on June 26, 2007
When you think of Hollywood you often think of the Hollywood letters in the hills, the cement hand and footprints of celebrities in front of Grauman's Theater, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame featuring dozens of stars commemorating famous entertainers. Luckily, all of these exciting landmarks are in the same place! Park your car in one of the parking garages in the Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. The cement footprints are directly in front of Grauman's Theater. Also, right in front of the theater is where you can sign up to take one of those bus tours around Hollywood. Not far away is a shopping center which has a few shops and eateries. It also has a great elevated balcony which, when standing on it, gives you a great opportunity to take pictures of the HOLLYWOOD letters in the hills. Also, attached to the center is the Kodak Theater, the place where the Oscars are held every year. Signs listing all of the Oscar winners for Best Picture even hang from the ceiling. The only thing that involves a little walking, as the name suggests, is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Prior to visiting it I didn't realize how many stars there were and how much space they spanned. With more than 2,000 stars, they line both sides of the Boulevard and go down for quite awhile. It's quite fun taking the walk and spotting different stars. However, if you really want to find a specific star I highly recommend you research its exact location in advance. Lots of websites, list the exact addresses of many of the stars. There are often people dressed as celebrities lining the walk. While I was there I got to take pictures with Mickey Mouse, Spider Man, and Marilyn Monroe.
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