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HOURS/TIMESVaries by venue
POPULAR TIMESWeekends; summer
RESERVE IN ADVANCENo
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONNone
HIGHLIGHTSKodak Theatre; Walk of Fame; TCL Chinese Theatre; nightlife
METROHollywood and Highland
Iconic stretch of Hollywood pavement lined with bright lights, hopping clubs, and monuments to Tinseltown glory. By day, tourists fill the sidewalks, dodging enthusiastic trinket vendors and snapping photos of attractions like the Walk of Fame (i.e., the stars in the pavement), TLC Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held), and Jimmy Kimmel Live. By night, the crowds thronging the neon-lit boulevard take on a seedier tone, though a thicket of nightclubs (Teddy's at the Roosevelt and the trendy sushi spots Geisha House and Katsuya) up the neighborhood’s glam factor.
GO HERE WITH
First-timers in LA; the girls on a night out
WHY WE LIKE IT
Sure, maybe it’s kitsch and little seedy, but it’s an LA icon.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Aggressive street vendors targeting tourists can be annoying.
GOOD TO KNOW
Tours are available at TLC Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, for a price. If you’re really getting into the spirit of things and would like to have your picture taken with one of the many in-costume “characters,” make sure you have cash on hand to pay. Door and reservation policies at the area hotspots are notoriously tough.
Sunset Strip (Los Angeles)
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