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Mel’s Drive-In wasn’t exactly on our radar, but when we saw it on the iconic Sunset Strip, we decided it was our kind of place. We’d spent the morning checking out Hollywood, and now we were ready to explore other areas nearby that we’d seen on TV and at the movies. So while we were in the vicinity, we needed to find some great food so we could refuel for the rest of the day’s adventures. And that’s exactly what we did.
If you’re looking for nostalgia, this place has plenty! It’s like taking a step back in time. We were seated at a booth, and we loved taking in all the details, including watching the cooks behind the counter.
After we placed our drink orders, it was time to find some tunes on the tableside jukebox.
We went with music from the Grease soundtrack. It wasn’t long when Kristin’s made-to-order cookies and cream shake was ready. Yum!
In fact, all of the food was ready quickly. Jeff went for a plain hamburger with fries. Perfect!
I stepped a little outside the box and had a chicken taco salad. So good! And no, I couldn’t finish it. Not even close.
Kristin got a kids’ meal with chicken strips. It came in an adorable convertible!
Exploring the Sunset Strip
After we stuffed ourselves at Mel’s Drive-In, we set out to find some historic places. How can you not take a picture of the Whisky a Go Go? I had chills just thinking about the acts that have played there.
We also saw The Viper Room. Again, chills for this Midwest girl who’d never been to Los Angeles.
How about The Comedy Store?
Since our nine-year-old was with us, we didn’t see any shows at these venues. Maybe we can come back when she’s older.
We had fun just seeing the sights and enjoying the vibe on Sunset Boulevard, even if it was early afternoon. Here is Amoeba Music, the world’s largest independent music store.
Here’s Capital Records.
They sure make billboards huge in Los Angeles!
Disney fans will appreciate this sight.
And no, we didn’t stop to take the elevator.
We spent a fun couple of hours exploring the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. From here we went to Griffith Observatory to see the Hollywood Sign. You can read more about that here. If you find yourself in Los Angeles, set aside some time to check out the sights along the Sunset Strip!
If you’d like to read about where we stayed in West Hollywood, click on the link below: