Ever wondered how the Hollywood works?
Your private guide will give you an abridged guide to the most popular Hollywood attractions from LA Film School to Dolby and Chinese Theaters to Hollywood Forever Cemetery, finishing at the crossroads - Hollywood Highland, which will keep you busy for the rest of the day.
*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
El Capitan Theater
Capitol Record Building
Hollywoo Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles Film School
- See over TOP 10 must-see Hollywood attractions;
- Step back in time at one of the oldest buildings - Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel;
- See with your own eyes the site where the Oscars take place every year;
- Take photos of all the iconic Hollywood theaters, the places where movie history is made in America;
- Finish your tour with more fun things to do in Hollywood: Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium, The Hollywood Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World Records Museum (on your own after the tour).
The $34-million-dollar (in today's money) Roosevelt hotel has been around since 1927 and it’s a timeless place. The twelve-story legendary hotel was the venue for the very first Academy Awards in 1929.
The hotel is a Historic-Cultural Monument and a trendy nightclub Teddy's in the main lobby of the hotel makes it a hot spot for young people.
For elaborate culinary experience, try ice-cream at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop at 6834 Hollywood Blvd. Their sweet treats are beyond avant-garde.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Walk of Fame has become a cliché for Hollywood. Let’s see what the walk is about. Originally there were four categories for a star nomination: Motion Pictures, Television, Recording or Music and Radio. Later on live performance/theater was added.
Some celebrities have several stars, some stars belong to fictional characters, and there’s $30,000 fee that comes with the star.
The theater accommodates 3,332 people and is the first permanent site for the annual Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars).
Dolby Theater has also been the site of ceremonies for the ESPY Awards for excellence in sports performance, the annual AFI Life Achievement Award, American Idol finals and Daytime Emmy Awards.
Spend some quality time watching a movie in the heart of the Hollywood after the tour. The experience to remember for the rest of your life.
The Million Dollar Theater, Chinese Theater, Egyptian Theater, El Capitan Theater
The Million Dollar Theater (1918), the Egyptian Theater (1922), El Capitan Theater (1926), Grauman’s Chinese Theater (1927) have elevated movie industry in Hollywood to cult status.
The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of El Capital Theater and The Million Dollar Theater, palace-looking Chinese Theater and The Million Dollar Theater that was the site of the first-ever Hollywood film premiere are nowadays historical landmarks.
For the last 90 years the theaters have been the sites for A-list events, public film exhibitions and world-premiers with celebrities and a large number of fans.
Capitol Record Building
The 13-story tower Capitol Records Tower is a Los Angeles’ landmark, built 60 years ago, in 1956. The building is another symbol of Hollywood and has been featured in many movies, including Hancock, where the title character pierces the building's pinnacle with a car.
Capitol Records Building is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
Built in 1930, this Art Deco theater is one of Los Angeles' leading sites for live theater. Disney's The Lion King ran at the theatre for over two years. Pantages Theater is a popular location for the filming of TV shows, movies and music videos.
In 1997, Shakira performed her first show in the United States at the Hollywood Pantages.
Don’t skip a drink at Frolic Room next door, the historic bar where photos of movie stars deck the walls. Or maybe you want to philosophize a bit and listen to intriguing stories of Hollywood stars over a bold and smoky French Roast at Starbucks across the road. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. All places here are historic, atmospheric and with a lot of ambience. Great people-watching, too.
Don’t leave Hollywood without a signature souvenir from here. Occupying an entire city block, Amoebe Music store houses the biggest collection of music and movies on 2 shopping floors.
With millions of titles under one roof, this is real treasure for movie and music fans!
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The biggest stars in movie history rest in peace at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, a must-see in Los Angeles. Come for an up-close visit with towering obelisks, life-size statues and ornate monuments of the deceased.
The bench on actor Tyrone Power's grave is a nice place to sit and reflect looking at the lovely lake.
Los Angeles Film School
After the Hollywood Cemetery, where the story ends, let’s move on to LA Film School, where everything begins.
Established in 1999, Los Angeles Film School has over 2000 students and 230,000 square feet (21,000 m2) campus. Two of Los Angeles Film School‘s graduates worked on the MadMax, which got 6 Oscars at the Academy Awards in 2016, while another graduate has worked on ten episodes of Marco Polo, Fantastic Four and Furious 7.
Listen to the amazing success stories as you’re passing by the famous school. At the end of the day, this is what you have come here for – to see the places that create future stars that you will hear about tomorrow.
At Hollywood Highland things get hard-core, as there is so much to see and to do.
At Hollywood Highland is home to 60 top retailers, LA’s best restaurants, popular nightclubs and it is the venue for the exclusive Governor’s Ball that follows the Academy Awards ceremonies each year.
This is an ideal place to finish the tour as you can go to 4 museums all located in one place. Isn’t it amazing? Enjoy!
Hollywood & Highland where you can visit Hollywood Wax Museum, The Hollywood Museum, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium, Guinness World Records Museum
- * The itinerary is subject to change
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|Extra hours:||If you are having a good time and want your Los Angeles Hollywood tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.|
|Tipping suggestions:||If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.|
What you get:
- + A friend in Los Angeles.
- + Private & customized tour.
- + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
- + An authentic experience of local life.
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants.
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Los Angeles scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
- + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.
*This Hollywood City Tour can be modified to meet your preferences.