DAY 4-HOLLYWOOD BLVD
This day, we headed to Hollywood Blvd to scope out all of the stars. And we found them! Well, their names on the Hollywood Walk of fame.
The street is full of souvenir shops, the Jimmy Kimmel stage, the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, street performers, and outdoor food stands.
Our first stop was Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Filled with wax figures of some of the most popular celebrities. We spotted Will Smith, Jimmy Falon, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lawrence, and Leonardo Dicaprio, just to name a few. It is definitely a fun stop to take selfies with all of your favourite celebrities. Because let's be honest, it is probably as close as you will get to this many celebrities in one room!
The next stop was the Griffith Observatory. Here is where you can get a fantastic view of the Hollywood sign by driving up the winding roads that lead to the observatory. At the very top of the hill, there is paid parking available that costs $4 an hour. The observatory was built in 1935 and gives a spectacular view of the entire LA Basin from the top of the southern hills of Mount Hollywood. It is not only the views that are worth seeing, but inside the observatory welcomes you to a wide array of educational displays of everything from the Tesla Coil to the entire solar system.
The last stop of the day was Greystone Mansion. We decided to go back to Beverley Hills to check it out and I must say, Greystone Mansion is a hidden gem! It was built in the late 1920s for Ned Doheney and his family. Today, the mansion is a lovely park where you can walk around the entire estate and admire the gardens and coblestone walkways. You are not able to go inside the mansion, but you are free to walk around the entire estate. Many movies have been filmed here, such as The Holiday (one of my favourite movies), X-Men, The Mentalist, and many more!
All in all, day 4 continued to exceed all of our expectations of Los Angeles.