**This is a post from my old blog on TravelPod, but I have imported the content to my new blog!**
I have some disappointing news . . . I, unfortunately, did not see a movie star today (I had you scared didn’t I?!).
Today was a very exciting and full day. As I sit here writing this post I am fighting the urge to shut my eyes.
This morning at nine o’clock we departed on a four-hour tour around Hollywood hotspots. We were able to get a great view of the famous Hollywood Sign, see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theatre, some famous homes, Rodeo Drive, and learn a bit of history about places we drove past.
Our first stop on the tour was the Hollywood sign. It was very exciting to see the sign in real life rather than on the television, although we did not do the hike up to the sign, instead we took pictures from afar.
Next up was the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theatre. We were only given approximately a half an hour to look around both, as they are right next to each other. I would have liked to get a chance to look at more stars and look around the Chinese Theatre, but luckily we are most likely going to Madame Tussauds, which is right next door to these attractions. It was very neat to see all of the stars that we did get to see; I especially loved seeing Johnny Depp’s!
Our tour guide then drove us around some famous neighbourhoods where certain movie stars like Tom Cruise call home. It was neat to see all of the homes and where they live. We did not get out or anything; because, that would be creepy we just drove past.
After viewing some stars home we got to drive down the Famous Rodeo drive. It was neat to see all of the different shops where the different stars shop, but I know most items on that street would cost an arm and a leg.
To end the tour off we were given an hour to explore the Grove Farmer’s Market. There were so many different shops and places to eat at the Farmer’s Market. There was something for everyone.
Following our tour we came back to our hotel and ate lunch and then headed back out to do my favourite activity . . .shopping!
One of my favourite stores to visit while in the states is called Burlington Coat Factory. For my Canadians followers this store is like Winners, but I like it better because I always find a great selection of clothes. The store happened to be connected to a mall called “Burbank Town Centre”, so we explored that mall for a couple of hours (I even got a
manicure and pedicure!).
We ended our night off with dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. It was very delicious and I ate SO much shrimp!
Tomorrow, in the late afternoon, we make the trek to Anaheim, so stay tuned!
My Reviews Of The Places I’ve Seen:
“Neat, but crowded”
When we came here it was super crowded, so it was hard to read all of the different hand prints. If it was a little less busy It probably would have been a bit more exciting.
“So neat to see, but lots of people trying to sell you tours”
It was neat to see all of the different stars along the street. There tends to be a lot of people trying to sell you tours, which tends to be a little annoying after a while. All in all it is definitely worth it and it’s free!
“Neat to see, but too expensive for me”
We came here on a tour so we did not stop and shop, but I can guarantee you that I could not afford most of what was being sold. It is quite exciting seeing where the stars shop.
It was neat to see the Hollywood Sign in person. I am glad I took pictures to remember this moment.
I am so glad to have gotten the experience to go here. Neat to see all of the cute little shops and the stars.