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A bucket list item for the millions who visit every year, Hollywood is a strange brew of tourist traps, world-class entertainment and luxury dining. From a concert at the Hollywood Bowl or a show at the Pantages Theater to the melting pot of humanity among the costumed characters on the Walk of Fame, Hollywood is a playground filled with nostalgic, exhilarating and absurd experiences.

While Hollywood and Highland is one of the most popular attractions in LA, a variety of local activities exist just beyond the tourist zone. The nearby Hollywood Forever Cemetery hosts year-round outdoor movies and concerts, while up and coming comedians perform nearby comedy clubs.

A day or night in Hollywood can be extravagant with box seats at the Hollywood Bowl and bottle service at night clubs or low-key with a hike at Runyon Canyon, a sunset picnic at Barnsdall Art Park or beers at a dive bar.

More than the sum total of its famous landmarks, Hollywood is also home to landmark eateries, hip coffee shops and happening dinner theater scenes.

This mecca of wanderlust, fantasy, and decades of celluloid whimsy is as beautiful and magical in its reality as in the wishes of millions who step into the city each year.

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Hollywood and Highland

6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood & Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Steeped in Hollywood history, this iconic destination features the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards® and over 70 brand-name retailers from Louis Vuitton, L’Occitane, Victoria’s Secret and MAC to quintessential California stores like GAP, Kits

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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles

N Highland Ave & Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Come along in the “Tomb Buggy” on Hollywood's Tragical History Tour as you enjoy a revealing ride through the seedy underbelly of the City of Angels! As seen on E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders?

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Mondrian Los Angeles

8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Offering an elevated West Hollywood lodging experience, the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles is an urban resort decked out to impress travelers of every sort. This is the perfect hotel for the upscale traveler to LA that enjoys the nightlife scene.

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Pig Out at the L.A. Bacon Fest

On February 7, Paramount Studios will transform its back lot with more than 60 local restaurants and breweries for the 3rd Annual L.A. Bacon Fest.

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Loews Hollywood Hotel

1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

The Loews Hollywood is close to most major attraction in LA, and walking distance to a great restaurant and nightlife scene. The rooms were re-done just a few years ago, and the staff is known for being helpful to tourists. A great choice for all.

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Paramount Studios

5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Tour the longest operating major studio in Hollywood.

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Holiday Events in LA

It’s jingle bell time for holiday events in LA. There are great activities all over the Southland to help set the mood for the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites. Nov. 28-Jan.4: LA Zoo Lights Los Angeles Zoo The DWP Holiday Lights tour through Griffith Park has been reconfigured as a 90…

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EDM Producer Adrian Lux Lands in LA

After months on the road this year, Swedish producer Adrian Lux is finally getting the opportunity to settle into his new home in the Hollywood Hills.

Italian Restaurants

Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Osteria Mozza is the Michelin Starred upscale sibling to the adjacent Pizzeria Mozza, both the brainchild of partners Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.

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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wanting to have a memorable trip to Hollywood, CA? Then look no further than the beautiful Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, located in the heart of Hollywood.

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LA’s Top Restaurants for Celebrity Sightings

For those who want a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous, several LA restaurants are celebrity hot spots.

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Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas

1200 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas is a business-friendly hotel located in central West Hollywood, close to Whiskey a Go Go, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and Kodak Theater. Additional points of interest include Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

American Restaurants

Laurel Hardware

7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

Laurel Hardware is a neighborhood eatery and bar embracing the local culture, inspired cocktails and wine, and a casual atmosphere.

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