Cruising Along The Sunset Strip
By Deb Flomberg
When it comes to famous streets, there are only a few that immediately come to mind. Madison Avenue in New York, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Las Vegas Boulevard, Broadway, Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue are probably some of the most well-known roads in the country. Of course, in California, Rodeo Drive is one, but so is Sunset Boulevard and the very famous Sunset Strip. Whether you are new to California or if you are just looking for a drive to fully encompass the Hollywood experience, you simply must spend some time traveling down this world famous street.
Sunset Boulevard is as synonymous with California as Broadway is with New York. You’ll find everything from the most historic movie theaters to some incredibly touristy souvenir shops and pretty much everything in-between. There are a lot of famous places to check out when you drive down Sunset Boulevard, including destinations like the Chateau Marmont, which is where John Belushi died and where Greta Garbo lived.
Once you make it onto the Sunset Strip, which is officially classified as the area from Doheny Drive to Crescent Heights Boulevard, you’ll find so many more great spots to check out. The famous Viper Room is here, where River Phoenix famously passed away in 1993. As is the legendary Comedy Store, where comedians like Robin Williams and Rosanne first found their big breaks. The super exclusive Skybar is located in the Mondrain Hotel, and the Rainbow Bar and Grill is on the strip, which saw names like Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix rise to stardom. You can easily spend days just checking out all the well-known sights that are found along this short strip. It may be less than two miles in length, but there is more history along those two miles than in many entire cities.
Of course, when you decide it’s time to check out Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip, then you’ll want to set out in style. Make the drive in your new 2014 E400 Hybrid Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll be traveling in true Hollywood style as you enjoy the luxury and elegance of this very stylish Sedan, plus you’ll have plenty of room to bring along a friend or two for this fun drive.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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