Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard
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One of the world's most famous streets, this route links the urban streets of downtown Hollywood to the lush, green and up-scale residential avenues of Beverly Hills.
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
It keeps getting better. Thirty years ago it used to be a very seedy area. Over 90% of that is now gone. We enjoyed walking about ten blocks on Sunset Boulevard and viewed other portions by car.
Written 31 July 2019
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Mieah C
New York City, NY82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
Our hotel was located right in the heart of Sunset Boulevard. The location is very convenience to access for food purchase. Many restaurants and pizza shops located along Sunset Boulevard. You will never worry about "food problem" in late night. MOst of them are open until midnights or later. Also, one tip that i have to tell you, Mondays is not "NO Food Day". The location where my hotel at, the restaurants are closed on monday nights. However, there is another problem i have to mention here is the community safety problem. DO NOT LET YOU FEMALE FRIENDS GO OUT BY THEMSELVES AT NIGHT!!! THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS!!! One day, we went out for food pickup at nigh. We pull over the car by the sidewalk, i step out with another female friend to the restaurant for pick up. The distance between our car and the restaurant was about 10M away. There was a creepy homeless guy smiling and looking at us, made us feel uncomfortable. We ignored him and ran into the restaurant quickly. 5 mins after, that creepy guy didnt gone and still starring at restaurant door waiting for us to come out. We scared and can't just go out like this. Unfortunately, two of us left cellphones in the car, can't call on another two friends who stay in the car. and we need help to go out. We told the restaurant manager about it, that guy was nice, let us borrow his cellphone, and walk us back to the car safely!!! THank God!!! That was the most horrible experience in my trip. In the day, we don't see many homeless people or beggars walking around in the street; but at night times, there were alot, they kept asking you for a quarter of change. If any of female travelers are planning to visit Sunset Boulevard, just be aware of you own secure!! Stay Safe!!
Written 13 May 2013
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Eddie L
Reno, NV2,687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Solo
Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is an attraction by itself, but there are many other entertainment trivia attractions along the way. The best of Sunset for me is the drive west through Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bellaire. Try taking a right turn on one of those tree-lined streets going north from Sunset and see where many of the stars live and have lived for decades. Then get back to Sunset and continue westerly all the way to the Pacific Ocean and Malibu. The ride through Malibu Canyon along the way is beautiful. Once at the Ocean, turn left and drive down to Santa Monica Pier. Ideally do this journey in a convertible top auto or a motorcycle. This is California dreamin'
Written 2 November 2011
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DRLuxury
Monte-Carlo, Monaco2,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Business
this enormous street goes from the city to los angeles up to the pacific coast highway.... a gorgeous street ...it starts in the very center, neglected and seedy, goes through korea town up to west hollywood (getting better) then beverly hills and brentwood via ucla to pacific palisades up to the pch. fantastic mansions on 10000s and super views at the very end. you might go up to malibu after crossing the whole city of los angeles
love it (avoid between 4 nd 7 pm (rush hour kills your patience:))))
Written 12 November 2014
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The Back and Forth
Belfast, ME53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
For such an iconic place the reality of experiencing it is much different! But then I guess it depends on what time of day you go, what is going on, what was in the water that day!

I love to run and have run up and down this boulevard maybe a dozen times. Every time different. It's full of independent businesses and the big brands, it's old and new. It's clean.. most of the time.

Stopping at a different coffee shop/restaurant/café each time is the best bit. You never know what you are going to get. The mafia style Italian guy serving only double shots for $2. The coolest coffee cats that are strait out of a Burberry advert knocking up supermochaskimmedtrimmedlottalatte! The guy that shouted at me for looking at his bull dog because he had issues and had just come out of counseling... the dog that is!

Go, take it in, and be glad you are you!
Written 14 May 2013
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Double "Ollie" Winner
Riverside, CA2,508 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
I've taken visiting family and friends here many times. This is not what you think it should/could be. It's dirty, rundown, unsafe, smelly, unpatrolled(!!!), and you won't see a single movie star unless you happen to be there during a movie kickoff event. Otherwise, it's just a tourist trap overrun by a concentration of the worst elements of society. You'll get hounded by vagrants, panhandlers, filthy superheroes, fake "musicians" selling blank CDs, and countless tour bus sales people...all while enjoying the environment of urine odors/stains and third rate shops and restaurants. So if you're really intent on seeing some sidewalk stars, you're at least now armed with my precautions. The city has failed to make this what it was intended to be. It's well overdue for a cleanup, some proper licensing requirements, and enforceable standards that remain enforced by a continuous police presence. If LA wanted to make it fun and clean, they'd dress the enforcers in movie attire with LAPD arm bands: cowboy sheriffs, storm troopers, "mall cop" on segue, etc.
Written 16 July 2016
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Lazydays_8
Great Britain26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Hell of a road trip, it goes on for miles! There is something about the name that makes you want to drive the length of it. You can imagine being in the 60's with all its romance and seeing the film stars out and about. We didn't see any!!
Well worth the drive to say you have done it.
Written 14 November 2014
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Mommabiek
Boulder, CO360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Okay, so Sunset Boulevard needs to be seen...one time. Once you've been there, you've seen it, and that's it. It is quirky, funny, and interesting, but it's also crowded and touristy. I've been there a bunch of times (taking different people), and it's pretty much always the same now, and it's not as fun as it was in the 80s. Back then, you could go to Mann's Chinese theater (I have no idea what it's called now), go to some gritty shops and see your Walk of Fame favorite. Now, it's touristy and commercial and doesn't have the "charm" it used to. it does, however, still have some grit, as just this summer, we witnessed an older woman pull down her pants and pee in a hole on a street just off the main drag. So, things like that happen on Sunset Boulevard. Like I said, one time, and you're good.
Written 3 March 2016
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Queen1000
Los Angeles, California173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently had my fiance's brother & his wife in from Minneapolis. They'd never been to California before. We took them first to a Los Angeles Conservancy downtown tour (meets in Pershing Square). And then the Sunset Boulevard drive through the city.

We took Sunset all the way from downtown to the ocean in Malibu / Santa Monica. It sort of goes from the poor side of LA to the rich (generally speaking). You see the seediness of downtown/Hollywood, the hipness too, you pass the famous Sunset Strip with the big billboards, the mansions in Beverly Hills, all the way down to the Pacific Ocean.

Then we took them to the Reel Inn on the PCH (or rather, they treated us), which is a local fish place I'd always wanted to try (sometimes guests get you to do the things you've always wanted to do!). It was yummy, and it doesn't break the bank, unlike Gladstone's etc. We also walked across the street to the beach.

They were thrilled with the whole LA day, and it was so easy for us.
Written 18 April 2009
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Rudite A
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great walk in the city, a lovely experience to see places from movies. Many places to stop and take pics and to enjoy an American dining.
Written 5 January 2020
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