Meet your guide and get comfortable in a new, climate controlled vehicle. You'll begin with a brief drive to the beautiful neighborhood of Venice Beach. Once a seaside resort town, this surfers paradise is crisscrossed with canals, just like its Italian namesake. Venice is the center of counter culture in LA and is home to some of the most eclectic and bohemian residents. Stroll down the vibrant Venice Boardwalk and enjoy its street vendors, artists and performers as you learn about the birth of skate boarding and surfing culture and make your way towards the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Along the way you will see the "Baywatch" headquarters, Muscle Beach, pass by the local Freak Show and let the laid back ambiance of Venice Beach wash over you.
Nextto Santa Monica tolearn its interesting history. On the iconic pier you will be dazzled by the local flavor: live music, laughing children, happy travelers and carnival noises will heighten your senses and you will quickly come to understand why this is a beloved part of the city. Try your luck at one of the carnival games and feel instantly transported back in time. Finally, snap a photo beneath the landmark sign and say you made it to the end of Historic Route 66.
Aftera leisurely lunch, now it's time to glitz it up in the center of cosmopolitan LA. Your group will cruise by La Cienegas Restaurant Row and see some of the world's most famous restaurants! You all will view legendary institutions like the Saban Theater, home to many famous plays, musical events and filmed television segments from shows such as "Glee". Along the way you'llcruise the Miracle Mile and see some of LA County's Museum of Artoutdoor exhibits. Right next door the group will behold the wonder that is the La Brea Tar Pits- a natural pit of tar that has trapped prehistoric animals and now displays their large, dinosaur like fossils throughout the park.
As you make your way into Hollywoodyou will pass notable locations including the iconic Hollywood Sign. Count stars on the Walk of Fame. Fit your hands into the impressions of legendary actors atSid Grauman's Chinese Theater. Don't forget to strike a pose at the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are held.
Now cruise down Sunset Blvd.See iconic venuesof famous rock stars: The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Ramones, Aerosmith and more! The day will wrap upscoping out the homes of the stars in glamorous Beverly Hills. Join your guide and walk the grounds of a billion dollar estate, Greystone Manor. Drive past impressive estates such as the Playboy Mansion, the homes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Simon Cowell and more. As the journey ends on a high note with avisit to the premier shopping spot in America: 90210's Rodeo Drive.