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Strolling Hollywood Boulevard with Kids

Visit historic landmarks and get the scoop on Hollywood
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.3 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Hollywood--nicknamed Tinseltown--might sound more glamorous than it looks (at least to first-time visitors). But while chances are... more »

Tips:  1. Park at the Hollywood & Highland structure. You'll be in the hub of the action. Shop or dine at the complex and get your... more »

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Points of Interest

Find a spot in the complex's parking structure, centrally located to major Hollywood landmarks. Get your ticket validated by making a purchase at the complex.

This is a good starting and ending point for your tour. Shop, dine or bowl at Lucky Strike Lanes, a mellow scene by day and a hot spot at night. California Pizza Kitchen and Grill on... More

You're in the heart of the city when you stroll along famous Hollywood Boulevard. The Walk of Fame consists of 2,000-plus, five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars bearing celebrity names. The stars adorn both sides of the pavement along Hollywood Boulevard, beginning at La Brea Avenue and continuing 15 blocks down on Vine Street. The stars continue ... More

Located at the Hollywood & Highland complex, the Kodak Theatre has been the site of the annual Academy Awards since 2001. The glamorous theater, decked out with a grand spiral staircase, is also a popular venue for live stage shows, concerts and performances. See for yourself where celebrities primp and what Oscar statuettes look like on a 30-... More

Across from Grauman's Chinese Theatre is Disney's El Capitan, showing first-run Disney movies. This is a fun place to see a movie--with or without kids. The theater, which debuted in 1926 as Hollywood's First Home of Spoken Drama, also hosts live stage shows.

Got a sweet tooth? Drop by the adjacent Disney's Soda Fountain & Studio Store for... More

Once you exit the Hollywood & Highland complex, go next door to the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. This is a good place to begin a walking tour of historic landmarks along Hollywood Boulevard.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre, which debuted May 18, 1927, continues to be a popular venue for studio premieres. Catch a movie or take a few minutes to admire ... More

Here's your chance to waltz down a red carpet and come face to face with your favorite celebs--albeit the lifelike wax figures of Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz and Alvin & the Chipmunks. Special effects and audio recordings help bring scenes with figures to life throughout the museum's 18 themed zones. Find Spiderman in the... More

Step inside this bizarre museum if you like seeing weird things like a shrunken head, a two-headed calf and a quarter million dollar Marilyn Monroe statue created from $264,000 in worn-out dollar bills (allegedly tossed out by the government)--believe it or not! Two floors and 11 galleries contain an assortment of exhibits and odd artifacts.
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Whether it's your first or 100th visit to Hollywood, step aboard the Starline Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Fun Tour for the goods on the city. Starline Tours is the oldest sightseeing company and offers narrated, pre-recorded audio tours of Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles area. Visit more than 50 sites or choose from four specific tours.

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