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Halloween Sunset Strip Tour
Join us on our Halloween Sunset Strip tour, dress up like a 1930’s movie star and have a period-appropriate cocktail at our expense for this special event.
The Sunset Strip is one of the most famous thoroughfares in Los Angeles – and that’s saying something, bearing in mind that Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame are just a few miles to the east. First gaining prominence in the 1920’s, when speakeasies and gambling joints began to appear along its length, the Sunset Strip’s location in the badlands between the cities of Los Angeles (and Hollywood) and Beverly Hills made it perfect for the racy nightclubs that flourished there in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. As the 1960’s dawned it reinvented itself as a rock club scene and epicenter of the new anti-Vietnam war, hippie, counter-culture and then, in the 1970’s, it gained new prominence for its stand-up comedy-clubs that launched the careers of a huge number of famous comedians. Today many of the Sunset Strip’s most legendary venues are still operating and it’s very much a mecca for Angelenos and visitors wanting a fun night out.
We start the Halloween Sunset Strip tour at the celebrated Chateau Marmont, before heading west to see the location of one of the first nightclubs to open on the Strip, the Trocadero. We’ll pass by Carney’s, before hitting the Sunset Tower, a beautiful Art Deco gem, where we’ll get a cocktail that was invented in Los Angeles in the 1930’s – and is super appropriate for Halloween – in Bugsy Siegel’s old apartment. After that we pass icons like the Comedy Store, Viper Room, Whiskey a Go Go and the Roxy, before finishing at the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill (where the party can continue into the night). Take a trip down the Strip with us for Halloween.
Our tours can sell out. If you cannot make a booking email us at [email protected], telling us how many guests are in your party, and if we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*Cost: $75 pp.
*Walking Distance: 2 miles.
*Tour finishes 8.00 pm, Rainbow Bar and Grill.
*Dress like a 1930’s movie star (or gangster).
*We will go into two different bars for cocktails on this tour, each for 20 minutes. Included in the price is ONE speciality cocktail, chosen for its connection to LA and the period (NO substitutions allowed).
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization.
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you.
This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.
This tour is for adults 21 y.o. and over.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour. We cannot hold for latecomers.
Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.
You must book in advance.
If you have any feedback on our Halloween Sunset Strip tour please email us or reach out on social media, we’d love to hear from you.
– By Damien Blackshaw. (Twitter)