Hollywood Walk of Fame

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If you can stomach the suspect superheroes, claustrophobia-inducing crowds and never-ending line of gift shops, tattoo parlors and lingerie stores, there’s actually a lot of old Hollywood history and glamour to discover along the Walk of Fame. The immortalized names on those famous five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars run from the Walk’s western extreme at the Hollywood and La Brea Gateway to the W Hotel and Pantages Theater at Gower, and additionally on Vine from the Capitol Records Building down to Sunset, near where the original movie studios sprang up a century ago. Make a pilgrimage to the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. Or find a respite from the commotion inside a movie palace or the historic Hollywood Roosevelt

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Venue name: Hollywood Walk of Fame
Address: 7018 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles

Price: Free
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Jakob N. Layman

As far as "tourist traps" go, this was is highly missable. The strip of Hollywood that featuring a sidewalk full of stars with names on them is about an inane attraction as one could think of. Skip the commotion and go to the Santa Monica Pier instead, at least there you'll have the ocean!  

Stephanie C

While it's definitely something to see at least once, and is usually generally entertaining, I try to avoid the Hollywood Walk of Fame at all costs. The characters are entertaining, and there are some cool spots to visit along the way, but the crowds and traffic create more negatives than positives for people who live here and aren't just visiting.