You don’t have to look any farther than the red carpet to know that Hollywood and fashion simply belong together. Similarly, Los Angeles, home to the literal Hollywood is a perfect choice for fashion tours – an exciting student travel theme.
The Hollywood attractions are almost unending here. Two of the classics include Grauman’s Chinese Theater with its famous celebrity footprints out front, and similarly, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a favorite must-do, L.A. experience where you can discover the stars for all your favorite performers, celebrities – even fictional characters.
The Hollywood Museum is filled with an amazing collection of Hollywood memorabilia both from film and from the celebrities themselves. The Kodak Theater hosts The Annual Academy Awards and the American Idol final, so it’s also a true Hollywood attraction. This year, a Cirque du Soleil attraction will take up permanent residence in the Kodak as well.
The Universal Studios theme park brightens any Los Angeles itinerary. Students will love the coasters, rides, and movie-themed attractions in this park with something for everyone. Other studios offer tours as well, like Warner Brothers and Paramount, but none are quite so entertaining as Universal.
But what about the fashion? Unless you’re lucky enough to catch a premiere or get bleacher seats outside an awards show, you probably won’t witness an actual red carpet scenario while in Hollywood. Still, you can certainly shop where the stars do when you visit Rodeo Drive or Downtown Santee Alley. For an interest in the career of fashion, though, you’ll want to add in the Fashion District and Showrooms as well as the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. See what it’s like to really move in the fashion industry. Be inspired by the creative work behind it as well as the business aspect.
When in L.A., of course, don’t make it all about Hollywood or about career choices. Take some time for the beach or hit another of the amazing theme parks in the area. Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Disneyland all wait to thrill you with their popular rides and entertainment.
Basically, L.A. is perfect for high-energy, high-profile fun and excitement – no matter what the theme.
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