Hollywood. That a very big tourist trap!
Nothing much interesting and beautiful to see there. Quite dangerous neighborhood.
But if you are lucky as I was, you can see the entrance of some very famous people into parties. I saw Stallone, Cher, Larry King, and other I don’t know their names.
#1 - HOLLYWOOD - It's a dive. Get in and out of there as quickly as you can... Mann's Chinese Theater is interesting for about 30 minutes, after you locate all the stars' feet & hand imprints, split. There are tons of tourists, all with the same agenda in mind. It gets old.
#2 CITY WALK - This is a construct of a make-believe city (what isn't make-believe in LA?). You have to pay to park your car, which is unavoidable as there is nowhere else to park. There are tons of people there with nothing better to do. However, there are 18 movie screens, so you can go see a film a day or two prior to its release. If you have to, just go once, but you need not repeat this in the future!
Hollywood itself is a huge tourist trap. While it is a little bit of fun to see Mann's Chinese Theatre and the stars on the street. But for the most part Hollywood itself is not glamorous, sexy or even all that safe to walk around. I would recommend heading out to the beaches, up to the mountains, or down to the other end of Sunset if you want some fun and entertainment.
The HOLLYWOOD SIGN
If you want to see it LIVE check out these two web-cams: front & rear views of Hollywood Sign
The famous Hollywood sign - there is no easy way to get there and I think the people who live in Hollywood wanted it that way!
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