Exploring Hollywood

The "heart" of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. There you will find most of the most famous Hollywood tourist attractions such as hand/footprints in the cement courtyard of the Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, Madame Tussaud's and more. A short walk away are more of the familiar attractions, such as the Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not.

Landmarks on Hollywood Boulevard

The Hollywood Walk of Fame - The Walk of Fame was inaugurated in 1960 when 2,500 blank stars were placed along the main thoroughfare. Since that time, more than 2,300 have been emblazoned with the names of famous personalities who've left their mark in the fields of radio, television, motion pictures, recording, and live performance

Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Opened in 1927, it's probably safe to say that this is the most famous movie theater in the world. Grauman's Chinese has traditionally been the site of more Hollywood premieres than any other

Hollywood & Highland Center - is a tourist mecca, filled with stellar entertainment, dining and shopping destinations.

The Hollywood History Museum - One of the newest museums on the scene, the Hollywood Museum is housed in the old Max Factor building and is 4 floors full of wonderful movie memorabilia.

The Dolby Theatre - This beautiful 3,400 seat theater opened in 2001 to much fanfare. It is now the venue for the annual Academy Awards.

Madame Tussaud's - The newest anchor attraction in the Hollywood Boulevard area. Madame Tussaud's is more than just a wax museum where you view life-sized models of your favorite actors

Capitol Records - located near Hollywood and Vine, it was the world's first round office building. The Walk of Fame stars for all four Beatles are located on Vine Street in front of the building.

The Hollywood Sign - Sitting on the top of Mt. Lee, the highest peak in the Los Angeles area, the famous Hollywood Sign can be seen from many locations. Taking a photo of it is a must if you're visiting Hollywood

Shopping in Hollywood and nearby, including Hollywood & Highland, Universal CityWalk, Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard Shopping District in West Hollywood.

Celebrity & Movie Stars Homes Tours - Some of the most popular guided tours are the tours or movie star homes.. They'll give you the scoop on the REAL homes of the stars.

Hollywood Bowl - The Hollywood Bowl is L.A.'s premier location for thrilling summer evenings of extraordinary music, dance, and film, fine dining under the stars, and, of course, spectacular fireworks!

Hollywood Farmers Market - Sunday, 8 AM to 1 PM, Ivar Avenue and Selma Avenue (between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd). Fresh fruit and produce as well as baked goods and prepared foods.

Some Hollywood Restaurants

No matter what your taste, you'll be able to find a lot of places to eat in Hollywood. From fast food chains like McDonalds, to Wolfgang Puck's Pan-Asian Loggia at The Highlands, the food choices in Hollywood run the gamut!

There are classics that have been around since the 1920's, such as Musso & Franks, and new restaurants popping up every day.
Geisha House: 6633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles - (323) 460-6300

The Hungry Cat: 1535 Vine Street, Los Angeles - (323) 462-2155

Beso Restaurant: 6350 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles - (323) 467-7991

Off Vine: 6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles - (323) 962-1900

Magnolia: 6266 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles - (323) 467-0660

Fabiolus Café: 6270 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood - (323) 467-2882

Green Door: 1429 Ivar Ave (323) 463-0008

Katsuya Hollywood: 6300 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles - (323) 871-8777

Providence: Quiet New American 5955 Melrose Ave Los Angeles (323) 460-4170

Yamashiro: 1999 North Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles - (323) 466-5125

Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine: 7181 W Sunset Blvd. (323) 436-7999

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles: 1999 N.Sycamore Ave.(323) 466-5125

Susan Fenger’s Street: 742 N. Highland Ave. (3230 203-0500

Velvet Margarita: 1612 N Cahuenga Blvd s(323) 856-1698

Teddy’s: Breakfast, Bar Scene 7000 Hollywood Blvd (323) 769-8888

The Kress: Sushi, Japanese 6608 Hollywood Blvd (323) 785-5000

The Ecco Lounge: 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd (323) 464-2065

Loteria Grill: 6627 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-2500

Grub: 911 N Seward St (Willoughby Avenue) (323) 461-3663

Zankou Chicken 5065 W Sunset Blvd. (323) 665-7842

El Compadre: 7408 W Sunset Blvd. (323) 874-7924

Palms Thai: 5900- Hollywood Blvd (323) 462-5073

101 Coffee Shop: 6145 Franklin Ave. (323) 467-1175