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.