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  • Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
This legendary 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood extends east-west from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, laid end to end with music venues, comedy clubs, boutiques, restaurants and hotels that attract music, TV, film and fashion celebrities. An assault to the senses in terms of both traffic and visuals, the Sunset Strip is studded with a trademark array of huge, colorful advertising billboards.

First developed as a haven for Prohibition-flouting bars and casinos in the 1920s, rising to prominence in the 1930s and '40s for its glamorous nightclubs full of Hollywood glitterati, and eventually becoming a magnet for the hippie counterculture in the 1960s, the Strip hit its most lasting stride in the 1970s and early '80s, when the drug and fashion excesses of disco, glam metal, rock'n'roll and stand-up comedy made the area both famous and infamous.

Three sites of notoriety along the strip are the former "Rock'n'Roll Hyatt" (now the streamlined Andaz West Hollywood), once famous for the booze-fueled antics (e.g, motorcycle-riding in the hallways and TV-throwing out the windows) of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Who; the elegant Chateau Marmont, where comedian John Belushi died of a heroin and cocaine overdose in 1982; and music club the Viper Room, where in 1993, movie star River Phoenix died of a heroin overdose on the sidewalk out front.

The Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory, both of which have launched and fostered the careers of many of the biggest comedy acts in the U.S., remain popular fixtures on the Strip. No longer seen as a center for the indie music scene (that's moved farther east, to the Los Feliz and Silverlake neighborhoods), the acts that appear here are generally supported by the corporate record industry establishment. Star-attraction performance venues include the House of Blues, Key Club, Rainbow Bar & Grill, The Roxy and Whisky A Go Go, while bustling bar scenes of L.A.'s beautiful people can be found at The Mondrian Hotel's Skybar and at Chateau Marmont's intimate Bar Marmont.
 

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Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour, Los Angeles, null
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Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 461 Reviews

Explore Los Angeles at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off bus tour through the heart of Los Angeles. The open-top buses allow you to enjoy 360-degree ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 24-48 hours

From USD $45.00
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Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

This tour is a state of the art multimedia sightseeing tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We travel in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter equipped with a ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Bmw i8 Malibu Tour, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Bmw i8 Malibu Tour

Drive a futuristic BMW i8 through the most beautiful and famous roads of Malibu. Feel the ocean breeze while driving on Pacific Coast Highway and beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $645.00
Hollywood Movie Stars' Homes and Universal CityWalk, Anaheim & Buena Park, City Tours
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Hollywood Movie Stars' Homes and Universal CityWalk

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Experience the excitement of LA and Hollywood on this day trip to Los Angeles. You can see where the rich and famous live in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, and ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.99
Corvette Z06 Malibu Tour, Los Angeles, Day Trips
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Corvette Z06 Malibu Tour

Drive a supercharged Corvette Z06 through the most beautiful and famous roads of Malibu . Feel the ocean breeze while driving on Pacific Coast Highway and ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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BMW 6 Convertible Malibu Tour, Los Angeles, City Tours
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BMW 6 Convertible Malibu Tour

Drive a luxury BMW 6 Convertible through the most beautiful and famous roads of Malibu. Feel the ocean breeze while driving on Pacific Coast Highway and ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $645.00
Celebrity Insider's Guide to Movie Locations, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Celebrity Insider's Guide to Movie Locations

Get an inside peek at the real Hollywood on this 2-hour celebrity tour with a film industry insider as your guide. Don’t just see famous film locations, hear ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Los Angeles Night Tour, Los Angeles, Walking Tours
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Los Angeles Night Tour

Embark on an exciting, 4-hour evening tour through some of L.A.'s most popular destinations. Along with an expert guide who handles both the driving and ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
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Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

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Go behind the scenes of Warner Bros. Studios and see dozens of celebrity homes on this 4 to 5 hour tour that takes you from Hollywood to Beverly Hills. Warner ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4-5 Hours

From USD $126.00
Small-Group Tour of Los Angeles from Long Beach and San Pedro, Long Beach, Movie & TV Tours
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Small-Group Tour of Los Angeles from Long Beach and San Pedro

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Staying in Long Beach and want to see the best of Los Angeles in one incredible day? Then this tour is for you! Tour famous Los Angeles landmarks and local ...  Read more

Location: Long Beach, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00

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