Los Angeles (October 2013)

This is the fifth leg of our four week holiday in the United States and Canada.

October 9

We bade farewell to San Diego and made the relatively short drive to Los Angeles and our accommodation for the next three days, The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood.

Universal Studio’s Citywalk

Having settled into our accommodation, we took courtesy trolley bus to Universal Studio’s Citywalk and spent a leisurely few hours shopping before taking the courtesy trolley bus back to our accommodation.

October 10

American Riviera Tours

We had booked a private tour operated by American Riviera Tours for less than the cost of a bus tour.

Yuri, our guide, picked us up at 12 noon and visited all the “must see” locations in Los Angeles, returning us to our accommodation at 9.00pm.

Yuri was very knowledgeable in all thing “la-la” taking us to:

  • The Hollywood sign
  • Mullholland Drive
  • Griffith Park (and the Observatory)
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Grumman’s Chinese Theatre
  • The Dolby Theatre – home of the Oscars
  • Farmers Market – for a late lunch
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Beverley Hills
  • Malibu
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Venice Beach

October 11

Warner Brothers Studios

We hadn’t planned anything for today following our long day yesterday, but on a whim we decided to visit Warner Brothers Studios.

We took the VIP Studio Tour. We were able to enter the studios where they film and produce The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Conan O’Brien Show , only because neither show films on a Friday.