The city that pioneered the motion picture and entertainment industries, Hollywood rose to stardom and fame instantly in its golden age of the 1920s. Hollywood’s glitz and glamour still sparkle and shine as bright as it did in its heyday, and the area continues to be a beacon that draws hopeful performers from all over the world. Hollywood houses everything the entertainment industry needs to thrive – film and music studios, theaters, the iconic Hollywood sign, museums, posh hotels, comedy and magic venues, and famous eateries – visitors and performers alike can find it all in Hollywood.
Pink’s Hot Dogs, a landmark hot dog stand started by the Pink family in 1939, is famous for its chili dogs and the movie stars who adore them. The stand almost always has a long line, but you’re likely to spot a celebrity – it’s not unusual to see a chauffeured Rolls Royce pull up to the stand and order a hot dog for its famous occupant.
See your favorite movie stars immortalized in wax replicas at the Hollywood Wax Museum, and be astonished at Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium, a museum of all things strange and abnormal. Actors, athletes, and other celebrities are buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which screens movies on the lawn during the summer. It may sound strange, but hundreds of people lay out blankets and lawn chairs to view a movie projected onto the side of a building.