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You can take a Hollywood tour, but you never get right up close to the sign. There are barriers around it although many have climbed the hills to sit on the letters throughout... read more

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can take a Hollywood tour, but you never get right up close to the sign. There are barriers around it although many have climbed the hills to sit on the letters throughout the years. You can also see it very decently when driving to and from universal studios.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot come to LA without visiting Hollywood area. Full of activities like walk of fame, dolby theatre, Hollywood sign and boulevard. Hundreds of restaurants and coffees spreads all over the area

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the Hollywood sign and it is clearer to see than suggested before I visited. I saw it form the observatory, which is worth visiting.

Thank Gizmocrystal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some view Hollywood as a tawdry place filled with tourist trap gift shops, and it is. But it's also the long-standing home of promise and possibility. That's why I love it. Among the gift shops are classic movie houses, the Walk of Fame and famous restaurants. Take it for what it is, and enjoy yourself. Get your picture taken with... More 

Thank Minda P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hollywood is one of my favourite places in the world. It isn't clean and beautiful like Beverly Hills but that's why I like it. It's quirky and at night you don't know what you're going to see. It's full of characters and life. The further you walk up Hollywood boulevard the weirder it gets! Check out the museum of death... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those places you want to say you've been to, but the reality didn't capture my spirit, the way it does on film. However, seeing the Hollywood sign from Griffith Park was a true enjoyment.

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murfreesboro, tn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So when you think of Hollywood, you think of movies stars and studios. However, when you are in Hollywood it is mainly souvenir shops, most of them with the same things. Of course there is the Chinese Theater which everyone needs to see as well as the Dolby Theater ( we took a tour there several years ago, which was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The word "Hollywood" excites many travelers because of the glamours and movie stars. Often people get to the area of Hollywood Blvd within the 4 stops of Metro red line. The main tourist attraction is the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue (a couple blocks On Hollywood Blvd on each side). The area is where stars' name with foot... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed with it. You know it from the movies, but if you are there, you can not believe that it is hollywood. So many dirty stores and lots of homeless people...

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hollywood is basically a tourist trap and not as nice and clean as one might imagine. Mostly big crowds and a lot of people on the street dressed up as characters and charging for pics as well as the "rappers" who offer people a "free" CD but when you say ok they "autograph" it then want you to pay them... 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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