From the grunting, groaning bodybuilders on Muscle Beach to the chic fashionistas that stalk exclusive Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, L.A. is a thrilling melting pot of cultures and lifestyles that is ripe for exploration.
Get a real taste of L.A. character as you stroll among the artists, palm readers, bikini-clad roller skaters and glistening bodybuilders on eccentric Venice boardwalk and Muscle Beach. You’ll also tour the architectural high points of the city including buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, sprawling celebrity mansions and the iconic Hollywood sign with an architectural historian and guide-book author. Complete your experience with a range of optional tours such as a visit to the Farmer’s Market on West Third Street for a taste of the city’s culinary diversity, a behind-the-scenes walking tour of Hollywood, and shopping tours of exclusive Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and beach-side boutiques in relaxed Santa Monica.
L.A. is a vibrant melting pot of superficial celebrity culture, important architecture and mixed culinary traditions, and your experienced team of local guides that include an architectural historian and an in-the-know guide-book author will guide you seamlessly through the city’s eccentric street life to reveal an authentic view of the city that remains the world’s capital of free expression. And you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sooth your senses nightly at a comfortable, centrally-located hotel.
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The most interesting and popular sight in Venice Beach is the beach, but it's not the surf and sand that take center stage here. It's the lively sidewalk scene. Venice Beach is a place where you'll find artists, palm readers and bikini-clad roller skaters mixing with chanting, saffron-clad Hare Krishnas and wriggling belly dancers. Points of Interest include; • Venice Boardwalk - It's really more of a sidewalk than a "board" walk, but a walk down it is the best way to explore the waterfront scene. You'll pass street performers, skaters, artists, gawkers and vendors selling all kinds of items from incense to sarongs. • Muscle Beach: This is the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger and hosts of other body-builders have "bulked up" in the outdoor weight room. If you'd like to have your day in the sun, you can buy a day pass at the office. • Venice Canals: A few blocks remain out of some 16 miles of manmade waterways that once graced Venice-of-America, founded in 1905 by local developer Abbot Kinney. You can walk along them in the area bordered by Washington, South Venice Blvd., Pacific Ave. and Ocean Ave.
Enjoy a lifetime experience in an evening of sightseeing through the city of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. You will pass the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. After that you will have the possibility for a for a leisurely walk on the City Walk, the home of Universal Studios where you can find places like the Hard Rock Cafe and Gladstones for spending a little bit of time in shopping and entertainment. Also you can see the breathtaking city from the heights of locations such as Mulholland Drive. Don’t forget your camera because at next you will go to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills where the stars shop at boutiques most expensive like CHANEL, GUCCI and BIJAN. On the way to Hollywood on the Sunset Strip you will see places like Whisky-A-Go-Go, Spago and a lot more. The unforgettable experience ends on Hollywood Boulevard at the World Famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame where you can compare your hand and foot prints with many world famous movie legends.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy your sightseeing today to Hollywood and West. The fun begins at the Chinese Theatre with its famous courtyard full of celebrity footprints. You will experience the vitality and glamour of the stars' homes in Beverly Hills and exclusive Holmby Hills. Celebrities are constantly moving in and out of the neighborhood, so bring your camera you never know who you might see. Also you will have the opportunity to visit the shopping paradise Rodeo Drive where you will find such exclusive shops as Chanel, Fred Hayman and Gucci just to name a few. An outstanding selection of food and gifts you will find at the International Farmer's Market. Enjoy spending your money.
The AAA 3-Diamond Best Western Dragon Gate Inn is conveniently located in the heart of historic Chinatown, and is close to all the big city amenities, such as the historic Amtrak Union Train Station, Universal Studios Hollywood, Dorothy Chandler Music Center, Dodger Stadium and the famous Fashion and Jewelry District. An outdoor mini-mall includes a coffee shop, acupuncturist/herbalist, post office, beauty salon, and pharmacy; Best Western guests also enjoy a small fitness center. The guestrooms have an Asian-style décor, compact refrigerators, and premium TV channels. Both local calls and high-speed Internet access are complimentary.
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