Hollywood - Now and Forever



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People from all over the world come to Los Angeles to see celebrities, experience Disneyland and lay by the beach. Hollywood is the epicenter of the region's past and present dominance in the entertainment industry. There is, however, also a historical and natural element to Hollywood that should not be missed. This is a trip back in time to the historical and natural splendor that Hollywood initially offered people in the 1920s. This is a trip to reconnect with Hollywood's golden era and witness it's renaissance as the new center of entertainment in the Los Angeles area.

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Author: dhainline


Day 1 - Los Angeles


This is a great 3 day tour of the more rustic Hollywood experience, mixed in with some perennial favorites. Start off with Universal Studios. This is the classic amusement park mixed with the classic studio tour. Unlike other studio tours, you'll be able to enjoy thrilling rides and adrenaline packed adventures. This is a full day experience, so enjoy a great meal at Chaya - frequently featured on television reality shows. As you drive to your hotel, be sure to stop and see the Hollywood Sign.


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Chao Praya Thai Restaurant

Location:

6307 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Contact:

tel: 1 323 466 6704


Day 2 - Los Angeles


The second day starts with a morning hike up Runyon Canyon. It's a moderate hike filled with Hollywood starlets and off-leash canines. At the top, you'll have some breathtaking views of Downtown and Hollywood. Afterwards, visit CBS Television City, where the Price is Right and American Idol are filmed. Enjoy lunch at Loteria Grill in the world famous Farmer's Market, right next door. Afterwards, finish the evening with a tour of the more macabre Hollywood sights with the Dearly Departed Tour and a tour of Hollywood Forever cemetery. During the summer, there are screenings of classic movies on the Hollywood Forever grounds, call for details.


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Runyon Canyon

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Location:

2000 North Fuller
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Contact:

tel: +1 323 666 5046
fax: +1 213 847 7129


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CBS Television City

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Location:

7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact:

tel: +1 323 575 2458 (Tickets)


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Loteria Grill

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Location:

6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact:

tel: 1 323 930 2211


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Dearly Departed Tours

Location:

5419 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite C404
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact:

tel: +1 212 209 3370


Day 3 - Hollywood, Los Angeles


Lastly, round off the trip with a day visit to Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory. A world famous art deco icon, the Observatory was just recently renovated and is now open for visitors. The park is one of the largest urban parks in the world, full of great hiking and other attractions. Grab some Cuban pastries at Porto's in nearby Glendale.


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Griffith Park

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Location:

4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Hollywood; entrances are along Los Feliz Blvd., at Riverside Dr., Vermont Ave., and Western Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

Contact:

tel: 323/913-4688


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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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