What a wonderful experience we had thanks to Hype! If you want to explore Hollywood then this tour is for you! It is literally in the thick of it all, right on Hollywood Blvd where everything is happening. The atmosphere is fast-paced and crowded, plenty of shops and street vendors selling different kinds of food and accessories.
Our tour guide was Dave who met us right on time and started off our experience at the Ghirardelli store across the Kodak Theatre. We learned a bit of the chocolate history and received a full bar of chocolates to start off.
Next, we headed off to Wetzel's Pretzels for some quick samples. We had a very generous amount of pizzas over at Rafallo's Pizza along with your choices of beer or wine. The pizzas were fantastic, not greasy with the perfect ratio of tomato sauce to cheese/toppings. Dave shared a lot of interesting Hollywood history and hidden gems that locals often go to.
We then headed up to the rooftop of the Dolby Theatre and enjoyed some chocolates and port wines while watching the street performers below. We also had sweet treats from Randy's Donuts and SweetStreet Churros. And last but not least also a stop at Calle Tacos for a variety of tacos, beer and margaritas.
Overall it was a fun experience. I would highly suggest this tour for foodies. It was nice to try a variety of food samples and the alcohols were a nice bonus. Everyone seemed to loosen up a bit after the first drink and that's when we all started to get to know each other. The tour itself took about 2.5 hours, about 15 blocks, up and down Hollywood Blvd. Just be sure to wear some comfortable kicks.
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