A Walker’s Paradise: Things to do Near Hollywood Hills

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Visiting for the first time? You’re in for quite a treat! There are endless attractions, sights, and activities in Hollywood Hills that are unlike any other you will find in the country. Due to its proximity to cultural, entertainment, and nature centers, Hollywood Hills is a top destination for vacationers. A walker’s paradise, visitors will find it easy to quickly go from one exciting destination to the next. Make your visit to Hollywood even more enjoyable by adding these must-see places and more to your list.

The Bright Lights of Hollywood

When you think of Hollywood, you are instantly transported into the history of the film and television industry. Hollywood is where the brightest stars make their name and you can interact with the most famous landmarks in town with a simple stroll down Hollywood Blvd. The heart of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, where you can walk a short distance in any direction to see some of the treasures in the entertainment world, including:

  • The Chinese Theater
  • The Dolby Theater
  • Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Complex
  • Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
  • The Hollywood Museum
  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
  • The Hollywood Bowl

Walking, Hiking, and Exploration

Staying in Hollywood Hills is perfect for those that like to be on the move since it’s located around some of the best walking and hiking trails in California. These aren’t your routine nature walks either. No matter where you go around Hollywood Hills, you are sure to have a breathtaking view of the city. Walking through Lake Hollywood Park offers unparalleled views of the Hollywood sign. You can also walk or hike through Griffith Park, eventually making your way up to the Griffith Observatory. The Griffith Observatory does not charge for admission and is an excellent way to see Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the surrounding area at night. For a nominal charge you can also take in a show in the planetarium.

A short distance from Hollywood Hills is another world-famous attraction: the Los Angeles Zoo. The zoo is a great way for families to spend quality time together and see animals from around the world.

Live Like a Movie Star

Hollywood Hills is also centrally located for those wishing to live like a movie star while on vacation. In addition to being close to Hollywood, where you can see the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Hills is not far from Universal Studios and CityWalk. You will be able to see where iconic movies and TV shows were filmed when you take the Universal Studios Backlot Tour and immerse yourself in the magic of Hollywood. For the older crowd, Hollywood nightlife is never too far away and you can catch a show or concert at any one of the historic clubs located on Hollywood Blvd. or Sunset Blvd.

No matter what draws you to the area, staying in Hollywood Hills puts you right in the middle of all of the action. Learn more about renting a suite for your stay by contacting Hollywood Hills Suites via email at info@hollywoodhillssuites.com or by phone at (323) 218-0090. 

Must-See Hollywood Landmarks Both Old and New!

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From iconic hotels to movie studios to classic venues that helped launch the careers of countless superstars, Hollywood has lived up to its reputation of being the key destination for aspiring celebrities throughout the years. It is no surprise that visitors from all over the world flock to Hollywood each year to learn more about the entertainment industry, enjoy new experiences, and maybe catch a glimpse of their favorite actors and actresses while walking around town. When you are planning your next trip to Hollywood, be sure to include these must-see landmarks on your schedule:

  • The Roosevelt Hotel – The Roosevelt Hotel is one of the more famous spots in Hollywood and has a long history of catering to celebrities from all over the world while they are in town. Built in 1927, the Roosevelt was the site of the first Academy Awards presentation and has hosted such stars as Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, and Marilyn Monroe. There has been a recent interest in the Roosevelt by the Hollywood crowd lately; the hotel’s nightclub has become a popular local party destination. The history of this landmark hotel, mixed with its resurgence among residents and visitors, makes it one place you need to see when you go to Hollywood.
  • The Hollywood Bowl – The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the Hollywood Hills and is known for being the largest natural amphitheater in the world. Since it was built in 1919, the Hollywood Bowl has been the site of symphonies, orchestras, concerts and even presidential addresses. It has been featured in classic movies over the years and some of today’s top musical artists make it a point to play a show at the Bowl as part of their nationwide tours. Just a few blocks north of Hollywood Boulevard, the Bowl is free and open to the public during the daytime hours so you can explore the grounds before going to a concert.
  • The Hollywood Sign – The Hollywood Sign is known around the world as an unofficial “Statue of Liberty” in the entertainment industry; when you’ve seen it in person you know you’ve reached your destination. Originally spelled out as “Hollywoodland” to promote a new housing development in 1923, the sign can be seen from a variety of locations throughout town. In addition to catching a glimpse of the sign from Hollywood Boulevard, you can head to the Griffith Observatory or Lake Hollywood for clear views that are perfect for photos.
  • Hollywood and Highland – The shopping and entertainment center at Hollywood and Highland is not to be missed for any visitor to Hollywood. Located just steps from the Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, which hosts the Oscars, Hollywood and Highland puts you right in the heart of what Hollywood has to offer. Take a stroll down the walk of fame, get photos of the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood sign, and explore the complex itself, which is on the site of the original Hollywood Hotel.

To make your reservations for your next trip to Hollywood, call Hollywood Hills Suites today at 323-218-0090.

Great Family Destinations in Hollywood

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Looking for something fun for the whole family? Hollywood is the place to be! Hollywood, and the Los Angeles area in general, is a premier destination for tourists from all over the world. A quick look at all that Hollywood has to offer will convince you there is no place you and your children would rather go! Once you find the perfect place to stay in Hollywood, you’ll be able to take your family to enjoy experiences and attractions you won’t find anywhere else.

Entertainment

Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world. As such, it is home to some of the most historic and iconic places in the entire industry. Head down to Hollywood and Highland to explore the entertainment complex, or take your time walking through Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum to see your favorite stars as you never have before. You and your family can also see the Hollywood Walk of Fame and take pictures with some of your children’s favorite television characters outside of the TCL Chinese Theatre. If shows are more of your thing, check out what’s playing at the Pantages Theater so your family doesn’t miss out on some of the best productions on the West Coast.

Excitement

Of course, Hollywood is also centrally located between major theme parks in Southern California. From where you are staying in Hollywood, it is a short drive to Universal Studios, the place where some of the most treasured movies and television shows in history were filmed. The theme park contains rides for the whole family based on famous movies and programs, as well as interactive shows, concerts, and much more. You and your kids will love the Backlot Tour, which takes you on a trip through classic sets from “Jaws,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Desperate Housewives.” If you’d like to cross a few other theme parks off of your bucket list while in Hollywood, you are just a short freeway drive from Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags, and Disneyland as well.

Exploration

A main reason why Hollywood is so popular for vacationing families is that there is just so much to explore. The Hollywood Hills are home to the world-famous Hollywood Sign, as well as Griffith Park. Visit the Griffith Observatory to get breathtaking views of the southland, learn about animals from around the world at the Los Angeles Zoo or go on a shopping spree down Rodeo Drive. Wherever you turn, there is something new to discover. Just outside of Hollywood are the La Brea Tar Pits, where your kids can learn about dinosaurs and the Ice Age, as well as stare in wonder at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Taking everything into account, it is easy to see why Hollywood is one of the best places to take your family on vacation. To learn more about what Hollywood has to offer and to book your accommodations call Hollywood Hills Suites at 323-218-0090.

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