By Nicole Cormier
When simply looking for a way to enjoy some time in your car while also witnessing some of California’s natural beauty, a drive up Laurel Canyon is the way to go. Laurel Canyon gained a bit of notoriety in the 1960s, as the area was home to many rock musicians and also inspired a song or two. Beyond the musicians that lived there, which included Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison and Frank Zappa, other celebrities called the neighborhood home too, like Harry Houdini, whose custom built mansion burnt down in the late 50s.
Beyond being riddled with Californian history, Laurel Canyon still holds many beautiful estates and homes as well as majestic views of the city. In order to get the most of your drive, start out on Laurel Canyon Boulevard from Sunset Boulevard. Once you hit Mulholland, head west then cut back south on N. Beverly Drive. If you take this route you will encounter the Laurel Canyon Country Store, Franklin Canyon Park and the Beverly Hills Hotel as well as beautiful scenery of the canyons and homes.
When driving the Laurel Canyons take a car that will handle the curves with ease while still keeping you and your passengers comfortable with the finest amenities. A 2013 S65 AMG Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino is the only way to enjoy this spectacular drive.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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