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Top 4 tourist attractions in Tinseltown

Patricia Arquette's delivered a passionate plea for wage equality and Eddie Redmayne was close to speechless. The Oscars ceremony didn't disappoint when showing off the glitzy side of Hollywood.

Patricia Arquette’s delivered a passionate plea for wage equality and Eddie Redmayne was close to speechless. The Oscars ceremony didn’t disappoint when showing off the glitzy side of Hollywood.

Whilst watching the show from the comfort of our sofas at home the mystery and glamour surrounding the Oscars and of course Hollywood tempted us to list the top tourist attractions in Tinseltown. 

1. Hollywood Sign 

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No Hollywood trip is complete without a photograph of the iconic Hollywood sign

You can take a shuttle to some viewpoints, or go on a guided tour that includes a view of the sign from an overlook of the city on Mulholland Drive. If you don’t want to spend the time to get near the Hollywood Sign, you can download a close-up photo of it for free.

 

2. Hollywood Farmers’ Market

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This outdoor street market is located on Ivar Avenue & Selma Avenue in Los Angeles. and is open every Sunday from 8am-1pm and offers produce and goods from local farmers as well as some celebrity spotting.

Hollywood stars are known for browsing through the California-grown fruits and vegetable stalls on Sundays shopping for honey, fish, free-range poultry & eggs, meats, cheeses, olives, mushrooms, jams, jellies, fruit juices, sauces, dried fruit, nuts and great coffee. 

 

3. Celebrity & Movie Stars Home Tours

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Some of the most popular guided tours are the tours of movie star homes. Popular Starline Tours of Hollywood offers a two-hour Movie Stars Homes Tour for $55 that takes you by current homes of top stars like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Dr. Phil, as well as former homes of super stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. 

 

4. The Hollywood Museum 

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See costumes, memorabilia and props from famous movies and shows such as W.C. Field’s famous top hat and Pee-Wee Herman’s original red bicycle from “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, as well as revolving exhibits from recent shows. The Hollywood Museum contains over 10,000 exhibits within 35,000 square feet on four floors of the Max Factor building. You’ll also see where Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball had their hair dyed!

Have you ever been to Hollywood? What’s your favourite attraction?