Famed LA Hollywood Attractions and Beyond
See the Sights, Live the Life From Pantages Theater to the Walk of Fame
Make the most of your stay in West Hollywood by visiting some legendary, star-studded LA and Hollywood attractions, including Pantages Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios. This is the land where stars are born, so witness the magic come to life during your vacation. Check out some the hottest spots below.
Cirque du Soleil
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Cirque du Soleil hits the streets of Hollywood, at the Dolby Theatre, with one if its newest shows: Iris , a Journey Through the World of Cinema. This show offers a new take on the art of cinema as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine it! IRIS is an inventive spectacle that combines acrobatics, dance, projections and live music. It takes the audience on a mesmerizing journey that blurs boundaries between live performance and moving images.
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
Established in 1930, the celebrated Pantages Theater has served as an art-deco coliseum for film screenings, concerts, and the best of Broadway theater. Instead of gladiators facing lions within these walls, stars and hopefuls face their dreams while gracing the audience with world class shows. Renowned, historic, and absolutely stunning, Pantages is your classic entertainment destination for your vacation with nostalgia written all over its antiqued walls. This is a must-see in our guide to West Hollywood attractions!
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
We’re not in Kansas anymore, and this yellow-brick road has been star-spangled and paved with gold. Amidst the hopeful sirens you’ll spot gazing at an empty star and picturing their name therein, spot your own favorite star on Hollywood’s world famous Walk of Fame. Since 1960, the boulevard has adopted more than 2,000 names on its desirable pavement. Joanne Woodward was the first one awarded, and since then, every star waits for his or her day. Will it be you?
6333 West 3rd St. (at Fairfax)
Traditional Los Angeles thrives with endless opportunities for dining and buying at this market made for the stars. The Farmer’s Market boasts an eclectic mix of quality foods and produce, plus souvenirs galore. Locals swear by the Jelly Donuts from Bob’s, so if you’re in the mood, indulge! Classic and adored by all since its establishment during the Depression, some years ago the Market underwent a total facelift with the installment of The Grove, a trendy, brand-name tattooed avenue of shops, chic restaurants, a movie theater, and entertaining cart vendors. Explore the endless things to do in Los Angeles at this mega market.
100 Universal City Plaza
Some of the most memorable movie shots were implemented here on the famed back lot of the most famous movie studio in the business. You can tour those areas and reminisce or ride one of their exhilarating attractions like the spine-tingling Jurassic Park. The nearby Citywalk promises more dining, movies, shopping and entertainment for the most fulfilling choice among LA attractions.
1200 Getty Center Drive
Dangling its prestigious feet from the side of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center is home to J. Paul Getty’s impressive collection of European art, from Van Gogh and Renoir to furniture spanning centuries of design. And what would a Getty collection be without an expansive Roman antiquities collection? – One of the most expansive collections spanning our globe. The view from the top is breathtaking with panoramic vistas from the Pacific to the Hollywood Hills. Best detail of all? The admission is free.
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Boulevard
Whether you’re in the mood for burlesque, rock music, or hip-hop, you can count on the El Rey Theater for some hypnotic entertainment. Art-deco interiors with plush seating that will remind you of talkies and the amorous starlets of Babylon, the El Rey is pleasing and the best of the Miracle Mile district, a musical stunner among our favorite things to do in Hollywood.
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Embraced by the lush Griffith Park, this theater is beautiful with its open-air seating and amazing acoustics. Concerts vary in style and genre and they only run summer months—a perfect time to gaze at the stars on your West Hollywood vacation.
2580 Cahuenga Boulevard
Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, this theatre is intimate and showcases music, dance, film, theater, and family events from May to October. Welcoming and perfect for up-close-and personal shows, the Ford Amphitheatre is central to entertaining shows. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E (323) 461-3673
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Iconic Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was built in 1927 and still allures visitors night and day to see its memorable handprints of classic stars and its well-known face symbolizing the hallmark of modern cinema. This Chinese-themed heirloom of glitz and fame is famous, well maintained and central to Hollywood’s most prestigious corridors… so be sure not to miss it when scoping out Hollywood attractions.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, LACMA is the largest smorgasbord of art in the western United States. Balanced on twenty aesthetic acres, halfway between the ocean and downtown, this museum’s art is of international stature as well as So Cal-specific—meaning its inventory is lengthy and impressive. LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. Be one of them.
2301 North Highland Avenue
Home to the LA Philharmonic, this massive open-air structure has housed the finest in entertainment since its opening in 1922. A historic cultural landmark, the Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, built into the grandiose hillsides of Bolton Canyon. Gaze in admiration while the stars illuminate the stage and the acoustics of the pristine environment catapult your soul into perfect wonderment.
The Hollywood Palladium
6215 West Sunset Boulevard
On the Hollywood Palladium’s opening night, Tommy Dorsey orchestra played with its vocalists, including Frank Sinatra. Since then the Palladium has been a magnet for talent, glamour and adoring guests. Built in old Hollywood art deco appeal, the venue is a supreme place to watch a show and its halls reek of impressive history any way you look at it. Having hosted numerous Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and icons like Madonna, the Rolling Stones, and James Brown to name a few, the Palladium certainly knows how to pick ‘em. Heralded one of the finest places in California to watch a show, you’ll certainly want to see what’s playing.
House of Blues
8430 Sunset Boulevard
This New Orleans inspired shack of impeccable flavors and sounds is certainly not just home to the best blues and jazz passing through the sparkling Sunset Strip. Hosting a most eclectic array of musical acts, the House of Blues also showcases the best of rock, hip-hop, and country on their intimate House of Blues Stage. With a gleaming sign that’s impossible to miss, the House of Blues on Sunset Strip is truly one of the most relished live music venues in the City of Angels. And that’s not all! The House of Blues on Sunset also boasts The Porch, a delicious Creole style restaurant with an authentic bluesy ambiance. And for those who love exclusivity, check out the members-only Foundation room. For a little Sunday gratitude and grub, the Gospel Brunch is world famous and a must-see on your West Hollywood vacation. This all-you-can-eat southern cuisine comes complete with an enjoyable choir set. Amen!