10 Things to Do in Hollywood (with Chris from Yellow Productions)

10 Things to Do in Hollywood (with Chris from Yellow Productions)


Hey, it’s Ernest from Trip Astute. In
this video, I’m partnering with fellow travel content creator Chris from Yellow
Productions to share our top ten things to do in Hollywood. (light chiming music) In today’s video, we’re
talking about the top 10 things to do in Hollywood. I’m joined today by … I’m Chris. I’ve got a channel called Yellow Productions. I do travel guides that are fun,
informative, entertaining, and we’ve got our special special guest Topher. We
travel the world together. We’re the internet’s number one human and stuffed
panda travelling duo. Ernest, I’m looking forward to doing this video with you
here on Hollywood with Chewbacca. -Likewise. Let’s get started. Alright So the first thing to do when you get to Hollywood is to check out the Hollywood
and Highland Mall. Why would you want to visit this place? Well, the parking here
is awesome. In LA, as you know, has very limited parking, so this is a really good
place get your car situated while you explore the area. The
area also has a lot of restaurants and businesses that will validate for you.
– And so when you come to Hollywood and Highland be careful this is one of LA’s
most dangerous intersections. You might see the street is clear and people go
out and just run across it, but a lot of people might actually be jaywalking and
cited for jaywalking here. Also, it’s busy. People walk around. So don’t be on your
phone all the time because you’ll be liable to get run over by some of these
street performers. The second thing to do is to admire the stars on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. This is definitely one of the most iconic streets in LA and it’s
one of the main reasons that people from all over the world come to see Hollywood.
There’s a mix of film industry stars here as well as music, television, and
radio. It’s also a fun place to people watch. People get really excited about
seeing their favorite stars even though most LA natives avoid this area because
of the crowds. Still, there is a special energy here from people connecting with
their favorite celebrities. The third thing to do in Hollywood is to see a
musical, and there’s no better place to do it than here at the Pantages Theatre
in Hollywood. It was opened in the 1930s and is one of the most beautiful theaters
here in Los Angeles. It actually has some really cool Art Deco architecture if that’s
your thing. Topher and I, we’ve come to see a number
of musicals here. And if you want to experience
Hollywood Boulevard like locals experience it. Locals, we really don’t
walk up and down this sidewalk of stars. We come for a thing. And that’s generally a
musical plus dinner. So come for dinner and a show and see Hollywood from the
inside. If you’re standing here on the outside just looking at what’s on the
street, you might end up being a little depressed. So come inside and be inspired
by the great Hollywood. But, you got to pay. The fourth thing to do in Hollywood
is to visit the Dolby Theatre. Have you watched the Oscars on TV? Then you’ve
seen the inside of the Dolby Theatre. This has been the site of the Oscars for
a number of years, and actually this Hollywood and Highland Mall was
purposely built to house this theater. You can take a tour inside. They’re pretty neat
tours. They’re short, but how often do you get to say you’ve sat in some of the
same seats or been in the same places as some of your biggest movie
stars. But you might say, “well, it’s expensive, right? Well, Ernest, how much is
it? It’s $25, but you should book it online. It does get crowded during the
weekends and during the holidays, so make sure you do it online. Also, if you happen
to be visiting during one of the summer months,
Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre is definitely a great place to go escape
the heat and enjoy the air-conditioning. The fifth thing to do in Hollywood is to
visit the Chinese Theatre. If you’re looking for a glamorous red carpet
experience, this is the place to go. Movies cost $18 to get in and there is a
tour as well. Though if you want to just see the footprints outside, you don’t
need to take the tour. And so the reason why you’d want to go in is it’s one of
these old regal historic theatres where they’ve got the red curtains. It’s
really neat inside. But if you don’t take the tour and you’re just buying a movie
ticket, make sure you buy a movie ticket for one of those original theatres. It has
other theatres that are just normal. Don’t waste your money on those. Make
sure you’re getting that special screening in this historic theatre. If you do
have your heart set on watching a movie here, you’re going to want to make sure that
you check for any special events in the area. As you can see today, it is closed
off. So if you have your heart set on watching something here, make sure you
check the schedule. For the sixth thing to do on Hollywood Boulevard, we’re
