Hollywood is a cool city that is filled with a lot of unique history. It’s best known, of course, for it’s connection to the film industry. You often hear stories about the golden age of Hollywood where practically every movie was filmed on a set constructed in something that was pretty much an aircraft hanger.
Nowadays, a lot of shooting is done on location, but there is still a fair amount of work done in the traditional studios used in Hollywood over the years. The studios for which Hollywood as the film industry was built upon are referred to as the “studio system”. The 5 companies that controlled most everything coming out of Hollywood in that day were MGM, Paramount, Warner Bros., RKO and Fox. Many of these studios are still the big players in the movie making game today.
Since there is a lot to see in the land where the celebrities hail and make magic, here are some activities you’re going to want to partake in on your next trip to the golden land of opportunity:
The Walk of Fame
Of course you probably already know about The Walk of Fame, but if you’re going to Hollywood, this is an activity you can’t miss. The downtown area where The Walk of Stars is is always bustling with activity. You’ll feel like you’re truly in the heart of where the magic used to happen and where it’s still happening today.
Whoever your favorite celebrity is, chances are good that you’ll see their name along with their hand prints and footprints along your walk. You might even want to plan your trip at a time where a new celebrity is being initiated into the club.
If you’re planning a group trip to see as many celebrities as you can, then you can’t skip out on Madame Tussauds in downtown Hollywood. Located close to the Hollywood walk of fame, it’s easy enough for you to walk the walk and then hop straight on over to the museum to see lifelike wax figures of all of your favorite Hollywood stars. The likeness is uncanny for many of the figures, so you’ll feel like you’re literally standing there taking pictures with the real star. It’s fun for the whole family.
Seeing as you’re in Hollywood to take in the film scene for all that it is, you have to make Universal Studios one of your destinations. The rides, sites, and shows offered at the theme park are world famous. The studios are still in use today and the experiences offered at the park are ones that go unparalleled with anything else. When in Hollywood, do as the tourists do and hit these 3 hot locations.