Things To Do In Hollywood

Haunted-Maze and Petting-Zoo Visit for Four, Six, or Eight at Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch (Up to 66% Off)

Toluca Lake Pumpkin Festival

Valley Village

$44 $20

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Maze populated with inanimate monsters; sheep, goats, and rabbits in petting zoo

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

10 Fitness Classes from Eniale Fitness (70% Off)

Eniale Fitness

Hollywood

$130 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Fitness Over Hollywood (68% Off)

Fitness Over Hollywood

North Hollywood

$350 $112

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Five or Ten Pilates Equipment Classes at Sports & Spine Rehabilitation Center (Up to 61% Off)

Sports & Spine Rehabilitation Center

North Hollywood

$150 $59

Equipment Pilates classes emphasize proper alignment and precision as students manipulate the reformer, cadillac, or barrel

5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Classes at Vault Crossfit (Up to 73% Off)

Vault Crossfit

North Hollywood

$95 $29

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Workouts of the Day tone muscles with power lifting, endurance training, and gymnastics

Two or Four Weeks of Group Classes with Private Lessons at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Shaolin American Self Defense Academy

North Hollywood

$117.50 $19.99

Certified black-belt-level instructors teach a blend of Chinese and Japanese martial arts during group and private lessons

Two or Five Personal-Training Sessions with Body-Fat Analysis at Muscle Under (Up to 53% Off)

Muscle Under

West Hollywood

$170 $85

Trainers emphasize form and safety as they help build a fitness program suited to the unique goals of each client

Day or Night Video Tour for One, Two, or Four from Star Track Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Star Track Tours

Hollywood

$39 $19

Open-top stretch vehicles drive folks by the homes of stars such as Ellen Degeneres and Tom Cruise as 32" screens show the homes' interiors

Guided "Entourage" Tour for One or Two from Entourage Tour (Up to 45% Off)

Entourage Tour

Hollywood

$69 $38

Hit the highlights and haunts as seen in the acclaimed HBO series, "Entourage", in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Westwood

5 or 10 SHIFT Fitness Classes at SHIFT by Dana Perri (Up to 69% Off) 

SHIFT by Dana Perri

North Hollywood

$85 $29

Fitness trainer and former Cirque du Soleil artist motivates clients to lose weight and gain strength during fitness classes

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Classes or 10 Classes at Subconscious BJJ (Up to 65% Off)

Subconcious BJJ

Multiple Locations

$130 $45

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes

12 or 16 Kids' Karate Classes with Uniform and Optional Belt Testing at Karate 4 Kids USA (Up to 86% Off)

Karate 4 Kids USA

Valley Village

$282 $40

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Instructors teach kids ages 5 and older martial arts skills and help them develop self-esteem, discipline, and a love for fitness

Four or Eight Beginner Irish-Dance Classes at Coyne Irish Dance Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Coyne Irish Dance Academy

North Hollywood & Hollywood

$60 $25

School founded by Riverdance star Caterina Coyne offers classes in Irish dance for ages 3 to adult

5 or 10 Junior Muay Thai Classes at Muay Thai School USA (Up to 67% Off)

Muay Thai School USA

Valley Village

$75 $29

Students gain discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills; Work Out While You Wait program lets parents use the gym during classes

$220 for $400 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Bolivar Way

Bolivar Way

North Hollywood

$400 $220

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at Parkside Crossfit (74% Off)

Parkside Crossfit

North Hollywood

$149 $39

CrossFit instructors lead functional-fitness workouts that utilize kettlebells, barbells, and the surrounding streets and park

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Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.

Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.

The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the 2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Moving picture began by depicting a horse running at full gallop, and has now evolved into visually stimulating films like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Planet of the Apes, which can all be seen at The Hollywood Museum. Visitors meander through a 35,000-square-foot, four-floor maze of more than 10,000 authentic movie props, costumes, and memorabilia. Previously a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the subterranean floor beckons patrons down Hannibal Lecter's The Silence of the Lambs jail corridor into the full cell used in the film, storing spine-tingling treasures such as his muzzling mask. First-floor doors open into Max Factor's restored makeup rooms, which border Cary Grant's Rolls-Royce and The Wizard of Oz's ruby slippers, which tempt visitors to slip them on and teleport to Kansas. Costumes, props, awards, and photos crowd the upper two floors, where Sylvester Stallone's Razzie for Worst Actor of the Century finds a home next to threads that once hugged Marilyn Monroe's legendary curves. In the past, rotating exhibits have showcased such items as a script and autographed poster from Slumdog Millionaire, duds modeled by the quick-stepping cast of High School Musical 3, and rows of awards for TV shows and particularly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious spelling-bee performances.

1660 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

John Wells Golf Center's lighted driving range offers 60 spacious, canopy-covered hitting stalls that look out onto a range that stretches 260 yards into the distance. Yardage markers populate the field, letting players gauge the distance of each shot, and synthetic mats provide a smooth hitting surface so guests can leave their Persian rugs at home. The center offers lessons and clinics taught by a staff of five instructors anchored by Don Shauger, who trained two-time National Long Driving Champion John Marshall with methods he learned from Mike Austin, the golf renegade famous for hitting the game's longest drive ever—a 515-yard missile—at the age of 64. On select dates, the center offers free golf clinics for junior and adult beginners who purchase a bucket of range balls. Those looking to upgrade their golf gear or replace a wedge caught fraternizing with enemy irons can check into the discount pro shop, which offers name-brand apparel and equipment at as high as 50% off retail price.

11501 Strathern St
North Hollywood,
CA
US

At twin cinemas in Hollywood and Santa Monica, American Cinematheque preserves the thrill of classic films and introduces the newest works by modern auteurs. A relic of the glamorous past, the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922 and inspired by the search for the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. From its first showing of Robin Hood until today, it has operated as a movie house, and now sends 60-foot-wide images and crystalline sound flashing through the ornate mirage of its interior.

Today, the screens' ever-unpredictable and constantly changing lineup can include anything from the lightweight whimsy of Citizen Kane to the modern masterpiece Spaceballs, and frequent festivals focus on themes from world cinema to film noir.

At both cinemas, modern works are often further illuminated by their creators, with events and post-show discussions featuring the directors and actors.

6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Notably nimble hands earned Madame Tussaud the title of Versailles’ art tutor in the 1770s, beginning an illustrious sculpting career that brought her from Paris to London and won widespread acclaim. Though her first displays brought news stories and faraway leaders to waxy life, Madame Tussauds Hollwood’s exhibitions expanded to include the motley of political leaders, ficticious characters, celebrities, and shrugging pedestrians that the Hollywood location houses today. Each sculpture represents more than 800 hours of facial measuring, molding, and painting, which create uncanny likenesses of Samuel L. Jackson, Beyoncé, James Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, and Audrey Hepburn. As visitors stroll through the museum, they can pose with their favorite statue, snapping pictures alongside it or testing its rock, paper, scissors prowess.

6933 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The Jade Apple’s extensive lineup of instructors leads a schedule brimming with rejuvenating yoga and dance styles for all levels and interests. Classes include introspective restoration sessions, which buoy soothing postures with pillows, blankets, and a studio pumped full of helium, affording students time to reflect on the day. On early mornings, Rise to Shine jolts drowsy ligaments awake with classic Hatha asanas and periodic traffic updates, while hips twist in energetic belly dance classes. The studio also hosts events to promote participation in the ancient art such as a family workshop. There is also a boutique that accessorizes students' ever-expanding range of postures with goods ranging from yoga mats ($30) to Jade Apple T-shirts ($22).

10502 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood,
CA
US

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