joined by a special guest Lucy from “I Love Lucy”. This number is to
visit the museums in Hollywood. They’re not maybe like artsy high class
museums. They’re definitely of the touristy variety. This one is Madame Tussaud’s Wax
Museum. There’s also a second wax museum further down on Hollywood Boulevard. And if museums are your thing, you may want to check out the VIP pass. It’ll get you a
admission into three of the museums. Basically, the Hollywood Wax Museum, the
Guinness World Record Museum, and also Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Alright, the seventh thing to do here in Hollywood is to visit the Four Ladies of
Hollywood Statue here at Hollywood and La Brea. It’s actually not the most
impressive art display here in Hollywood, but it is worth checking out and it is a
tribute to the multi-ethnic women of Hollywood. And so it’s not the most
historic statue. It was actually just erected here in the 90s, but it’s become a major
kind of art piece on the tourist circuit through Hollywood. If you’re starting
your tour where we told you to at Hollywood and Highland, walk in this
direction to La Brea. Check this out and then turn around and head towards
Pantages, where you’ll end your tour on the other side. This is basically
sometimes called the “Gateway to Hollywood.” It’s basically the Western
gateway. The eighth thing to do on Hollywood Boulevard is to eat or drink
in a famous Hollywood institution. If you’ve seen the movie “La La Land”, you’ll
see there’s a lot of restaurants like this. They’re just plain restaurants. This
one has been here since 1919. It’s the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. And hey,
let’s go take a look and see what’s inside this institution. It’s pretty
amazing once you head inside. So inside, you’ll
find a lot of white tablecloths, booths, kind of an old Hollywood magical feel.
You can imagine people dining in this restaurant and discussing their next
Hollywood movie or script. The ninth thing to do in Hollywood is to visit the
Magic Castle. Now this is truly a magical experience. Yes, pun intended. Magical. Alright. But to get
in is a little bit tricky. You have to actually know someone who is a member of the
Magic Castle, you have to either know a magician, or what we recommend is looking
for magicians on Yelp and actually contacting them directly. Or looking at
the schedule on the website and seeing if there’s a magician that’s performing
soon. You can contact them directly and let them know you want to see their show.
And perhaps they can get you on the guest list. Abracadabra! The tenth thing to do on
Hollywood Boulevard and a place that you all can get into is the Roosevelt Hotel.
This place it’s right across from Hollywood and Highland and you know
people still walk down here. It’s crazy. There’s a lot of people walking, but you
step through those doors, it’s a bit of old Hollywood. Peaceful, serene. There’s a
bar and there’s even a bowling alley. So one of the cool things about this place
is that it’s not on any tourist type of books or even tours. It’s really kind of
a local place. So if you’re looking for a cool place to hang out with some local
LA natives, this is the place. And that’s a wrap!
Thank you so much Chris for doing this video with me. – I hope you guys enjoyed it
– Thank you, Ernest. It’s been a pleasure. And definitely check out his channel, Yellow
Productions. It’s really awesome. It’s got a lot of great travel tips and I think
you guys would really like checking it out. Yeah, you’ll see more from me. You’ll
see more from Topher. So find the link in description below or maybe click on this
little annotation up here to watch our video about “Things to Know Before You Go
to Hollywood Boulevard.” thanks guys and Thanks guys! And, crap. I’m like so horrible. An unofficial thing to know is if
you’re making YouTube videos on Hollywood Blvd, it can be pretty noisy. There’s lots of parades that come by

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10 thoughts on “10 Things to Do in Hollywood (with Chris from Yellow Productions)”

  • Thanks for the great tips, guys! If you're a late-night TV fan, another thing you can do is to try to get free tickets to the Jimmy Kimmel Live show tapings. ABC tapes them in the El Capitan Theater that's across the street from the Chinese Theater. You can go to 1iota.com to try to get free tickets for Jimmy Kimmel's show, along with some other shows.

  • I did the first 6 tours from 7 to 10 I never did that probably because it wasn't offered in the 70's when I was a kid. I'm guessing I was in that area either the late 70's or early 80's.

    1. obviously the Hollywood mall wasn't around back then so I didn't go to this place.
    2. I obviously did.
    3. Never saw a musical outside of New York.
    4. looks cool
    5. I don't remember what movie I saw with my mom but I think it was either Little darlings or my bodyguard.

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