When people who aren’t from Los Angeles come to visit they have a vision of classic Hollywood in mind. You know what we’re talking about, the glitz and the glamour, the celebrities, the breathtaking views. So, we decided to try to see this city from their perspective. Let’s count down the most classic Hollywood things to do in La La Land. Who knows, maybe we’ll find some of that magic foreigners always seem to find in our city.
There isn’t much in Los Angeles that is more “classic Hollywood” than Hollywood Forever. Here you’ll find the gravesite for everyone from Judy Garland to Clifton Webb.
Bring flowers and a camera and catch a glimpse of the resting places of America’s stars from Hollywood’s gilded-age. To map out where your favorite Hollywood actors are laid to rest, click here.
Lets face it, trying to fight the crowds of tourists on Hollywood Boulevard to see a movie just doesn’t sound fun. But, if we are going to make a list of classic Hollywood attractions, we can’t forget the Chinese Theatre.
Since it’s doors opened in 1926, the Chinese theatre has premiered everything from The King of Kings (1926) to Star Wars (1977).
Ready to feel like Emma Stone in La La Land? Take a hike or a drive up to one of the most iconic views in all of Hollywood. Be sure to bring your camera because these views on breathtaking. On one side you can see all of Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles, on the other you can get a photo in front of the Hollywood sign. Picnics and pets are welcome and encouraged, so your day or night at Griffith Observatory will be magical.
If you don’t want to fight the crowds of Hollywood Boulevard just to see a flick at the Chinese Theatre, go one block over and watch a movie at the iconic ArcLight Cinema on Sunset Boulevard. Be sure to get there way before your movie so you can observe the costumes and props from iconic films that are displayed in the Lobby!
If you want to get a backstage glimpse at Hollywood, the Warner Bros Studio Tour is the place for you! Explore the backlot and see some of the busiest movie studios in LA. Plus, you get a glimpse of the original bat mobile, so that is definitely worth the $65 entry fee!