The San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles
Our Private Tour Guests Learn How Big
Los Angeles Really Is
When we hike up to the top of Mt. Lee our guests are often surprised that there is so much more to see than the Hollywood Sign and the views south over the Los Angeles basin from downtown to the sea. On clear days Santa Catalina Island is gloriously visible as is the promontory peninsula of Palos Verdes. Then we meander over to the north side of the mountain and stretched out before us is the San Fernando Valley, all 260 square miles. Almost two million residents. Home to four major studios: NBC, CBS, Disney and Warner Bros. The orange building above, just beyond the green expanse of Forest Lawn cemetery, is the heart of Disney Studios. This valley was once a great manufacturing center for Los Angeles (automobiles, aircraft) but today the San Fernando Valley makes its money with content production and entertainment. Most of the valley is a part of Los Angeles with several incorporated cities like Burbank. Besides this hike up to the top of Mt. Lee we know a number of other overlooks from locations on Mulholland Drive where we can stop on our private Los Angeles tour if our guests are not interested in hiking. Different places with different views of the valley but all leaving a distinct impression on our guests of the size and scope of Los Angeles.