Crazy shot in the dark i know, but im hoping someone is online tonight (30th Aug) to give me some info on LA.
Which metro station do you get off for Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive
We are staying on West 7th Street so i assume we use the 7th Street station.
We're trying to decide what to go and see 2morrow and how much we can fit in in a day.
My friend wants to see Pretty Woman sites, Bev Hills, Rodeo Drive.
I want to see the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame plus we both want to see celebrity homes (Any advice on that would be appreciated as well).
Can we fit all this into a day?
BIG QUESTION, can people recommend a place for us to go and eat for my friends birthday, nowhere super expensive or classy as we're travelling so need to save money and dont have mega smart clothes, but somewhere nice and reasonable priced.
I'm probably a few hours too late, but here's the info you want.
It's the Hollywood and Vine stop for the Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood and Highland stop to see the footprints at the old Grauman's Chinese Theatre (you can also walk there from Hollywood and Vine--it's like six blocks).
The Subway doesn't go to Rodeo Drive, which is in Beverly Hills. Get off at Hollywood/Highland and take a bus or cab to get there. (Go south on Highland to Santa Monica Blvd, then west on Santa Monica Blvd to Rodeo Blvd. and walk south two blocks). The Beverly Wilshire is the hotel you see in the movie--which is on Wilshire Blvd--and is about another 4 blocks south on Rodeo. The shops are all on Rodeo or the other streets surrounding this area.
They have buses that do "tours of the stars' homes. Usually, these go by downtown Beverly hills (Rodeo and Wilshire) as part of their tour--and would cheaper than a cab, although you will get tied up for a few hours this way--and probably not be able to get off the bus where you want. The stars homes are north on Rodeo--and also west of here in Holmby Hills and Bel Air and Brentwood (the areas just north and east of UCLA).
For a place to eat (presuming your friend is travelling with you), try "Cravings". It's on Sunset Blvd on the way from Hollywood to Beverly Hills (about halfway). It's in a popular part of the "Sunset Strip" and you can eat inside or on the patio or streetside. The address is 8653 W. Sunset Blvd.
Thanks Calcruzer, much appreciated.
Not too late, that helps alot.
Oh, and I found their menu if you want to take a look before going (don't know how recent this is, though).
One other thing that is worth visiting not far from the Beverly Hills area are the La Brea Tar Pits.
These are gobs of oil that rose to the surface and trapped giant animals thousands and millions of years ago. The bones were preserved in the "goo" and were unearthed and are now on display at the La Brea visitor center. It's also right next door to the LA Metropolitan Museum of Art (but the La Brea Exhibit is the more impressive of the two places).