Vacationing in the Los Angeles Area
Edelweiss Chocolate Factory
Edelweiss Chocolates are well known in Hollywood as the chocolates for the stars they can be commonly found in dressing rooms of the biggest stars, offices of the most acclaimed producers and directors, and boardrooms of the largest companies in America. They have a store in Hollywood where visitor and tourists can try this famous chocolate for themselves and take some home.
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
If you are in Beverly Hill the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM is a must see. The ATM is located between Sprinkles Cupcakes and Sprinkles Ice Cream. The ATM is continuously restocked day and night with fresh cupcakes, cookies, and cupcakes for dogs.
Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor-style mansion on a landscaped estate with distinctive formal English gardens. The Mansion has been used as a filming ground for well over 100 movies and TV shows such as Ghost-busters, The Body Guard, and Star Trek: Into Darkness. The Mansion and grounds are typically open to the public between 10 am and 5 pm disregarding when the mansion has been rented for a private event. Admission is free and there is no charge for parking either.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is much like its counter part in Orlando Florida; both have many of the same rides, but the Hollywood one is known for its unique Super Silly Fun Land. Super Silly Fun Land is an interactive Minion-inspired carnival straight form “Despicable Me" with over 80 different water and land features such as: “Silly Swirly Fun Ride" and “Super Silly Space Killer” arcade game. Guest have the opportunity to win their very own (“It’s so fluffy!”) unicorn.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Grauman's Chinese Theatre is not only a great place if you are looking to catch a movie, but also a terrific place to take in the sight of around 200 Hollywood stars footprints/hand prints. If you are in to the celebrity scenes then this is a must see for you.
Amoeba Music is the largest independent record store in the US; they sell CD's DVD's, and records. The store occupies an entire city block, it boasts the biggest, broadest, most diverse collection of music and movies ever seen on under one roof. The store has two flours and a jazz room with millions of CD's, DVD's and vinyl with a fast changing stock.
The first thing to know about the Hollywood Sign is that it is unfortunately illegal to hike up to it. However it is possible to get a good picture of the sign from the Griffith Park Observatory and at Hollywood and Highland.
Things to do While going to see the Hollywood Sign
- Griffin Park Trail Rides
Horseback Riding at Griffin Park;$25 per person per hour. Just show up and ride any time between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, daily. No loping, cantering, galloping, or running of the horses is permitted at any time.
- Hollywood and Highland center
The Hollywood & Highland Center is a shopping mall and entertainment complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district in Los Angeles.
- Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, CA
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions.
A great place to see the famous Hollywood sign from!
Another great place to see the Hollywood sign from!
The Getty Center is a giant museum and research center with the museum available to the public with free admission. To actually get to the Getty Center one has to ride an electric tram up from the parking lot. Once up top one is able to see just how big the museum and gardens are.
The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market was sup in 1934 and since then it's expanded from selling fresh produce to offering international culinary experiences from a vast range of stalls and cafes. Almost every type of food is available at the Market: ice cream, pies, fresh fruit and vegetables, all types of meat, poultry, bakery items, sea food, as well as stands dedicated to food from other cultures, and even specialty dog biscuits.
- City Sightseeing Hollywood Los Angeles, Hop On - Hop Off Bus Tours
Take advantage of City Sightseeing’s Hop On Hop Off tour and discover this beautiful and vast metropolis at your leisure. There is something for ever
- Tours Los Angeles | Tour LA | Food Tour | Culinary Tour | Melting Pot Tours
Melting Pot Food Tours offers a fun Los Angeles tour. Join our guided walking culinary tour and tour LA to try the best restaurants.