Located just a short mile from the heart of Hollywood, the Hollywood Hotel is nearby the storied intersection of Hollywood & Vine (and the Walk of Fame), Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Sign, as well as Griffith Park and its newly-renovated Observatory. Also on the neighborhood is the nation’s largest municipal park, Griffith Park, which is full of trails and scenic overlooks, as well as a train museum, the L.A. Zoo and the Museum of the American West.
Take a drive west of Griffith Park and you’ll come to the notorious Sunset Strip, featuring the Roxy, House of Blues, and Whisky a Go Go. From rock ‘n’ roll to folk, punk to the blues, virtually every top musical artist has hit the stage at one of these three musical venues.
A stone’s throw to the west is the city of Beverly Hills, home to countless luminaries and Rodeo Drive, one of the most exclusive shopping districts on the planet. At the Museum of TV & Radio, one can view screenings and gallery exhibitions commemorating the small screen and the golden age of radio.
The Hollywood Hotel is close to famed Universal Studios Hollywood™ Theme Park, the world’s largest movie studio and theme park, and Universal City Walk®. Universal Studios Hollywood puts you so close you can hear the cameras rolling. Get an inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films. And, for a big Hollywood finish, visit Universal CityWalk®, for L.A.’s hottest entertainment, dining, and shopping.
Be sure to spend a day at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which has an extensive permanent collection of both American and European paintings as well as Asian and Islamic artifacts. LACMA’s Japanese Pavilion houses works dating from 3,000 BC to the 20th century. Step across the street from LACMA and see the Craft & Folk Art Museum, which is dedicated to promoting traditional artisans and handmade art.
Next to the L. A. County Museum of Art complex is the Page Museum, featuring the world famous La Brea Tar Pits, which has hosted millions of visitors from around the world, each coming to take a giant step back in time with the many prehistoric creatures unearthed from their goo.