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You'll find everything from the finest of fine dining to laid-back, burger-flipping diners. When the sun sets, the place to be is Sunset Boulevard, otherwise known as Sunset Strip, home of several bars, restaurants, comedy clubs and nightclubs - everything from the House of Blues to Johnny Depp's Viper Room.
Once a small farming village, Hollywood virtually exploded in the early 20th Century with the arrival of movies studios and actors trying to make it big.
The number one attraction is Universal Studios® with its incredible rides, the legendary Studio Tour and the fabulous Citywalk® area of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Go behind the scenes with studio tours, or visit the Walk of Fame. There's also the legendary Sunset Strip to enjoy at night.
The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923 and originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND". It's purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Chinatown. Designed to only stand for 18 months, the sign deteriorated over the course of more than half a century, until 1978, where a public campaign led by Hugh Hefner, found donors to restore the sign and ensure it was a more permanent structure.
This is automobile city, but if you want to leave your car at home for the day, you can hop on the Metro Red Line, which will whizz you between downtown Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood.Back to top