Summer Vacation Ideas in Hollywood

May 4, 2016
family enjoying the sunset on dock

One great thing about Hollywood is that with so much to offer, there is something for everyone - even families! If you are planning a summer vacation with the family to Hollywood, here are some places to consider stopping by!

For a full day of fun, you’ll want to head over to Universal Studios Hollywood. Not only is this place a fully functioning studio with a movie backlot, it is also an amusement park filled with fun rides and attractions! If you and your family love movies, don’t skip out on the iconic Studio Tour that takes you behind the scenes of real backlots and more. In addition, you can enjoy the brand new finale of the tour, Fast & Furious: Supercharged. Based on the Fast & Furious movie franchise, the ride will take you on a journey to the high-stakes underground world of fast cars. Enjoy the hyper-realistic special effects like the state of the art 3D-HD imagining and the world’s longest 360-degree screen. For more information visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com

If you want an experience unique to Hollywood, stop by Madame Tussauds Hollywood. At this wax figure museum, you can take pictures with some of your favorite stars! That is, the wax replicas of your favorite stars. These figurines are strikingly similar to the real deal! You can see wax figures of Beyonce, George Clooney, President Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Marlon Barndo, Cameron Diaz, Johnny Depp, Zac Efron and many, many more! Visit www2.madametussauds.com/hollywood for ticket information.

Another all day attraction is the LA Zoo. At the zoo, not only can you see a unique mix of animals and species from all around the world, you can also enjoy a number of unique exhibits and events as well. For example, there are a number of informative talks given by the animal specialists at the zoo. Some of these talks are on flamingos, seals, and others. For more information on all the shows and activities that you can partake in at the zoo, visit www.lazoo.org/visit/showsandactivities

For a fun and wacky time, visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum. At this odditorium, you’ll be able to see some strange things indeed. For example, this is the only place in Hollywood where you can see a 12ft. tall Transformer that has been made from scrap car parts or a 6’2” statue of Darth Vader. Here, you’ll also find oddities like an authentic vampire killing kit or a shrunken head! Visit www.ripleys.com/hollywood for more information.

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