Hollywood Area Attractions
In addition to stepping into the spotlight with the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum, here are attractions within walking distance that have been rated by our guests as the Top Ten Best Attractions in Hollywood.
This is the birthplace of the Academy Awards and has been the playground of luminaries since 1927. Enjoy the historic lobby with library bar, Marilyn Monroe Suite, Gable & Lombard Penthouse, and Dakota's Restaurant.
H&H is a central Hollywood gathering place with more than 75 shops and restaurants, including Lucky Strike Lanes and the famed Kodak Theatre, permanent home of the Academy Awards. It is also the only place in Hollywood offering a picture-perfect view of the landmark Hollywood Sign.
This 3,332-seat theatre has been the permanent home of the Academy Awards since 2001 and hosts live entertainment events all year. The 30-minute walking tour offers architectural and historical highlights, including the five-level lobby, grand spiral staircase, and Grand Ballroom.
Record-breaking facts and feats are brought to life here. The Museum showcases records, from the great to the gross, in an up-close look at pop culture, history, and science. Hundreds of highlights are presented in two stories packed with videos, touch screen challenges, talking holographs, and other 3-D displays.
You won't believe your eyes! But you'll want to keep them open wide to experience hundreds of oddities of quirk and nature from around the world. Get a gander at strange but true people, weird happenings, and the most interesting and bizarre facts on earth.
The tastes, sights, and sounds of the 1950s drive-in era have been shared among families here since 1987. Mel's serves good old-fashioned burgers, fries, and milkshakes along with fondly remembered music and classic auto Americana. American Graffiti was filmed at the original Mel's Drive-In.
This 1920s movie palace was Hollywood's first home of spoken drama. Restored to its historic grandeur in 1991, it is now an exclusive first-run theatre for Walt Disney Pictures and hosts live stage shows featuring a classic 2,500-pipe Wurlitzer organ. The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store are next door.
ABC's distinctive late-night talk show with Emmy winner Jimmy Kimmel is broadcast from the historic Masonic Building across from the Kodak Theatre. The show is taped before a live audience and showcases the unique character of Hollywood. For tickets, call 1-866-JimmyTix.
This world-famous eatery is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood (opened in 1919) and features the same American/Continental menu and cocktail selection enjoyed by countless celebrities over the years. For the full effect, request table No. 1 in the west room, which was Charlie Chaplin's regular table.
Designed for anyone fascinated with Hollywood history, architecture and lore, the Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour visits all of the famous (and infamous) landmarks and even shares a bit of legendary gossip. The Hollywood On-Location Tour leads guests through places where blockbuster films were shot.