|Capitol Records, 1750 N. Vine, at the historic intersection
of Hollywood and Vine. Landmark building is one of Hollywood's icons
and built like a stack of records.
Mann's Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.,
The most famous theatre in the world was build by Sid Grauman in 1927 and features the hand and footprints of legendary movie stars.
The Original Farmers Market, 3rd and Fairfax Ave., 213-933-9211.
A Los Angeles tradition for over 60 years, features shops, produce, and
a wide variety of dining establishments. farmersmarketla.com
Frederick's of Hollywood, 6608 Hollywood Blvd.
World famous lingerie shop also includes the Celebrity Lingerie Hall of
Fame, featuring lingerie from Hollywood movie stars.
Griffith Park, Vermont Ave. at Los Feliz. The largest
city park in the U.S. is home to the famous Hollywood Sign, the Griffith
Observatory, Autry Museum of Western Heritage,
Greek Theatre, and other attractions. Griffith Observatory site:
Hollywood Bowl, 2301
N. Highland Ave. This 18,000-seat internationally-renowned
natural amphitheater is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Museum, 7021 Hollywood Blvd. This long-awaited museum showcases Hollywood's entertainment
industry, and features such attractions as sets from the television
series "Star Trek" and "Cheers." hollywoodmuseum.com
Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica
Blvd., 323-469-1181. Final resting lace of many Hollywood luminaries. Melrose Avenue, A unique collection of galleries,
fashion boutiques, restaurants and antique shops with the newest and best
of fashion, trendy design and art deco nostalgia items of the 30s, 40s,
and 50s. hollywoodforever.com
Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave.
Longest continuously operating film studio in Hollywood. Considered by
many to be the most beautiful of the major studios. Two-hour walking tours
Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Start at Visitors
Center. Children must be over 10. paramount.com
Rock Walk/Guitar Center, 7425 Sunset Blvd., 323-874-1060.
Handprints, signatures, and memorabilia from Rock 'n Roll's greatest musical
performers and innovators are featured at this unique Hollywood attraction. Television Show Tapings. Hollywood is the place to see
the television industry in action.
Some of the best sources of tickets
TVTICKETS.com - Audiences Unlimited, (818) 506-0043. Write: 100 Universal City
Plaza, Bldg. 153, Universal City, CA 91608 and include a return
stamped envelope. Over 40 sitcoms, game and
talk show tickets available.
CBS. 7800 Beverly Blvd. Tickets for game and
talk shows, and sitcom tapings.
Paramount Pictures, 860 N. Gower St.
Tickets available at Visitors Center up to five days in advance of tapings
of Paramount's sitcoms and talk shows at the studio and other production
Universal Studios Hollywood, (818) 508-9600. Located off the
Hollywood Fwy. at the Universal Center Drive and Lankershim exits. The
world's only theme park that offers guests shows, rides and the authenticity of
a working movie studio. Includes such popular attractions as "Jurassic Park: The
Ride" and City Walk. Open daily, except Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Operating hours vary.
Walk of Fame, World-famous Hollywood attraction features
more than 2,000 stars honoring celebrities in motion pictures, television,
recording, radio and theatre. The Walk is located on Hollywood Blvd. between
La Brea and Gower and on Vine Street between Yucca and Sunset Blvd. Approximately
20 new stars are added each year. If you want to see the Hollywood Experience in an entertaining
way the entire family will enjoy, you really must go to Universal Studios
Where to stay? Our favorite hotel is
always the Renaissance Hotel, which is connected to the Kodak Theater. It offers
modern decor, location, and comfortable beds that are so important on business
trips and vacations. I've had the pleasure of having rooms on both sides of the
hotel --city views, or Hollywood hills with the Hollywood sign. Either way, the
views are great. From the "hills" side you can look over to the
Magic Castle Hotel. From the city lights side you can see
Hollywood from some rooms. It is said have ghosts. It has a trendy night
club for music and dancing.