The Views of Los Angeles on a Private Tour
Here Is a Universal View for Our Private Tour
The wonder of Los Angeles is its topography. It is basically a tidal plain bordered by highlands and mountain ranges. What that means is we have numerous locations to drive on a private Los Angeles tour where we can pull over and walk to a constructed vista point or perhaps just a clearing in the brush and enjoy an expansive panorama of Los Angeles and its neighboring cities. The view with our guests above is taken up on Mulholland Drive (named for the engineer responsible for bringing water to the growing city early in the last century) in the Hollywood Hills. We are looking north over the great San Fernando Valley. Just below us is Universal City and Universal Studios. Off to the right are Warner Bros. Studios and Disney Studios. It is cloudy and cool enough to wear long sleeves this bright late fall day though with a little hiking we warm up so it is always wise to dress in layers. We have places we love along Mulholland Drive where the view is to the south over the Los Angeles basin with Santa Monica Bay in the distance. On clear days like today we would be able to see Santa Catalina Island 23 miles off the coast and the Palos Verdes Peninsula rising up along the Pacific Coast Highway (“PCH” in the local vernacular). On another part of the drive we can point our guests to the north where there might be snow on the San Gabriel Mountains, Mt. Baldy in particular, and perhaps a view of the San Jacinto Mountains in the distance. Our guides say it makes them feel like Hobbits on a ring quest when they look out at these vistas with adventures and mysteries ahead in the distance.