What is a trip to Los Angeles, California, without an excursion to Hollywood Boulevard? After all, the glitter and glamour of show business is in itself an irresistible attraction. What's more, who would pass up the chance to get their photo underneath the famed Hollywood sign? So let us cut to the chase and show you what you can do when you are in Hollywood Boulevard.
Amble along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and visit the stars of your favorite celebrities. Stretching along Hollywood Boulevard and also on Vine Street, this major attraction holds over 2,000 stars dedicated to movie stars, radio, TV and theater personalities and even fictional characters such as Godzilla.
You should also visit well-loved Hollywood landmarks such as Grauman's Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, Hollywood Wax Museum, Grauman's Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Wax Museum and so much more. Grauman's Chinese Theater is perhaps the most popular of its kind. It houses the handprints and footprints of the world's most noted stars. It is also the place for most movie premieres in Hollywood. Nearby is the home of the Oscars (annual Academy Awards) ceremonies – the Kodak Theater. The Theater features columns that name the Oscar winners of the Best Picture award, beginning from 1927 and counting. Both the Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theater are housed in Hollywood and Highland, which also has 75 shops and restaurants for your shopping and dining pleasure. It also has four movie theaters, a 640-room hotel, some broadcasting studios, Lucky Strike lanes (a bowling alley lounge) and some of Hollywood's hot and happening nightclubs.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Wax Museum displays close to 200 wax statues of celebrities – Shirley Temple, Charlie Chaplin Judy Garland, Elvis Presley and Julia Roberts and just among these wax creations. If you want to learn more about Tinseltown, head straight to the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, which celebrates all things you love about show business. It features the original bar used in 'Cheers', Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise's bridge, camera equipment throughout the years and other items about television, radio and film. You can also watch films about the History of Hollywood at the state-of-the-art Egyptian Theater. The theater is a historic one, as it is the first film theater in the area.
Slip into the Hollywood Dream corset and a host of other luscious intimate apparel at Frederick's of Hollywood, which is the flagship store of the Frederick's line. Pore into myriads of feats, factoids and world records at the Guinness World Records Exhibition. Other things you can try are to ride the Hollywood trolleybus tour (the familiar yellow trolley buses will bring you to most of the tourist hotspots), watch a show at the Pantages Theater (which is also home to the glitzy Oscar presentations) or look at historic signs at the Hollywood Historic Society. If you are into music, drop by the Capital Records Building, which features gold record awards of famous artists such as the Beatles. And, if you are into the weird and intriguing, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum is for you.
This favorite tourist spot extends from Sunset Boulevard on to Vermont Avenue and west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Go starry-eyed as you are transported into the beguiling mixture of glamour, intrigue and sophistication that can only be found in Hollywood.