Like installing a gator pit in your living room, touring a nearby locale can make a familiar site more interesting. Rediscover the intrigue of local attractions with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get admission to the two-hour Famous Hollywood tour from Another Side of Los Angeles Tours (a $149 value). This tour meets at, departs from, and concludes at the concierge desk of The Grove.
Currently ranked #1 on TripAdvisor's list of local tour providers, Another Side of Los Angeles Tours engages tour takers with the help of expert guides and fascinating destinations. The Famous Hollywood tour steers a merry path through celluloid history, retracing the steps of starlets and stirring the spirits of entertainment’s past. Stroll along Hollywood and Vine’s beloved Walk of Fame, where showbiz giants ranging from Greta Garbo to the Olsen twins are immortalized with stars on the pavement, which is also immortal.
Fist-bump John Wayne’s meaty fist print, savor the celebrity concrete cursive in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and inhale the Oscared atmosphere lingering around the Kodak Theatre. The tour’s raconteuring guides draw from their stores of fascinating tales as groups explore the eclectic Sunset Strip. Tours depart seven days a week, beginning at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and all gadabouts are supplied with snacks and water to help fuel their sight seeking and, in a pinch, quench the otherworldly thirst of Lassie’s ghost.