Originally neighboring cities, Los Angeles and Las Vegas parted ways after a years-long feud that was rumored to have originated as a dispute over a hog. Today's Groupon bridges the intra-city divide with diplomacy: for $99, you get a one-day “Las Vegas to Hollywood” Tour (a $229 value), including bottled water and transportation to and from LA, with Avatar Tours. Today's deal is not valid on Fridays.
The one-day tour departs from the Las Vegas strip for a van-driven ride down to Los Angeles. Upon arriving in the city of young starlets and yesteryear's blazing comets, the tour delivers five hours of sight-seeing, allowing pilgrims a chance to pay homage to sites made famous on postcards. Cultural anthropologists can observe the habitats and habits of Beverly Hills dwellers on Rodeo Drive before studying the rare celebrity footprint outside Grauman's Chinese Mann Theater. Strict grammarians can take pictures of the famous Hollywood sign after verifying in person its grandeur and proper spelling. Before heading back to the other city of lights, the bus will tour the Santa Monica Beach, Pier, and Pacific Park, as well as the birth place of filmic renditions of books and plays, Paramount Pictures Studio.
If you have an underused pair of rollerblades and a T-shirt with the sleeves ripped off waiting for their moment in the sun on Venice Beach or within LA's finest museums, request a stop when you call to schedule your tour. Completely customized tours are available for groups of four or more.