There is never a shortage of things to see and do in Hollywood. Even if you're in Los Angeles for a long stay, it might seem as if there isn't enough time to check out all that this world-famous L.A. neighborhood has to offer. When you're in Hollywood, it's best to keep your eyes on alert for the local gems. If you get swept up in the crowds on the main drags, you might miss the Egyptian Theatre or the Hollywood Museum. While the neighborhood's massive dance clubs are a big draw, don't overlook more intimate spaces on Cahuenga Boulevard. Take some time to head down to Melrose Avenue or veer west to La Brea or head east on Santa Monica Boulevard for a performance on Theatre Row or an outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever. Read on for Hollywood hidden gems that you don't want to miss.
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According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Hollywood street boundaries are as follows:
- North - Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to the east boundary of Wattles Garden Park and Franklin Avenue between Bonita and Western Avenues
- South - Melrose Avenue
- East - Western Avenue
- West - La Brea Avenue or the West Hollywood city line
The diverse neighborhood includes areas such as Franklin Village, Little Armenia, Spaulding Square, Thai Town and the Yucca Corridor.
Boyle Heights has a long and rich history in Los Angeles. That history can be found across the neighborhood, from Mariachi Plaza to Evergreen Cemetery. The neighborhood is home to one of the city's early parks, an art studio that's tied to the Chicano Movement of the civil rights era, and the long tradition of street art in the neighborhood. Read on for some of the hidden gems within Boyle Heights.