Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles (must see)

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is spread out over 15 blocks on Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks on Vine Street. It is the most visited area of Los Angeles with over 10 million visitors every year.

The idea first started in 1952, but the final design wasn’t agreed on until 1956. There are over 2500 stars to be seen and about 20 are added every year. The five-point stars are cast in pink terrazzo and edged in brass. This is then embedded in a dark grey terrazzo block and set into the pavement. A great deal of ceremony is attached to this and the honored person is invited to the ceremony and presented with a small replica to take home.

On the upper part of the star is the person’s name written in brass; on the lower part is a symbol depicting one of the five categories the person falls into: A classic film camera represents films; a television receiver represents television programmes including everything from soap operas to documentary films; the radio microphone is of course for radio broadcasts; the comedy/tragedy masks represent the theatre and live performances, and the phonograph record is for the music world.

These permanent monuments are administrated by the Chamber of Commerce who decides which actor, director, producer, theatre company, musician and even fictional character should receive this honor. One has two choices when visiting the Walk of Fame: either just wander along looking at all the stars, or buying a guide to tell you where your favorite stars are placed.

Tip:
To enjoy it and to avoid the crazy crowd, go early between 10am-3pm.
If you want to take a snap with any of the people dressing as a character, then be ready to pay cash for it.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Los Angeles, California within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame on Map

Sight Name: Hollywood Walk of Fame
Sight Location: Los Angeles, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Hollywood Walk  

Walking Tours in Los Angeles, California

Create Your Own Walk in Los Angeles

Create Your Own Walk in Los Angeles

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Hollywood Walk

Hollywood Walk

Hollywood, LA's by far most famous district, is a popular destination for sightseeing and nightlife. It is also a historic center of film making. Paramount Studios, the only large film studio still operational in Hollywood, and the iconic Walk of Fame, are just some of the district's major attractions. To see what else the famous area has to offer, follow this self-guided walking tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Live Music Venues Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Live Music Venues Walking Tour in Los Angeles

The nightlife in Los Angeles is extremely varied to suit everyone's taste. This is particularly true in relation to the clubs, restaurants and bars that host live music performances. Take the following walking tour if you'd like to see live R&B, rock, jazz or blues concerts.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Los Angeles movie studios are truly star factories, where many great movies are filmed. There are many movie studios in Los Angeles. Some of them, such as Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks, are very famous, while others, like Raleigh and Ren-Mar are obscure. Check out these wonderful movie studios in Los Angeles in the following self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Art Galleries Tour in Los Angeles

Art Galleries Tour in Los Angeles

Los Angeles cultural life is rich and features a number of museums, theaters and art galleries, which host a great range of exhibitions. Art galleries in Los Angeles showcase various kinds of art, from traditional fine art to photography, glass art, sculptures and paintings. Take the following walking tour to discover amazing art galleries in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Los Angeles Nightclubs Walking Tour

Los Angeles Nightclubs Walking Tour

The Los Angeles nightclub scene features plenty of places where you can show off your dance skills. Punk, pop, hip hop and salsa rule the dance floors. Nightclubs around LA also offer a great mix of superb live bands. Check out the most popular nightclubs in Los Angeles in the following guide.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Los Angeles Comedy Clubs Walking Tour

Los Angeles Comedy Clubs Walking Tour

Los Angeles is an absolutely perfect place to enjoy comedy performances, as the crowd is especially warm and energetic here. Great comedians from all over the US and the world come to Los Angeles to perform and become famous. Take this self-guided tour to discover LA’s best comedy clubs.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.6 km

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