Hollywood Los Angeles
Hollywood Los Angeles, is the world’s premier entertainment powerhouse. Anyone who watches movies knows the name Hollywood is synonymous with the California’s movie industry and rightly so.
There are very few film industry strongholds that come close to the influence and revenues generated by Hollywood’s films. However, it is also a great place to vacation if you know where to go and what to do while down in Hollywood Los Angeles.
Getting To Hollywood Los Angeles.
There are several ways a traveler can get to Hollywood Los Angeles. One would be to simply rent a car, another would be to get on the red line and stop at the “Hollywood and Vine” or “Hollywood and Highland” metro stops.
There are also several buses that run to and from Hollywood Los Angeles. A great public transportation resource to get around Hollywood Los Angeles is The Los Angeles Bus and Metro System.
Things to do once in Hollywood Los Angeles
Hollywood Los Angeles is an awesome destination no matter what time of the day you decide to pay it a visit. There are tons of tourist attractions to keep you busy during the day and at night. We have compiled a list of things to do during the day while you are in Hollywood Los Angeles.
Visit The Hotel Roosevelt
The Roosevelt hotel located on 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, is a staple amongst celebrated personalities and locals alike in Los Angeles. There are several bars in the hotel where one can stop to quench their thirst while sightseeing in Hollywood Los Angeles. Because a lot of celebrities like to hang out here, the possibility of a celebrity sighting is quite high.
All the fore mentioned would make for a great outing to this Hollywood staple but what we love the most about “The Roosevelt” is the pool side bar named “The Tropicana”. It is a great place to soak up some Sun in the ever present sunny weather Los Angeles is known for.
Visit The W Hotel
The W Hotel is another staple in Hollywood Los Angeles, even though it is much newer than Hotel Roosevelt, it is has quickly become one of the go to places in Hollywood during the day.
There is a bar at the top known as Drais that doubles as a restaurant and poolside bar during the day. There are several activities that go on here during the day during the summer also. It gets pretty interesting up there so be prepared.
Hang Out At Madame Tussauds
If you spend your time in Hollywood and don’t get to see or meet any celebrities, you can always head over to Madam Tussauds Hollywood Los Angeles to kill some time, take pictures, and hang out with the wax figures of celebrities.
There are wax figures of everyone here from sports personalities like Kobe Bryant to movie personalities like Leonardo Di Caprio. For more information, you can visit the Madam Tussauds Website
Go Shopping At Hollywood And Highland Center
The Hollywood and Highland center located on 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, is great during the day for shopping, as it is home to several name brand stores.
There are also several restaurants and coffee shops where you can grab a nice meal or stop to rest your legs and quench your thirst after a long day of walking around sightseeing in Hollywood.
There are also some nightclubs at this mall where you can go dancing but more on that later. For more information you can visit The Hollywood & Highland Center Website
Watch “Street Acts” On Hollywood Boulevard
Walking down Hollywood boulevard, one would quickly notice the dizzying amount of street performers that line the sidewalks. These are usually actors who are yet to make it into the Hollywood film industry.
Hence they have decided to take their talents to the streets, usually dressed in elaborate costumes, you will find people dressed as your favorite movie or comic characters. In exchange for a small tip you can take a picture with one of the characters on Hollywood Blvd.
Visit Roscoe’s Chicken And Waffles
When we were told to add eating at this restaurant to our list of things to do in Hollywood Los Angeles, we thought it was all hype, because our sources swore this restaurant had some of the best chicken and waffles on the entire American continent.
To top if off, eating here is a staple amongst locals. We decided to stop by and give it try and goodness they were right.
Our source boasted that the food here is so good that President Obama took time out of his busy schedule to see what all the fuss was about and he left just as convinced. For more information visit roscoeschickenandwaffles.com
Watch Live Performances At The Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre known formerly as the Kodak theatre is a great place to watch live performances while in Hollywood Los Angeles.
It is also used by the Academy of Motion Pictures and the performing arts to host the popular Oscar Awards ceremony. For more information on tickets and live performances visit The Dolby Theatre Website
Watch A Movie Premier At The Chinese Grauman Theatre
The Chinese Grauman Theatre is an iconic and grand theater right in the heart of Hollywood Los Angeles that hosts movie premieres and immortalizes the palm prints and footprints of movie stars.
It is a great place to have an authentic movie viewing experience while in Hollywood Los Angeles. For more information visit The Chinese Grauman Theatre Website
Watch Live Performances At The Ricardo Montalban Theatre
New York has Broadway and Los Angeles has the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, built in 1926, it was originally designed to host touring performing acts.
In recent times, there has been a renewal of the theatre and you can watch local actors showcasing their talents as they perform on stage. For more information visit The Montalban Website
There it is, we have given you a snapshot of what to do in Hollywood Los Angeles by day, in our next post we will give you a snapshot of what the nightlife scene in Hollywood is like. So stay tuned to the press.