After a short stopover in Chicago we were loaded around noon at the airport of Los Angeles. From here, our tour through the West and the national parks in the USA can be seen.
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Der Mulholland Drive
At the airport we picked up our rental car directly, which we incl. of all insurances had booked over billiger-miewagen.de. From the airport we drove first a bit of the Mulholland Drive. From various places you have a beautiful view of the city.
Hollywood – The Walk of Fame & the Chinese Theatre
Back in town, our next port of call was Hollywood. The district became known worldwide as the center of the American film industry. The most famous attraction here is the Walk of Fame, which features over 2,500 records of stars for famous personalities. The Walk of Fame honors living and deceased celebrities who have played or are still playing an important role in the American entertainment industry. TCL Chinese Theatre, a Chinese pagoda-style cinema, is also located on Hollywood Boulevard. It became world famous for the hand and shoe prints of numerous film stars,who have immortalized themselves in cement slabs in front of the entrance of the cinema. In addition, it is also reminiscent of fictional personalities.
The Hollywood Sign in the Hollywood Hills
Our last port of call was the Hollywood Sign, which is located above the city in the Hollywood Hills. We had done some research on the Internet beforehand, from where you can have a good view of the Hollywood Sign. A good spot is a vantage point at the end of Beachwood Drive (Google Maps). The road leads almost directly to the sign. Shortly before the end of the road it becomes a little more curvy until you come to a horse ranch. Here is a small parking lot, from which you have to walk up a small hill until you finally see the sign.
The sign was erected in the 1920s to promote the sale of land. As the sign fell into disrepair over the years, it was repositioned at the end of the 1970s.
The route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
From Hollywood we drove the 450 kilometers in the afternoon in a good 4 hours to Las Vegas.
The Starbucks Cup of Los AngelesWe are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series
Los Angeles, of course, has several Starbucks stores and also its own cup 🙂
All travelogues from the USA (2012)This trip through the USA took us through 10 different states in 17 days. We started with a short stopover in the megacity Chicago. From there we continued by plane to Los Angeles and from there by rental car via Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park to Denver. For the last leg of our trip we went to the East Coast, where we visited New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. All in all an incredibly varied round trip with really many highlights.
Illinois: Chicago – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
California: Los Angeles – Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Sign
Nevada: Las Vegas – Casinos, Fremont Street & the Las Vegas Sign
Utah: Zion National Park – Attractions & Hiking Trails
Utah: Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop, Wall Street & Viewpoints
Utah: Salt Lake City – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Idaho: Idaho Falls – The Waterfalls & the Yellowstone Bear World
Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park – Travel Guide & Things to Do
Colorado: Denver – Travel Guide, Things to Do & The Zoo
New York: New York in one day? The perfect route to walk through Manhattan
New York: New York – One World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial
New York: New York – Travel Guide for a visit to the Statue of Liberty
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & the Liberty Bell
Disctrict of Columbia: Washington D.C. – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots