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Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90069 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #145 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping
Description: Famous Hollywood street known for its trendy shopping and the stars of famous actors imprinted on the sidewalk.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I loved Hollywood Blvd. I stayed in a hostel on Schrader Blvd., which is only about 4 blocks from the Chinese theatre, Dolby theare, Mme. Tussaud's, and the Hard Rock Cafe -- the best spot in Hollywood. Hollywood Blvd. runs quite a ways east and west, so you want to focus on the area between LaBrea Avenue and Vine Street.... More

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Blacktown, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Coming from Australia felt we had to check out the Boulevard. Leading up to it all we saw was homeless people and run down buildings. When we got there it was overcrowded and a little unpleasant. We stopped in at Madam Tussaud Exhibition, but if it wasn't for that there was nothing else appealing. Glad I went, because I wanted... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was so busy, you could barely see the stars on the walk of fame. I could not take two steps without being harassed to take pictures (for a cost) with someone or buy someone's cd. We literally stayed there for about 30 minutes, it was all I could take. I've heard it is very nice, but I think I... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Don't bother... looks like it peaked in the 1970's and it's all downhill since then.. Cheap souvenir stores... terrible street performers... smelly... Just don't bother.

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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not a recommended family tourist attraction at all. If it wasn't my desire to see the walk of fame, I would have stayed away from this place. Too many homeless people and hawkers around. There is no glitz or glamour about this place anymore.

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Adelaide, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've never really been into celebrity worship but went here some time ago because of the hype. If this place was supposed to be a tourist "attraction", the city leaders really need to visit other REAL tourist destinations. This was truly one of the most tasteless, disgusting, creepy places full of creepy and freaky people and as a family of... More

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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rather disappointing, apart from the walk of stars the street is full of adult shops and dumps. Don't expect the grand elegance you might think when associated with LA. Spend maybe 2 hrs max but not too long because you'll only wish to leave

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have this vision of what we see on the academy awards, then we got there and we were speechless, we had a conversation the first night with a local bar tender who lived there and he said that during the Academy Awards they pay or bribe all the homeless people to leave, clean it all up and portray the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved seeing the poppers like Midnite(Black/white manniquin) and the Silverman. Snap and Gizmo were great as well. I went back many times there on the corner of Highlands. The cheap shops with t-shirts had some good things but i always think of the poor people in countries where there are sweatshops and i avoid buying anything. There was also a... More

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great to see something as iconic as Hollywood boulevard and the attractions it has to offer, but it's actually quite tacky and you will be constantly harassed by street entertainers. Felt a bit seedy in some bits. Worth a walk along to see the stars, but wouldn't come to LA and see it more than once

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