Party Earth Review Arguably LA’s most popular tourist attraction, Hollywood Boulevard’s one-mile main stretch is packed with souvenir shops, museums, a mall, restaurants, and bars. Tourists from all over the world crowd the Walk of Fame... ... read full review
Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Highland; Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Arguably LA’s most popular tourist attraction, Hollywood Boulevard’s one-mile main stretch is packed with souvenir shops, museums, a mall, restaurants, and bars.
Tourists from all over the world crowd the Walk of Fame to click photos of the brass celebrity stars embedded in the sidewalk that celebrate everyone from Charlie Chaplin and Julia Roberts to Lassie the Dog, or join the bumper-to-bumper traffic in the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue to see the Times Square-like collection of billboards, neon signs, and sprawling open-air mall and entertainment complex.
Visitors and locals alike take advantage of the shopping at such stores as H&M and American Eagle, occasionally stopping to check out street performers, incense vendors, or costumed oddballs dressed like Superman, Shrek, or Darth Vader in front of the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
By night, the street comes alive with a different energy as dressed-up diners descend on trendy restaurants like Katsuya, and fashionable, high-spirited night owls hit one of the many hot clubs, lounges, or bars – like Las Palmas or Dillon's Irish Pub – that the area is known for.
Buzzing with activity 24/7, Hollywood Boulevard is a vibrant destination for sightseers, people-watchers, and those looking for the top party scene in LA.
All ages from all walks of life.
The Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) offers big-budget Broadway musicals. Improv Olympic and The Second City (6366 Hollywood Boulevard) showcase up-and-coming improv comedians. Jimmy Kimmel Live! tapes shows in front of an audience weekdays at the Hollywood Masonic Temple (6840 Hollywood Boulevard).
The El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Boulevard) shows Disney movies preceded by a live stage show. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre shows contemporary films and features celebrity handprints in the cement. The DolbyTheatre (6801 Hollywood Boulevard) hosts the Oscars and other events. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum (6933 Hollywood Boulevard).
Higher-end eateries include Delphine (6250 Hollywood Boulevard) for French cuisine, Katsuya (6300 Hollywood Boulevard) for sushi, Beso (6350 Hollywood Boulevard) for Latin American, Geisha House (6633 Hollywood Boulevard) for Japanese, and the historic Italian staple Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood Boulevard).
More casual options include Mel’s Diner (1650 North Highland Avenue), sports bar Hooters (6922 Hollywood Boulevard), and the Hard Rock Café (6801 Hollywood Boulevard).
Full range of prices.
Many hot clubs in the vicinity, including Drai's Hollywood (6250 Hollywood Boulevard), The Colony (1743 North Cahuenga Boulevard), Las Palmas (1714 North Las Palmas Avenue), Playhouse Hollywood (6506 Hollywood Boulevard), and MyStudio (6623 Hollywood Boulevard).
Trendy lounges include Bardot (1737 North Vine Street), and the sports pub Dillon's Irish Pub (6263 Hollywood Boulevard). The world-famous Hollywood Bowl (2301 North Highland Avenue) offers outdoor summer concerts.