Hollywood and Palm Springs



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There is more to Los Angeles than Disneyland, Beverly Hills and crime. Experience the throbbing Bohemian vibe of Silver Lake, the historical past of Hollywood's golden era and the hipster past of Palm Springs. This is the quintessential Los Angeles experience for those that want to live an updated 1950s lifestyle right here, right now.

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Day 1 - Los Angeles


Start your trip with a stay at Farmer's Daughter Hotel. This hotel, located in the Fairfax district, is a quaint, charming yet surprisingly hip boutique hotel located within walking distance of the Farmer's Market and The Grove. Take a drive out to Hollywood and Silver Lake to experience some of the rogue flavor of this Bohemian side of town. Griffith Observatory will take you back to the Los Angeles of the 1920s and has been featured in countless films. Grab a bit at El Cid for some authentic Spanish food. Next visit some of your favorite celebrities in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. During the summer weekends, you can view classic movies here. Grab some upscale Mexican food at Malo and unwind.


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Farmer's Daughter

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Location:

115 S Fairfax Ave
Between Beverly Blvd. and 3rd St
90036 Los Angeles, US

Contact:

tel: +1 323 937 3930 /+1 800 334 1658 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 323 932 1608


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Malo

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Location:

4326 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Contact:

tel: 1 323 664-1011


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Griffith Observatory

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Location:

2800 E. Observatory Rd
In Griffith Park, at the end of Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact:

tel: 213/473-0800


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Cid (El)

Location:

4212 West Sunset Blvd
5 Blocks East of Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact:

tel: 323 668 0318
fax: 323 668 0357


Day 2 - Los Angeles, Westwood


Today offers a more thorough tour of the often overlooked central districts of Los Angeles, closer to the hotel. Start off on the West side and stroll the streets of Holmby Hills, Westwood and the quaint solace of Holmby Park. Drive east to the Fairfax District for a look at the city's historic Jewish neighborhood. Grab some food at Canter's Deli, a world famous deli, comparable to those in New York City. Visit the La Brea Tar Pits for a look at one of the city's historic (and current) geologic phenomenon. End the day with some rose-water infused ice cream at Mashti Malone's Ice Cream.


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Canter's Fairfax

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Location:

419 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact:

tel: 1 323 651 2030


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Holmby Park

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Location:

601 Clubview Drive
Westwood, CA 90024

Contact:

tel: +1 818 765 0284


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La Brea Tar Pits

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Location:

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact:

tel: +1 323 934 7243 (Museum)
fax: +1 323 933 7546 (Museum Store)


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Mashti Malone's Ice Cream

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Location:

1525 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Contact:

tel: 1 323 874 0144
fax: 1 323 969 8693


Day 3 - Los Angeles


This is a day filled with some of the more eclectic treasure in Los Angeles before heading out to Palm Springs. Take a stroll or drive through Hancock Park and visit some of the most fantastic mansions in the country from the 1920s and 30s. Grab a bite at one of the original Bob's Big Boy from the 1950s. Afterward, take a stroll down Hollywood Blvd. and visit Mann's Chinese theater to revisit the glory of Hollywood in the 1950s. End your time in Los Angeles with a nice meal at A.O.C. before returning to the hotel.


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Hancock Park

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Location:

157 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Contact:

tel: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)


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AOC

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Location:

8022 West Third St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact:

tel: 323 653 6359
fax: 323 653 1390


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Mann's Chinese Theatre

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Location:

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90403


Day 4 - Palm Springs


Start your commute early in the morning to avoid traffic as you drive towards fabulous Palm Springs. The city that defines the mid-century modern movement, Palm Springs also enjoys beautiful weather and one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, surrounded by desert and snow-capped mountains. After checking into the trendy Hotel Zoso located in downtown, take a tour of the Living Desert. After a hike in Indian Canyons, grab some classic Mexican food at Las Casuelas Terrza. Escape the afternoon heat by perusing world class art at the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Take a stroll through the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on your way to a bountiful dinner at LG's Prime Steakhouse. This is living in downtown Palm Springs.


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Indian Canyons

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Location:

South Palm Canyon Dr
(Continue driving onto the reservation)
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 325 3400 / +1 800 790 3398


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Palm Springs Desert Museum

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Location:

101 Museum Dr
just west of the Palm Canyon/Tahquitz intersection
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 325 0189
fax: +1 760 327 5069


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Las Casuelas Terraza

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Location:

222 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 325 2794
fax: +1 760 778 6744


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LG's Prime Steakhouse

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Location:

255 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92211

Contact:

tel: +1 760 416 1779
fax: +1 760 416 1719


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Palm Springs Walk of Stars

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Location:

Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92263

Contact:

tel: 760 416 5811


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Hotel Zoso

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Location:

150 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 325 9676
fax: +1 760 969 6600


Day 5 - Palm Springs, Palm Desert


Early in the day, explore more of the desert with Desert Adventures. When you get back into town, take a quick drive up Highway 111 to the El Paseo Shopping Avenue for some much needed urban shopping after two days in the desert. Grab a bite at Cafe des Beaux Arts before returning to downtown Palm Springs. Escape the heat by taking the Aerial Tramway to the top of the San Joaquin Mountains. Go back down to Palm Springs and enjoy a nice dinner at Kaiser Grille before saying Adieu to the swankiness that is Palm Springs.


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Kaiser Grille

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Location:

205 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 323 1003


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El Paseo Shopping Avenue

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Location:

73910 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact:

tel: 877 735 7273


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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Location:

1 Tramway Road
(near Highway 111 S)
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 325 1391 / +1 888 515 8726
fax: 760 325 6682


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