See a side of Hollywood most tourists miss out on.
Hollywood Boulevard is iconic and a must-visit when traveling to Los Angeles. But with all the commotion and tourists it can be hard to tell why what you're seeing is so historic. I'll show you Hollywood as only a local can- mixing the well known attractions with first hand knowledge of how the neighborhood has changed. We'll hit all the bucket list spots like the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater- plus all the weirder, more obscure landmarks that most tours overlook. I specialize in unusual architecture, haunted hotels, and the local legends that make Hollywood what it is. Less of a traditional tour and more like having a friend from LA show you around town.
We'll start in a park just off the beaten path with great views of overlooked neighborhood landmarks.
We'll then move into the heart of the tourist district to see the Chinese Theater and Walk of Fame.
After snapping some pictures we'll do a loop of the boulevard, hearing the stories of the characters who built Hollywood into the fascinating place it is today.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Dorothy & Benjamin Smith Park
7020 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
End location: Hollywood and Highland Mall
Duration: 2 hours
The length of the tour depends on your pace. I like to keep a brisk pace so we can pack more in, but it's totally up to you. Two hours is usually plenty of time.
Included are my time and service as your private guide- plus my firsthand expertise on Hollywood, which comes from a lifetime living in this crazy place.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 U.S. Dollars - When traveling anywhere, I think it's always a good idea to carry at least $20 in cash with you to cover things like parking, snacks, souvenirs, etc. Most places on The Blvd. take credit card as well.
Any personal purchases or expenses are not included.