Hollywood: History and Sights of the Entertainment Capital

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Kyle
Quality Verified Registered on August 25, 2023

Having been a tour guide for ten years in three different cities (New Orleans, New York City, and Los Angeles), I've had a lot of time learning the best ways to see different places by foot and discover the secrets you may not find otherwise. The best trips I've ever taken were in India, Cuba, Japan, and throughout South America. I love to meet people from abroad and spend time learning about them.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The glitz and glam of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles all starts in one neighborhood: Hollywood. On this tour, we'll see the historic places built on the rise of the famous (and sometimes infamous) movie industry here in Los Angeles.

We'll learn about:

  • The infamous creator of the Pantages Theater,
  • Why the Capital Records Building is so famous,
  • What odd events happened in the Knickerbocker Hotel,
  • Who gets a star on Hollywood Boulevard or handprints at the Chinese Theater,
  • How the Hollywood Sign was built, and 
  • Much, much more!

Everyone will find something to learn about one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA ...
    6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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    I'll be the bearded guy with a baseball hat and backpack

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hollywood Pantages Theatre

    We will learn about the history of the theater and its owner.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Capitol Records Building

    An important stop tp learn about the music industry and the legendary building in Los Angeles.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments

    The infamous hotel and its quirky history.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hollywood Sign

    We'll catch a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign and learn its history.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Former Warner/Pacific Theater

    We'll cover the history of the theater - as well the famous Hollywood Star in front of it.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    You Are The Star

    We'll catch a quick glimpse at the famous mural.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    No Vacancy

    What once was one of the oldest buildings in Hollywood, now is a quirky cocktail bar.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Musso & Frank Grill

    The Legendary Steakhouse has been a filming location for all sorts of films.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Hollywood & Highland

    We will see some of the most infamous buildings of the storied intersection.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Dolby Theatre

    The place where the Oscars are held - and a brief history of the Oscars.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

    No trip to Hollywood is complete without a visit to the famous handprints of Grauman's Chinese Theater.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    The Hollywood Roosevelt

    We will end with the infamous hotel, its connection to Marilyn Monroe, as well as the Academy Awards.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Elisa 14 Jun 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Kyle was absolutely incredible! He was very nice and engaging. We could all tell he knows a lot and he is very passionate about the history of Hollywood. I particularly enjoyed he had an ipad to show us pictures from the past because it helped getting into the stories he was telling us. Even after the tour was over, he would answer our questions. Absolutely recommended!
Lucas 17 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Kyle was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He had great recommendations and a good sense of humor!
Paulina 09 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We had lots of fun at the tour! The guide was very friendly and humorous, gave us many informations and recommendations. We would book it again!
Carolina 09 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Gracias Kyle por toda la información y por la simpatía con la que contaste historias interesantes de Hollywood. Nos ha encantado el recorrido.
Felicitas 05 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Kyle was personable, very well informed, and had some great historical photos on hand for all of the places we visited. Chris and Rebeca highly recommend him as a guide.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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