Hollywood & Highland

Hollywood and Highland6801 Hollywood Blvd (map)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 817-0220


This tornado of classic Hollywood distraction is the prime target for most tourists. Located at Hollywood blvd and Highland Ave, it is more or less the epicenter of what people think of when they imagine Hollywood. This is where you see role-playing actors milling about in costumes to amuse the crowds. This is where you see street musicians parked on the curb, pounding on bucket drums or playing the saxophone. This is where you see the handprints in the cement, and the biggest names on the walk of fame. This is where red carpet events take place, bringing traffic to a halt for blocks in every direction. This is where street vendors, street performers and other Hollywood characters mesh together forming a bright, colorful mess of human oddity. It’s also a hive of stores, snack shops, restaurants and entertainment, including two theaters (one of which is the famous historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre), two nightclubs, a bowling alley, occasional live concerts, and the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa for guests who want to stay in the middle of it. Street parking can be hectic, and the lots are expensive and fill up fast. But the metro is right there, and taxis make a point of trolling by slowly and often. For travelers looking for the big, splashy Hollywood experience, this is the place to go. Just be sure to tip the actors – especially Jack Sparrow. (Yeah, he even hassles us.)

The haiku version:

Observe Spider-Man
Crouching on a garbage can
Welcome to L.A.


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  • Virgin Megastore
  • XXI Forever
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Great Steak & Potato Co.
  • Hollywood Mongolian Grill
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By Peter Kimmich

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