“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Hollywood loves a comeback story. After Hollywood's 1920-60s Golden Age, the neighborhood declined and the streets became unsafe. But Hollywood has roared back to life with a recent revival, bringing businesses back and giving local landmarks a facelift. Tourists and locals flock to the streets day and night to hit some of L.A.'s best clubs, restaurants, and theaters. Highland Avenue is the main drag, leading to the Hollywood Bowl and the Kodak Theater, where the Oscars are held. No visit to Hollywood would be complete without a stroll on the Walk of Fame outside Mann's Chinese Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard adjacent to the Kodak. To the east of Highland on Hollywood Boulevard stands the historic Pantages Theater. For a taste of Old Hollywood, try the century-old Musso and Frank Grill restaurant. To complete your star turn, pick up a fake Oscar statue at a local souvenir shop.