For millions of visitors, Hollywood is an essential part of the Los Angeles experience. Things to do in Hollywood include must-see shows and attractions, celebrity-frequented restaurants, and world class hotels. Experience Tinsel town glamour at TCL Chinese Theatre or the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has honoured celebrities for over 50 years. The state-of-the-art Dolby Theatre is home to the Academy Awards. Universal Studios Hollywood is a world famous theme park that includes the mind-blowing “Transformers: The Ride 3-D.” Other things to do in Hollywood include the shops and restaurants at Hollywood & Highland Centre, or the delicious multicultural cuisines of nearby Thai Town and Little Armenia. Start discovering the entertainment capital of the world.
With coastal attractions and legendary surf spots stretching from Malibu south to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles, LA’s beach communities are the epitome of Southern California’s Endless Summer. Santa Monica delights beachgoers with the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the endless shopping of Third Street Promenade. Malibu is the home of the Getty Villa, 27 miles of beaches, and numerous activities in the Santa Monica Mountains. Venice Beach is world famous for its Ocean Front Walk, Muscle Beach, outdoor basketball courts and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, aka the “Coolest Block in America.” Marina del Rey is one of the world’s largest man-made, small-boat harbours. South of LAX, San Pedro is home to LA’s World Cruise Centre, Battleship IOWA and CRAFTED, a marketplace for hundreds of local artisans. Search the best Beach and start exploring LA’s 72 miles of coastline.
Beverly Hills is synonymous with luxury, from world famous Rodeo Drive to five star restaurants and hotels. From Anne Fontaine to Saint Laurent Paris, more than 100 retailers are located on Rodeo Drive, one of the world’s great streets for designer label and haute couture boutiques and shops. Near Rodeo Drive is another popular tourist attraction, the Paley Center for Media, where visitors can select, view and listen to titles from a library of 120,000 TV shows and radio programs. Many of LA’s best restaurants are in Beverly Hills, such as Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and Scarpetta at the Montage.
The Valley is home to movie studios, excellent restaurants and natural and cultural attractions. Many of LA’s most acclaimed sushi restaurants are located on “Sushi Row” in Studio City, while dozens of boutiques and vintage clothing stores offer a shopper's paradise. The vibrant NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood is home to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and an array of cafes, boutiques and theatres. Nature-lovers flock to Griffith Park, the largest municipal park in the U.S. and home to the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. The Valley Performing Arts Center features top performances in a world-class, eco-friendly setting. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum features Air Force One, a replica of the Oval Office, and a piece of the Berlin Wall.