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    What to see in Hollywood? Here's how to visit the Cinema district

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    Il Hollywood neighborhood in Los Angeles, together with that of Beverly Hills, it is certainly one of the most famous in the city, but we can also say about the whole of the United States. A place closely linked to the world of cinema (and it could not be otherwise) that links all the main attractions of this area with a red thread.

    Home to the famous Walk of Fame and stage for the Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood it is the favorite destination for those who love American cinema. So let's see what are the main things to see in Hollywood and what are the hotels where you can stay to breathe the atmosphere of the American cinema star.


    • Major attractions of Hollywood Los Angeles
      • Hollywood Walk of Fame
      • Universal Studios
      • Warner Bros. Studios
      • Photographing the Hollywood sign
      • Hollywood Wax Museum
      • Madame Tussauds Hollywood
      • Hollywood Museum
      • Hollywood Forever Park Cemetery
      • Paramount Pictures Studios
    • Hollywood tour
    • City Pass per Los Angeles
      • Hollywood Explorer Pass
    • Where to sleep in Hollywood

    Major attractions of Hollywood Los Angeles

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    La Walk of Fame is perhaps one of the most famous attractions in Hollywood: they are beyond two kilometers of the sidewalk with the star-shaped commemorative plaques of the most famous stars of American and international entertainment. If you want to learn more about this part of Hollywood I suggest you read our article dedicated to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The other attractions that are found along its route are:

    • Hollywood & Higland: huge shopping mall from the terrace of which you can enjoy one of the most optimal views to photograph the famous Hollywood sign.
    • TCL Chinese Theater: one of the movies oldest and most famous in the city. Guided tours are available to explore the history and interiors of this distinctive building.
    • Dolby Theater: the place that every year for one evening becomes the center of the world. In fact, it is here that the ceremony of delivery of the Oscars.

    Universal Studios

    Even if they are not technically part of the Hollywood neighborhood (although they are practically attached) how can we not mention those that are the most famous studios in Los Angeles? A large theme park which will keep you busy practically all day, where you can experience the atmosphere of a Hollywood movie through shows, tour of the movie sets and rides.

    Among the shows certainly deserve a special mention those dedicated to Waterworld, Simpson, Terminator e The Blues Brothers, but there are many others that will surely meet your tastes.

    To avoid being at the mercy of dozens of things to do, we have written a very detailed article in which you can discover the recommended attractions, which tickets to buy among the many choices available and all the tips to better organize your day.

    Universal Studios info

    Warner Bros. Studios

    Even these studios are not really part of the Hollywood district, but I would like to recommend them to you both because they are very close to Universal Studios, and because they offer a very interesting experience for those who want to find out how to live the behind the scenes of a great Hollywood hit.

    Unlike Universal Studios, in this case you will not visit a theme park but gods real recording studios in full swing and constantly changing based on the movies, shows and television series that are being shot there at the moment. The tours therefore do not always remain the same as themselves but vary according to registration needs. By reading our dedicated article you can find out how to get there, what awaits you (exhibitions and tours of the studios), and what type of tickets to choose.

    Info sui Warner Bros. Studios

    Photographing the Hollywood sign

    Here is one of the favorite activities of tourists: photographing the infamous Hollywood sign. There are many ways and different points of view to choose from, a lot depends on your tastes and also on your spirit of adventure. Find all the ways to accomplish the feat in our detailed guide: Hollywood sign: where to see it, how to get there and photograph it.

    Hollywood Wax Museum

    THEHollywood Wax Museum (6767 Hollywood Blvd), whose signboard claims it has been the most visited attraction since 1965, is one of two wax museums in the neighborhood. Many well-known faces of the show are reproduced and some of the most famous scenes of Hollywood hits are reconstructed in which you can indulge yourself in taking your photos.

    Tickets for the Wax Museum

    Madame Tussauds Hollywood

    A single wax museum was obviously not enough for the Hollywood district, and therefore the local branch of the famous chain of Madame Tussauds (6933 Hollywood Blvd). If you have already visited one of its branches around the world, you can imagine what awaits you. If you have never done it before, you can consider a visit and, in case you are undecided between this and the previous one, I suggest you focus on Madame Tussauds which on the whole is a little more varied and more cared for.

    Madame Tussauds tickets

    Hollywood Museum

    Those who adore the world of cinema will surely find inHollywood Museum (1660 Highland Ave) one of its unmissable pilgrimage destinations. Its curators claim it has the world's largest collection of Hollywood-related memorabilia. Over 10.000 objects including stage costumes, objects used in films, photographs, posters and original scripts are kept in the halls of the museum. If you are interested, by consulting the official website, you can check which temporary exhibitions will be set up during the period of your visit.

