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If you are looking to visit or re-acquaint yourself with Los Angeles and Hollywood, the infamous Sunset Strip is an excellent start. A long winding road that begins near Olvera Street, in downtown LA, and runs west for 20 plus miles to the ocean.

As you drive or bike down Sunset Boulevard, you will notice the many famous landmarks as you pass through Hollywood, Beverley Hills and Santa Monica, ending near Malibu. There is a lot to take in, and a lot to visit.

Key Clubhttp://www.keyclub.com/

Once called Gazzarri's, This is a venue that gave bands like the Doors and Van Halen their starts.

House of Blues www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/sunsetstrip

Without a bad view in the house, this club/restaurant has something for everyone. Check our their site to schedule a visit when a favorite is playing!

Viper Roomwww.viperroom.com/

Johnny Depp transformed this club into the hip and famous Viper Room, this club has been known for famous drop in jam sessions be Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and Iggy Pop. Actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose outside of the Viper on Halloween night in 1993.

Sky Bar at the Mondrian Hotelwww.MondrianHotel.com

Lounge arounf the pool high above the city in this stylish "movie like" club. A frequent star gazing spot.

Whisky A Go-Gowww.whiskyagogo.com

Opened in the 1960s. The Birth place of Go-Go girls. Jim Morrison and the Doors were the house band in 1966. The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Kinks, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix and the Byrds all played at the Whisky.

Rainbow Bar and Grillwww.rainbowbarandgrill.com

Opened in 1972, this is a club that has never stopped the rock and roll- it still only plays rock music today! It's History contains rock giants like Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin to name a few....Also Marilyn Monroe met Joe DiMaggio on a blind date here in 1953 when it was called the Villa Nova. John Belushi ate his last meal of Lentil Soup at the Rainbow Bar & Grill before he went back to his Chateau Marmont bungalow and overdosed.

The Comedy Store www.thecomedystore.com

Opened 1972 by still owner Mitzi Shore. Aamateur night night here has fostered the carrer of many famous comedians such as Jim Carrey, David Letterman, Michael Keaton, and Howie Mandel Richard Pryor staged his comeback in 1972 here.

Tower Recordshttp://www.tower.com A recognizable Landmark on the Strip for over 35 years. Known for its incredible muisc selection and frequent in-store celebrity sightings. Unfortunately Tower Records closed its doors December 2006.

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