Only in Hollywood are stars so common that they can even be found on the sidewalk. The Hollywood Walk of Fame, arguably the most famous stretch of pavement in the world, is studded with over 2,600 brass stars on 18 city blocks as iconic to Hollywood as the celebrities whose names grace each mini-monument. This California landmark can be easily squeezed into your Los Angeles vacation as a tip of your hat to Tinsel Town.
Aside from the thousands of stars studding the sparkly black sidewalk, the Walk of Fame is a totally normal public thoroughfare accessible 24/7 every day of the year. Most Los Angeles city tours and Hollywood tours include a stop along the Walk of Fame, providing geographical context as you descend past the famous Hollywood sign and the celebrity homes of Beverly Hills or sweep in from industrial downtown Los Angeles. You'll also be treated to a historical narrative as scandalous as the film industry itself.
If you look up from the sidewalk, you'll see Grauman's Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre.
Some tours of the area also include stops at other nearby landmarks such as Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Warner Bros Studio, Disneyland and Universal Studios, and the Dolby Theater, home of the Oscars.
- Ideal tour options are available for every type of traveler.
- Bring your camera to take a picture with your favorite celebrities' stars.
- The Walk of Fame is easily accessed independently or by guided tour.
How to Get to the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Getting close to celebrities is difficult; getting close to their names isn't. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a stretch of public sidewalk extending along Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Gower Street and along Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard. Drive, walk, or take the Metro Red Line to Highland or Vine.
When to Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Los Angeles is known for its pleasant year-round weather. Check the Hollywood Walk of Fame's official website for an up-to-date calendar of public induction ceremonies that could make your visit extra memorable.
Gene of All Trades
In addition to movie stars, the Walk of Fame honors performers who have made history in television, music, radio, and theater. Gene Autry is the only celebrity to have a star in every category.