Move over, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The hot new Southern California tourist attractions are the restaurants, boutiques and tattoo parlors where some of reality television's most popular shows are filmed.
Tourists from as far away as Germany fly in to visit the West Hollywood tattoo shop featured in the Learning Chanel's "LA Ink." Fans of the E! Entertainment Television hit "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" stream into the Calabasas clothing stores run by the show's stars. And sightseers and diners alike jam the pricey West Hollywood eatery frequented by personalities on MTV's "The Hills."
For decades, visitors have jumped on tour buses to see Los Angeles' conventional attractions, including the former homes of Judy Garland and Madonna and the concrete footprints of Marilyn Monroe in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. But the rise of reality television has created new must-see locations.
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