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Things to do in Hollywood

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Hollywood. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Hollywood attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Hollywood to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Hollywood.

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    Amoeba Music, LA

    Located on legendary Sunset Boulevard, Amoeba Music is a proverbial mecca for stereophiles in Los Angeles. The store is a monument to vinyl, with o... More
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    ArcLight

    Built around the 1960’s Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, the legendary ArcLight cinemas returns the glitz and glamour to the movie-going experience with... More
  • Bettie Page

    Iconic '50s pin-up girl Bettie Page serves as muse to this retro boutique filled with in A-line dresses and capri pants. The shop's Hollywood Blvd ... More
  • FreeCity Supershop Supermät

    T-shirts and hoodies, tepees and bicycles, and vintage vinyl and custom-mixed scents are among the offerings at FreeCity Supershop Supermät, in Hol... More
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Original Debut: In 1927, theater developer Sid Grauman set out to do no less than create the most opulent movie palace the world had ever known. Am... More
  • Hollywood Movie Posters

    It doesn't get more authentically Hollywood than this quirky repository for original film scripts, movie stills, and movie posters old and new. An ... More
  • Hollywood Museum

    Housed in the former studio of famed Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor, this museum spans four floors containing thousands of TV and movie props, ... More
  • It’s A Wrap

    A consignment store with an only-in-L.A. conceit: the clothes have actually been worn on, or at least purchased for, a set. Each tag bears a code t... More
  • La Descarga

    A bar with an Old Havana vibe and a major focus on agave and tequila. More
  • Larry Edmunds Bookshop

    This bookshop along the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been around since 1938. It has more than 20,000 movie and theater books, but the store also carr... More
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    Melrose Trading Post

    Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this flea market in the parking lot of Fairfax High School bustles with eccentric antique collectors, talented ... More
  • Opera

    This addition to L.A. nightlife impresario David Judaken’s empire (he also owns Mood and Garden of Eden) is a modern, two-room club outfitted in re... More
  • Teddy's

    Nightclub aficionados refer to this sultry club as a micro-lounge, but what’s truly microscopic here are your chances of getting in. There is a tig... More

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