Archive for June, 2010
Despite the fact that I have lived in Los Angeles a little over a year, I’ve had few opportunities to explore the sights the city has to offer. Due to my hectic work schedule, I hardly have a spare minute to spend traveling the city at my leisure. I’ve expressed my desire to see the city several times to my boyfriend, and for my birthday last we he surprised me with a pair of LA tours.
The tours were everything that I thought they would be, taking us to some of the famous haunts of bygone Hollywood stars, as well as some of the most popular current attractions. While my boyfriend was visibly bored most of the day, as he has lived in Southern California his entire life, we even stopped at a couple of sites he wasn’t familiar with. Now that I’ve become more acquainted with the city, I’m going to make a concerted effort to begin exploring on my own.
The Sunset Strip has been the crux of numerous songs and films, but few people are aware of the actual history of this iconic stretch of Sunset Boulevard. Walking down The Strip it’s impossible to not become inundated by the surfeit of advertisements that are now emblematic of the area. During the 1970s, the Strip became a haven for rock stars and groupies, and its reputation as a reprieve for Hollywood celebrities remains intact.
Not only is there a litany of restaurants, stores and clubs littering the strip, but it also features high-end condominium complexes. Many A-list celebrities also reside in the Hollywood Hills, which are located just above the Sunset Strip. If you want the full Sunset Strip experience, your best bet is to employ some tour vans Los Angeles on your next visit.