Hollywood, Los Angeles Places

Part of our Los Angeles travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Hollywood, including Hollywood & Highland Center, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Dolby Theatre.
  • The best place in Hollywood Los Angeles: Hollywood & Highland Center

    Hollywood & Highland Center

    6801 Hollywood Boulevard
    Home of the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held) and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the 387,000-square-foot Hollywood & Highland center is also a major shopping destination.
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    6925 Hollywood Blvd
    The most famous movie theatre in the world, Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened in 1927 and is home to the cement footprints, handprints, and (in some cases) otherprints of many of history's most famous movie stars. The theatre is also a former home of the Oscars, and today hosts many movie premieres. The forecourt that showcases the star's prints is free to all visitors. Movies are shown for $10, and half-hour walking tours are available for $5.
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  • Dolby Theatre

    Dolby Theatre

    6801 Hollywood Bld
    Located at the Hollywood & Highland Center (see "Buy" below). Hosts a wide range of live performances, including the annual Academy Awards.
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  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of a series of stars embedded in the sidewalk to commemorate famous movie, radio, theatre, and TV personalities. Since 1960, over two thousand stars have been immortalized; the schedule for upcoming star ceremonies is listed on the Walk of Fame's website.
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  • Cat & Fiddle

    Cat & Fiddle

    6530 W Sunset Blvd
    A large and reasonably authentic British pub, the Cat & Fiddle always has a fun crowd, a good selection of beers and British pub food, and darts in the back room. The outdoor area is extraordinarily nice but fills early, while the inside of the bar is spacious but gets crowded in the evenings. Prices are reasonable given the location and decor, with beers from $5 per pint and food starting around $8.
  • Los Angeles Fire Department Hollywood Museum 27

    1355 N. Caheunga Boulevard
    Caheunga Boulevard, ☎ +1 323 464-2727. Sa: 10AM-4PM. This museum is in the old Los Angeles City Fire Station 27, opened in 1930. It is fully restored to how it appeared in 1930 and contains historic fire apparatus.
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  • Cemetery Movie Screenings

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    Saturdays at 7PM, May-September. The Cinespia film society screens creepy older movies (recent showings include The Shining, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Invasion of the Body Snatchers) every Saturday during the summer in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, with most proceeds going toward cemetery restoration. Crowds can be huge, so arrive prior to gates opening if you want a good vantage point. Most people bring a picnic dinner, blanket and jacket, and a DJ plays music prior to the showing to create a fun outdoor atmosphere. Parking is free within the cemetery, but a $10 donation is required for each person.
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  • Amoeba Music

    6400 Sunset Blvd
    The country's largest independent music store, Amoeba has three locations including Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco. Prices are slightly higher than at the discount stores, but the selection is enormous and just about any obscure record you could imagine is to be found somewhere on the shelves.
  • M Café

    M Café

    7119 Melrose Ave
    M-Sa 9AM-10PM, Su 9AM-9PM. Most mains hover around the $10-15 range. One of the hottest new places in Hollywood. If you've been infected with Organica or Macrobiotica, head here now. It's often impossibly crowded and parking's a nightmare. They've got lots of premade things that are handy if you're short on time, otherwise it's better to order fresh, considering how far you'll be set back.
  • Sweet Lady Jane

    Sweet Lady Jane

    8360 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
    Mon-Sat: 8:30am-11:30pm, Sun: 9:30am-4:30pm. The best dessert place in the entire world, and on the tongue of every Angeleno. If it's your birthday party, your wish is to have the biggest 3-berry cake that your host can afford. But try them all. Coffee as well for those dining in.
  • Pink's Hot Dogs

    Pink's Hot Dogs

    709 N La Brea Ave
    Pink's Hot Dogs is a landmark hot dog restaurant in the Hollywood district of the city of Los Angeles.
  • Katsuya


    6300 Hollywood Blvd
    Ingenious Sushi by a Master Chef
  • In-N-Out Burger

    In-N-Out Burger

    7009 Sunset Boulevard
    This hugely popular Southern California burger chain has a surprisingly basic menu, but serves up some of the most popular burgers around, and does burgers well.
  • Dolby Theater

