Welcome to Hollywood
The Entertainment Capital of the world is rich in tourism and has a lively, hip vibe.
A Kansas prohibitionist laid out this town as a residential district, the first house being an adobe structure. Sunshine, a varied terrain, a lovely climate, and an ample workforce drew him to the area. Now, those factors remain true. Little is more iconic than the large Hollywood sign on the hill, or the lifestyle afforded this famous neighborhood. If you’re looking for what’s hot and trending, this is the place. Rub elbows with celebrities and know you’ll be accepted for exactly who you are in this posh, vibrant, Southern California neighborhood.
The neighborhoods in Hollywood are urban and attract professionals. The neighborhoods in Hollywood include Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, East Hollywood, Melrose Hill.
What to Love
- Lively street scenes
- Celebrity sightings
Everyone is welcome in this epicenter of nightlife. Hollywood bustles with energy and glamor. Tourists are a given, but the locals love their community. Where better to experience a sunset, if not on the Sunset Strip? There’s a mystique to the area as one never knows what famous celebrity they might find themselves next to in a restaurant, or browsing alongside in a shop. Yet, it’s still a neighborhood with a community Farmers Market
every Sunday and other staples.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Melrose Avenue is home to famous retail stores featuring luxurious, trending fashion. You will find designers like Fred Segal
who define the Los Angeles look and John Varvatos
who is setting trends in men’s fashion. Johnny Rockets
burgers are popular for tourists with their classic diner vibe and old-fashioned shakes, but locals enjoy places like the Village Idiot
or Pizzeria Mozza
. The Village Idiot buys pasture-raised animals for their butchery to ensure there are never antibiotics or hormones in their proteins. Pizzeria Mozza has artisan pizza and select pasta dishes, but don’t miss their desserts, like the Caramel Coppetta with marshmallow sauce and the Butterscotch Budino with rosemary pine-nut cookies.
The Sunset Plaza Mall
offers everything one expects regarding food, nightlife, art, and shopping, but it also has rooftop pools and rock legends on the strip. One can purchase furniture at Osklo
, or Andy Warhol's original prints at Revolver
. There’s also Ovation
: three stories of entertainment, dining, and shopping.
The legendary music venue, Roxy Theatre
, showcases bands on the cusp of fame. Whisky a Go-Go
is the anchor of the Sunset Strip and world-famous for 50 years.
Things to Do
From gangsters in the roaring 20s to now, Hollywood royalty and tourists alike have enjoyed the Sunset Strip on Sunset Boulevard as their playground. Route 66 going through Hollywood is also known as Santa Monica Boulevard, a thoroughfare for shops, eateries, and the pulse of Boystown and Carnaval. Beaches WeHo
offers two stories of dining and dancing. Universal Studios
has enough to see and do to keep you coming back with family and friends. Plus, don’t forget the Walk of Fame
as well as the Chinese Theatre
, or the Hollywood Bowl
, a natural amphitheater and live music premiere destination with concerts under the stars.
Hollywood’s schools are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.