TA is always so helpful, maybe you can see something about this itinerary that I don't know, never having been to LA before. We are traveling with a teenager, and her requests are to hike to the Hollywood sign and go to Universal Studios. I thought she'd also enjoy a bus tour to the stars' homes and, of course, you must fit shopping in there.
We arrive on a Friday night. On Saturday, I thought we'd do the star homes bus tour and generally see around the Hollywood and Highland area (which I think will be walking distance from our hotel, the Orchid Suites). Then we would go to the Getty Center. Then plan to arrive at the Griffith Observatory just before sunset. So, that brings up a question -- what time should we leave Getty Center?
On Sunday, we plan to take a scenic drive, as outlined here on TA, and then spend the day into sunset at Santa Monica Pier/Venice Beach.
On Monday, we are going to Universal Studios.
On Tuesday, we would hike to the Hollywood sign, then go to the Grove Shopping Center/Farmers Market before catching our return flight.
I appreciate any suggestions!