Walk down Hollywood Boulevard at night
The sights of street performers & bright neon, the sounds of people screaming in delight, (and in fright of the man with the giant snake!), and the smells of lip smacking street food are just the few lures of Hollywood Boulevard at nightfall. I love walking down the Hollywood walk of fame pretending to be surprised by the friendly banter between Batman, Superman, Spiderman, & WonderWoman. (maybe they know how the Joker got the scars on his face?) If taking a picture with a superhero isn’t your thing, go for the music and dance styling of artists waiting to be discovered in this city of dreamers. As the musicians and dancers set up shop at dusk, food vendors fire up their barbecues and a heady smell of hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, bacon and everything else I missed out on, fill the air. It feels like all the tourists in LA are on Hollywood Boulevard at night, which just makes the place come alive with the sounds of the world. I should say that spotting your favourite celebrity’s star on the Walk of Fame is a lot easier during the day, but I found some parts of Hollywood Boulevard a bit underwhelming considering the hype there is about it the world over. The upkeep of the area and the shops on some parts of the road could be better. Having said that, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a fun place to be day or night, the Chinese theatre, Madame Tussauds, Ripleys Believe it or Not, the Disney store, the El Capitan theatre, the taping location of Jimmy Kimmel Live, & Ghirardelli store are just some of the big names on the street.