Hollywood - Los Angeles

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/north_america/north_america_stock/hollywood-sign-001.JPG" class="rightwise" title="hollywood sign, los angeles" alt="hollywood sign, los angeles" /></p> <p>Hollywood is the original heart of the US movie making industry and is the home of the Academy Awards (the Oscars) and Mann&#8217;s Chinese Theatre.</p> <p>Although many people have the idea that Hollywood is glitzy and glamorous, the main &#8216;Hollywood&#8217; area (concentrated around the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave) is a tourtisty as <a href="/contikipedia/articles/niagara-falls">Niagara Falls</a>, the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/pisa">Leaning Tower of Pisa</a> or the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/gold-coast-and-surfers-paradise">Surfers Paradise</a>.</p> <p>Take a walk along Hollywood Blvd and check out the names of the stars in the pavement along the world-uber-famous Hollywood &#8216;walk of fame&#8217;. You can also see the hand and foot prints of some of Hollywood&#8217;s finest in concrete in front of Mann&#8217;s Chinese Theater. and of the stars and maybe do a little star spotting. Hollywood Boulevard is where you can find the &#8216;walk of fame&#8217; with the names of some of Hollywood&#8217;s biggest stars.</p> <p>Very few people who travel to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/los-angeles">LA</a> want to miss out on at least seeing the Hollywood sign and Contiki Tours visiting LA stop to see the sign and spend time sightseeing, shopping and perhaps doing a little star spotting in this, perhaps the most famous suburb in the world.</p>