Hollywood is popular in the world for its film and entertainment industry. Hollywood is in Los Angeles at the foothills of Santa Monica Mountains of United States and has plenty of world famous sites such as Universal Studios, Sunset Strip, and the Chinese Theatre. The hillside Hollywood sign can be viewed by the visitors, which is the trademark sign. Here are ‘Top Rated Attractions In Hollywood‘.
Walk of fame
The place Hollywood Walk of fame is the place where the most popular stars’ names and faces are laid in the stars in the sidewalk. These are of actors, musicians, directors and prominent personalities from the film industry. Walk of fame runs along the famous Hollywood Boulevard and the Vine Street. This tradition began in 1960, and there is a nomination process with the announcement being made every year in June. At present there are almost 2500 names on the sidewalk with additions every year.
The site has several useful areas like Theme park, a studio and the City Walk which contains shops and restaurants. The theme park has many novel theme park rides. Though there are many classic rides, newer and newer rides are developed in the park regularly, which are based on the popular movies and TV shows. Studio tours are arranged for the visitors who also get an opportunity to be behind the camera to get the feel of film making. The visitors also can tour through the classic sets of scenes from some popular movies.
This Theatre was built in 1927 by Sid Grauman and has changed hands number of times. Now the theatre is known as TCL Chinese Theatre, it features Chinese design and decor.
This is the main east-west axis which simulate the Broadway area of New York. Hollywood has huge cinemas like the Chinese Theatre and Egyptian Theatres. There were elegant shops which lined the Hollywood Boulevard in past. Kodak Theatre is located here, which hosts the Oscars Award ceremony, the Kodak Theatre is the home of the Academy Awards. The street is special with its nightlife and has many good restaurants and eating joints and many visitors throng to take a night stroll.
This area is between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, sunset strip is located in West Hollywood and is a portion of Sunset Boulevard. The street comes to life at night with neon signs, there are plenty of people walking in the street or walking through, so as to get a glimpse of the celebrities here. This strip is famous as there are few of the Hollywood celebrities stay here. Many others come for shopping and dining.
The most iconic site in Hollywood is the famous hillside sign displaying the word ‘Hollywood’. The original sign was ‘Hollywoodland’. Eventually the sign became Hollywood and has become the symbol of identity. The sign is very prominent on the hillside and is easily visible from all over the place in broad daylight.
This is a natural amphitheatre for outdoor concert, with a huge seating capacity of 20000 people, and can hold almost 30000 people. Presently it is popular for the traditional fireworks and performances like Jazz and classical.
- Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre formerly known as Kodak Theatre, it is an auditorium for live performance in Hollywood and Highland Center. After its opening on November 9th, 2001 which was hosted by Academy Awards ceremonies. The theater was designed by David Rockwell of Rockwell Group specifically keeping Oscar ceremonies in mind. The stage of the theater is one of the largest in the United States measuring 113-feet wide and 60-feet long with approximate 3,333 person seating capacity.
- Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum features replica of celebrities from Hollywood industry, it is located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. The concept of the museum was the brainchild of ‘Spoony Singh’ which was opened on 25th February 1965. It is longest running wax museum in the United States.