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There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Los Angeles; in fact, the sheer number of options often intimidates many people. This is why it’s a good idea to plot out your itinerary beforehand, identifying things you “have to see” and those that can be skipped. Not only will this help you consolidate your list of attractions, it will also help you maximize your time in the City of Angels.
LA is notorious for its traffic, and the last thing you want to do when you’re on vacation is sit in gridlock for hours on end. Part of your itinerary planning should include visiting locations close to each other on the same day. This will eliminate driving back and forth across the city incessantly. Before you begin, get a map and mark off everywhere you want to visit; this way, you can see what is close to what and determine the best means of transportation.
Some people go to Los Angeles and are flabbergasted by the litany of amazing attractions and historic locations to visit it. It is virtually impossible to take in all that the city has to offer in just one trip. One of the best ways to make the most of your vacation is to pinpoint specific areas or attractions that you want to visit before you make your trip.
Hollywood usually is at the fore of these vacationing itineraries. If this historic area is on your list, I would recommend making reservations for a Hollywood tour before your leave home. Tours are the best way to make sure that you take in all of the high points, and making your arrangements early will guarantee that you aren’t left to your own devices.
The Urth Caffé sells all organic specialty coffees, coffee drinks, teas, coffee-making equipment, high-quality health conscious meals, and exquisite desserts in a casual atmosphere through its restaurant locations. Caffé locations offer a wide selection of healthy entrees, soups, organic salads, and sandwiches. They also fresh bake their own delicious desserts with choices ranging from the most decadent to low fat, and vegan selections; it is no wonder why Los Angeles van tours often drive by identifying Urth as a hangout for celebs.
Urth Caffé – West Hollywood
Located at 8565 Melrose Avenue, (310) 659-0628, between Robertson and La Cienega, in the design district of Los Angeles.
Urth Caffé – Beverly Hills
Located at 267 S. Beverly Drive, (310) 205-9311, between Wilshire and Olympic, in the heart of world famous Beverly Hills.
Urth Caffé – Santa Monica
Located at 2327 Main Street, (310) 314-7040, between Pico and Ocean Park, in the heart of Santa Monica’s famous shopping district just a few blocks from the ocean.
Urth Caffé – Downtown
Located at 451 South Hewitt Street, (213) 797-4534, on Hewitt and 5th, in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.
If you had to guess what city in the US had shopping available in their Coroner’s Office, LA very well may be your first guess. The shop, called Skeletons In The Closet, has been operating since September 1993. With the declining tax revenue, other concepts had to be considered to help off-set monetary losses. The intent was to use monies raised to offset the costs associated with the Youthful Drunk Driving Visitation Program (YDDVP), which uses no tax dollars as support.
This marketing effort is an outgrowth of a coffee mug and tee-shirt that had already been used to complement an annually sponsored professional Coroner conference.
Skeletons in the Closet features a complete line of quality souvenir items, such as beach towels, tee-shirts, tote bags, baseball caps, coroner toe tag key chains, boxer shorts called “undertakers,” and more. Each item displays a unique Los Angeles County Coroner design such as a skeleton in Sherlock Holmes attire, a chalked-out body outline or the L.A. County Coroner seal.
Response to this marketing program has been overwhelmingly positive and has received worldwide interests, particularly throughout the United States and Canada. Customer awareness has been generated through much publicized newspaper and magazine articles, as well as radio and television appearances. If you have exhausted your “Things to do in Hollywood” list; this could be an odd adventure for you!
A worldwide mail order business has been established with over 30,000 names of people interested in receiving the annual Skeletons in the Closet catalog. Customer names are constantly being added to the mailing list throughout the year from visitors to the shop, and daily telephone requests.
For more information contact Skeletons in the Closet, (323) 343-0760.
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
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
The Sunset Tower Hotel has undergone its first major renovation since the 1980’s. The Tower bar Restaurant is located adjacent to the lobby and offers a swank lounge and bar dining experience. Custom made banquettes fit directly into windows that showcase a view of the Los Angeles skyline. Art deco design influences include walnut with gold inlay trim in a subtle, muted color scheme. The delectable menu features California Bistro with Italian fare. A dress code is enforced, please call for information. A visit is the perfect end to a day enjoying California Tours and/or local attractions. 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069 (323) 848-6677
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. It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic 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 mÃ©lange 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.
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