Hollywood Walk, Los Angeles

Hollywood Walk, Los Angeles

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 and find out.
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Guide Name: Hollywood Walk
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles (See other walking tours in Los Angeles)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: ashley
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The Capitol Records Building

1) The Capitol Records Building

One of the most popular landmarks in Los Angeles is the Capitol Records Building on Vine Street. This is the home Capitol Studios’ recording studios and echo chambers.

The building is on the List of Registered Historical Places in Los Angeles. It was designed in 1956 by Welton Beck, who rather shockingly at that time, flew in the face of superstition and gave his building 13 storeys. It was the first circular office structure in the world, but Beck wasn’t too pleased when people said it...   view more
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Knickerbocker Hotel

2) Knickerbocker Hotel

The Knickerbocker Hotel stands on North Ivar Avenue and today it is a residence for the elderly, but once it played an important role in the lives of several actors and musicians and is reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in Los Angeles.

It was built in 1925 in a Spanish Colonial Revival style by E.M. Frasier and it soon became a popular rendezvous for Hollywood stars. Rudolf Valentino used to drink in the hotel’s bar and tango the night away with a lot of willing partners. Marylyn...   view more
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Hollywood Palladium

3) Hollywood Palladium

Hollywood Palladium, a theater in Sunset Boulevard boasting a distinctive Streamline Moderne, Art Deco style, has been a listed historic monument since 2016. The theater comprises a spacious 11,200 square foot (1040 m²) dance floor and a mezzanine, and has a floor level room for up to 4,000 people. Reopened after renovation in October 2009, Hollywood Palladium, apart from being a major concert hall, is also often used as a venue for awards shows and celebrity...   view more
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Hollywood Athletic Club

4) Hollywood Athletic Club

The Hollywood Athletic Club is a nightclub on Sunset Boulevard and it has a fascinating history and a long connection with some of the world’s greatest stars.

The building was designed and constructed by the Meyer and Holler architectural company in 1924. It was commissioned by Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. de Mille, Lou Chaney and Rudolph Valentino as a gentleman’s sport’s club.

It was a favourite health spa for Johnny Weissmuller, who used its swimming pool to train between Tarzan...   view more
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Musso & Frank Grill

5) Musso & Frank Grill

If you want to have a good meal in a restaurant that seems to transport you back to the early 20th century, then the Musso and Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard is the place for you.

The restaurant was opened in 1919 and although it has been renovated several times over its ninety-two years, it has kept its original look and atmosphere. You will find here the same oak beamed ceilings, red-leather booths, mahogany bar – and the same wonderful dry Martinis!

It was a favourite haunt of...   view more
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Hollywood Wax Museum

6) Hollywood Wax Museum

Situated on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Wax Museum is one of the most popular Los Angeles attractions. This well-known museum was opened in 1965. It is argued to be the only museum in the US that is entirely dedicated to celebrities. The museum features replicas of movie stars such as Angelina Jolie, Johny Depp, Kirsten Dunst as well as television stars and personalities.
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00...   view more
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Hollywood History Museum

7) Hollywood History Museum (must see)

The Hollywood History Museum is a very fascinating place to visit, where you will learn a lot about the “Dream Factory”, from its beginnings to the present day.

The museum is located on Highland Avenue and is housed in the Max Factor Building. The exhibitions cover 35,000 square feet, spread out over four floors, but for all that the place is filled to overflowing with clothes, art designs, sets, make-up and special effects.

The entrance foyer has kept its original Art Deco style, with...   view more
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Crossroads of the World

8) Crossroads of the World (must see)

The Crossroads of the World on Sunset Boulevard was once a thriving shopping centre, but although this is no longer the case today, it is still worth visiting.

The centre was designed in 1936 by Robert V. Derrah, around a central building that looks like an ocean liner with a 55ft spire topped by a revolving globe. Around this a series of cottage-like bungalows, all of different architecture, give the area a village-like atmosphere.

The Crossroads are classed as a Los Angeles...   view more
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Charlie Chaplin Studios

9) Charlie Chaplin Studios

When you pass the Charlie Chaplin Studios on La Brea Avenue, you would be excused if you thought that you were on the film-set of an English village.

Charlie Chaplin bought the vast tract of land that had once been an orange grove, in 1917, and built there his studios. The screening rooms, offices and film laboratory were housed in charming English-style cottages. The studios themselves included the back lot with its outdoor sets, twin open-air stages, carpenter’s shed, garages, film vault...   view more
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

10) Hollywood Walk of Fame (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 that you will see today 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...   view more

Walking Tours in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Theaters Walking Tour

Los Angeles Theaters Walking Tour

Los Angeles is loaded with a great number of outstanding theaters. These theaters showcase outstanding performances and productions that you will not want to miss. Many of the theaters are now national historic landmarks. Take this self-guided tour to explore the amazing theaters in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Los Angeles Specialty Shops Walk

Los Angeles Specialty Shops Walk

The Los Angeles shopping scene offers a great variety of big shopping malls, amazing indoor and outdoor stores, as well as beautiful specialty shops. You can find a wide range of outstanding gifts, unique souvenirs and creative pieces of art in these stores. Take the following self-guided tour to explore the gorgeous specialty shops in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 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 Architecture Walking Tour

Los Angeles Architecture Walking Tour

Los Angeles means many things to many people, but it undoubtedly has some of the most significant architecture in the world. The city of LA was one of the centers of the art deco movement and features a great number of amazing historic houses, monuments, as well as modern buildings. Take this self-guided tour to explore the most famous architecture in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 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

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