Hollywood/Vine to Hollywood/Western

Start at Hollywood/Vine Metro Station
End at Hollywood/Western Metro Station
Distance: 1.0 mile (station to station with no side trips)

This walk is the perfect example of missing out on hidden gems if you stay stuck in your car. I’ve driven this stretch of Hollywood Blvd countless times and beyond just a few exceptions it appears to be an easily forgettable section of Hollywood. On foot however, the area has a neighborhood feel brought to life by decades old mom-and-pop shops still tucked in first floors as gentrifying high-rises begin to dominate the skyline. On the periphery of Thai Town and Little Armenia, explore this neighborhood while you can, its changing rapidly!

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Red Line Walk: Hollywood & Highland to Hollywood & Vine

Start at Hollywood/Highland Station
End at Hollywood/Vine Metro Station
Distance: 0.8 miles (station to station with no side trips)

This segment of our Red Line Walks is a rich walk down memory lane. This was a challenging one to write as I had to make some hard decisions on what to include and what to cut. This stretch of the Boulevard is densely packed with Hollywood history and there is no way to cover all of it in just one post. As Beverly and I argued over what to keep and what to toss, I finally decided that since this segment is actually our very own neighborhood, I’d write about those special places that catch the eye of a veteran Hollywood tour guide no matter how many times I pass by.

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