Few neighborhoods in America are as iconic as Hollywood, the birthplace of the movie industry and home of celebrities past and present. But there’s more to Tinseltown than fame and fortune. In this surprisingly diverse locale, you can find everything from world-class cuisine to legendary hot dogs, and Broadway shows to casual outdoor movies. Hotels in Hollywood are an excellent home base to explore all the neighborhood has to offer.
Stargazing in Hollywood
Book a hotel near the Hollywood Walk of Fame, grab a map, and compete with friends and family to see who can find their favorite icons first. Next, journey through Madame Tussauds wax museum and find your celebrity lookalike. Looking for that LA style? Stay at one of the Hollywood hotels near shopping to squeeze in some retail therapy at Hollywood and Highland—just look up to see the historic Hollywood sign. For the best views of the sign, take advantage of the free parking at Griffith Observatory, where you can also gaze up at the real stars. In the evening, you’ll be in good company as you take in a Broadway play at the Pantages Theatre. Alternatively, check out Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which hosts outdoor movie screenings and live music on the lawn from May to September and festivals and events year-round.
The Inside Dish
Hollywood hotels will situate you near all the foodie fixes. Try the Brando Dog or the Rosie O’Donnell Dog at Pink’s Hot Dogs at Melrose Ave and La Brea, which has served up specialty dogs named after their celebrity clientele since 1939. Continue the all-American theme with another classic dish: the burger. Hollywood has patties for all price ranges. For cheap dive bars, head to the famed intersection of Hollywood and Vine; a more upscale vibe can be found at Hollywood and Highland. After dinner, visit an incognito 1920s-style speakeasy—which may even require a secret password—or visit the old watering holes of Fitzgerald and Faulkner.
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