Being the home of Hollywood, Los Angeles is full of people hoping to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. While we can’t guarantee you’ll meet Brad Pitt or Megan Fox, there are a few places you can walk where celebrities have walked, pretend you’re a celebrity yourself, or even take pictures with your favorite childhood characters. Here is a list of the top celebrity attractions you can visit in Los Angeles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
There is nowhere else in the world that you can walk where over 2,500 recognized members of the entertainment industry have walked. These five-pointed stars have the names of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical groups, theatrical groups, fictional characters, and more. This mile-plus long walk is in the central part of the city, passing many of the best hotels in Los Angeles. Start your hotel search in around this area.
Universal Studios Hollywood
This film studio and theme park is a great option for travelers who want a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in Hollywood. This is one of the oldest currently operational film studios in the city. There are tours of real Universal Studio sets as well as a full-fledged theme park with amusement rides. Who knows what celebrities you may see while walking around! Traveling families will younger children will love the mascots who run around Universal Studios too.
There is also a collection of shops and restaurants in the Universal CityWalk for those who want to get a bit of shopping in. Is there anything better than shopping and potentially spotting famous entertainers?
This park, in addition to California Adventures, is filled with childhood celebrities that adults and children alike will be excited to meet. From the plethora of Disney princes and princesses walking around to the Lion King street shows to almost any cartoon character you can think of, you’ll never want to leave the Magic Kingdom. Disneyland has the largest number of cumulative attendees of any other theme park in the world which means it’s bound to be a fun experience.
Santa Monica Pier
Many famous entertainers have walked along this pier and you may just spot one yourself as you stroll along this 100-year-old landmark. The pier has a lot to keep you entertained, when you’re not star searching, with the Pacific Park and its state of the art, solar panel-powered Ferris wheel. You’ll especially love a summer visit to the pier with weekly outdoor concerts, movies, and other family friendly activities that are free to the public.
The Dolby Theatre is a live performance auditorium which now hosts the Academy Awards every year. This means that hundreds of celebrities descend upon this venue and you’ll have a better chance if you visit around the awards seasons. That’s if you can afford to find a hotel during the season. If you aren’t lucky enough to attend the Academy Awards, you can still catch a live show here during the rest of the year.