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Hollywood lies about eight miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, the home of the famous Hollywood sign. Hollywood is the birthplace of the American film industry, its name eliciting images of wealth and fame. It is filled with attractions that celebrate the entertainment industry and its larger-than-life persona, from behind-the-scenes tours at Universal Studios to high-end shopping and people-watching on the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard.

 

    Places to go in Hollywood

 

  1. Most tourists come to Hollywood to experience the glamor and excitement of Tinseltown while keeping a hopeful eye open for celebrity sightings, but you will also find a variety of natural and cultural attractions and things to do, including hiking, horseback riding, and museums. Find the best places to visit with our list of the top tourist attractions in Hollywood, California.

 

  1. The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame runs along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Here, Hollywood’s most recognized faces and names are represented by bronze-rimmed stars dedicated and laid on the sidewalk. Honorees include prominent actors, musicians, directors, personalities, and other important people from the areas of motion picture, TV, radio, recording, and live theater/performance. Stars are still being added, and new nominees are announced each June. Today, there are about 2,500 stars on the sidewalks, with a small number added each year.

 

  1. The famous hillside Hollywood sign is perhaps the most iconic site in Hollywood. The original sign was built in the 1920s to advertise a new residential development named Hollywoodland. It was never intended to be a permanent sign and eventually fell into disrepair. Rebuilt in 1978, it was changed to say simply “Hollywood” and soon became a recognized symbol of the city. When the sky is clear, the sign is visible from several vantage points during the day, but that can be a rarity. The best way to see the sign is on a hike or horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills, and the guides know right where to go. The folks at Sunset Ranch are a treasure trove of information about other great places to view the Hollywood sign, and tourists can explore the trails around the ranch via guided horseback tour. Another excellent option is this 2.5-hour hiking tour of the Hollywood Hills through Griffith Park. Highlights include Hollywood Sign photo ops, a visit to the Griffith Observatory, and the chance to visit numerous filming location

 

 4 Universal Studios Hollywood is one of Hollywood’s biggest family tourist attractions. The site is divided into several areas, including a theme park, a working studio, and the Universal City Walk, an area of restaurants and shops. The park offers some of the most innovative and interesting theme park rides to be found anywhere in the United States. There are several classic rides, but new rides are being developed all the time, based on popular movies and TV shows. One of the most popular areas of the park is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complete with Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Hogsmeade, where even Muggles can fully embrace magic. The Universal Studio Tour is the most exciting aspect of the park, a must-do for film lovers. Here, visitors get to take a trip behind the camera and see what goes into making a Hollywood film extravaganza. The tour involves riding a tram throughout the backlots and former movie sets of classics like War of the Worlds, Bates Motel, and Wisteria Lane. The tour’s finale is an immersive experience within the Fast & the Furious world where tourists can feel the heat from explosions and the thrill of the action. For a bite to eat, some shopping, or to catch a movie, wander over to the pedestrian-only City Walk, where there are dozens of restaurants, cinemas, comedy clubs, and even indoor skydiving.

 

Disneyland

 

DisneyLand is an amusement park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. It is the only one designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring the Stanford Research Institute to perform a feasibility study determining an appropriate site for his project, Disney bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. The park was designed by a creative team hand-picked by Walt from internal and outside talent. They founded WED Enterprises, the precursor to today’s Walt Disney Imagineering. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.

Since opening, Disneyland has undergone expansions and major renovations, including the addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country in 1972, Mickey’s Toontown in 1993, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019. Opened in 2001, Disney California Adventure Park was built on the site of Disneyland’s original parking lot.

Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with 726 million visits since it opened (as of December 2018). In 2018, the park had approximately 18.6 million visits, making it the second most visited amusement park in the world that year, behind only Magic Kingdom, the very park it inspired. According to a 2005 Disney report, 65,700 jobs are supported by the Disneyland Resort, including about 20,000 direct Disney employees and 3,800 third-party employees (independent contractors or their employees). Disney announced “Project Stardust” in 2019, which included major structural renovations to the park to account for higher attendance numbers.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has declared a zone of prohibited airspace around both Disneyland and some of the surrounding areas at Sleeping Beauty Castle. No aircraft, including recreational and commercial drones, are permitted to fly within this zone; this level is only shared with Walt Disney World, other pieces of critical infrastructure (military bases, Pantex) in the United States and whenever the President of the United States travels outside of Washington, D.C.

 

               

 

                                                     UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

 

Universal Studios Los Angeles was opened in 1964, Universal Studios is a film studio and theme park in the unincorporated community of Universal City, Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios still in use. Its official slogan is “The Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles”, the thesis that during the summer it is often billed as the “Coolest Place in Los Angeles”. It was initially created to offer visits to the real sets of Universal Studios. the first of many Universal Studios theme parks located around the world. Woody Woodpecker is the mascot of Universal Studios Hollywood. 

The theme park entrance can be accessed via the red subway line from Universal City Station and other routes by bus

 

Outside the theme park, a new, all-digital facility is located near Universal Studios in an effort to merge all of NBCUniversal’s west coast operations into one area. As a result, it currently hosts KNBC, KVEA, NBC News and Telemundo Los Angeles in new digital facilities that were formerly occupied by Technicolor SA. Universal City includes Universal Hilton and Towers hotels

 

Hollywood lies about eight miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, the home of the famous Hollywood sign. Hollywood is the birthplace of the American film industry, its name eliciting images of wealth and fame. It is filled with attractions that celebrate the entertainment industry and its larger-than-life persona, from behind-the-scenes tours at Universal Studios to high-end shopping and people-watching on the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard.

