Walking Tour of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles. In the video above we take you on a walking tour showing some of the key attractions.There are more attractions and landmarks packed into the 1.4 miles of the Walk of Fame than you can hope to see in one day. To help you decide which to see while you are in LA, click the links below or click the Hollywood Attractions category on our site where we are continually adding new places to see in Hollywood.
The tour begins on the western end of the Walk at the Four Ladies of Hollywood Gazebo. The gazebo is supported by statues of actresses Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna May Wong and Dolores del Río.
Moving east we come to the famous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum where you can pose with lifelike replicas of your favorite celebrities. Or if you want to pose with some faux superheros, there are a number of costumed characters on the Walk at the Hollywood Highland Center, which has a replica of a 1933 movie set from a D.W Griffith film as it’s courtyard. Near it you’ll find the hand and footprints of the stars at the TCI Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The Dolby Theatre, the Hollywood Guinness Museum, the El Capitan Theatre, and the Hard Rock Cafe are a few more of the many attractions clustered here, not to mention the shopping at the center.
While the entire walk of fame is loaded with things to see and do, the most interesting parts are on either end. If you want to skip on over to the Hollywood and Vine section on the eastern end of the Walk, you can take the Red Line Metro subway. It stops at Hollywood & Highland and at Hollywood & Vine. The fare is about $1.75 peak hours. Less for seniors.
While the intersection of Hollywood and Vine is perhaps the most iconic in the world, you will find more attractions concentrated near Hollywood and Highland. The main attractions on the Vine Street end are the iconic Capitol Records Building, the Pantages Theatre and the Hollywood Avalon.
If you are looking for places to stay in Hollywood, Mama Shelter is a French Boutique hotel on near Vine Street. The famous Roosevelt Hotel where Marilyn Monroe lived for two years is down on the Hollywood Highland end. Don’t let the urban legend that her ghost still hangs out in her old room there scare you off.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Hollywood! Be sure to subscribe to our email list on the right to receive summaries of new posts each week!
Produced by Mark Stout Photography
Narrated by: Zeus Lee
Music: Artist: Alexander Blu Song: Soft background music
Licence: The song is permitted for commercial use under license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License