9 Great Things to Do in Hollywood
You’ve come to Hollywood to get a little closer to the stars and experience the glitz and glamour associated with this historical town. Discover flashbacks from Hollywood’s past as well as some of the spots that make it unique today by checking out these 9 great things to do in Hollywood!
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – This is the birthplace of the Academy Awards and has been the playground of luminaries since 1927. Enjoy some of LA’s best cocktails at the atmospheric Library Bar, play a game in The Spare Room, a prohibition era-style lounge with a vintage two-lane bowling alley and custom-made wooden board games, or dine at one of the hotel’s fab restaurants.
Hollywood & Highland Center – H&H is a central Hollywood gathering place with more than 75 shops, attractions and restaurants including the Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards®), Cabo Wabo Cantina and Louis Vuitton. It’s also offers a picture-perfect view of the famous Hollywood sign.
Mel’s Drive-In – Mel’s may sound familiar if you’re a fan of the movie American Graffiti. The original Mel’s was featured in the film! But the Hollywood Mel’s is part of the restaurant’s new generation of diners. Located in the historic Max Factor building, you won’t want to forget to check out its Celebrity Bar and imbibe in one of their specialty cocktails.
El Capitan Theatre – The most advanced cinema innovations power this Walt Disney Studio’s premiere cinema. The legendary theatre debuted in 1926 and has been fully restored to its original elegance. New and classic Disney releases are shown in the theatre, but visiting the El Capitan is more than just seeing a movie, it’s an experience with pre-show entertainment and post-show exhibits.
Guinness World Records Museum – Record-breaking facts and feats are brought to life at the Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum. Get a look at loads of world record highlights presented in this two-story museum packed with interactive exhibits. Upstairs, take a stab as breaking a real world record and take home an official certificate from Guinness World Records if you succeed.
Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC’s distinctive late-night talk show with Emmy winner Jimmy Kimmel is broadcast from the historic Masonic Building across from the Kodak Theatre. The show is taped before a live audience and showcases the unique character of Hollywood.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not!® – You won’t believe your eyes! But, keep them wide open because you won’t want to miss any of these extremely odd exhibits. It’s the only place in Hollywood where you can find a shrunken head, a 12-foot robot made of scrap car parts, and an authentic vampire killing kit!
Musso & Frank’s Grill – Serving Hollywood since 1919, Musso & Frank’s is most definitely a part of Hollywood history. Charlie Chaplin was an early regular and the establishment has served the likes of Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Jimmy Stewart, among many others.
Hollywood Wax Museum – Entertaining guests for more than 50 years, Hollywood Wax Museum provides the ultimate selfie opportunities. Walk the red carpet with A-list stars. Grab a mic and sing alongside top recording artists. Even slip on a wedding gown and marry a Hollywood hunk! Plus, learn little-known facts about each of the stars with posted tidbits about their lives.