Productions explaining how CalArts came to be: For the hidden Mickey lovers, there are a few around the property for you to try and find! You never know where you'll see one. Recently remodeled, the new space also houses The Roy Disney Family Foundation! In addition to being so rich in Disney history, the Bel Air Bar & Grill also offers a wide array of fine dining options. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner you will be guaranteed a culinary experience that fits everyone’s needs. If you are feeling decadent should try the Red Velvet Ding Dong! The Bel Air Bar & Grill is also located right by the world famous Getty Center museum and exhibition space and offers a FREE Shuttle! Couple a visit to the museum and dinner at the Bel Air Bar & Grill for a wonderful way to spend an evening away from the parks. It is 44 miles from the hotel to the Bel Air Bar & Grill and the Getty Center. The drive will take about one hour and directions are here. Don't forget about Universal Studios Hollywood which is about 15-20 minutes away from the Bel Air Bar & Grill. It would be an easy add-on while you're in the northern part of Los Angeles! For assistance with cab, car service or shuttle service to and from the hotel, contact the hotel front desk for your options. The Getty Center: Want to win dinner for four at the Bel Air Bar & Grill? Enter here: http://bit.ly/17KQIxO We at the HoJo thank our partners at the Bel Air Bar & Grill for sharing their wonderful venue and rich Disney family history with us. We hope you'll make it part of your Disneyland holiday! Visiting Disneyland and want the perfect hotel for your family? Look no further than TripAdvisor's #1 Anaheim hotel for families, the Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground! Four time award winner in the category "Best Large Hotels & Resorts for Families in the United States"