If you’re looking to fill a whole day with movie-themed fun, buy a 1-day pass for Universal Studios Hollywood (starting at $105), which grants you access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, themed rides such as The Simpsons and Jurassic Park, and access to the world-famous Studio Tour. Hosted on video by Jimmy Fallon, the tour takes you through four acres of the sprawling studio lot, including the largest set construction project in studio history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg. The tour will take you through the plane crash scene from War of the Worlds, Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane, the legendary Bates Motel of Psycho fame, and the set of Jaws. Studio tours are available daily during theme park hours.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Where to eat nearby: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Universal City, 818.753.2739
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Christine McConnell - artist, seamstress, photographer, baker, pin-up girl, and Instagram phenomenon - has turned her vintage goth sensibilities into an enviable career. Lately, that has manifested into a fantastic collaboration with the new Tim Burton film, "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children."
Hollywood Forever's charms are somewhat hidden. Drive by and you might barely notice it, unless you're trying to make your way past the line of cars snaking out onto Santa Monica Boulevard some Saturday night. (More on that later.) Tucked off of a busy stretch a few blocks east of Vine Street, it's easily accessible by bus. Visitors can tour the grounds for free from Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Now, she’s touring with her band, doing up to 60 concerts per year in seven countries. On Friday, September 2, Ringwald will be performing at the legendary Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. On the occasion of her first-ever performance at the historic music venue, Ringwald opens up about her favorite hometown haunts and shares a few songs she'll be covering at the Whisky!