HOLLYWOOD SIGHTSEEING

explore THE exciting CITY OF hollywood
Hollywood is home to some of the most well-­known attractions in the world. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sunset Plaza Hotel is a great choice for those looking to stay at one of the hotels close to popular Hollywood attractions. Many of these sights have been featured in films and television. With dozens of great museums, music venues, and celebrity­-centric attractions, there are a variety of places to visit to get the full Hollywood experience. Talk to our helpful staff about making reservations for you at any one of the places.

TMZ HOLLYWOOD TOUR

Get a glance at the “real” Hollywood. Hit TV show and gossip outlet TMZ offers exciting tours to those who want to experience celebrity life in Hollywood. Do you ever wonder where you favorite celebrities like to dine or where they like to party? On the TMZ Tours, you will have the chance to see where some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like to go frequently. As you cruise around the city with TMZ, get the juiciest gossip and secrets that aren’t revealed on the show.

TCL CHINESE THEATER

The world­famous TCL Chinese Theatre was first opened in 1927 as the Graumans Chinese Theatre. This theatre is a Hollywood hot spot and has been the host to hundreds of film premieres, three Academy Awards Ceremonies, birthday parties, and much more. The TCL Chinese Theatre is also home to the Hand and Footprint Ceremonies where celebrities impress their hands and feet into autographed concrete in front of the theatre. You can also see some of the latest film releases in IMAX.

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Extending 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine Street, the 2,500, 3­foot brass stars embedded into the sidewalk, The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a cherished landmark. Some of the biggest names in entertainment are featured on the stars, in honor of their great contributions to the industry. Take a walk down one of Hollywood’s most prominent streets and snap a picture next to your favorite celebrities’ stars.

MADAME TUSSAUDS HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM

There is always a possibility of running into someone famous in Hollywood, but a lot of times, stars like to be reclusive. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is the next best thing to getting up close to a celebrity. At Madame Tussaud’s some of the biggest names in entertainment have been sculpted into life­-like wax statues. The museum offers rooms with different themes like The A­-List Party, Crime, Action Heroes, and Sports just to name a few. Visit the museum any day and take pictures with Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, Martin Scorsese, The Rock, and so many more.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! offers attendees a unique and unusual experience. The family­-friendly attraction presents over 300 strange and unbelievable exhibits and artifacts across 11 galleries with different themes in a building called the “Odditorium.” Odd is the perfect way to describe Ripley’s. With artifacts like real shrunken heads, a prehistoric bear skeleton, a 9­foot Transformer made of scrap metal, a motorcycle made out of candy, and hundreds more, you’re sure to see something that will blow your mind. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! is open 364 days a year from 10am to Midnight and is suitable for all ages.

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

The Griffith Observatory gives you the opportunity to observe and ponder the universe that surrounds us. Enter the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and see the sky like never before with the Zeiss Star Projector. This exceptional piece of technology projects images of outer space from any time in history for an in­depth, educational look at our galaxy. The are many other attractions like the “Depths of Space” exhibit which gives guests a closer look at some of the celestial bodies deep in the universe. The Griffith Observatory also provides an amazing view of Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Visit the Hollywood Terrace and take a picture with the Hollywood Sign in the background.

HOLLYWOOD SIGN

You’ve seen it in hundreds of TV shows, movies, commercials, and promos. The glorious Hollywood Sign is the world renowned landmark of the city. With each letter standing at 45 feet tall and all nine extending for 350 feet, it’s hard to miss this structure sitting in the hills overlooking the city. The sign has gone through a long history of changes before it became the beautiful icon that it is today. Get a true Hollywood experience and take one of the daily tours to the sign. Our staff can set up the tour for you!

EL CAPITAN THEATRE

Get an unmatched movie theater experience at the El Capitan Theatre. Home to some of the most innovative movie­viewing technology by Disney®, this theatre features Dolby ATMOS sound systems and a Christie Solaria projection system. What makes this theatre special is that it’s backed by Disney®. Viewers can experience premiere and preshow events of some of the biggest Disney® releases.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Part movie studio lot; part amusement park, Universal Studios is the hottest theme park in Hollywood. Visit the home of cinema classics like Jaws, Psycho, Back to Future, Jurassic Park, and others. Take one of the guided tours to see where and how these films were made and get some inside information into the industry. After the tour, get on the thrill rides including Jurassic Park, Revenge of the Mummy, and Transformers: The Ride. You can also visit the home of the Simpsons in the Springfield section of Universal Studios. Visit hotspots from the TV Show like the Kwik­-E Mart and Moes Tavern, and visit Krustyland to take a journey on the Simpsons Ride.
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