I am absolutely sure that if you are coming to Southern California, you are probably going to ask yourself – what’s happening in Hollywood?
Well, the very first thing you will want to see is the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. If you are driving from south to north on Beachwood Dr, you will catch a glimpse of that world-famous Hollywood Sign that you have seen in so many movies.
We have three suggestions of not-to-be-missed tourist attractions.
- Chinese Theatre for hand and footprints of as many as 200 Hollywood Stars.
- Hollywood Forever Memorial Park to see graves of Stars of the past.
- Griffith Park Observatory for a great view of the vast City of L.A. and you go see a laser show of the stars at night. And we’re talking about stars in the sky, not on Hollywood Blvd.
Along the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd from La Brea to Vine and along Vine Street as well, you will find the “Walk of Fame” featuring celebrity plaques that you’ve only seen on TV.
Here’s another great idea: if you decide to visit the “Hollywood Forever” cemetery, from the front gates you can actually see the Hollywood Sign.
Keep in mind when you are planning your trip that Hollywood is just a very small part of everything you may want to see while you are in Los Angeles. It’s cool to see the Capitol Records Building or visit Madame Tussauds, but not far to the south is the “Miracle Mile” with the L.A. County Museum of Art, Petersen Automotive Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits.
As you make your way from the Fairfax area, going west, you will pass through Beverly Hills. Many of L.A.s best restaurants are in Beverly Hills such as Thomas Keller’s Bouchon. Speaking of hotels, don’t miss the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire which is where “Pretty Woman” was filmed and the world-class Peninsula Hotel.
There is a lot of fun shopping in Beverly Hills including Rodeo Drive.
That’s the buzz on Hollywood through Beverly Hills. Please make sure you find your way with our detailed Hollywood Street Map, which gives you a great start in knowing where to start and where you want to go.
Maxine at Global Graphics