If you’ve never been to Los Angeles, you’re probably still familiar with the city and you may even know one or two famous sight-seeing spots just from your favorite movie or television shows. The glow of Los Angeles has a great reach, so much that it’s attracted the second largest city population in the country while boasting the highest rate of ethnic diversity compared to anywhere in the World. Los Angeles is as popular as the movie stars that inhabit it’s streets; which by extension have also become famous.
First time visitors of Los Angeles should be sure to check-out the following famous boulevards, who knows, you may even run into a celebrity or two.
The legendary Hollywood Blvd serves as a keepsake for distinguished actors of the present and past. Be sure to take a trip down the ‘Walk of Fame’ and check out Grauman’s Chinese Theater to catch handprints of your favorite movie stars cemented into L.A.’s streets. If time permits, be sure to make some extra stops at the Kodak Theater, Universal Studios, and the Hollywood Wax Museum
Wedged in between Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, Rodeo Drive (Ro-de’-oh) in Beverly Hills has long been acknowledged as the destination for affluent tourists and fashionable trend-setting locals. It’s not uncommon to find celebrities shopping at one of the many expensive shops in the area. You’ll even find the most expensive store in the World on Rodeo Drive – The House of Bijan – which is a “by appointment only” shopping establishment.
Take a trip along the the Santa Monica Mountains for some sensational views of Los Angeles. Visit the famous “Hollywood” sign. Visit the homes of Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando who have all at one point lived at Mulholland Drive. Time permitted make your way to one of the many scenic outlooks for a brief brush in with nature.
Looking for entertainment? Make your way over to Sunset Blvd to find some of the most iconic night clubs that Los Angeles has to offer. “The Sunset Strip” is Illuminated by neon lights, and Sunset Blvd feels like it’s stolen a little bit of Las Vegas’ charm. Sunset Boulevard stretches from Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica Beach. If you’re tired of sight-seeing, go ahead and catch some rays.
Los Angeles is a melting pot of different cultures, and each L.A. street brings a new experience to its visitors. If you’re traveling in from Los Angeles Airport, we recommend staying at the Radisson Los Angeles Airport Hotel, it’s fairly convenient given the shuttle connects directly to the hotel. Los Angeles is sprawling and these streets that we’ve covered run for miles, the savvy traveler will need to book a car during their visit to L.A.