Touring their lavish neighborhoods sheds light on the fact that the rich and famous are normal people just like us, from their caviar-filled swimming pools to their solid-gold self-statues that shoot lasers at unwanted solicitors. Get a safe peep at the city's most resplendent roosts with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to Rockin' Hollywood Tours (up to a $40 value). The Tinsel-town tours step off every hour, on the hour, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Rockin' Hollywood Tours whisks star-struck sightseers on a whirlwind tour of more than 70 of Hollywood's most famous homes and haunts. Led by charismatic and celeb-savvy guides, each two-hour trek travels past the crash pads of stars such as Ringo Starr, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Cher. The cargo also checks into renowned lala land landmarks including the Sunset Strip, the Playboy Mansion, the Hollywood sign, and the apartment of the city’s only screenplay-less resident. Along with informative commentary, each tour audibly enchants guests with a running soundtrack tuned to match each site and location. When they aren’t busy trying to steal a grapefruit from Richard Widmark’s backyard, carousers can snap copious keepsake photos from the open-air caravan throughout the voyage, capturing every home, vestige, and palm tree bearing a striking resemblance to Tom Selleck.
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Rockin Hollywood Tours
Buses coast down sunny avenues lined with palm trees and pastel-colored buildings. Many of these buildings boast complex histories—as music venues, film studios, boarding schools for stuntmen, and more—that synced audio tracks and charming tour guides divulge during Rockin Hollywood Tours' interactive excursions. On each tour, groups pass more than 70 sites around the streets of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood. Guides expound on well-known landmarks such as the Hollywood sign, the Jim Henson Company lot (the former home of Charlie Chaplin Studios), and the Playboy Mansion. They also lead riders through musical history and Elton John's personal diaries as they pass venues including Whisky A Go Go, the Troubadour, and Capitol Records studios. Driving through residential areas, guides also point out the past and present homes of celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy, and Nicolas Cage.
6711 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028Get Directions