From vintage clothing bargains to fine art, shopping in Hollywood spans a wide range of budgets. Hollywood spans tastes, too, and it's a particularly good neighborhood to visit if your interests are specific. Whether you're looking for movie memorabilia, Dr. Martens shoes, or rare vinyl, there's a store for you. Check out our guide to get started on your Hollywood shopping adventure.
There is never a shortage of things to see and do in Hollywood. Even if you're in Los Angeles for a long stay, it might seem as if there isn't enough time to check out all that this world-famous L.A. neighborhood has to offer. When you're in Hollywood, it's best to keep your eyes on alert for the local gems. If you get swept up in the crowds on the main drags, you might miss the Egyptian Theatre or the Hollywood Museum. While the neighborhood's massive dance clubs are a big draw, don't overlook more intimate spaces on Cahuenga Boulevard. Take some time to head down to Melrose Avenue or veer west to La Brea or head east on Santa Monica Boulevard for a performance on Theatre Row or an outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever. Read on for Hollywood hidden gems that you don't want to miss.
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Acclaimed Los Angeles tattoo artist Dr. Woo has been called “the most in demand tattooist in the world.” With a rumored two-year long waitlist and 1.2 million followers on Instagram, Dr. Woo has an impressive star-studded client list that includes Miley Cyrus, Drake, Emilia Clarke, Cara Delevingne, Sarah Hyland, Frances Bean Cobain and Frank Ocean to name just a few.
Small, sharing plates are a modern dining trend—and depending on the culture of origin, this tradition is called mezze, tapas, antipasti, or banchan. Now, the newest craze is izakaya, which translates to "stay sake shop" in Japanese. A traditional izakaya in Japan is a casual, reasonably priced gastropub or tavern, centered around drinks first, then small plates such as yakitori skewers, tofu, vegetables, rice balls, soba noodles, and more drinks.
Los Angeles restaurateurs are now putting their personal stamp on the izakaya concept with regards to style, menus and cost. Discover unique izakaya destinations that have opened in the last couple of years, plus one that's opening soon.
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According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Hollywood street boundaries are as follows:
- North - Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to the east boundary of Wattles Garden Park and Franklin Avenue between Bonita and Western Avenues
- South - Melrose Avenue
- East - Western Avenue
- West - La Brea Avenue or the West Hollywood city line
The diverse neighborhood includes areas such as Franklin Village, Little Armenia, Spaulding Square, Thai Town and the Yucca Corridor.
Following the recent launch of L.A. Tourism’s immersive Virtual Discovery L.A., the Meet L.A. app allows users to handily view the virtual travel platform, quickly browse through the regions and neighborhoods of Los Angeles and directly contact L.A. Tourism’s sales staff with ease.