Hollywood’s reputation for being at the very core of the entertainment industry precedes itself. The home of US cinema, it is one of the cities of the world that it is imperative to visit. Hollywood has come to stand as a symbol of the ideology of the ‘American Dream’, a place steeped in optimism and ambition. A Los Angeles city tour should attempt to capture some of the atmosphere of this magical city, and a Universal Studios tour encapsulates the workings of the film industry in a way that will not fail to captivate any visitor.
The emblem of Hollywood, both literally and figuratively, is the Hollywood sign. Originally created as an advertisement in 1923, a visit to this immediately distinguishable landmark must be the essential thing to do on any visitor’s itinerary.
Delve into the exclusive residential neighbourhoods of LA, passing through the Holmby Hills. Take a trip to the Beverly Hills, where mansions stand majestically, each more imposing than the next. View the homes of such celebrities as George Marciano, Jennifer Aniston and Orlando Bloom, along with many, many others.
Explore famed sights on the renowned Hollywood Boulevard, and traverse the Hollywood Walk of Fame, soaking up the distinctive atmosphere of LA.
As Universal Studios tour is too tantalising an option to pass up. Universal Studios, is, after all, recognised as the home of some of the greatest films that have been made in the world. A Universal Studios tour is so much more than merely a tour – it is an interactive experience which really immerses you into the world of cinema. Travel through the sets of such films as King Kong and War of the Worlds, and even embark upon some thrilling rides. Delve into the entertainment district of Universal CityWalk, sure to fulfill – and exceed – your dining and shopping requirements.
Hollywood is a destination unlike any other, the heart of America’s film and entertainment industry, and a Los Angeles tour is not worth embarking upon if you do not get to see the imperious Holmby Hills, celebrated Hollywood Boulevard and to go on a trip to Beverly Hills. A Universal Studios tour is guaranteed to capture the magic of filmmaking, and, in combination with an exploration of the surrounding Universal CityWalk, will leave you awed and enthralled.