Top LA Sightseeing Tours for Movie Lovers
Add these three iconic actions to your next Los Angeles Group Trip
There’s something very special about LA. As a pop culture destination, no city offers such an abundance of film locations and celebrations of the wonders of the Hollywood dream machine. For those with a love of the movies, a trip to Los Angeles is an opportunity to snoop on celebrities and visit those locations that have become part of the global consciousness thanks to the ever-popular stream of blockbusters that have sprung from the city’s major studios. The tricky part is choosing which sights to see and the best places to go. To make it easier for movie-buffs to see the best sights, here are the top three places to check out when you’re in the Hollywood setting of LA.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
No trip to LA is complete without a stroll up and down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With stars on the floor for everyone from Humphrey Bogart to Cher, Charlie Chaplin to Walt Disney, the Walk of Fame is an essential slice of Hollywood history. Make sure that you take the time to check out the front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre too because even the outside is rife with the opportunity to compare foot sizes with some of the most famous people who have ever graced the big screen. You can tell a lot about a person by the stars that they take photos of, and everyone will find an idol that they adore among the stars on this famous sidewalk.
The Griffith Observatory
There are a few reasons why a visit to the Griffith Observatory should be on your list of places to check out in LA. Not only is a grand building filled with wonderful celebrations of science, but the observatory is also one of the most prominent landmarks of LA. This is partly due to its long history of appearing in Hollywood classics, and for those who love a little bit of James Dean, the observatory is a must. As the setting for the final scene in Rebel Without a Cause, the observatory has become as iconic as Dean himself. With films like The Terminator and Jurassic Park making use of the stunning building too, it’s well worth taking the time to explore this unique destination.
The Vasquez Rocks
Even if you’ve never heard of them, the chances are that you’ve seen the Vasquez Rocks onscreen. They may be a little way out from the center of LA, but the trip is an absolute must. It’s worth making the decision to rent a car for the day because you’re going to want to spend a good amount of time here if you’re a fan of Star Trek, Bill and Ted, or classics like Blazing Saddles. With over fifty films and TV shows using the rocks as a shooting location, no movie buff worth their salt is going to want to miss the chance to recreate some of their favorite movie moments.
It’s impossible to run out of things to do in LA, and unless you’re going there for a very long time, you might struggle to cram everything in that you want to see. Prepare accordingly and you could even spot some real-life stars as you wander sun-soaked Los Angeles.