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Places to See in Hollywood

2013-03-08

Hollywood is one of the most visited cities in CA. Its Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, unique blend of modern and classic culture and fame as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars make it a popular addition to many travelers’ to-visit lists. There is just so much to see and do in Hollywood that it is not possible to do it all in one trip. That is part of the allure of Hollywood: you can come back again and again and never have the same experience twice.

This is our take on the most interesting and fun places to visit in Hollywood, LA.

1. Hollywood Boulevard

This is the classic tourist site full of touristy activities, such as outdoor concerts, street performers, luxury restaurants, the famous Kodak theatre (home of the Academy Awards) and the new Madame Toussauds museum.

2. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2400 stars embedded in the sideswalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Each star bears the name of a famous actor, singer, musician, producer, bands, fictional characters and more. Those are considered as public monuments to great achievements in entertainment industry. This area is also home to countless gift shops, Chinese theatre, w/ handprints, and many more.

3. Greystone Park Mansion

Greystone Park Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion is a luxurious place; it is merely a great Tudor-style estate that costs million dollars and is popular as a filming location thanks to its stunning beauty and Beverly Hills location. The public park hosts different special events, including the Catskills West, a theater arts and drama camp, which presents a pool show twice during the summer

4. Melrose Boulevard

This is a place full of fashion shops, luxury dining venues and entertainment sites. It starts at the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood and ends at Lucille Avenue. Kitson is situated here, a famous place where Paris Hilton likes to spend her dollars....worth to see! Here there are also some fancy restaurants to dine out, such as Taste. Rhianna often goes there to dine, so you might just come across her!

5. The Sunset Strip

The Sunset Strip is the name of a 2.4 km area of Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California. This is a highly touristy place that features a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. This area is popular as the hangout of rock stars, movie stars and other entertainers. There is the place called Whisky-a-go-go, where many great bands have performed, including The Rolling Stones, The Doors etc. It was here that the most famous metal band in history, the Motley Crue, got their start.

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