There is so much to see here in Los Angeles and our area’s near-perfect weather makes getting out and about that much more fun. Steps from our hotel is the bustling Hollywood & Highland, the place to window shop, grab a quick bite or enjoy the occasional outdoor concert. For something unique we suggest a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame or a visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. For a different sort of stargazing, head to the Griffith Observatory. Kids of all ages will love a trip to Universal Studios®. It features a theme park, multi-screen theatre, working film studio and CityWalk®, where you’ll find great shopping and wonderful restaurants.
The Hollywood Sign
If one attraction in particular represents the lore and mystique of Tinseltown, it is the giant Hollywood sign that overlooks the area from its perch in the rolling hills north of town. The sign, which was first erected in 1923, features 45-foot letters and has been restored to its original grandeur after falling into disrepair in the 1970s. You can view the famed sign from our hotel, which sits just southwest of the Hollywood Hills.
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd
This expansive complex of shops, restaurants and theatres is our closest neighbor. TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, Lucky Strike Bowling, and the epic cinema-inspired architecture are the main attractions at the center, which was constructed in 2001 and has ushered in a new era of Hollywood glamour.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
7018 Hollywood Blvd
A stroll down Hollywood Boulevard places some of the world’s biggest stars directly under your feet. Fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street include more than 2,400 embedded terrazzo and brass stars, honoring legends of film, TV, music, radio and theatre. Some of the walk’s most prestigious stars sit on the sidewalk just outside TCL Chinese Theatre.
Universal Studios® Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA
One of the oldest and most famous active movie studios in Hollywood, Universal Studios is known as “The Entertainment Capital of L.A.” One of the most diverse attractions in Hollywood, Universal Studios features a theme park, multi-screen theatre, working film studio and CityWalk®, a collection of stores and restaurants. Guided tours of the studio are available.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
6933 Hollywood Blvd
If you don’t happen to catch the stars in person, visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum is the next best thing. One of four locations in North America, the Hollywood museum features true-to-life representations of Hollywood icons, along with current TV and movie stars.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
The museum (known as LACMA) includes more than 150,000 works, ranging from ancient artifacts to cutting-edge contemporary and modern art. As America’s largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago, LACMA’s collections are considered among the most important and diverse in the world.
2800 East Observatory Ave
Explore outer space and enjoy a stellar view of the Southern California cityscape from this landmark observatory. Griffith Observatory sits in the hills north of the city, offering commanding cityscape views, a number of space and science exhibits, and noteworthy art deco architecture.