Hollywood's bars, clubs, and theatres complete this entertaining neighbourhood's all-star cast.

Welcome to Hollywood, where stars are embedded in the sidewalk, stars walk the sidewalks, and people pretending to be stars solicit money for street performances. The cultural epicentre of the movie industry and a beacon for those who dream big-screen, Hollywood's star-power creates a place like no other in the universe. From the neighbourhood's tourist-centric chaos along Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards to its under-the-radar art galleries and friendly farmers' markets, Hollywood makes room for fresh talent and veteran Angelenos alike.

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On the Map

Hollywood is bordered by East Hollywood, Los Feliz, Glendale, West Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Mid-Wilshire, Laurel Canyon, Studio City, Atwater Village, Burbank, and Silver Lake

LAX Airport: 30 minutes by car or 1 hour & 30 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 5 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 10 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

A World-Famous Los Angeles Icon

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An internationally-renowned destination for blockbuster entertainment, Hollywood needs no introduction.

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Other than the star-studded reputation that precedes it, Hollywood is known for its post-production studios, shopping plazas, and theatre performances.

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Like many of the celebrities associated with the neighbourhood, Hollywood experiences its own rise-and-fall, and rise-again, popularity with audiences.

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Once again on-the-rise, Hollywood's art galleries, theatres, corporate record conglomerates, and movie studios attract fresh talent to its ever-evolving boulevards.

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In Hollywood, you share the sidewalk with stars.

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They align for you.

Hollywood: A Tourist Hotspot

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Hollywood's Walk of Fame, famous theatres, double-decker buses, and triple-decker shopping malls cause crowds to form in its core.

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Bright lights, big billboards, and filled-to-the-brim souvenir shops beckon visitors to Hollywood Boulevard.

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Unless they're working a show or seeing one, it's uncommon to find LA locals battling the boulevard's congested streets.

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Theatres like the Chinese and Pantages promote local patronage.

Behind the Curtain: Hollywood's Local Look

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Cafes, galleries, and modern apartment complexes compose Hollywood's behind-the-scenes look.

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Its walkable residential streets give way to local restaurants and beloved music venues.

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Music still moves this neighbourhood.

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The Palladium welcomes noteworthy acts and Amoeba Music still sells their sounds on vinyl.

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Away from Hollywood Boulevard, the sidewalks are considerably less crowded.

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You can skate, you can sit, you can find silence and an empty booth at the local restaurant or the local theatre.

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Cinerama has been celebrating great camera-work since 1964.

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Sunday's Best Market

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Hollywood's ultra-local farmers' market introduces rural produce to urban streets.

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Open from eight in the morning until one in the afternoon, the market gives citizens another reason to love Sunday.

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Local musicians, farmers, and floral enthusiasts sample and sell their creations from the market's line of kiosks and stalls.

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Families find it quite inviting.

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Artists find it quite inviting.

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You're invited.

Hollywood When the Stars Come Out

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As the sun sets and the stars appear, Hollywood's theatres, bars, music venues, and red-velvet-rope lounges turn up the wattage of their marquees.

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Depending on where you go, you can dress to-the-nines or be back by nine.

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Nighttime in Hollywood provides plenty of entertainment options.

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Feel free to frolic.

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Dear Reader,

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We just had to tell you.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Eleonora Ghioldi

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Eleonora is an Argentinean photographer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.  She loves to teach, photograph and work in personal projects.  She lives with her husband, four sons and their dog.

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighbourhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.