Fodor's Expert Review Walt Disney Concert Hall
One of the architectural wonders of Los Angeles, the 2,265-seat hall is a sculptural monument of gleaming, curved steel designed by Frank Gehry. It's part of a complex that includes a public park, gardens, shops, and two outdoor amphitheaters, one of them atop the concert hall. The acoustically superlative venue is the home of the city's premier orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, whose music director, Gustavo Dudamel, is an international celebrity in his own right. The orchestra's season runs from late September to early June, before it heads to the Hollywood Bowl for the summer. Attached to the hall is Patina, an exquisite fine-dining French restaurant that's the perfect date-night spot for predinner shows. Free 60-minute guided tours are offered on most days, and there are self-guided audio tours.