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Things to do in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
  • 984 locals recommend
Landmark
“Great place to see the famous Walk of Fame of every star who has graced Hollywood. Enjoy exploring and learning more about the world's most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honors! ”
  • 307 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It's touristy but fun, shops and restaurants next door to famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre and framed by costumed "superheroes."”
  • 385 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Hollywood Pantages is a MUST see when in Los Angeles. A fully restored classic Art Deco theatre, former home of the Academy Awards. You can see Broadway shows with original casts right here in Hollywood! ”
  • 217 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Description: A neighborhood in LA known for entertainment. Attractions include the TCL Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood Bowl The Greek Theatre Salt & Straw (ice cream) Pizzeria Mozza Katsuya Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles (classic – Snoop drops in often – If you go to the one in South LA bring a strap) Stella Barra (cookies, healthier pizza) ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Walkable area and a great place to sightsee. You can see buskers/street performers, go shopping, get food, see a movie, or hang out at a bar/lounge. The options are endless. ”
  • 190 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Famous Hollywood sidewalk area emblazoned with stars & celebrity names since 1960.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum chain for life-size wax replicas of famous Americans & historic icons in themed galleries.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Cinema
“One of the few art deco, single-screen movie theaters left in town. It's really fun to see a movie here! Also, you could check out Downtown Independent, which screens independent films.”
  • 284 locals recommend
Landmark
“Check their website for upcoming Walk of Fame Star ceremonies and movie premieres. ”
  • 187 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Cool trendy spot in West Hollywood! Beautiful people, cool setting; Inside can get really loud, try to get an outside seating, you will love seating under the stars, lights, and trees. Best to order Lollipop Sprouts and mushroom pizza (share with friends)... so good!”
  • 169 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“A must have if visiting LA for the first time! Try the animal style fries 🍟 ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Lodging with Old Hollywood glamour, plus a pool, an intimate restaurant & an elegant cocktail bar.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Café
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“Housed in two historic bungalows, this cottage-like café serves large plates of gourmet American classics—with breakfast items served until 5pm, salads, skillet-roasted chicken, hot paninis and more—loved by locals. Brunch is one of the most popular times to see and be seen here, especially out on that killer patio, so be sure to grab Alcove’s very own chocolate bars and some baked goods from the pastry window while you wait for a seat. The adjacent Big Bar offers hand-crafted cocktails, craft beers and fine wines alongside reinvented bar food, not to mention some of the most fun themed beverage menus in town.”
  • 208 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Sqirl is the best, but usually there is a line. Going for early breakfast is great at 9:30am - 10am because it’s not so busy. Great breakfast & coffee.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“Creatively topped dogs (some named for celebrities) draw long lines at this historic roadside spot.”
  • 119 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Cool trendy spot in West Hollywood! Beautiful people, cool setting; Inside can get really loud, try to get an outside seating, you will love seating under the stars, lights, and trees. Best to order Lollipop Sprouts and mushroom pizza (share with friends)... so good!”
  • 169 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“A must have if visiting LA for the first time! Try the animal style fries 🍟 ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Lodging with Old Hollywood glamour, plus a pool, an intimate restaurant & an elegant cocktail bar.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Café
“Housed in two historic bungalows, this cottage-like café serves large plates of gourmet American classics—with breakfast items served until 5pm, salads, skillet-roasted chicken, hot paninis and more—loved by locals. Brunch is one of the most popular times to see and be seen here, especially out on that killer patio, so be sure to grab Alcove’s very own chocolate bars and some baked goods from the pastry window while you wait for a seat. The adjacent Big Bar offers hand-crafted cocktails, craft beers and fine wines alongside reinvented bar food, not to mention some of the most fun themed beverage menus in town.”
  • 208 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Sqirl is the best, but usually there is a line. Going for early breakfast is great at 9:30am - 10am because it’s not so busy. Great breakfast & coffee.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“Creatively topped dogs (some named for celebrities) draw long lines at this historic roadside spot.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“While this is technically in Los Feliz, it's not far and well-worth a trip. Little Dom's is a classy, grown up spot where you might find yourself dining next to Jon Hamm or David Fincher. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Beautiful views of Hollywood at a historic establishment! Also has a great tiki bar inside! ”
  • 127 locals recommend

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