35 Best Things to See and Do in Los Angeles and Hollywood
- Hollywood Sign and Scenic Drive
- Walk of Fame- Hollywood Boulevard
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Disneyland Park Resort in California
- Griffith Observatory
- Grauman’s Chinese Theater
- Hollywood Museum
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Sunset Strip
- Celebrity Photo Ops at Madame Tussauds
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Beverly Hills
- Rodeo Drive
- Venice Beach
- Mulholland Scenic Drive
- The Original Farmers Market is Los Angeles’
- Downtown Los Angeles Attractions
- Los Angeles Chinatown
- Dolby Theatre
- Warner Brother’s Studio Tour in Burbank
- Hollyhock House
- Hollywood and Highland Center
- Hollywood Bowl
- Hollywood Roosevelt
- Museum of Death
- Lake Hollywood Park
- Yamashiro Restaurant
- Croft Alley
- Stahl House
- Sunset Ranch Hollywood
- La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
- Hollyhock House/Frank Lloyd Wright’s
- Catch a Flick at the Dolby Theater
- Capitol Records Building
- Museum of Illusions
Where is Hollywood? Hollywood is a district located in the northwest part of Los Angeles. It’s surrounded by Beverly Hills ,West Hollywood, Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon.
A larger-than-life symbol of the entertainment business, Hollywood beckons tourists with landmarks like TCL Chinese Theatre and star-studded Walk of Fame. Highlights include Paramount Pictures, historic music venues like the Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Scenesters can choose from improv comedy clubs, retro-cool bars and velvet-roped nightclubs. Locals’ frequent eateries in nearby Thai Town.
Today, Hollywood is a popular destination for tourists who travel from all over the world to visit this legendary neighborhood. Many historic Hollywood and theaters are used as venues and concert stages to premiere major theatrical releases and host the Academy Awards.
Hollywood Yesterday: Glen-Holly Hotel was the first hotel and monument in Hollywood area located now at the corner of Yucca Street.
The Motion picture industry was also created with Nestor Studio, Hollywood’s first movie studio that emerged back in 1913. This opened the door to filmmaking in the Los Angeles area and establishing the filmmaking industry in Hollywood.
It was in Hollywood studios where the first feature film was made in back in 1914. By 1915, most American films, radio stations and televisions moved to Hollywood district. Among them , four major film companies including Paramount, Warner Bros, RKO and Columbia who moved their studios in Hollywood.
On January 22, 1947, the first commercial television station began operating in Hollywood where music recording studios and offices began moving into.
Hollywood has become the heart of the industry for television, films and music since 1911.
The City has many attractions as the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood sign, museums with historic movies artifacts, and tributes to idols from all around the world, its famous shopping centers , hotels, nightclubs. Hollywood’s Stars Homes and much more.
In late 1990s, some businesses, however, started migrating to different parts of the Los Angeles , primarily to Burbank such NBC.
The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame was created back in 1958 and the first star was placed in 1960 as a tribute to artists working in the entertainment industry. This tribute is based on career and lifetime achievements in motion pictures,
The Kodak Theatre which was once the historic Hollywood hotel became the new famous Kodak Theater, home of the Oscars today.