Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin. Hike the mountain trails above the Observatory and view the Hollywood Sign!
Visible for miles atop its serene Mt. Lee Perch, the Hollywood Sign is probably the most photographed celebrity in Hollywood - a mecca for millions of fan and tourists who flock to take its picture each year.
The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset Boulevard, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, hotels, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards and has developed a notoriety as a hang out for rock stars, movie stars and entertainers. Find a place to park the color and just walk the Stip. Eat, Bar Hop and keep your eyes peeled for Celebrity Sightings.
Its most famous section, known as the Melrose District, is the west end through West Hollywood and Hollywood. The western end, popularly referred to as Melrose Heights, runs from Santa Monica Blvd. to Fairfax Avenue and features a variety of upscale restaurants, and boutiques. Lately, it has become home to some of the most internationally recognized fashion houses. Walk the Avenue, Shop, Eat, and stare at the hip people.
Venice is today one of the most vibrant and eclectic areas of Southern California. Venice Beach includes the beach, the promenade that runs parallel to the beach, Muscle Beach, the basketball courts, the paddle tennis courts, Skate Dancing plaza, the numerous beach volleyball courts, the bike trail and the businesses and residences that have their addresses on Ocean Front Walk. A great place to spend an afternoon walking and people watching.
Pacific Coast Highway
Take scenic drive from the Santa Monic Pier north thru Malibu to Point Mugu and Mugu Rock. From the pier you will drive thru such communities as Pacific Palisades and Malibu. Stop to eat some of the beach side restaurants are shop at some of the local business in Malibu. Bet the best part of the drive is the views of the beaches and beach front properties. Our favorite beach is Zuma Beach, which was frequently used site for the popular television series, Baywatch as well as numerous films, television episodes, including the Planet Apes's famous final scene was filmed here. Drive carefully and watch the motorcycles.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio in Universal City, California, and a theme park. It was initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. Attractions include; Universal's Animal Actors, Fear Factor Live!, Shrek 4-D, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, Waterworld-A Live Sea War Spectacular, The Blues Brothers, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, Jurassic Park: The Ride and the Studio Tour ("Earthquake-The Big One" , "Jaws" , "King Kong" , "Flash Flood" , "The Fast And The Furious: Extreme Close Up" , "The Mummy's Tomb" , and famous movie sets from Universal movies). You can also find a Movie Theatre, Restaurants and Shopping.
A place that both adults and children could enjoy. Disneyland is located in Anaheim, California. Current attractions include: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country and Mickey's Toontown.
Top Rides include; Space Mountain, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan's Flight, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Pirates of the Caribbean.