In Los Angeles, Starline's Movie Stars' Homes Tours remain the gold standard. If you've ever driven down Hollywood Blvd you've probably spotted their red, open-top buses bringing tourists into the Hollywood Hills. Their comprehensive tour is always evolving but the mainstays include Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres, Bruce Willis, and the former homes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Lucille Ball.
Advance tickets are $42 at starlinetours.com.
Niche tours, like the Dearly Departed Tours in Los Angeles, are also gaining popularity. Fans line up daily for the seat in the Dearly Departed Tomb Buggy which brings them to "100 sites of either historical or hysterical interest where events of the most scandalous nature took place." Many homes are included on the tour along with the exact locations where John Belushi, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Bela Lugosi, River Phoenix, and many others took their last breath.
The Dearly Departed Tour costs $45 per person. Tickets can be purchased at zerve.com.
Los Angeles might be best known for celebrity houses but other cities around the country, like Miami, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago, also have hundreds of stars calling them home. In Nashville, Gray Line Tours offers their own Homes of the Stars Tour that gives fans a glimpse into the world of country music's superstars like Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Dolly Parton, Hillary Scott, and Martina McBride.
The tour is $45, and tickets are available online at grayline.com.