Count the stars along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, catch a comedy show after dinner on the famed Sunset Strip, or plan a trip to iconic locations like the Griffith Observatory. At Thompson Hollywood, located in the heart of Hollywood, you’ll find there’s no shortage of nearby notable attractions to discover.
Drawing strong inspiration from TAO Downtown in New York, TAO Los Angeles is a dynamic two-level space, complete with four private dining rooms. TAO incorporates culinary components from China, Japan, and Thailand.
Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll step through Beauty & Essex’s pawn-inspired retail shop, where you’ll find an eclectic collection of vintage jewelry, custom musical instruments, one-of-a-kind art, and plenty of other treasures.
Head to this free observatory to peer through its public telescopes, attend planetarium programs accompanied by a live lecture, and study exhibits at the Ahmanson Hall of the Sky. One of the most recognizable locations in L.A., it’s been seen in dozens of Hollywood films.
Also known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, this iconic movie palace has celebrity hand- and foot-prints out front and hosts red carpet premieres year-round. It’s located less than a mile from our hotel, close to other Hollywood Boulevard attractions.
One of the city’s most popular destinations, Venice Beach’s Ocean Front Walk (or Boardwalk) spans two miles packed with street performers and small shops, plus a skate plaza, a famous gym, and much more.
This Lunar New Year celebration features dozens of colorful floats, myriad costumes, multiple bands, thousands of participants, and plentiful firecrackers. The parade route follows North Broadway in Chinatown.
LA Pride Festival and Parade
Held every June, the country’s second-largest Pride event attracts hundreds of thousands of participants to march in support of the LGBTQ+ community. The festival also features live music, speakers, vendors, and more.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Known for outrageous (and risqué) costumes, this enormous Halloween party attracts thousands of revelers to Santa Monica Boulevard every year on Oct. 31.