You probably know the celebrities don’t hang out here but it is
still a required stop on any Los Angeles tour. Hollywood is
California’s symbolic center of the movie industry. It is a bit
of illusion – as it turns out, the Hollywood sign is not even in
Hollywood. Still, there is no other place like it in California.
People watching and shopping are two easy things to do in
Hollywood – or stroll down Hollywood Boulevard for the main attractions
- the Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theatre and some celebrity "museums"
or tourist traps, depending upon your mood. Look to the hills north of
the Boulevard to see the Hollywood sign. West Hollywood is hipper and
more up-scale in its lodgings, shops, and restaurants.