Hollywood Boulevard

Instantly recognisable, it is the city's main artery and home to some of the most famous attractions.

TravelCurious Tip

It’s really best to see the sights during the day — by night, the Boulevard can get a little seedy

Hollywood Boulevard is a Los Angeles cultural icon and one of the most famous streets in the world. It’s cheesy and over-the-top and undeniably great fun. The boulevard is quieter in the mornings, but things begin to heat up from mid-morning onwards: the crowds swell and the impersonators emerge. You’ll see dozens of Captain Jack Sparrow’s parroting the same lines. And who knows, maybe you’ll ever see the real Johnny Depp — it’s not unheard of for actors to dress up as their characters and prank unsuspecting tourists.

True to its reputation for entertainment, Hollywood Boulevard is peppered with theatres. The Chinese Theatre, for example, hosts many film premieres and bears the famous cement forecourt with the hand and footprints of many screen legends, including John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Nicholson, to name but a few. Also on the boulevard is the colossal Dolby Theatre, which plays host to the Academy Awards every year in its 3,400 seat theatre.

Perhaps even more famous than the cement prints at the Chinese Theatre is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you’ll find brass stars dedicated to some 2,500 of Hollywood’s greatest luminaries. They stretch for eight blocks through Hollywood. If you like your tributes a little more lifelike, you can always head in to the Hollywood Wax Museum or Madame Tussauds to match the stars to the statues. Though the waxworks can be a little uncanny..

Nearby Attractions

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TCL Chinese Theatre
Formerly known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, inside you will see the iconic footprints of movie legends.
The Walk of Fame
The stars on this world famous pavement celebrate the Hollywood greats, both past and present.
Dolby Theatre
The former 'Kodak Theater' is famed for its architectural elegance and is home to the annual Academy Awards.
Capitol Records Building
The 13 storey tower houses the renowned Capitol Studios and has been featured in various Blockbusters.
The Roosevelt Hotel
The oldest continually operating hotel in LA, the Roosevelt hotel features a glamorous Spanish Colonial revival style, often associated with Old Hollywood.
Hollywood & Highland
It's one of the city's famous intersections - recognizable as being the center of Hollywood, and the place to go if you're looking to get to the theaters.

Related Tours

Private Driving Full Day Tour of L.A.
The City of Angels enjoys a stunning location: set within a broad basin, backdropped by vast mountain ranges, dark-green forests, desert sands and the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Coast. The "City of Angels" flourished into a world-famous entertainment industry throughout the twentieth century, as people and businesses alike moved to the city to be a part of the magic - and Hollywood was born.  

This tour will show you everything LA has to offer, as you explore not only the famous entertainment district of Hollywood, but the luxurious neighbourhood of Beverly Hills, the natural beauty of Griffith Park, and the Bohemian vibes of Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier.

  • Enjoy spectacular views over Los Angeles from at the Griffith Park and pop into the Observatory, when it's open.
  • Venture down to Hollywood Boulevard, stroll along the Walk of Fame, passing both the Dolby Theatre and TCL Chinese Theatre 
  • Snap pictures of the iconic Hollywood sign 
  • Continue along Sunset Strip, and walk by the Viper Room and Chateau Marmont 
  • Refuel yourself at La Brea Farmers Market 
  • Cruise through the highlights of Beverly Hills, such as The Playboy Mansion and Rodeo Drive- the best place in LA to see and be seen. 
  • Unwind at the Santa Monica Pier amusement park 
  • Conclude your tour relaxing at Venice Beach and Muscle Beach as the sun sets over the Pacific 
Your adventure begins with a bird's eye view of a city that has been described as 500 miles wide and one mile deep. Should you fancy, pop into the Griffith Observatory (please note the observatory is closed on Mondays).

Next venture down to  Hollywood Boulevard, where the Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theatre and of course the beautiful TCL Chinese Theatre await you. The concrete blocks in the famous forecourt bear the hand and footprints of film legends. Find the prints of your favourite star, and then ask your guide to snap a shot of you with the iconic 'Hollywood' sign in the hills behind you. Then meander down the Sunset Strip where you happen past iconic places like the Viper Room and Chateau Marmont. 

Enjoy your lunch (food not included in price) stop at The Grove & Farmers’ Market, an LA institution where more than 100 produce stalls and restaurants cater for every conceivable foodie whim, from nutritious Californian superfood salads to gourmet burgers, man-sized steaks and fajitas. 

