Universal Studios Hollywood
Get a feel for how movie magic is created at this working studio and theme park. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” “Flight of the Hippogriff,” and “The Simpsons Ride.”
Nothing says Tinseltown like the world-famous Hollywood sign. Located on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills overlooking the sprawling Los Angeles Basin, the 350-foot-long iconic sign features letters that are 45 feet tall.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Covering 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine Street, the Walk of Fame is where you’ll encounter over 2,500 brass stars embedded in the sidewalk, honoring everyone from actors to directors to musicians.
A landmark amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl hosts hundreds of classical and rock concerts annually. It’s the year-round domain of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as well as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
You can’t get more upscale than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. High-end retailers include Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Cartier, Gucci, Bulgari, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Mikimoto, Ralph Lauren, and the House of Bijan.