There’s just a bit of a star-struck child in each of us. Recalling our first or favorite childhood movie takes us back to a place of wonder and innocence. That’s why visiting the locations of these childhood memories creates such a lasting impression, even as world-weary adults. Here are a few of those spots to get you started on your trip down Memory Lane.
Of course, when one thinks of shopping and LA in the same sentence, what comes to mind? Rodeo Drive, of course!! This most iconic high-end shopping mecca thrilled us in Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Cop and Clueless. Just don’t walk into any of the shops and ask the sales staff if they work on commission!
The “Hollywood” sign up in the hills above Hollywood may well be one of the most photographed spots in the US, if not the world. There are many routes to reach the pinnacle, some more taxing than others. If you’d like to save your energy for seeing more of LA’s sights, try Bronson Caves or the Griffith Park Observatory, both in Griffith Park, to get a close-up view without a hike.
Every movie fan knows about the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which runs 13 miles long along Hollywood Blvd. With more than 2500 names of our favorite movie stars, both past, and present, you’re sure to get plenty of selfies alongside your favorites.
Prolifically featured in a string of movies, including A Star is Born, Beaches, Some Kind of Wonderful and Escape from LA, the Hollywood Bowl is a superstar in its own right. Not only is it a wonderful place to see a show, it is also a park, open to the public and absolutely worth a stroll around.
With its famous venues including The Viper Room, The Chateau Marmont, The Whiskey A Go Go, and The Sky Bar, the Sunset Strip on Sunset Blvd. is a half mile long nod to excess, with its eclectic boutiques, huge billboards and over-the-top entertainment.
Let us help you find a luxurious vacation property to rest, relax and rejuvenate amidst your adventures in LA. Here are just a few suggestions to tempt you.
Perfect for a small group seeking privacy and relaxation, the West Hollywood Escape provides an ultra-secluded rear yard, complete with large inground pool, hot tub, and full-length cushioned seating. Its convenient location puts you just minutes from the excitement of West Hollywood and yet the scenic view of the hills provides peace and tranquility. That feeling continues indoors, with 11-14’ ceilings throughout the home and spacious accommodations for 6 guests.
The West Hollywood Luxury Retreat easily lives up to its name, with seamless indoor/outdoor living spaces, a spacious game room featuring pool, ping pong, and foosball tables and grand accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms and 5 baths. Outdoor amenities include an inground pool, hot tub, outdoor lounge with firepit and a gracious al fresco dining table.
A stunning example of Mediterranean architecture, the Beverly Hills Trousdale Villa offers vacationing on a truly magnificent scale. Enter into a marble foyer and continue to a grand salon, made for entertaining. Exit the multiple French doors to the outdoor entertainment plaza, where you’ll find a gracious inground pool, sun chairs, a covered lounge area, and a conversation fire pit. This villa can accommodate up to 18 guests, with 5 bedroom sanctuaries and 6.5 decadent baths.
High ceilings and an abundance of light complement your indoor/outdoor living experience at the Beverly Luxury Estate. With accommodations for up to 10 guests, this property is sure to be a great crowd pleaser. A spacious yard with inground pool is lovely for whiling away the hours in the southern California sun and the hot tub is perfect for enjoying a cool evening overlooking the stars. Close to chic boutiques and trendy eateries, this property is an ideal home base for exploring everything LA has to offer.
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