See what some tourists had to say about Sunseeker tours. The van picked us up at our hotel at precisely the time that was promised.
Jacob, our very nice, wryly humorous and informative driver drove us through downtown LA, beautiful Griffith Park overlooking the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Blvd where we had time to explore Grauman’s, the Walk of Fame and the Dolby Center.
Onto Sunset Blvd where Jacob pointed out various landmarks such as the Whiskey a GoGo, the Roxy, Viper Room etc., then stopped for a great lunch at Mel’s Diner.
We then drove through Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills, then off to Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. It was a fun and wonderfully memorable 8-hour tour and I really felt like we captured the true vibe of LA.
I highly recommend this tour company and a thumbs up to our driver Jacob for his knowledge of his city! (Sunseeker Tours)
Lunch at Mel’s Diner: The ultimate 50’s dining experience! George Lucas filmed scenes for American Graffiti at a Mel’s Diner. The one on Sunset Strip, where we stop for lunch on the full-day tour, is still a great place for celebrity spotting!
You don’t “have” to have lunch here – but why wouldn’t you want to? You just might recognize someone famous at the next table. Don’t let their clever disguise (Rayban (TM) sunglasses) fool you! Dine with the stars!
After lunch, its time to see Beverly Hills: This is a city where the pawn shops are called “collateral lenders,” and make quick loans on Mercedes and Ferraris instead of toasters. This is a city where some of the clothing stores require customers to make advance reservations to shop, and where shoppers may routinely drop $100,000 or more in a single visit to a boutique on Rodeo Drive or Wilshire Blvd.
A city where the post office offers valet parking. This town’s “Sister City” is none other than Cannes, France. And next is Santa Monica Beach: Follow America’s most famous cross-country highway to the Pacific Ocean, and you will find yourself at the Santa Monica Pier.
Designed as a pleasure palace and park a century ago, currently, this restored family playground is gearing up for its 100th Gala in 2009. (Sunseeker Tours)
Followed by: Venice Beach: Hilary Duff shot a video here, Jim Morrison and the Doors and bandleader Benny Goodman both got their careers started here, and now it is the place actors Jane Fonda, Viggo Mortensen and Elijah Wood call home.
It’s Venice Beach, the free-spirited beach resort town beloved for its Bohemian character, boutiques, street performers, artists, fortune tellers on the boardwalk and as a stellar place for people-watching (not to mention star-gazing)!
Muscle beach and much more…. At the end of this tour, you have an option to be doped with: Back to the ship – LAX Airport, or any hotels in Long Beach, San Pedro or Santa Monica.