Best Time to Visit Hollywood, California
Technically Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles. But Hollywood will always be more than that. It will always cause some mystical appeal in our minds. Top film companies have long gone to other places, but Hollywood still maintains many old palaces, studios and symbols of American movies.
Best time to visit Hollywood
When not to go to Hollywood
What to visit in Hollywood
Hotels and flights to Hollywood
WHAT TO VISIT IN HOLLYWOOD
Central Hollywood has many famous hotels (Hollywood Roosevelt...), museums (Hollywood Entertainment Museum, Hollywood History Museum...), old studios (Paramount Studios...), historical theatres (the Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre, the Hollywood Highland Theatre or the Kodak Theatre, site of the Academy Awards) and even a cemetery where you may find the mausoleums of many celebrated stars (the Hollywood Forever Cemetery).
Most film studios have long moved out of Hollywood, if you want to visit them, then consider a trip to the Burbank district. Here you can tour studios such as NBC, Universal Studios, and others.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES
Any time is good to visit Hollywood, but summertime is especially recommended. July through early October is the most popular period to visit Los Angeles and Hollywood. Outdoor living (concerts, music, eating, biking...) and beach life are much more active in these rainless summer months.
And yet Los Angeles (and Hollywood) is often affected by urban smog - a combination of fog and pollution - in the period between June and October.
If it is Hollywood, or mainly Hollywood, that you want to visit in Los Angeles, then winter months are also good options: winter rainfalls are usually brief and rarely affect tourism seriously.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO HOLLYWOOD
If you hate smog then avoid the period between June and October. If you want to escape the big crowds and get lower prices in accommodation and other services, then do not choose the summer. March, April and May, or the period between September and November would be the better choice, in that case.
If you want less packed periods, avoid also the major holidays. Thanksgiving is a specially packed time in Hollywood, with much higher accommodation prices.
Other over-populated days, weeks and weekends include: Thanksgiving and Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Christmas, New Year's, and other holidays .
HOLLYWOOD WEATHER DATA
See: Los Angeles weather map
HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO HOLLYWOOD AND LOS ANGELES
Hollywood is a district where you will easily find accommodation - though some streets are rather insecure at night and hotels are mainly budget ones...
Other good places to look for accommodation in Los Angeles is downtown, Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu. The latter are very good options: they are near LAX airport, they are well served by public transports connecting them to other Los Angeles districts, they are fresher and less subject to summer smog and they allow full security and plenty of outdoor activities and beach life.