18 Things to do in Hollywood

Hollywood, CA is a huge tourist attraction that people come from all over the world to visit, and it can be overwhelming since there is so much to see and do there. I have been exploring Los Angeles and Hollywood for years and put together some places that many first time visitors would want to […]

Mt Hollywood: Hiking Above Griffith Observatory and Downtown LA

While there is no shortage of great hikes in Griffith Park, it is hard to beat the 2.5-mile round trip hike to summit of Mt Hollywood. The trail is gradual, but will still get your blood pumping. Along the way, you will see some of the best views the city has to offer of the Hollywood […]

Biking the Hollywood Reservoir in Los Angeles

The Hollywood Reservoir is one of those places in Los Angeles where you can get out in nature and actually feel like you have escaped the busyness of the city. Sure there are still million dollar homes around you, but the wide 3-mile path lets you wander around the large man-made lake while seeing unique […]

Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Spots to See at the Resting Place of the Stars

Located right off Hollywood Blvd, two minutes from the 101 freeway, this cemetery is a favorite resting place for the rich and famous and a treasured park for everyone else. During the summer you can watch movies in its grass areas, and during the winter you can stroll the gardens for an escape from the […]

Egyptian Theater: Historic 1920’s Theater in Hollywood

The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles is the often overlooked brother of the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater only a couple blocks away. However, overlooking this theater is not a good idea, as it really is a great place to see a classic movie. Details Only shows classic films Price is $11 a person No specific parking […]

Grauman’s Chinese Theater: Movies and Celebrity Footprints

I would put Graumen’s Chinese Theater as one of the quintessential Los Angeles landmarks along with the Hollywood Sign, but until recently I had no idea that the public could actual go on a regular day and see a movie there. It is a famous place where many of the Hollywood premiers are held and […]

Hollywood Museum: Film & TV Memorabilia

As a precursor, I am a fan of the history of cinema but admittedly do not know a ton about it. So some of the luster of the memorabilia from tinsel towns days of old was lost on me. That being said I enjoyed my time at the museum as it has a great collection […]

Fuku Burger: Japanese Inspired LA Burger

Fuku Burger is closed Started as a food truck in Las Vegas and with less than a year in business, Fuku Burger is capitalizing on the craze of the gourmet hamburger. However, it’s their japanese influence that sets them apart from many of the other burger places that are so prevalent in a cultural smudge […]

Hollywood Sign & The Batcave: Hiking LA’s Famous Spots

One of the most iconic symbols of Southern California, the Hollywood Sign, is also very accessible and should be a go to destination at least once during your time in California. The hike is easy enough that any member of the family can do it, but still difficult enough to get your heart rate pumping […]

Food Trucks of LA (Featuring the Lobsta Truck, Buttermilk Truck and Seth Rogan)

One of the more unique new trends that is starting to pop up in large urban areas is the introduction of food trucks. These food trucks are not the simple hot dog and hamburger trucks of the past, no they have been upgraded to fit an ever expanding culture that is interested in the weird […]