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By Chris | July 29 2007
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, and with a population of about four million it is the largest city in Southern California and the second largest in the United States.
A truly unique destination that combines the glitz of Hollywood and the natural beauty of the coast, here you’ll find a seemingly endless variety of activities and attractions to keep you entertained. Whether you want to relax on a private beach before hitting Sunset Strip’s exclusive clubs aglitter with celebrities, go on an exclusive VIP tour of the world-famous Universal Studios or take in some culture at one of the city’s 300 museums, you’ll find something to suit your taste. Of course, countless entertainment award ceremonies throughout the year, among them the Oscars and the Grammys, give Elite Travelers the opportunity to mingle with Hollywood A-listers at exclusive afterparties and red-carpet events.
Owner Bob Morris wants to preserve the Southern Californian beach lifestyle he grew up with and has been running the Paradise Cove beach café since 1998.
Food and beverages are served all day in the relaxed café, and the pier stretching out to sea offers fantastic views from Palos Verdes to Point Dume, as well as the option to fish. Other activities include beach volleyball, tide-pooling and bodysurfing.
For the last two decades the veteran music agent Norby Walters has hosted the most exclusive Oscars-night party at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
The black-tie event unfolds in the luxury hotel’s magnificent Crystal Ballroom with former Oscar winners and nominees attending to pay tribute to their favorite ceremony at the sit-down dinner party. The ballroom was the first at the hotel and has maintained the art deco style capturing the expansive history of the property. With a private foyer, built-in stage, dance floor and baby grand pianos and illuminated by sparkling chandeliers it is the perfect venue for a glamorous evening. The event began in 1990 as a way for previous nominees and Hollywood stars to celebrate the awards ceremony and has grown both in size and grandeur ever since. The affair now attracts well over 100 celebrities and previous attendees include James Cromwell, Shirley Jones, Lynn Redgrave, James Whitmore, Patricia Neal and David Hasselhoff. With such a wide range of guests each year, memorable moments include Gary Coleman perched on Anna Nicole Smith’s lap and Gary Busey giving Bridget Fonda life lessons.
Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour for the ultimate Hollywood experience.
Visit closed sets, hear personal stories, tour the entire backlot, including Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds set, and visit the enormous prop warehouse. Additional privileges include the VIP Lounge, where you’ll have a continental breakfast upon arrival, priority entry to the park, gourmet lunch in the VIP dining room and valet parking.