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Sunset Boulevard

Doheny Drive to Vine Street, Beverly Hills and Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
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One of the world's most famous streets, this route links the urban streets of downtown Hollywood to the lush, green and up-scale residential avenues of Beverly Hills.
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Doheny Drive to Vine Street, Beverly Hills and Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
West Hollywood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this location during our whirlwind tour of the USA. I was very surprised and disappointed at what we saw. It was nothing like we had imagined and it was much in need of a facelift. It was also quite expensive. We were expecting...More

Thank fraserfritz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not particularly remember anything we see on Sunset Boulevard. However, I can tell you that it is a major traffic jam area.

Thank MC C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess it is the name and I agree, if you are in LA, you have to go and see it. However, it is not special at all. It is just like any other boulevard (not to say simple street) wher you have various shops,...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History of your a TV/Film Buff. Hollywood has gotten a lot better over the years. But too many weird people, pot smoke and cheesy souvenir and tattoo shops. Spend you CA vacation in Manhattan Beach.

Thank murphyrobb
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We walked down Sunset early one morning and we're surprised how attractive and clean it looked. Interesting architecture.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It is part of folklore and history in LA and worth exploring. Some of it has been developed and there's plenty of touristy shops and malls that you have to see past to catch some of the old history and magic It's hot busy and...More

Thank DrNic1
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The walk down Sunset Boulevard (the main drag that includes the Viper Room etc) is really worth doing. There are some shops to pop in and out of but it's the history of the buildings which is worth it. You can print off a guide...More

1  Thank cheesecake0509
Reviewed 30 July 2017

While this is interesting for the first time visitor and maybe for some history/trivia buffs most of you will find this area to be dirty, crowded and overpriced. I have taken may folks down along this boulevard and their comments are interesting (every thing from...More

Thank heumanntouch
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We passed through here on a few tours, if you're a fan of Rock or Hairspray bands of the 90's then you'd want to at least drive down this area to see some of the old hotspots.

Thank C C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Hollywood boulevard was old and in dire need of a touch up, with explosions of tourists and awful traffic and I did wonder why I walked 5km to see a couple of stars on the floor at the Chinese theatre. ITs strange to seat all...More

1  Thank Claire J
West Hollywood
For years, West Hollywood has been known as a hub for
the LGBT communities in Los Angeles. Today it still
maintains the title, but has also become the “it”
neighborhood for the entertainment industry’s
up-and-comers. Producers, directors, writers and
aspiring actors call this area home. Known for great
boutique shopping, vintage clothing stores, home décor
shops and fitness studios, West Hollywood is a grid of
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Hi We were planning to drive the full length of Sunset Boulevard from its start right down to the ocean, believing it will give us a glimpse of lots of parts of LA including The Strip, the wealthy suburbs, UCLA , Pacific Pallisades etc. We have been deterred a bit though because we have read that many parts of the Boulevard are treacherous with hair pin bends and blind crests. Not being left-hand drive drivers to start with, this sounds a bit scary. Would really love some feedback from locals - is this an exaggeration or an understatement? How much of the road is like this and - especially - if so, where are these sections? Is there usually heavy traffic along the length of the road outside of Hollywood? If advice is to avoid Sunset, which road is best to get to Santa Monica? Thanks heaps in advance.
28 September 2015|
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Response from Steve O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sunset's probably the best way to meander across LA, and the drivers are about the same everywhere, just remember to wave and signal and you can get away with anything with a wave... If you've come to shop, Rodeo... More
17 January 2015|
Response from dskeens | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,it has been many years since I visited that area,and have no idea what is there now. So sorry I can't help you.