Our Hollywood Tour offers many key points of interest from Hollywood Boulevard itself and its Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theatre, Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Sign, Sunset Strip and much, much more. Let us personalize a luxury Hollywood Tour that suits your interests!
Suggested Hollywood Outings:
Hollywood Boulevard – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is a popular location for many for starting your LAdventure Tour. Opened in 1927, probably the most famous movie theatre in the world and, for several years, also home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Check out the nearly 200 celebrity hand and foot prints in cement directly outside the theatre that go back ninety years. Across the road is the famous Roosevelt Hotel, where the first Academy Awards were presented in 1929. The award ceremony was the brainchild of Hollywood movie mogul Louis B. Meyer. The first Oscar ceremony lasted only fifteen minutes, as then everyone was informed of the would-be winner in advance. The Dolby Theatre, home of today’s annual Academy Awards presentation since 2001. Across the road is where the Jimmy Kimmel show is taped. Embedded on the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard are the more than 2,500 brass stars that run alongside the sidewalk of the famous street.
The Hollywood Sign – Let’s drive to the Hollywood Sign and you can have your picture taken with the world-famous letters behind you. The sign originally was created in 1923 a real estate advertisement with the letters “Hollywoodland”. Over the many years the letters began to deteriorate until it was finally rebuilt in 1978 at a cost of $250,000. Notable celebrities like Hugh Hefner, Andy Williams and Alice Cooper sponsored individual letters at $27,000 apiece.
The Sunset Strip – The Strip starts at the Chateau Marmont, an A-list hotel which has been popular with the stars dating back to its opening in 1929. It first opened as an exclusive apartment building but with the Wall Street crash, it was soon sold and converted into a luxury hotel. Not far away is the Whisky A-Go-Go, where greats like The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Janice Joplin performed in the 1960’s and later Led Zeppelin, Blondie, Van Halen and Guns ’n Roses rocked the always sold out venue. The Sky Bar, one of Los Angeles’ hottest nightspots today with world class DJ’s spinning records for today’s celebrities. The legendary Rainbow, where Marilyn Monroe was late to her first date with Joe DiMaggio. The Viper Room, once owned by Johnny Depp and still a very popular Hollywood attraction. The Comedy Store, which since it’s opening in 1972 has included such start performers as Robin Williams, Johnny Carson, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, and John Belushi. Prior to that the location was Ciro’s, having opened in 1940 and was for three decades a playground to the stars like Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, and Lauren Bacall. The Sunset Strip is a mile and a half of bars, clubs, and Hollywood rock ’n’ roll history.
Movie Star Homes – We can take you high up into the Hollywood hills and see where and how the stars live. The larger tour buses don’t go up this high but we can get you virtually to the doorsteps of stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, David Beckham, and Keanu Reeves. We can take your picture outside the stars’ homes and with you in front of them. Roxbury Drive is a symbol of old Hollywood with former residents like James Stewart, Lucille Ball, and Peter Falk. Bel Air offers some majestic scenery while also home to America’s most expensive home with a current listing of $250 million.
Movie Locations – See the Pretty Woman motel where Richard Gere carried Julia Roberts down those steps. The fast food restaurant where Brad Pitt worked before getting ‘discovered’ in a chicken outfit in 1986. Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street houses with their many tales of horror. The home of The Osbournes which also served as MTV’s most watched television series ever, running from 2002-2005. The Charlie Chaplin studio, built in 1918 and where he produced many of his great films, still looking as it did 100 years ago.
Capitol Records – As seen in so many movies, it is one of Hollywood’s most noticeable landmarks and on the list of registered historic places in Los Angeles. Frank Sinatra recorded many of his classics here as have many other great artists over the decades.
Other exciting places:
CBS Television City – Home of the CBS soap operas, sitcoms, and game shows.
Forest Lawn Cemetery – A large and very beautiful cemetery with many of Hollywood’s legends buried here. Bette Davies, Errol Flynn, Stan Laurel and most recently, Michael Jackson.
Laurel and Hardy’s steps from The Music Box – Released in 1932, the same steps are still there today. All that’s missing is the piano.
The Grove – Where many of LA’s elite come out to play and shop.
The Hollywood Bowl – Since its opening more than 70 years ago, this famous amphitheater has hosted the most amazing names in music of all genres. You may find it empty or be lucky enough to catch a rehearsal.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Lying across the road from Paramount Studios, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for most of the movie industry’s founders as well as many great actors and directors, like Cecil B. De Mille, Rudolph Valentino and Tyrone Power.
Alto Nido Apartments – William Holden’s apartment in the 1950’s film noir classic “Sunset Boulevard”.
Paramount Studios/Universal Studios/Warner Bros/20th Century Fox – based in and around Hollywood these movie studios are home of such classic as Sunset Boulevard, Jaws, The Sting and many more.