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Lonely Planet Experiences: Hollywood Highlights

Adults (Ages 12+)

Enjoy the city tour equivalent of a short film with this whistle stop one-hour adventure centered around LA’s legendary Hollywood Boulevard. Get the low down on classic Hollywood as we talk about Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and lots more of your golden era favourites. Admire some of this historic area’s architectural gems, like the Dolby, El Capitan and Chinese Theatres and the Hollywood sign. Take a peek inside the iconic Roosevelt Hotel and hear about the movie stars that have stayed (and misbehaved) here. If you’re in a hurry and you want a Hollywood highlight reel, look no further. We think this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship…


  • Channel your inner Monroe or Bogart as you explore the hidden corners of legendary Hollywood Boulevard and learn about the most successful movie industry in the world
  • See the famous Hollywood Sign, Chinese Theater, The El Capitan Theater and The Dolby Theater and discover their legendary origins and scintillating history
  • Stroll along the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and spot your favorite stars, old or new
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour around the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a favorite of Hollywood royalty for nearly a century, and hear ghostly tales and mischievous gossip about the stars that once stalked its luxurious corridors
  • See the spot where they lay down the Oscars’ red carpet every year

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Meeting point: 6815 Hollywood Blvd outside the Hollywood/Highland Metro station. Your tour guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign. Visit for more info on public transport. For parking, check out | Google Maps link
  • Starting time: 9.00 AM
  • Ending point: ‘The Four Ladies of Hollywood’ Statues: 7097 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Google Maps link