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  • Address: Hollywood 90028, USA
  • Hours: Most businesses are open 10am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free
From the Hills to the Sign, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood has become synonymous with the entertainment industry—and, often, its glamorous appeal. People come from all over the world with hopes of a favorite-celebrity sighting in Tinseltown, or simply to revel in the area’s history and legacy. On the legendary star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame, you can actually match your handprints and footprints to those of Hollywood stars, embedded in cement. Famous theaters include the grand Grauman’s Chinese Theatre—now the TCL Chinese Theatre—and the Egyptian and El Capitan, both of which are flamboyant icons from Hollywood’s glitzy past.

The Basics
There are a variety of ways to see Hollywood, from open-air bus to trolley and bike tours. Most of the sights line up neatly along a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) stretch of Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street. You can gaze upon many celebrity homes—from the exterior only—on sightseeing tours of the area, particularly in Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills. You can also combine a city tour with a visit to nearby theme parks including Universal Studios Hollywood or Disneyland in Anaheim. Full-day tours to Hollywood run from Los Angeles, Anaheim, and even Las Vegas.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Driving is the main way to get around Los Angeles. Be aware that traffic jams are common and can be epic, so be sure to plan sufficient time to travel between sights by car.
  • It’s often sunny in LA, so bring sunglasses or other sun protection. Tote a light layer too, as temperatures can drop come evening.
  • Private tours often include round-trip transportation from area hotels.

How to Get There
If you’re relying on public transportation to get around LA, central Hollywood is a convenient base. The Metro Red Line whisks you to Loz Feliz, downtown, and Universal Studios in minutes, and buses provide easy links east along Hollywood Boulevard. If you’re coming by car, you’ll find parking at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

When to Get There
Los Angeles is famous for its nearly year-round sunshine but receives the most visitors in summer.

Must-See Sights Around Hollywood
One of the can’t-miss attractions along Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Museum is somewhat of a temple to the stars, crammed with kitsch, posters, costumes, and rotating props from classic films. Other museums worth a look include Ripley’s Believe Or Not!, the Guinness World Records Museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum, while the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Roosevelt, and the Dolby Theatre are other highlights. At the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, you can see the Capitol Records Tower and the legendary Hollywood Sign that stands proudly over it all. Adjacent neighborhoods lure LA visitors to see the iconic Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach.

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Los Angeles and Hollywood Day Trip from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, null
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Los Angeles and Hollywood Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Head to Hollywood: the city where dreams are made. Spend a full day touring the magnificent, historic city in a small-group guided tour. Your driver/guide will ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Full-Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Beaches from Anaheim, Anaheim & Buena Park, Day ... 
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Full-Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Beaches from Anaheim

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Total Los Angeles Tour: Bike Rental, Cupcake Tasting and Museum Admission

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Take a stroll through Hollywood, ride a bike from Santa Monica to Venice Beach, enjoy a bus trip to the Los Angeles Farmers Market, and visit a media museum in ...  Read more

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Half Day Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Los Angeles Celebrity Homes Helicopter Flight

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Private Hollywood and Los Angeles in a Day Tour, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Private Hollywood and Los Angeles in a Day Tour

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Today YOU'RE a star as you tour through LA and Hollywood in a private vehicle with one of our hand-picked 5-Star reviewed guides. Get local inside information ...  Read more

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Hollywood Stars' Homes and Grand City Tour of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, City Tours
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Hollywood Stars' Homes and Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience both Hollywood Stars' Homes and a Grand City Tour of LA in an open-air van/bus. You'll get to travel in comfort and in style as you cruise through ...  Read more

Location: Santa Monica, California
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Los Angeles Beach Cities Helicopter Flight

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Admire the LA area's beautiful coastal cities, beaches, harbors, cliffs and hills on this 25-minute flight. Pass over Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

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Hollywood Stars' Homes Tour, Santa Monica, Helicopter Tours
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Hollywood Stars' Homes Tour

Hop on board the Hollywood Stars' Homes Tour and visit more than 40 luxurious houses and estates of some of your favorite celebrities. Get a chance to see ...  Read more

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