    Hollywood Forever Park Cemetery

    Il Hollywood cemetery is one of the oldest in Los Angeles, built on a very large lot near Paramount Pictures Studios. Many are the stars of the show buried here: they stand out Rudolph Valentino e Johnny ramone. But this is not just a place of remembrance: every summer it turns into an open-air cinema visited by numerous people who flock here to witness the great Hollywood hits.

    Read our guide to visiting Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

    Paramount Pictures Studios

    If tours to Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios aren't enough to satisfy your desire for cinema, you can consider paying a visit to the Paramount Pictures Studios (5555 Melrose Ave). In small groups you will be introduced by a guide to the history of these studios and you will be able to visit the sheds where films and television series are currently being recorded. Obviously you will be able to see the sets related to the most successful films recorded in these studios.

    For more information and possibly to book your tour you can refer to the official website, but don't forget to read our article entirely dedicated to Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

    Hollywood tour

    Flying over the characteristic landscapes that form the Los Angeles skyline, seeing the houses of celebrities from above, the neighborhood of the same name and the famous Hollywood sign that dominates it along with all the most important attractions of the city, can certainly be one of the adventures. more details of your holiday. The VIP tower offers many options depending on the experience you want to live.

    For example, you can choose a limousine pick-up service from major Los Angeles hotels, or increase in-flight comfort by enjoying sparkling wine and snacks, and having professional souvenir photos taken. If you are therefore passionate about this type of tour, or want to let yourself be tempted by this type of experience for the first time, by clicking on the link below you will find all the necessary information.

    VIP tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood by helicopter

    The most characteristic places of Hollywood can also be visited comfortably on foot and, if you have not had enough time to read up on all the attractions present, it may be a good idea to rely on one guide local. With this tour you will also be able to visit some historic buildings, including the cinema El Capitan, where Disney movie previews are shown, and the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, in which the first Hollywood premiere was held in 1922 with the screening of the film Robin Hood.

    Information on the Hollywood walking tour

    If instead of walking all the way is not right for you, or you want to save your energy for stages after Hollywood, you can consider relying on a bus tour double-decker hop-on hop-off, a formula that is always very popular in tourist cities. Another positive aspect is that in this way you can explore all the most important points not only in the Hollywood district but throughout Los Angeles.

    Tour hop-on hop-off di Hollywood e Los Angeles

    If you want to add a tour along the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles to your visit to Hollywood residences of the stars of the show American, you can consider this solution. You can choose to start this tour or by showing up in front of the TCL Chinese Theater or by choosing a pickup service from select Los Angeles hotels.

    Los Angeles and movie star homes tour

    City Pass per Los Angeles

    If you are planning to stay in Los Angeles for a few days to enjoy all the attractions in the area with greater peace of mind, why not buy a city pass that allows you to save on the entrance to the various structures in Hollywood (and beyond)?

    Hollywood Explorer Pass

    This is a pass recommended only and exclusively to those who decide to visit practically only the Hollywood district, leaving out all the other attractions in Los Angeles. This pass will allow you access to the Madame Tussauds Hollywood and at the Guinness World Records Museum. You can also add two out of four attractions of your choice:

    •  one between Guided tour of the TLC Chinese TheaterHollywood Behind-the-Scenes provided by Red Line Tours;
    • one between Starline Movie Stars’ Home Tours and CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.

    Hollywood Explorer Pass

    If, on the other hand, you are also interested in the many other attractions that the city of Los Angeles can offer you, I suggest you read the article we have dedicated to two more passes that can do for you.

    Discover Los Angeles City Passes

    Where to sleep in Hollywood

    Finding accommodation in the Hollywood neighborhood has two advantages:

    • allows you to sleep a stone's throw from the movie stars!
    • it is conveniently close to both Universal Studios than to the famous Beverly Hills neighborhood.

    Here are some targeted tips:

    • The historic The Hollywood Roosevelt (7000 Hollywood Blvd) is perhaps one of the most famous hotels in Hollywood. It started operating in 1927, making it one of the longest-running hotels in all of Los Angeles. It owes its notoriety mainly to the fact that the first Academy Awards ceremony, which only four years later took the name of Oscar.
    • If you are the hostel type, or you want to try to save some money while staying in the Hollywood district, you can consider the USA Hostels Hollywood (1624 Schrader Boulevard) which offers solutions both in dormitories and in private rooms.

    If both solutions do not convince you, you can take a look at our tips on where to sleep in Los Angeles, or click on the link below, where you can see all the best solutions for sleep in Hollywood.

    All Hollywood hotels

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