If you love movies one thing that’s great about Los Angeles is that if you’re the type who pays close attention to a film, your eyes will pop out of your head in recognition by merely driving around the city. L.A.’s streets, downtown, river canals and neighborhoods are instantly recognizable to savvy moviegoers.
For the rest of us, we at least have a nagging familiarity with the urban scenery crammed against the hills. If you fall into this latter camp, you’ll want to take an L.A. movie landmark tour next time you’re in the City of Angels.
Movie landmarks in Los Angeles range from actual set pieces to film-industry tributes such as the Hollywood sign and the Walk of Fame. I think a Universal Studios tour is essential to a first-timer’s vacation. One of my most indelible memories involves riding the tram past Bruce the Shark. I’ve been back since, and the shark no longer causes me to jump across three laps, but when you’re five, it’s a pretty unforgettable experience. Universal Studios is an unforgettable experience no matter what the age, and Viator offers tour packages at a discounted rate.
If you’re really into the movie star tourism part of L.A., however, you should really pick the combo tour Viator offers that combines a trip to Universal Studios with a movie star home tour and an L.A. city tour. While you won’t get to actually go inside any of the fantastic homes in Beverly Hills, at least you’ll get to see what millions of dollars as a marquee name are worth.
-Viator Travel Team
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