 

    Places to go in Hollywood

 

  1. Most tourists come to Hollywood to experience the glamor and excitement of Tinseltown while keeping a hopeful eye open for celebrity sightings, but you will also find a variety of natural and cultural attractions and things to do, including hiking, horseback riding, and museums. Find the best places to visit with our list of the top tourist attractions in Hollywood, California.

 

  1. The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame runs along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Here, Hollywood’s most recognized faces and names are represented by bronze-rimmed stars dedicated and laid on the sidewalk. Honorees include prominent actors, musicians, directors, personalities, and other important people from the areas of motion picture, TV, radio, recording, and live theater/performance. Stars are still being added, and new nominees are announced each June. Today, there are about 2,500 stars on the sidewalks, with a small number added each year.

 

  1. The famous hillside Hollywood sign is perhaps the most iconic site in Hollywood. The original sign was built in the 1920s to advertise a new residential development named Hollywoodland. It was never intended to be a permanent sign and eventually fell into disrepair. Rebuilt in 1978, it was changed to say simply “Hollywood” and soon became a recognized symbol of the city. When the sky is clear, the sign is visible from several vantage points during the day, but that can be a rarity. The best way to see the sign is on a hike or horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills, and the guides know right where to go. The folks at Sunset Ranch are a treasure trove of information about other great places to view the Hollywood sign, and tourists can explore the trails around the ranch via guided horseback tour. Another excellent option is this 2.5-hour hiking tour of the Hollywood Hills through Griffith Park. Highlights include Hollywood Sign photo ops, a visit to the Griffith Observatory, and the chance to visit numerous filming location

 

 4 Universal Studios Hollywood is one of Hollywood’s biggest family tourist attractions. The site is divided into several areas, including a theme park, a working studio, and the Universal City Walk, an area of restaurants and shops. The park offers some of the most innovative and interesting theme park rides to be found anywhere in the United States. There are several classic rides, but new rides are being developed all the time, based on popular movies and TV shows. One of the most popular areas of the park is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complete with Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Hogsmeade, where even Muggles can fully embrace magic. The Universal Studio Tour is the most exciting aspect of the park, a must-do for film lovers. Here, visitors get to take a trip behind the camera and see what goes into making a Hollywood film extravaganza. The tour involves riding a tram throughout the backlots and former movie sets of classics like War of the Worlds, Bates Motel, and Wisteria Lane. The tour’s finale is an immersive experience within the Fast & the Furious world where tourists can feel the heat from explosions and the thrill of the action. For a bite to eat, some shopping, or to catch a movie, wander over to the pedestrian-only City Walk, where there are dozens of restaurants, cinemas, comedy clubs, and even indoor skydiving.

 

Disneyland

 

DisneyLand is an amusement park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. It is the only one designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring the Stanford Research Institute to perform a feasibility study determining an appropriate site for his project, Disney bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. The park was designed by a creative team hand-picked by Walt from internal and outside talent. They founded WED Enterprises, the precursor to today’s Walt Disney Imagineering. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.

Since its opening, Disneyland has undergone expansions and major renovations, including the addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country in 1972, Mickey’s Toontown in 1993, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019. Opened in 2001, Disney California Adventure Park was built on the site of Disneyland’s original parking lot.

Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with 726 million visits since it opened (as of December 2018). In 2018, the park had approximately 18.6 million visits, making it the second most visited amusement park in the world that year, behind only Magic Kingdom, the very park it inspired. According to a 2005 Disney report, 65,700 jobs are supported by the Disneyland Resort, including about 20,000 direct Disney employees and 3,800 third-party employees (independent contractors or their employees). Disney announced “Project Stardust” in 2019, which included major structural renovations to the park to account for higher attendance numbers.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has declared a zone of prohibited airspace around both Disneyland and some of the surrounding areas at Sleeping Beauty Castle. No aircraft, including recreational and commercial drones, are permitted to fly within this zone; this level is only shared with Walt Disney World, other pieces of critical infrastructure (military bases, Pantex) in the United States and whenever the President of the United States travels outside of Washington, D.C.

 

               

 

                                                     UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

 

Universal Studios Los Angeles was opened in 1964, Universal Studios is a film studio and theme park in the unincorporated community of Universal City, Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios still in use. Its official slogan is “The Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles”, the thesis that during the summer it is often billed as the “Coolest Place in Los Angeles”. It was initially created to offer visits to the real sets of Universal Studios. the first of many Universal Studios theme parks located around the world. Woody Woodpecker is the mascot of Universal Studios Hollywood. 

The theme park entrance can be accessed via the red subway line from Universal City Station and other routes by bus

 

Outside the theme park, a new, all-digital facility is located near Universal Studios in an effort to merge all of NBCUniversal’s west coast operations into one area. As a result, it currently hosts KNBC, KVEA, NBC News and Telemundo Los Angeles in new digital facilities that were formerly occupied by Technicolor SA. Universal City includes Universal Hilton and Towers hotels