Hollywood and the Studios Neighborhood Snapshot

Top Experiences

  • See the studios: Catch a glimpse of movie magic in action at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Studios, and Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Walk in famous footsteps: Outside the TCL Chinese Theatre are footprints of more than 200 of the silver screen’s biggest stars. The Hollywood Walk of Fame has stars honoring more than 2,500 of the entertainment industry's most famous on its sidewalks.
  • Picnic at the Hollywood Bowl: Even if you don't get tickets for a show, stop at this L.A. landmark just north of Hollywood Boulevard for a great outdoor meal.
  • Check out Hollywood memorabilia: The Hollywood Museum has an incredible collection of Tinseltown's most glamorous costumes, photos, and more.

Quick Bites

Luv2eat Thai Bistro. Thai food is a work of art at this Sunset Boulevard eatery. The casual spot serves the greatest hits, from Isan sausages to a soulful tom kha soup. 6660 Sunset Blvd. www.luv2eatthai.com

Pig 'n Whistle. During Hollywood's heyday, the Pig 'n Whistle was the place to stop for a bite before or after seeing a movie in the neighboring Egyptian Theatre. You can expect overstuffed booths, dramatic paneled ceilings, and attentive service. 6714 Hollywood Blvd. pignwhistlehollywood.com

25 Degrees. Proudly serving its signature burgers, fries, and shakes, 25 Degrees has one of the best burgers in town. Located in the Roosevelt Hotel, the round-the-clock eatery exudes a bit of the old Hollywood glamour while putting a modern spin on the classic burger joint. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. www.thehollywoodroosevelt.com/about/food-drink/25-degrees

Getting Here

Traffic jams on the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. 101/Highway 170), San Diego Freeway (I–405), and Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101/Highway 134) can make for lengthy trips to or from the Valley. The best way to get from Hollywood to Burbank is to skip the freeways and take Hollywood Boulevard to Cahuenga Boulevard heading north, and take a right on Barham Boulevard straight into Burbank. The Metro’s Red Line subway makes two stops in the heart of Hollywood: the Hollywood/Vine Station and the Hollywood/Highland Station. This is the easiest way to get to the Valley or to Downtown L.A.

Planning Your Time

Plan to spend several hours exploring central Hollywood, where you can see the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame. Hollywood Boulevard can be a little seedy, so families might prefer a daytime walk. Later in the evening, you can return to Hollywood for a movie at El Capitan or the ArcLight, or a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Expect to spend most of a day at Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk; studio tours at Paramount and Warner Bros. last up to two hours.

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