Posts Tagged ‘hollywood tours’

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 16 April 2010

She looks SO GOOD with a Shotgun!

dsc_00734Private Los Angeles helicopter tours are defined by the sensibilities and desires of the client.

So does skeet shooting qualify? But of course! Chartering a helicopter and landing at a Gun Club with a Pro Club Instructor waiting for you at the landing pad certainly puts this afternoon in the running. Our tour landed us at Triple Clays in El Monte. Before I knew it my wife had a shotgun in her hands for the first time and she was knocking orange clay targets out of the sky. Our Club Pro Instructor instructor Zach Kienbaum told us, “This sport puts a smile on everybody’s face because it is instant gratification. Give me 15 minutes and I will have anyone hitting targets.” Triple Clays is an enormous Club that has Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays, which is like golf with a shotgun. As it turns out, women enjoy this sport just as much as men do and seem to catch on even faster; at least my wife did! She looks SO GOOD with a Shotgun!

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LA Adventure Specialist - 12:00 1 February 2010

Bleacher Seats at the Oscars

redcarpetbleachersThe Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science does not sell tickets to the Oscars. So, if you are not invited there is only one way that you could potentially be a part of the event and close to all of the red carpet action. The Academy holds a random drawing each year that allows winners to sit in the bleacher seats located at the top of the red carpet adjacent to the Kodak Theater.

This timethe entry period for the drawing was between September 14, 2009 through 11:59:59 PM EDT on September 20, 2009, to enter the random drawing for an opportunity to sit in the bleacher seats (up to 4 total), outside the Kodak Theatre at the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7, 2010. In the weeks approaching, Hollywood tours showcase the Kodak theater as preparations begin and “industry buzz” fills the air regarding everything from “winners to be” to the to the red carpets wardrobe.

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LA Adventure Specialist - 12:00 23 January 2010

Fire Station No. 23

Fire Station No. 23 Fire Station No. 23 is a former fire station in Downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1910 as an operating fire station, it was also the Los Angeles Fire Department’s headquarters until 1920 and the residence of every fire chief from 1910-1928. When it opened, it spawned a political firestorm due to the ornate interior and expensive imported materials, leading to its being called the “Taj Mahal” of firehouses. After 50 years of operation, the station was closed in 1960 as the department began replacing older stations with new facilities.

The station off the beaten path on private Hollywood tours, but since the  since the 1980s, Fire Station No. 23 has been a popular filming location. Motion pictures filmed at the station include the Ghostbusters movies, The MaskPolice Academy 2,FlatlinersFirehouse and National Security.

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 14 November 2009

Thanksgiving @ the Laugh Factory

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Owner Jamie Masada of The Laugh Factory provides a free Thanksgiving dinner and live comedy show every year to comedians, actors, writers and anyone else who is alone for the holidays. Each summer, he hosts a comedy camp where inner-city youths can learn how to write and perform standup from some of the biggest names in the business.

In addition to being one of the #1 things that I point out to our guests on a Hollywood Tour, the Laugh Factory is gem for exercising our laughter muscles! Thanksgiving Seatings are at 1, 3, 5 and 7 pm. Call 323-656-1336 x1 for reservations. 8001 Sunset Blvd. (323) 656-1336 x1

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 1 November 2009

The Best Wax Figure Interaction!

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If you have not been to a Madame Tussauds wax museum yet, you simply have to check one out. I recently visited the new Hollywood location, and while I have heard many great things about the figures, I did not attend with high expectations. As you roam the museum you may have have the slightest apprehension as you approach each figure slowly and your logic tells you it is a wax figure, but at the same time you swear it is about to reach out and shake your hand.

Perhaps the coolest part of of the visit is the photos that are encouraged. In fact, many of the figures have different pieces of clothing you can put on “to blend.” Located amongst what may be the hub for ” tour vans Los Angeles ” take a stroll @ 6933 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 798-1670

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 17 October 2009

Cirque du Soleil / Kooza in Santa Monica

KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil and runs in Santa Monica from October 16th to November 29th 2009! KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. large It combines two circus traditions Рacrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful m̩lange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.

The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Pickpocket, and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.

Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. Perfect t0o include after a Hollywood tour, the show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 16 October 2009

French Market / WEHO

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Have you ever been to a restaurant with great food and poor service? How about great service, but not so great food? I find it rare these days to get a great combination of both consistently. My wife and I were out to lunch with my cousin Angela and her boyfriend Kevin that are visiting from Connecticut, and we ate at French Quarter in West Hollywood. This fantastic restaurant that is surrounded by shops and boutiques was an incredible experience that helped us muddle through one of the first rainy days of October.

Our server Russell treated us like friends he had not seen in a long while and made sure we departed with hugs! The food was fantastic, and I never thought that outstanding “fish and chips” were hiding out n West Hollywood! So, if you are a local or just in town doing one of the best tours of Los Angeles, you simply must stop by the French Quarter @ 7985 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, 90046 / 323-654-0898

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 15 October 2009

Cat in a Cab

dsc_0197 If you live in LA, the phrase, “Now I have seen it all” should never depart your lips. In fact I have embraced the fun things I encounter on a daily basis as the most enjoyable aspect of being a local!

Seriously, when will I ever see a cat lounging in the back of a cab again? While I enjoy being in a Los Angeles helicopter and flying around above traffic, there are certain sights that only can be see on the ground and in the right place at the right time. I would not make a good paparazzi!

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 14 October 2009

Cupcakes: Beverly Hills Style!

sprinklesThere is a line that forms daily on Little Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA. Sweet cakey goodness like no other is what makes Sprinkles so special. I always gravitate back toward the Red Velvet Cup Cake; but there is simply no way to go wrong.

Do not let the line outside the door intimidate you. There is very little standing room inside the front door and it creates the illusion that the line is longer than it is. I have never waited more than 20 minutes, which is worth every second if you have to. Enjoy them fresh! The perfect guilty pleasure before or after star tours Hollywood. Sprinkles Beverly Hills is located @ 9635 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. (310) 274-8765

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 11 October 2009

Brother Klaus Puck

puckPrior to a Clippers game, I was finally able to try Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, at LA LIVE downtown, and loved every aspect of it. The restaurant is masterfully designed by Tony Chu, serving excellent food from chefs John Lechleidner and Dustin Lewandowski.

Wolfgang’s Bar & Grill showcases his signature comfort food with a variety of inventive dishes drawing inspiration from his renowned fine dining restaurants ranging in price to accommodate varying budgets. The restaurant offers creative salads, wood-oven baked pizzas, handmade pastas, enticing entrees and meats grilled over hard wood. If you are planning to tour Los Angeles, dining here will allow you to blend right in as a “Los Angelenos.” Also, if you happen to notice a family resemblance with the General Manager, Wolfgang’s brother Klaus Puck is partner and manager! 800 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015 – (213) 748-9700

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