Hotel at a Glance: Dixie Hollywood Hotel
The Dixie Hollywood Hotel offers a relaxing retreat in Hollywood. Each contemporary guest room boasts dark wood furniture, peaceful decor, and a kitchenette. Rest up in your comfy bed and use the in-room WiFi to plan your next day out.
- Beat the heat in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Explore Los Angeles: Check out Universal Studios Hollywood and the Hollywood Bowl. Both sites are accessible via the Hollywood/Western Metro station, which is located next door to the hotel.
- Nightlife: There are plenty of bars and restaurants on nearby Hollywood Boulevard, including The Know Where Bar, a 1930s-inspired cocktail-and-wine bar.
- Go shopping on Melrose Avenue, which is home to unique boutiques and hip restaurants. It’s also a great spot for people watching.
Hollywood, California: Iconic Tinseltown History and Hot Spots
It almost needs no introduction: Hollywood is one of the most famous locations in the United States, home to movie studios, historic theaters, and that iconic name-bearing sign. On Hollywood Boulevard, you can see the Walk of Fame, which features plaques in the sidewalk honoring more than 200 celebrities. In addition to their handprints, some celebrities have left some unusual imprints next to their names—Groucho Marx’s cigar, Whoopi Goldberg’s dreadlocks, and the wands of Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. The centerpiece of the Walk of Fame is the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre, where A-list celebrities have gathered for movie premieres since 1927. Next door, you’ll find the Dolby Theatre, which plays host to the Academy Awards each year.
Rock groups such as The Doors and Mötley Crüe got famous at raucous clubs on the Sunset Strip, one block south of Hollywood. One of the clubs, the Whisky A Go-Go, is still a boisterous nightspot today. About a mile east on Sunset Boulevard is the lovably retro Mel’s Drive-In, where George Lucas filmed scenes for American Graffiti in 1973. The café is located in the historic Max Factor building, where stars like Bette Davis once got their makeup done. The Hollywood Museum, also located here, houses film memorabilia including Marilyn Monroe’s sparkly dresses and Hannibal Lecter’s holding cell.
Just a few miles away lies Beverly Hills, a glitzy Los Angeles neighborhood with quite possibly the most famous zip code in the world: 90210. Couture shops and designer stores such as Chanel, Prada, and Harry Winston line the cobblestone streets of Rodeo Drive. You’ll also find a handful of spas here, many of which have invented decadent massage and facial services that have become standard nationwide.