Hollywood Walk of Fame

On the sidewalk in front of gift shops, tattoo parlors, and fast food joints on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine, the Hollywood Walk of Fame attracts more than 10 million visitors each year.

The Stars Come Out on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

On Hollywood Boulevard (from the Hollywood and La Brea Gateway to the Pantages Theater at Gower) and down Vine (from the Capitol Records Building to Sunset), scores of tourists crowd the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see the names of movie and music stars (and many other types of entertainers) immortalized on brass stars laid into terrazzo tiles. The Hollywood Walk of fame is one of the top attractions in Hollywood and in Los Angeles, and on any given day, it’s filled with people looking at the stars, taking pictures with the stars, and gawking at the other landmarks on the Boulevard as well navigating their way through costumed characters working for tips.

Old Glamour and Newish Celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is close to where the original Los Angeles movie studios stood about a century ago. One of the most popular stretches of the Walk of Fame passes in front of TLC Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theatre), and this is where many of the people dressed up like superheroes and pop stars can be found.

After a visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, many travelers like to spend couple of hours at the Griffith Park Observatory.