    Dolby Theater

    6801 Hollywood Blvd
    The Dolby Theatre is a live entertainment theatre in the Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theatre has been the home of the annual Academy Awards ceremonies, which were first held there in March 2002, and is the first permanent home for the awards.
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  • Pink's Hot Dogs

    709 N. La Brea Avenue
    La Brea Avenue, ☎ +1 323-931-4223. Su-Th 9:30AM-2AM, F-Sa 9:30AM-3AM. Serving the most famous hot dogs in Los Angeles since 1939, their chili dog will set you back just $2.50. Open every day from 9:30AM to 2AM or later. Expect a long but fairly fast-moving line.
  • Hotel


    773 Beatty Street
    The Hotel Café is a live music venue located off an alley on the Cahuenga Boulevard strip in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California that has become known for helping to establish the careers of new singer-songwriters in the 2000s. The venue began as a coffee shop, but has gained a reputation as an intimate performance space featuring acoustic-based female songwriters, such as Anna Nalick, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Priscilla Ahn, Charlotte Martin, Laura Jansen and Meiko. The venue has become its own brand, with its Hotel Café Tour, a record label, and two albums, Live From the Hotel Café, and The Hotel Café Presents...Winter Songs, that are downloadable via the iTunes Store.
  • Mel's Drive-In

    1660 N. Highland Ave
    Highland Ave, ☎ +1-323-465-3111. Su-Th 6:30AM-3AM, F-Sa 24 Hrs.. Come here for traditional diner fare: cheeseburgers, french fries, and milkshakes. Part of the chain that opened in San Francisco in the late '40s. There is another location on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
  • Capitol Records Tower

    Capitol Records Tower

    1750 Vine St
    Capitol Records is a major American record label which is part of Capitol Music Group. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
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  • Directors Guild of America

    Directors Guild of America

    7920 W Sunset Blvd
    The Directors Guild of America is an entertainment guild which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry and abroad. Founded as the Screen Directors Guild in 1936, the group merged with the Radio and Television Directors Guild in 1960 to become the modern Directors Guild of America.
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  • Cheebo

    7533 W. Sunset Blvd
    Sunset Blvd, ☎ +1 323-850-7070. Everyone loves the Cheeb! A play on "cibo" (Italian for food), this place has great and creative food and a fun atmosphere. All-day breakfasts, excellent sandwiches, salads, pizzas by the foot and nice dinners to boot. Eat here for breakfast and you'll be back for lunch.
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  • Crossroads of the World

    Crossroads of the World

    6671 Sunset Blvd
    Crossroads of the World has been called America's first outdoor shopping mall. Located on Sunset Boulevard and Las Palmas in Los Angeles, the mall features a central building designed to resemble an ocean liner surrounded by a small village of cottage-style bungalows. It was designed by Robert V. Derrah and built in 1936.
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  • Velvet Margarita

    Velvet Margarita

    1612 N Cahuenga Blvd
    open til 4AM on weekends. Dark lounge inspired by Dia de los Muertos. Lots of tequila, beer, and of course margaritas.
  • Paru's

    5140 W Sunset Blvd
    (just west of Normandie Ave.). M-F 4-10PM, Sa-Su 11AM-10PM. Head here for excellent South Indian vegetarian food in a charming garden. Especially wonderful masala dosas.
  • El Capitan Theatre

    El Capitan Theatre

    6838 Hollywood Blvd
    El Capitan Theatre is a fully restored movie palace at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. It is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company who now also own the entire building and the building nextdoor. It serves as the venue for many of the Walt Disney Studios' film premieres.
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  • Hollywood Palladium

    Hollywood Palladium

    6215 W Sunset Blvd
    The Hollywood Palladium is a theater located at 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It was built in a Streamline Moderne, Art Deco style and includes an 11,200 square foot dance floor with room for up to 4,000 people.
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  • Blu Jam Café

    7371 Melrose Ave
    Almost every meal is under $10. Good food with options for everyone. Even some Czech items.
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