Don't miss a memorable tour with Rasta Tours, Adayinlatours.com. Our tourguide, Eddie, was the most entertaining ever! He greeted us in a red, yellow and green bus that was a novelty. He offered us fruit and water and big smiles. We were tourists from Australia, the UK, Missouri, NY, NJ and FL. I was with my granddaughter who is 13-years-old in LA for the vacation week. Eddie had anecdotes, stories, jokes and details that gave us a true sense of Hollywood, or should I say Hollyweird! My Samantha laughed so hard and enjoyed every moment of Eddie's descriptions that delighted.
We began in Santa Monica and drove in the rain to Malibu. There Eddie told us all about the largest property being David Geffen's and where Mel Gibson got his DUI. He also pointed out other places like Dukes where the local Malibu stars hang out. Although it was raining, it didn't stop our parade. Eddie had inside info on so many of the stars' homes as we drove through the Palisades. The homes were numerous ranging from one million to five million dollars. Whoopi Goldberg's, Steven Spielberg's, Matt Damon's, Brad and Angelina's, Lisa Marie Presley's, Betty White's, Michael Jackson's rental for one million a year and Bill Cosby's. There were many more but the names escape me. That was a highlight since my Samantha felt like she was "with the stars." The bus then drove to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. We had some free time to explore the poshest shops. We saw the shop where Julia Roberts shopped in "Pretty Woman." It was the Badgeley Mishka. The famous Beverly Hills Hotel and a few other places where stars rented were pointed out by Eddie. His personal experiences gave us so many gifts in his many stories. After that we went to the Grove and the Farmer's Market for a lunch stop. So many places to eat and buy fashion jewelry and trendy clothes! All of you would really enjoy this crazy place on Fairfax. We then drove by UCLA and Westwood. As we drove up to Griffith Park Observatory, the HOLLYWOOD sign grew closer and closer.
We took lots of photos of this famous landmark that gave one the chills knowing we were really there. We headed down to The Walk of Fame at Grauman's. They were preparing for the Oscars so some of the area was blocked off. That didn't stop Eddie. He drove right through and parked right on Hollywood Blvd. We had an exciting stop there taking many photos of our favorite star's handprints and footprints. I chose Clark Gable and Greer Garson as my favorites. I think Samantha clicked on Slash and Michael Jackson. Lots of people watching and souvenir shops there too. We headed back to Santa Monica with Eddie sharing more from his compendium of Hollywood knowledge. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. For the money, and it was reasonable; you got so much more than you ever expected. I felt happy to tip Eddie handsomely because he made our whole day and trip to LA the very best. Thank you Rasta Tours, A Day in LA Tours, for the best time ever! Eddie is a true asset to the Hollywood scene with the edge of a rocker! Thank you, Eddie!
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