Hollywood Boulevard is one of the most famous areas of Los Angeles, and one that is a must-see for movie lovers who want to visit their favorite actors star on the Walk of Fame. If this is your intention on visiting the area however, be prepared – there’s now a lot of stars on that boulevard, and finding the one your looking for could take some time. Unless you’re interested in seeing who else is honored with a star, save some time and buy a guide map which will show you exactly where your idol’s star is located!
Once a part of the seedier side of LA, Hollywood Boulevard has had something of a face lift in recent years and there are now a number of interesting places worth taking a look at, as well as a modern mall which provides some relief from the California heat, as well as allowing a little retail therapy to help take your attention away from your tired feet having walked around the Boulevard! Movie lovers will have a great time at the Hollywood Museum on Highland Avenue – here they’ll find not only props and posters, but exhibits such as the Hannibal Lector’s cell from the “Silence of the Lambs”. If you prefer your exhibits to be a little more interactive and educational however, walk a little further on past the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and you’ll find the Hollywood Entertainment Museum which has, amongst other things, a back lot tour.
For those visitors who want to see the home of “Oscar”, as well as the “Hollywood” sign, Hollywood & Highland is the place to be. Here you’ll find the familiar building of the Kodak Theater which is the current Academy Award venue, as well as an archway through which to admire the “Hollywood” sign in the distance.
There are a number of smaller museums which offer a taste of Hollywood’s past as well as the celebrities who made it famous so make sure that the first stop you make is at the Visitor’s Information Center so that you don’t miss anything on your walk down one of the world’s most famous Boulevards.