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The first time my family and I took a vacation to Los Angeles, I naïvely assumed that we would be able to take in all of the sights on our own. As any seasoned travel knows, this is an effort in futility, and virtually every family member came home disappointed that we had neglected to visit a destination near the top of his or her list. When we decided to revisit LA during Spring Break this year, I took measures to ensure that history wouldn’t repeat itself.
Before embarking on our journey, I called ahead and arranged for us to go on a couple of Los Angeles guided tours. The company had several routes to choose from, so I tried to find tours that appeased everyone. After this trip, I am confident that everyone had an opportunity to take in the sites and scenes that were their top priorities.
In most cities, a tour takes you to all of the locales that are typically plastered on postcards and used to stereotype the area: Los Angeles is different. While the Hollywood Sign and Dodger Stadium are emblematic of LA, myriad other locations help define the area. Due to this array of attractions, there is no such thing as “one size fits all” Los Angeles tours.
When making your arrangements, it is important to choose a tour catered to what you want to see. Many companies offer a variety of options that have different themes and durations. It’s a good idea to consult everyone in your parry to come to a consensus on what you all want to see.
Beverly Hills Speedway was an American board track in Beverly Hills, California, USA. It was the home to speedingModel Ts and airplanes which cut through the airspace of Beverly Hills during the roaring 20s. Built in 1919 on what is currently Beverly Hills High School, the Regent Beverly Wilshire and many shops and homes on the 275 acres (1.11 km2) was then called Beverly Drive West. The track ran south of Wilshire Boulevard, between Lasky Drive and Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. At a cost of $500,000, it was completed and ready for inauguration on February 28. The money for this project came from a group of actors and others in the industry. Together they were known as the Beverly Hills Speedway Syndicate and in 1919, they finally had enough money to go ahead with their project.
The majority of this money went to buying the land. The lima-bean farmer who sold the Syndicate the land offered it to them for $1,000 per acre ($2,500/ha). Using 2-by-4-inch (50 by 100 mm) boards since the material was cheap, the 1-mile (1.6 km) speedway was built by Jack Prince — famous at the time for his speed track constructions. Though not only cheap, the wood was better than the typical dirt race track since it didn’t have the dust flying into driver’s faces. While it is hard to believe Beverly Hills evolving into Nascar 90210, it is a fond thought that Beverly Hills entertained racing enthusiasts for a short period of time. Today, when you tour Los Angeles, you will see all of the the Ferraris and Lambos with so many RPMS and no place to go!