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Bucket List Things to Do in Hollywood, California with Melanie Lockert

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If you’re asking yourself: “Is Hollywood worth visiting?” or “Why should I go to Hollywood?”, then keep reading! Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world! There are so many exciting things to do in this vibrant city.

Whether you’re into the outdoors, beaches, film and the glitz and glamour that goes along with it, there’s surely something for every traveler to enjoy.

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Today’s Podcast Guest on Hollywood, CA Bucket List Ideas

I’m beyond happy to welcome Melanie Lockert to the Everyday Bucket List Podcast!

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Melanie Lockert of the Mental Health and Wealth Website and Show

Melanie Lockert is the author of the book Dear Debt, podcast host of The Mental Health and Wealth Show, and is a full-time freelance writer. Her work covers personal finance, small business, mental health, and relationships and has appeared on Business Insider, VICE, Allure, and more. Melanie has an M.A. from New York University, is passionate about music, boxing, and mental health and lives in Los Angeles with her two cats, Miles and Thelonious.

What You’ll Learn

A few burning questions first and additional ideas:

  • Is Hollywood worth visiting?
  • Things to Do in Hollywood, California

On the podcast episode:

  • What is so special about Hollywood, CA
  • What there is to do in Hollywood right now, what you can do for a day along with things you can do for free
  • Also, get a few creative ideas if you’re wondering, “Where can I go outside in Los Angeles?
  • How she accomplished a few bucket list items while getting out of thousands of dollars of debt.
  • Her approach to finding ways to relax during stressful times
  • Her everyday bucket list favorites

Is Hollywood worth visiting?

Hollywood, CA is a destination that is truly worth visiting. This iconic city is known for being the place where dreams come true. It’s home to the iconic Walk of Fame that features stars embedded in the sidewalk.

The legendary TCL Chinese Theatre offers movie screenings and tours of its historic interior. The Hollywood Museum, showcasing classic memorabilia, is a must-see for film buffs. The Hollywood Bowl offers concerts under the stars and breathtaking city views from the Griffith Observatory complete your unforgettable Hollywood adventure.

And of course, a trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Hollywood Sign, an iconic symbol of the entertainment industry. So come and experience the magic of Hollywood for yourself!

Things to Do in Hollywood, California

Welcome to Hollywood, California, where dreams come true and stars are born. If you’re looking for excitement and entertainment, look no further than this iconic destination. From world-famous attractions to historic locations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Tinseltown.

With its rich history and glamorous atmosphere, this area promises an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. So grab your camera and get ready to explore Hollywood, California. Some of the ideas below might overlap, but I wanted to break them to make it easier.

Things to Do in Hollywood, California for Adults

There are so many exciting things to do in Tinseltown for adults! You can start your day by exploring the iconic Walk of Fame (as mentioned earlier) and taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling city.

Then, head over to the Hollywood Bowl for a fantastic live concert or performance. After that, why not indulge in some retail therapy at the trendy Melrose Avenue, where you can find unique boutiques and stylish shops.

For art enthusiasts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a must-visit, with its impressive collection of modern and contemporary artworks.

Finally, end your day with a memorable dining experience at one of the many renowned restaurants, where you can savor delicious cuisine from around the world.

Unique Things to Do in Hollywood

Hollywood, California is not just about the famous sign, Chinese Theater, or Walk of Fame. There are plenty of other unique things to do in this vibrant city.

One such activity is exploring the architectural wonders designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. His iconic Hollyhock House is a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts.

Another interesting neighborhood to explore is Little Tokyo, where you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture through delicious food, traditional shops, and serene gardens.

For a taste of Korean culture, head to Little Korea, where you can indulge in authentic Korean barbecue and shop for trendy K-pop merchandise.

Lastly, don’t miss the chance to experience the rich Ethiopian culture in Little Ethiopia, where you can savor traditional Ethiopian cuisine and enjoy vibrant cultural festivals. There are other cultures to explore too. Hollywood truly has something unique to offer beyond its famous landmarks.

Free Things to Do in Hollywood

There are so many amazing free things to do in Hollywood, CA! As mentioned earlier, you can take a stroll down the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame and see the stars of your favorite celebrities. Just be aware there is an unhoused population there.

Then, head over to Griffith Observatory for breathtaking views of the city and the chance to explore the fascinating exhibits.

If you’re a movie lover, make sure to visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where you can see the final resting places of famous stars like Judy Garland and Rudolph Valentino.

Don’t forget to check out the Farmers Market for fresh produce and unique crafts. Lastly, take a hike up to the sign and snap some incredible photos of this iconic landmark.


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*This show was originally published on 12/23/20