By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman and as indicated)
Visiting Hollywood brings an expectation of seeing celebrities. The famous Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard becomes the center of activity for those involved in the film industry.
The famous Sunset Strip to Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street is the birthplace of the west coast entertainment industry.
Since the film studios moved to Hollywood, the stars and executives dine at the local restaurants, nightclubs and attend the premieres.
If you seek nightlife, try the Rainbow Room, Whiskey A Go-go, Avalon Hollywood Nightclub, the Palladium, Lure Nightclub, the Comedy Store and many other nightclubs and fun spots in Hollywood.
The ornate Grauman’s Chinese Theater (1927) was known as the most famous movie theater in the world. They still hold film premiers today and many famous stars left their foot prints in the cement in the front courtyard.
Hollywood Boulevard has famous attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1958), the Brown Derby Restaurant (1929) at the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.
Other famous sights along Hollywood Boulevard are the Kodak Theater (1928) home of the yearly Academy Awards, the Arclight Cinema, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (2009) and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
You can still see some of their early film studio buildings. It all happened here!
Built on Sunset Boulevard during the 60’s, the Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel became a part of the cities’ colorful past.
The Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel’s distinct character immediately attracts attention. Spanish-style arches decorate the entrance and windows for a feeling of the past.
The building is designed around a traditional courtyard pool recreation area, its historic charm brings a relaxing mood to the hotel.
The windows leading to the courtyard provide a view of the protected outside gardens surrounding the pool. There are flowers everywhere.
Their Sunset Boulevard location provides a perfect setting for healthy walks to restaurants, nightclubs and nearby attractions.
The Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel, 8400 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California. For information, call (800)-421-3652. www.sunsetplazahotel.com
One of the most famous sights for visitors around the world, Disneyland attracts all ages. Many travelers stay in Hollywood and visit for one-day of fun while others stay at the Disneyland Hotel if they want to enjoy Disneyland for a few days.
From the jungle cruise and a wide variety of rides to Mickey Mouse and other lovable characters, it is the world of fantasy around you!
The Disneyland Hotel’s luxurious rooms, pools, waterslides, and themed dining are a vacation in itself. https://disneyland.disney.go.com/
Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated features columnist with Show and Restaurant Reviews, Travel, Luxury Getaways, Health and Lifestyles.
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