When you decide to explore Los Angeles, why not start with the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame located on Hollywood Boulevard. A series of bronze stars decorate the sidewalk to honor more than 2 000 celebrities from the worlds of theater and film whose names are engraved on iconic plates. Just a few steps away you will find the no less symbolic building of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Outside the theater still in operation, many celebrities have left the imprint of their feet or their hands. Among the most interesting impressions are the wheels of R2D2 from Star Wars and the dreadlocks of Whoopi Goldberg.
In the theater, you can reserve the “grand tour” of homes of the movie stars. The tour consists of 40 residences and includes iconic sites like the hotel that was made famous by the movie “Pretty Woman”, the Viper Room, a former Johnny Depp nightclub and the Whiskey a Go Go
club. If you rent a car, you can go to the Sunset Boulevard and Sunset Strip, through the beautiful neighborhood of homes in West Hollywood toward Malibu, before reaching the Pacific Coast Highway, a highway of legend, and the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.
You can spend the whole afternoon to soak up the almost-carnival atmosphere of Venice Beach with its many street artists, musicians and other bohemian characters, while walking along the ocean or you can do a break and spend some relaxing moments at any point along the 13 kilometers of beaches. At dusk, take the wheel in the direction of the famous Santa Monica Boulevard before entering Highway 110 to reach the legendary Hollywood Bowl. This Greek-style amphitheater has hosted some of the biggest concerts in the world by the most celebrated artists. The Bowl is still used today for concerts, so be sure to check before your visit that it will produce during your stay.
No trip to Los Angeles would be complete without visiting its theme parks and excellent museums. The Universal Studios is without doubt one of the biggest attractions of Los Angeles. On board of a tram, you can cross for one hour the huge site of 170 hectares and visit the film set in operation before spending the rest of the day enjoying the many rides and themed entertainment.
At sunset, leave the studio and go over the motorway towards the famous Mullholland Drive. On this beautiful and dramatic journey, you will have breathtaking views of Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley.
It is in the San Fernando Valley that you will find the Warner Brothers Studios. You will also be able to make a tour of the facilities, familiarize yourself with the site’s history before you go driving a golf cart, recording studios, movie sets and television activities and workshops where the trays are assembled by experts. You will also find place on the Warner Brothers Museum, an interesting museum that contains many famous objects used for films shot on location.
In the evening, take time to visit another music room in Los Angeles – House of Blues. And if you have not eaten yet, there is not a second to lose. The restaurant upstairs is almost as famous as the musicians that occur every night on stage.
Take some time to visit La Brea Tar Pits. This fascinating swamp is 40 000 years old, it is a marvel of nature, and you will see strange pools of hot tar and hot asphalt dating back to the surface of the earth – a vision that is rather unusual if you think you are in downtown Los Angeles!
If you want to shop, we advise you to head for the capital of high fashion and luxury LA, located on Rodeo Drive in the “Golden Triangle” of Beverly Hills. You will find shops including Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Cartier, Dior, and Tiffany.
However, the center of LA is just the tip of the iceberg. If you rent a car, you will have access to a multitude of sites, attractions and famous beaches surrounding the city.
Take another example of an American famous attraction in the world – Disneyland. Located one hour south of downtown LA to Anaheim in Orange County, it offers a wide choice of rides and attractions on the theme of Disney cartoons that will appeal to young and old – a trip not to miss if you spend the holidays in Los Angeles.
Orange County also provides access to some of the most famous beaches of California. Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Seal Beach are all nearby.
You can also find other beaches by putting the cap on the south via the 405 to South Bay. You will find vast expanses of sandy synonymous with California sunshine and the sound of the west coast beaches such as Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo. This region, near the Hawthorne group was formed Beach Boys and of course, their sound was heavily influenced by the Californian surf and wonderful weather of this region of the Pacific Coast.
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1215 Bates Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029