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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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Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, null
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Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 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
Hollywood Movie Stars' Homes and Universal CityWalk, Anaheim & Buena Park, City Tours
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Hollywood Movie Stars' Homes and Universal CityWalk

4 star rating: Recommended 126 Reviews

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
20 Minute Driving Experience in a Corvette Z06, Los Angeles, Day Trips
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20 Minute Driving Experience in a Corvette Z06

Take Your chance to see Los Angeles driving iconic American muscle car  2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with our professional tour guide.  Your unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
20 Minute Driving Experience in a BMW i8, Los Angeles, City Tours
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20 Minute Driving Experience in a BMW i8

Take Your chance to see Los Angeles from luxury side driving  futuristic 2016 BMW i8 with our professional tour guide. You will be driving on the most ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
20 Minute Driving Experience in a BMW M-sport Convertible, Los Angeles, City Tours
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20 Minute Driving Experience in a BMW M-sport Convertible

Take Your chance to see Los Angeles from luxury side driving incredible BMW M-sport Convertible with our professional tour guide.You will be driving on the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
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

Take an evening tour through Los Angeles’ most popular destinations, which includes a drive through the infamous Sunset Strip, a viewing of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00
Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour, Los Angeles, Night Tours
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Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 520 Reviews

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 240 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 $98.99
The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour, Los Angeles, Day Trips
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 156 Reviews

Pedal a hybrid bike through LA's most popular areas as well as locations off the beaten path on this 5.5-hour ultimate bike tour of Los Angeles. An informative ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $162.00

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