Favorite thing: There is plenty to see in LA without having to hire a car. Here is my suggestion for Hollywood, stay in one of the metro accessible hotels in Hollywood you can find a really good list at this site: http://www.la-electric-travel.com/hotels-in-hollywood.html all the hotels listed are within walking distance from the metro rail. You can see the Hollywood walk of fame and all the hollywood attractions from the hollywood/highland station, you can even take the train to Downtown, Little Tokyo, or Universal Studios. The light rail system is clean, easy and cheap. Have a wonderful time in LA.
Favorite thing: The Hollywood Walk of Fame, probably one of the few occasions when visiting a famous place when you have your eyes looking at the ground while walking. Because the ground is the attraction! Yes, the Hollywood Walk of Fame sidewalk has the names of more than 2,000 celebrities who were honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry. Don't miss your favorite stars! Spend some time searching for them and take photos with them.
Fondest memory: After browsing through the Hollywood Bldv., we need to rush back to Oxnard, to check in our arranged hotel there. Since we don;t know the way, we wanted to get there before sunset, checked in, take a shower, relaxed a bit, then head over to VT-Meeting in Santa Monica! But our plan failed. We took almost 2 hours from LA downtown to the hotel, as we lost our way in the highway with some wrong turns. Plus they blocked the exit nearest to the hotel, and we had to make our "tried and error" drive...
Fondest memory: First thing arriving L.A. was... shopping! We stopped over in Citadell Factory Outlet for an hour, then go directly to HOLLYWOOD!!! This city is really exiciting! So much different from San Francisco and San Diego, so happening!
We all walk along looking at the names of stars. Theatre: TV; Singers, Movie Stars.
Hollywood Boulevard has 2,000 showbiz names on bronze stars on the pavement.
Do try taking a walking tour, then you will know what it is your seeing, inside and out.
This street has been used in many films.
Fondest memory: Walking around Hollywood Blvd Venice Beach, Marina Del Ray, Santa Monica.
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I finally saw some stars when I attended several Hollywood Walk of Fame inauguration ceremonies. The stars have to be present when they receive their star on the Walk of Fame. The stars I saw include Jackie Chan, Steven Spielberg, Ozzy Osbourne, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, and Kevin Costner.
If you are from out of town (and are into celebrities), you may want to check the website of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to see if there are scheduled ceremonies during your trip.
Another sure way to see celebrities is to watch the tapings of various tv shows produced in L.A. You can get FREE tickets to these shows on the Internet. Audiences for these shows are also often recruited at the courtyard of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
Favorite thing: Once in Los Angeles how couldn't we have a walk down the famous 'walk of Fame'? In particular, as a Star Trek fan i could not help devoting a moment of religious astonishment in front of Gene Roddemberry!
Favorite thing: visit Hollywood and check out the Walk of Fame. I was surprised how run-down the area seemed (although it didn't feel dangerous), but you can't not go!
Favorite thing: In hollywood we saw a lot of policecars and policemen on bikes and even a helicopter chasing some bad guys. On this parking space they caught them. It was just like watching a movie. Diana said 'Quick, take a pic! So I did, COOL HUH!
visit hollywood,hollywood boulevard and the quite new mall hollywood/highland
Fondest memory: I was buying a salad in the complex hollywood/highland,and the waitress(with delicious poney-tails)took all her time to ask me whether I wanted sauce,no sauce,cheese,no cheese;after a while,she suddenly asked me:-hey sir,are you from california?
why did she ask this?because of my french accent,or I seemed too serious?
For the star-struck visit Hollywood and Vine, for the shoppers go to Melrose and Fairfax, for the rich eat in Beverly Hills, for the theme park lovers check out Universal Studios, for the children you must go to Disneyland, and just to say you've been walk along the Santa Monica pier. If you visit the South Bay, eat crabs at the Redondo Beach Pier. Don't forget to take a drive up Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu around sunset.
Fondest memory: The traffic. Just kidding. The Sun setting into the Pacific Ocean.
Fondest memory: Actually, a bit embarassing posting on the street... I did a feel ugly kick before getting this better photo... :P
Fondest memory: In Hollywood you can actually see movie characters out on the streets waving at you and they're ready to pose a picture with you. This is a great opportunity for you and your kids. A fun experience!