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SoCal and Hollywood Itinerary

SoCal and Hollywood Itinerary
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Places visited:

  • Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica
  • Beverly Hills
  • West Hollywood
  • Hollywood
  • Anaheim
  • Long Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • Costa Mesa

 





 

Day 1 Los Angeles


Spend the morning touring the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards®. During your visit, you can see a real Oscar® and where your favorite celebrities sat last year. Or if you’d like to gaze at real stars, visit Griffith’s Observatory, a world leader in public astronomy. Although L.A. is home to some of the world’s finest restaurants, make sure to grab lunch at one of the city’s most famous “joints,” Nathan’s Famous Los Angeles. Here you can roll up your sleeves and delve into the world’s most famous hot dogs – naked or smothered in your favorite topping -- and thick, crispy crinkle-cut fries. Then make sure to visit The Original Farmer’s Market, one of L.A.’s best place to gawk at colorful locals and rows upon rows of fresh produce. Visit more than 100 eclectic shops until you work up your appetite for dinner at any of 35+ restaurants. After dinner, enjoy a cultural performance or clubbing in downtown Los Angeles. Overnight in L.A.  

Day 2 Santa Monica/Beverly Hills/West Hollywood


Spend the morning strolling the Santa Monica Pier, or walk along the shore while you gaze at the Pacific. Enjoy the funky shops, or stay at the beach staring at barely dressed roller bladders or wetsuit-clad surfer dudes bobbing on the water as they wait for the next big wave. Enjoy a casual lunch, then head over to Glamour Central: Beverly Hills. Gape at models and socialites scoping out the latest designer fashions and ignoring their price-tags, and try your luck at approximately 65 retail outlets on Rodeo Drive and a variety of other stores on surrounding streets that comprise the area’s “Golden Triangle.” Enjoy dinner and nightlife in hip West Hollywood. Overnight in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills.  

Day 3 Hollywood


Spend the morning and early afternoon acting like a celebrity at Universal Studios Hollywood, then grab a map of the stars’ homes and walk around their neighborhoods like you own the place. When you’ve worn out your shoes, return to your hotel for a shower and foot massage at the spa, and get dressed up for a night out in trendy Hollywood. After dinner and nightlife or a cultural performance, overnight in Hollywood.  

Day 4 Anaheim


Spend the day and evening hanging with your favorite characters at Disneyland® and Disneyland’s California Adventure® parks. From the charm of Main Street, U.S.A to the whimsy of Mickey’s Toontown, explore eight fantastic “lands” of nostalgia, color and delight at Disneyland Park. At Disneyland California Adventure, immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating California’s storied past and exciting future. From the gold rush to Hollywood’s golden era to the timeless allure of the beach, discover the vast and diverse Golden State. Rides include Soarin’ Over California, California Screamin’ and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Overnight in Anaheim.  

Day 5 Long Beach/Huntington Beach


Head to Long Beach and catch a ferry to spend the day at charming Catalina Island for waterspouts and quaint shops and restaurants. Or stay in Long Beach and visit the legendary Queen Mary, where you can take a Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship. See restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms. Then head over to Huntington Beach for lunch. Branded as “Surf City U.S.A., this casual beach town is perfect for an afternoon of low-key shopping, dining and spying on surfers searching for the perfect wave. Be sure to stop by 1950sstyle Ruby’s Diner on the Huntington Beach Pier, where you can enjoy an old-fashioned burger or milkshake as you watch the sun sink over the ocean. Overnight in Anaheim.  

Day 6 Anaheim/Costa Mesa


Spend the morning and early afternoon at Knott’s Berry Farm, a fun theme park that was once an actual berry farm. The park, now 160acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions, is home to the beloved PEANUTS gang. Experience GhostRider, the world’s best wooden roller coaster; Supreme Scream, 30-stories up, 3 seconds down; and the high-octane thrill of Xcelerator, rated the world’s best launch coaster, sending riders 0-80 in 2.3 seconds. Later in the day, head over to Costa Mesa to visit the South Coast Plaza, Orange County’s largest shopping mall. The center offers concierge service and multi-lingual signage, as well as great places to dine for dinner. Overnight in Anaheim.  

Day 7 Depart Los Angeles


If time permits, visit the Getty Villa in star-studded Malibu. One of the most successful museums in the world, this educational center and museum is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. Surrounded by Roman-inspired gardens, the villa features similar architecture and a great gourmet café. After lunch, make your way to the airport.

 

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