The Best Things to Do in Hollywood
Posted 03/24/2020 in Things To Do

The Best Things to Do in Hollywood


The Best Things to Do in Hollywood

Hollywood, along with Beverly Hills, is not only one of the most famous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, but also in the United States; it is a place closely linked to the world of cinema (and it could not be otherwise) where the main attractions are concentrated.

Top Things to Do in Hollywood:

  • Visit Walk of Fame: The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With about 24 induction ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is undoubtedly one of the most successful marketing ideas ever produced. Unfortunately, there is a lot of inaccurate information circulating about the history of the Walk. We present this brief history to set the record straight.
  • Hollywood Sign: The Hollywood Sign is more than just nine white letters spelling out a city's name. It’s one of the world's most famous monuments and a universal metaphor for ambition, success, glamour...for this dazzling place, industry and dream we call H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D. Explore this site and discover the Hollywood Sign’s fascinating history. Get tips on where to see the Sign and view Hollywood Sign Webcams. Read the latest news and learn about the people who work to keep the Sign protected, and how you can get involved.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal Studios Hollywood is now open and attendance will be limited in accordance with government guidelines. Universal CityWalk and the Universal Cinema are open. Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. When visiting us, you are asked to follow guidelines from the CDC, health officials and Universal Studios Hollywood’s policies.
  • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum: Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. Explore the world’s only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Museum is where we showcase the best fossils, animals, and plants that have been discovered here — mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. Outside check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling and our active fossil excavation sites to see what our excavators have uncovered today. Make the most of your visit with our Excavator Tour.
  • Hollywood Boulevard: Hollywood Boulevard is a Los Angeles cultural icon, with museums, landmarks and other Hollywood attractions that celebrate L.A.’s rich film and entertainment heritage. There are so many things to do in Hollywood, California! You can see the footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, gaze down at the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, do some serious shopping at Hollywood & Highland, or visit the famous Hollywood Wax Museum. Along its stretch from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive, you can find a day’s worth of activities that will give you a true Hollywood experience.
  • Griffith Observatory: Griffith Observatory sits on the south face of Mount Hollywood and overlooks the Los Angeles basin. Its location gives visitors impressive views of the surrounding area, which many rave about. But there's more than just a pretty photo-op here. The observatory hosts fascinating exhibitions and features a top-notch planetarium.
  • TCL Chinese Theater: One of Hollywood's most iconic and memorable sites, the TCL Chinese Theatre (originally Grauman's Chinese Theatre) opened in 1927 and represents the excess of Hollywood's Golden Age. You can tour the theater for $18 (kids tour tickets cost $8 and senior tickets are $14 each); tours are offered from 10:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Monday. Because of this attraction's popularity, it's best to reserve your spot online in advance. This working theater also shows various newly released films throughout the year.
  • Sunset Strip: The Strip is a fashionista's dream by day and a nightlife hub by night. It's the home of famed standup club the Comedy Store, along with live music Meccas The Whisky and The Roxy, plus iconic, boutique hotels and beckoning bars and rooftop pools.