In this luxury district, you will see famous locations including the Greystone Mansion and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel,  where the classic ‘Pretty Woman’ was filmed.  You may even have the chance to grab a quick glance of the Playboy Mansion, Rodeo Drive, and the famous palm-tree lined streets.

A trip to the Californian coast will give you time to unwind before our final stop. Enjoy some rides at the Santa Monica Pier amusement park and then soak up the Bohemian vibes of Venice Beach. There’s never a dull moment on the boardwalk, where you’ll see the colourful locals and the famous Muscle Beach.
Private Half Day Highlights Driving Tour of LA
Los Angeles is a city with much to discover. Take our half day highlights tour to uncover the main attractions of the city! 

  • Begin your tour on Hollywood Boulevard and enjoy a walk amongst the stars down the Walk of Fame.
  • Pass iconic attractions such as the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre. 
  • Snap pictures of the Hollywood sign.
  • Continue along the Sunset Strip, passing famous haunts like the Viper Room and Chateau Marmont.
  • Keep your eyes peeled in Beverly Hills for stars popping in and out of their homes.
  • Finish your adventure in Venice Beach, the hub of creatives, millennials, and foodies.
  • Return to your hotel or ask your private guide to leave you in Venice for the rest of the day.

Your experience begins on Hollywood Boulevard, home to some of the most iconic attractions such as the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre and of course the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Created in 1958, this famous pavement celebrates the Hollywood greats - from silent film stars to modern day heroes. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out the best spot to get that perfect snap of the Hollywood sign in the background. You will continue on to the Sunset Strip and see famous places such as the Viper Room and Chateau Marmont.

Beverly Hills

In this luxury district, you will visit famous locations such as the Greystone Mansion and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (now the 'Four Seasons') where the classic ‘Pretty Woman’ was filmed. Other highlights include The Playboy Mansion, Rodeo Drive and the famous palm-tree lined streets. 

Beach Bum

Your adventure ends with a breezy drive to the beautiful Venice Beach. Take the time to unwind and soak up the Bohemian vibes of this vibrant community. There’s never a dull moment on the boardwalk, where you’ll see the colourful locals and the famous Muscle Beach. At the end of your tour, your guide will be able to suggest great eateries for your lunch or dinner, should you choose to stay in the area, otherwise they will be able to transport you back to your hotel.
Private Driving Tour of L.A.'s Iconic Movie Moments
On your private, driving tour of Los Angeles, delve into entertainment and pop culture history as you take centre stage in famous scenes from the silver screen. 

  • Be whisked away by your driver guide to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • See iconic places, including Chateau Marmont, the Viper Room, and the Capitol Records building.
  • Venture into Beverly Hills to see the Greystone Mansion and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
  • Visit historic Downtown LA and visit the Bradbury building.
  • Enjoy a lunch at one of the city's gastropubs, per your guide's recommendations (price not included).
  • Drive up to the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park and enjoy some of the city's best views. 
Your day begins on Hollywood Boulevard which has been featured in numerous blockbusters including Speed, The Italian Job, Blazing Saddles, and Borat. It is also home to the TCL Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame, where you can compare your handprints to those of your favourite stars. Take a stroll onto Vine Street to see Capitol Records, famously ‘destroyed’ in The Day After Tomorrow. During your stroll, your guide will show you the best spot to get a shot of the iconic Hollywood Sign. Continuing on to Sunset Strip, you will see famous places such as Johnny Depp’s Viper Room, a classic Hollywood haunt. Other highlights include Chateau Marmont and the Playboy Mansion.

Then experience the luxury of Beverly Hills, whose highlights include the Beverly Wilshire Hotel from Pretty Woman and the Greystone Mansion, which has been used as a filming location over 75 times, including in the cult-classic The Big Lebowski. 

Your tour continues in downtown L.A., where you will get to explore the magnificent Bradbury Building - itself used as the backdrop for countless shows, music videos, and film scenes. After, your private guide will help you find the perfect dining spot to relax and refuel, such as the Cicada restaurant located just a 10-minute walk away.  Brad and Angelina tangoed here in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Queen Latifah and Steve Martin also danced at the restaurant in Bringing Down the House. It looks exactly the same today as it did on screen.

Finish off your day with a drive to the beautiful Griffith Park and see the famous Greek Theatre from Russell Brand’s comedy hit Get Him to the Greek. Enjoy sweeping vistas over Los Angeles before returning to your hotel or a drop-off location of your choosing. 


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