California: Hollywood, CityPASS Family Vacation Deals, Discounts and Fun.
Southern California is awesome, energizing and pure fun. Time in Hollywood at the very heart of the TV and film mystique is simply the best for families wanting a movie star fix. The Hollywood Walk of Fame CityPASS
makes it easy to find the right places at the right time. The coupon booklet offers a star filled selection of movie and television locations, make-up, sets, and memorabilia in the heart of scene-chewing historic Hollywood. What’s included?
Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Red Line Tours, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Starline Movie Stars’ Homes Tour and the option of the Hollywood Museum or the Kodak Theatre –home of the Academy Awards tour. Who’s house do you see?
Starline Tours of Hollywood conducts a two-hour narrated tour of almost 50 movie stars' homes. Board a luxury minibus and travel to where the stars live, shop and hang out in the famous Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills and Hollywood Hills. You can see 40-50 homes of the best-known celebrities from an air-conditioned mini-bus. You will see mansions of today's superstars, homes of Hollywood legends and other sites such as Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive and more. Tours depart from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the only place where you can see the famous hand and footprints of the Stars. Bonus points:
For several tours offered by Starline, they pick up from hotels in the Los Angeles Area – check their website. The face looks familiar?
Imagine a magical movie theatre that ushers you inside the screen, transporting you from movie to movie, visiting famous stars as they create Hollywood History. Well, welcome to Madame Tussauds Hollywood. This famous wax museum first openned there doors 200 years ago and has expanded to over 12 locations world wide. Bring your camera - these celebrities don't shy away from the camera but autographs are not an option. Bonus points:
The museum is open 365 days a year from 10:00 am until midnight. Not to be missed:
The wax figures of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe are among the most famous – but Oprah, Will Smith, George Clooney, Britney Spears, Steven Spielberg, and Julia Roberts give them a run for their money. Need to know:
There is generally a line to get in, even if you pre-order your tickets to plan for that. It's worth the wait. Want to know about the secrets?
Red Line Tours offers Hollywood's secrets with a Behind the Scenes Tour. See what the public misses with expert guides; discover filming locations - Speed, Back to the Future, Charlie's Angels and more; go inside Hollywood's legendary movie palaces; uncover Hollywood's hidden Speakeasy; hear tales about the Hollywood Sign; step into famous footprints at the Chinese Theatre. Bonus points:
Find your favorite Walk of Fame stars with a free guidebook. And the Oscar goes to?
It’s your turn to step beyond the red carpet on a Kodak Theatre Guided Tour. Known throughout the world as the home of the Academy Awards® ceremony, Kodak Theatre is the most glamorous stop in Hollywood. See an Oscar® statuette, learn where your favorite celebrities sat during the ceremony, visit the exclusive George Eastman VIP Room and get an insider’s view about the Oscars and Kodak Theatre’s many other televised events: the American Idol Finals, AFI Awards, ESPY Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards and much more. Bonus points:
Near to the theatre is the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex – a complete list of restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues can be found online (see details for website). Not to be missed:
The guided tour takes participants to see an actual Oscar® statuette, as well as where all of your favorite celebrities sat during the year’s Academy Awards® Ceremony. Need to know:
The theatre is closed to the public at certain times during the year due to high profile events taking place so check the website. And don't try to get in there during Oscar week. Looking for movie props and memorabilia?
Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor building is the ultimate destination for movie fans. The facility includes miracles of motion picture magic past and present on four floors and in 5,000 eye-popping displays. The spine-tingling cell of Hannibal Lecter and the landmark sets of Moulin Rouge are a few examples of the most spectacular collection of sets, props, costumes and memorabilia ever assembled. Bonus points:
The Hollywood Museum is located adjacent to the Walk of Fame – locate your favorite stars along the walk after checking out the museum. Not to be missed:
The Mae West Collection and the extentsive costume collection from movies such as 'A Star is Born', 'Jurassic Park', 'Moulin Rouge', 'Highschool Musical', and 'The Social Network'.
Hollywood Walk of Fame CityPASS Booklet.
The pocket sized pass booklet includes: Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Red Line Tours,the Hollywood Wax Museum. Starline Movie Stars’ Homes Tour, and the option of the Hollywood Museum or the Kodak Theatre –home of the Academy Awards – tour. Call toll-free 1-888-330-5008 or click here for CityPASS Hollywood CityPASS Hollywood Connections
Starline Tours of Hollywood. On the Walk of Fame, at the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd next to Metro Red Line at Hollywood and Highland Station. (323) 463-3333 or 1-800-959-3131 or www.starlinetours.com
Hollywood Museum (in the Historic Max Factor Building). 1660 N. Highland Avenue at Hollywood Blvd. (on the Walk of Fame). (323) 464-7776 or www.thehollywoodmuseum.com