Call it Tinseltown or La La Land, Hollywood got it all: it is one of the most historical, colorful, and above all, the most entertaining cities in the US. Located right in the center of Los Angeles, the “Entertaining Capital of the WorldHollywood attracts people from all over the world, as its name has come to be known as ​”​The  ​Motion Picture Industry of the United States.”

LOS ANGELES: A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD IN PICTURES

​Also known as the home of Home Entertainment Industry, Hollywood remains a place carrying a dominant history in Los Angeles as the famous town has significantly emerged along the years from being an agricultural community to representing ​an attraction for tourists. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame, footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre,  The Griffith Observatory, The Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood nightclubs and nightlife, to the permanently busy intersection known as the”heart” of Hollywood: Hollywood and Highland, Hollywood is, as Michael Jackson sings it: “to one that fits the movie screen.”

Fun Facts
The original name for Hollywood Blvd was prospect Avenue
The first star placed on the Walk of Fame was for Joanne Woodward
The Hollywood sign read HOLLYWOODLAND from 1923 to 1949

What to see?
Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood Sign
The Observatory
Paramount Studios
Chinese theater
Dolby theater
Pantages
Hollywood Bow

LOS ANGELES: A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD IN PICTURES

Where to Eat?
Thai TownThai Patio
Little ArmeniaCarousel
And: Roscoes House of Chicken, Solar de CahuengaKitchen 24

What to Do?
Experience the theme park at Universal Studios
Shop on Melrose Avenue
Take a guided tour

[All photos are by Isabelle A. Barros]

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