There are a variety of ways to see Hollywood, from open-air bus to trolley and bike tours. Most of the sights line up neatly along a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) stretch of Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street.
Gaze upon many celebrity homes—from the exterior only—on sightseeing tours of the area, particularly in Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills; or, combine a city tour with a visit to nearby theme parks including Universal Studios Hollywood or Disneyland® Resort. Full-day tours to Hollywood run from Los Angeles, Anaheim, and even Las Vegas.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Driving is the main way to get around Los Angeles, but traffic jams are common and time-consuming; plan accordingly.
It’s often sunny in LA, so bring sunglasses or other sun protection. Tote a light layer too, as temperatures can drop as the sun sets.
Private tours often include round-trip transportation from area hotels.
Hollywood is wheelchair accessible, as are many of the neighborhood's attractions.
How to Get There
If you’re relying on public transportation to get around LA, central Hollywood is a convenient base. The Metro Red Line whisks you to Los Feliz, downtown, and Universal Studios in minutes, while buses provide easy links east along Hollywood Boulevard. If you’re coming by car, you’ll find parking at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
When to Get There
Los Angeles is famous for its nearly year-round sunshine but receives the most visitors in summer. Visit in the shoulder seasons for a quieter experience, but keep in mind that this neighborhood draws crowds the entire year.
Must-See Sights Around Hollywood
One of the can’t-miss attractions along Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Museum is something of a temple to the stars, crammed with posters, costumes, and rotating props from classic films. Other museums worth a look include Ripley’s Believe Or Not!, the Guinness World Records Museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum, while the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Roosevelt, and the Dolby Theatre are other highlights. At the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, you can see the Capitol Records Tower and the legendary Hollywood Sign.
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