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This is a place that is famous for being famous. One of those things you just have to do or else your friends will wonder how you could have gone to L.A. and not visited. Much... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a place that is famous for being famous. One of those things you just have to do or else your friends will wonder how you could have gone to L.A. and not visited. Much of the street is rather scummy and the rest overpopulated with touts selling tours. But you just have to walk along and look at... More 

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Droitwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ok let's get it out if the way, Hollywood is a bit of a dump. However it has the walk of fame and the theater plus the Hollywood sign, which is really exciting to see for the first time. And even the second time. Advise going to the Griffith Observatory just prior to sunset to get the best view of... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I spent a half day in Hollywood walking around and checking out all of the sites. I didnt find it overly excited but my girl friend loved it. If you're looking to check it off your bucket list be sure to check it out as it is kind of cool. I suggest just starting at one end of the street... More 

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Rolla, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We did have a wonderful time walking around taking picture and people watching. If you go to L.A you must make it down to Hollywood. Why not? You are in L.A.! Recommend. Go by Chinese theater. Don't forget to have you camera ready for all the stars on the Walk of Fame!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I lived here when the Hollywood and Highland to the Hollywood and Vine area was a real dump full of hookers and itinerants. Even though I wonder if tourists can really enjoy the experience (Hollywood is still overrated imo), Hollywood has improved immensely thanks to the billions being invested in the area. There are now many more interesting restaurants, clubs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Hollywood area maybe a small part of LA but it attracts tourists like flies. I have visited here on and off for almost 20 years and although its always been crowded by people like me, tourists. In our recent visit it was heaving, from Hollywood Boulevard to some of the side streets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Nit what it is cracked up to be to be honest. The sign is the best part and the Chinese Theater and the walk of fame. A lot of homeless people around and a loy of people pestering you to take tours.

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Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

hollywood was nice to visit. you can enjoy hands prints or hollywood signs. many things to do

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Hollywood pretty much sums up whats wrong with America! At one end you have Beverley Hills, and a few miles away poverty and Skid Row pretty much the complete opposite of the riches of Hollywood. Plenty of superhero characters dressed up to harass you, the Walk of Fame is cool but repetitive and lots of beggars too. Worth seeing to... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

No that good Bit of a dump really,all it is is a street through a poverty stricken polluted part of LA. It's full of people harassing you either to buy their CDs because no record company would look at them or beggers in the street too lazy to get a job or people trying to get you on their tour... More 

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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