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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Hollywood, California.

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to its most famous district: Hollywood [1], best known as the self-declared entertainment capital of the world.

A business and residential district in the city of Los Angeles, the core of Hollywood for a tourist is its three fascinating boulevards: Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, and Melrose Avenue. All three are worth seeing. Hollywood Blvd. is known for its entertainment history; Sunset Blvd. for its clubs and nightlife; and Melrose Ave. for its shopping, nightlife, and eclecticism.

Hollywood was founded as an independent city in 1903 and voted to merge with the City of Los Angeles in 1910. That same year also saw the birth of the Southern California motion picture industry when D. W. Griffith relocated his Biograph Company, sparking a westward migration of East Coast filmmakers. As movies exploded in popularity in the 1910s and '20s, the name Hollywood became synonymous with "the Industry." In the decades following World War II, Hollywood's glitz and glamour began to fade as most of the leading film studios moved to other places.

Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information.

Contents:

  Welcome To Hollywood
  Overview
  Arrivals
    By bus
    By car
    By rail
    By plane
  Local Transportation
  Sightseeing Highlights
  Fun Activities
  Shopping Highlights
    Shopping Centers
    Businesses
  Dining Guide
    Budget
    Mid-range
    Splurge
    Dessert
  Bars, Clubs & Drinking
    Juice
    Clubs and bars
  Accommodation Guide
    Budget
    Mid-range
    Splurge
  Communications
    Internet
  Local & Day Trips

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