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Address: Los Angeles, CA
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LA is quite possibly one of the largest cities I have been to. From Santa Monica at the coast, Hollywood to the east and Beverly Hills in the middle, there is so much to do and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yeah, I know. It is heartbreaking to know the fantasy of TV is not reality. It is still nice to see all the same to say you have been there and get your picture of that Hollywood sign. The neighborhoods vary wildly depending on which road you're on.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did a Hollywood/Beverly Hill's tour which was awesome and highly recommended! It was the best way for us to see some of the must see places! we were only there for 2 days and one day was spent at the Warner Bros studios - I would have loved to have spent more time here! and when I go back... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

LA is quite possibly one of the largest cities I have been to. From Santa Monica at the coast, Hollywood to the east and Beverly Hills in the middle, there is so much to do and it takes a while due to traffic. You could spend a week in Hollywood and not see everything, so plan your trip in advance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see place. You never know who you will meet here. Look out for those popular celebrities. Plenty of shops to buy those last minute gifts.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone who comes to visit me wants me to take them to Hollywood. I do, but they are always shocked that it is just regular city streets with attractions tucked in here and there. There is massive traffic getting in, out and around and there are parking problems. For instance, you can't just pull up in front of Grauman's Chinese... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to drive closer to the Hollywood sign this time by going further along Mullholland drive. There is parking on a hill, close to the dog park and then you can walk to the very top of the hill to take photo's. The area does have parking guards to stop people parking in undesignated spaces.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking up and down Hollywood Blvd and the Walk of Fame was so much fun. The first time I went was on a Sunday evening and the streets were packed. I went again on a weeknight and it wasn't as bad. It's hard to find street parking but there are lots that charge flat rates (around $8). I found it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hollywood is fun for all the reasons people think. There is the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater and views of the Hollywood sign. There are people in costumes who pose for photos with tourists and there is plenty of shopping to couple with the fun attractions. However, it's crowded and chaotic, which can add to the fun for some,... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In reverse order: 5 stars. Driving the foothills, vantage points of LA (on a clear day), Griffith Observatory, basically all of the things you can do near the "Hollywood" sign. These are scenic, clean, interesting, safe, and memorable. 3-4 stars. Reputable tours, exploring the history of the area, studio development, current studios, and selective restaurants. There are 5 star elements... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much stuff here This is where we picked up our 4hr bike trip. Great way to see everything in Hollywood. Even if you don't do a bike trip you can plan a great tour of your own and then slip into Beverly Hills from here. Loved my time here.

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Hollywood
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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